News and resources

The Bromley By Bow Insights team is gathering content to share online with organisations and individuals looking to learn more about how the Centre runs.

This section features reports, tools, interviews and articles from the BBBC staff about findings, and insights into health and community services!

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Reducing health inequities in London by improving access to social welfare advice through greater collaboration between the healthcare, local authority and advice sectors

Bromley by Bow Insights have published a new, independent report, funded by the Mayor of London, which focuses on the opportunities and need for greater collaboration between healthcare provision, social prescribing and social welfare legal advice to meet advice needs, particularly of the most vulnerable patients and families struggling on low income, those who suffer the greatest health inequalities.

Report summaries and webinar sign up here

What you measure matters to systems

From community informed outcomes framework to routine & systematic outcome measurement

Catherine Godward, Bromley by Bow’s Research and Evaluation Manager, and implementation lead for Evidence Into Practice, stage two of the Unleashing Healthy Communities project in Bromley by Bow, shares the journey Bromley by Bow has taken to measure what matters to communities. (Download the PDF here)

Full blog here

Restoring Hope – Health Equity Festival & Celebration

In February 2021, Bromley by Bow Insights took on the organisation of the Restoring Hope – Health Equity Festival and Celebration with the RCGP. This gathered GPs and other practitioners to discuss Health Equity best practice and hopes for the future.

Recording, slides and full summary here

Understanding and improving employment and employability in Tower Hamlets

The Bromley By Bow Centre, the Working Well Trust and the Work Rights Centre joined up for a discussion on 4th March 2021 to discuss the challenges and opportunities of employment and employability in Tower Hamlets.

Recording, slides and resources

Measuring what matters to communities

Exciting new research at the Centre develops Evidence into Practice tools to be shareable with other community organisations.

Read the article

Kings Fund report

Bromley by Bow model commended as a blueprint in new report – The innovative partnership between the Centre and Bromley by Bow Health is heralded as a sign of the radical community-focused future for primary care and NHS property in the UK post-COVID.

Full article and report

Tutorial: How to record Social Prescribing SNOMED codes

This video is a tutorial on how to record Social prescribing SNOMED codes brought to you by our Social Prescribing trainers and London Social Prescribing Regional Coordinator.

Check out the video tutorial here

Webinar recording: Tackling social isolation - Health and well-being implications

On 22nd September, BBBC Insights team held a webinar on the health and well-being implications of social isolation and what can be done to support people in feeling more connected to their community.

Recording, summary and resources

Family Playrooms: Ask the Experts – Back to School

The Act Early BBBC Family Playrooms held live sessions with experts for parents to ask their questions about how their children could get back to school happy and safely.

Check out the recordings and resources here

Webinar recording: Social Prescribing Development – Everyone needs to be involved

On 9 September 2020, the BBBC Insights team held a webinar on Social Prescribing development and how actors can collaborate to accelerate the uptake of Social prescribing in general.

Check out the recording here!

Webinar recording: Planning for the new normal for – and with – our community

Bromley by Bow Centre’s Knowledge Share and Exchange team has run a webinar on “Planning for the new normal for – and with – our community” on 20th August 2020.

Slides and recording available here

Social Prescribing Covid-19 crisis response

Our social prescribing service is classically triggered by a referral from a health professional. However, during the Covid-19 crisis, a combined Health Partnership and Social Prescribing team began a project to actively reach out to patients.

Read the full article and access the report

Workshop recording: Online platforms and overcoming IT challenges for community events

The BBBC Insights team recently held a workshop on Online platforms and overcoming IT challenges for community events and services.

Check out the recording and slides

London SPLW webinar series: Mental Health – Referral Pathways and Resources

This session was focused on the types of services you might refer someone struggling with their mental health into. We heard from an IAPT lead and someone co-ordinating community based mental health services in London.

Webinar recording here

KSE webinar recording (July 2020): Healthy Communities – Material well-being for improved mental health

The Bromley By Bow Centre’s Insights team recently held a free live webinar on “Healthy Communities: Material wellbeing for improved mental health”.

