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28.07.2021

Have your say on diagnostic services

Have you had a medical investigation over the past year?   Help shape NHS services. Take a short survey about Community Diagnostic Hubs.   We want to improve the way we provide diagnostic tests and procedures. Tests such as MRIs, blood tests, endoscope investigations, x-rays, mammograms, heart examinations and so on. To do this, the...

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07.07.2021

New Medical Same Day Emergency Care Unit Name

Croydon University Hospital needs your help in naming our new same day emergency care unit   We will shortly be launching a new same day emergency treatment for patients that need medical care at Croydon University Hospital. Our staff have suggested three names for the new unit and we would like to hear from our...

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30.06.2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Update: Door to Door conversations

Over the next few weeks, you may see volunteers and NHS Staff in your area knocking door to door discussing the Covid-19 Vaccine. In going door to door we hope to speak to people who are unsure about Covid-19 vaccinations, listen to their opinions and answer any questions they may have. We also know some...

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24.06.2021

New Report Release – ‘Experiences within Croydon Care homes for Residents, Staff and Friends and Family during the Pandemic’

Healthwatch Croydon has released a new report looking at the experiences of care home residents, staff and friends and family, already there has been a plan of action put in place to help improve experiences.   New action plan for Croydon’s care homes based on residents, family, and staff experience   Croydon Council have defined...

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22.06.2021

Croydon’s Vaccine Walk-In Centres

If you have not had your vaccine yet, you can now do so with ease at one of Croydon’s many walk in centres. Find out more via the link below: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid-walk-in-clinics  

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16.06.2021

This week is Diabetes Awareness week

This week is Diabetes Awareness week, and Diabetes UK is encouraging those that have been affected by diabetes to share their stories using Hashtag #DiabetesStories to their social media profiles. The aim of this is to increase awareness amongst communities on how Diabetes can affect a person’s day to day life, it also rehumanises a condition that many thousands of people...

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14.06.2021

Healthwatch Croydon asks ‘What should we focus on, in the year ahead?’

We want to know from the people that matter, the residents of Croydon what we should focus on in the next year.   We have devised a survey that will help you rank and pick the areas of health and social care you would like us to conduct projects around. Take the survey here>>>

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10.06.2021

Celebrating Pride Month

“Pride is about communities coming together in celebration, protest, unity and solidarity” – Stonewall    Throughout June we are celebrating Pride month. The purpose of Pride Month is to recognise the influence LGBT+ people have had across the world and celebrate achievements.    The LGBT+ community have made significant contributions to society, but there have been times where the community has been persecuted and discriminated against,...

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09.06.2021

Opt-out of GP Patient Data Collection – extended until September 2021

Opt-out of GP Patient Data Collection – extended until September 2021 A project which allows patients to opt-out of having details of their GP medical records shared for health research and planning has been extended, meaning patients now have until September to opt-out. Why would the NHS want to share patient data? The data held...

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