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Adult social care

Adult social care support is focused on helping you, and those that support you, to be as independent as possible. Our aim is also to enable you to have as much choice as you can about how you live your life. If you think you're…

Changes to sexual health

There are proposed improvements to our sexual health services as part of a London wide transformation programme which aims to minimise inefficiencies and ensure these services are better able to meet people’s needs. The council ran a consultation from the 6 September to 4 October 2016 to…

Give HIV the finger- a finger prick is all it takes

HIV testing is as easy as a finger prick, and the benefits are huge. National HIV Testing Week runs from 19 to 25 November 2018. HIV testing is crucial. 1 in 8 people don’t know that they have HIV. Late diagnosis leads to a tenfold increase of death within…

Health and wellbeing

Guidance and advice on dealing with long term conditions, planning for and having a child, coping with mental health issues and living a healthier more balanced lifestyle. Scroll down the page to access advice and guidance on all health and wellbeing matters.

Health and Wellbeing Board

Waltham Forest Health and Wellbeing Board was set up in 2013 and is a partnership between leaders from the health and care system, democratically elected members and patient representatives. The HWBB works with the Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group and public health team to help…

Health protection

The health protection team works to protect the health and wellbeing of residents in the borough from infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis (TB), flu and food poisoning.

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

You can get an NHS Health Check if you're aged 40 to 74 and not already on a disease register. If you're in this age group, you can expect to receive a letter inviting you for a check. Don't worry if you haven't got your…

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities for all ages. It is a continuous process of strategic assessment and planning to develop evidence based priorities for commissioning. It is jointly produced by the council…

Long term conditions

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people with long term conditions in Waltham Forest. Conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease affect many people in the borough and there has been a strong rise of tuberculosis in the UK, particularly…

Public health

Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. We want everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness. Learn more about what we…
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