Recording, slides and insights here

What’s on(line)? Creating new platforms for virtual community engagement in ActEarly

As part of our ActEarly collaboration in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, we’ve been working with the inspirational Bromley by Bow Centre to explore what makes happy and healthy children.

Read the whole article here

KSE Webinar recording (9 June 2020): Virtual Communications – The way forward for community engagement?

The Bromley By Bow Centre’s Insights team held a free live webinar on “Virtual Communications – The way forward for community engagement?” on Tuesday 9th June at 12:0013:00 BST. You can check the recording and slides in this article.

Check the recording and slides here

Investec Beyond Business: Alumni Response to COVID-19

A number of our Investec Beyond Business network have responded to the current situation by adapting their business models in order to continue to trade and affect social impact.  To follow are some examples of how our social enterprise network are adapting and continuing with their businesses and social outcomes during this challenging time.

Read the responses here!

Bromley By Bow Health Staff blog: Thinking about the holistic well-being of patients

Emma Owen-Amadasun, Assistant Director of Population Health at the Bromley By Bow Health, has written a blog piece for our Knowledge Share Programme with her thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted the work at the BBB GP practices and what learning she takes away for the longer term future.

Read the full blog here

Knowledge Exchange webinar: Supporting Communities Remotely

On 21st May 2020, the BBBC Knowledge Share & Exchange programme held a webinar on “Supporting Communities Remotely” to share experiences on how different organisations have been dealing with the lockdown situation to continue and deliver their services.

Summary, slides and recording

BBBH Home Pack: Staying healthy during isolation

This Home Pack, made by the Bromley By Bow Health Practice, contains some information about how to stay connected to others and tips to stay healthy during any isolation periods.

Download the pack here

Lockdown - What is being done across the country to support communities?

On 29th April, the BBBC Knowledge Share & Exchange programme held an intimate meeting to start exchanging experiences and learnings from the current lockdown situation. Prior to this meeting, a survey was shared online to prepare the themes.

Read the outcomes here

Interview with a BBBC frontline staff in times of lockdown

The BBBC Insights team interviewed a Centre’s frontline staff this week. Khadeja Chowdhury, Skills Exchange Volunteer Project Manager, Community Connections, shared her experience of supporting community members in a situation of lockdown, and let us know the learnings she takes from it.

Read the full interview

Social Prescribing Webinar Recording - 8th April 2020

On Wednesday 8th April, Bromley By Bow Insights held a webinar on the role of #socialprescribing in the fight against COVID-19 across North East London. Check the full recording here!

View the full webinar here
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Working remotely: BBBC staff wellbeing guidance

We are all different and will be dealing with the lockdown situation in our own ways and this guidance is to support what staff are already doing or to give them new ideas or perspectives for managing how they are feeling in this unusual situation. This document is an example of steps that can be taken to ensure staff wellbeing as well the community’s!

Read the full guidance document

Collaboration and exchange of knowledge are crucial now!

As for most people, the COVID-19 situation has brought a range of changes to the BBBC Knowledge Share and Exchange Programme. The programme originally specialises in the delivery of visits and bespoke study tours for visitors from across the country and beyond to experience the Centre.

Read the full statement
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Adapting to COVID-19 for better long-term services sustainability

Like all organisations in the country and globally, Bromley By Bow Centre has been busy reorganising to adapt to the fast evolving situation caused by the infamous COVID-19. It is at the Centre’s priority to continue serving its community in the best way possible while ensuring everyone remains safe and keep healthy.

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Interview with a social prescribing client

BBBC Insights interviews Tarana, who benefited from social prescribing at the Centre. Tarana explains how social prescribing has impacted her life and why she recommends it to others.

Read the interview

Empowering community members for better health, a report from BBBC Insights

The Health Champion programme is designed to engage local residents in their health and to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to improve their own health and the health of their local community.

Read the full article here