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17.03.2021

Tell our local NHS about the Covid19 vaccine – your chance to win a £150 Amazon voucher!

    The NHS in South West London want to know what you think about the Covid-19 vaccine. Soon they will be offering the vaccine to younger people – and they want to make sure they are ready to support you to come forward to get your vaccine when it’s your turn. Please help them...

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09.03.2021

Supporting a safe return of family and friends to Care Homes

We are delighted the Government has published new Guidance on care home visiting. It acknowledges that “welcoming anyone into care homes from the community inevitably brings risk of COVID-19 transmission. However, these risks can be managed and mitigated, and they should be balanced against the importance of visiting and the benefits it brings to care...

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23.02.2021

Surge testing to be deployed in New Addington

Surge testing to be deployed in New Addington, Croydon Working in partnership with the local authority, additional testing and genomic sequencing is being deployed to targeted areas within the CR0 postcode in New Addington, Croydon, read the full news story and update here.

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10.02.2021

New Volunteer Role, available with the Asian Resource Centre Croydon

Expert Patients Program (EPP) Volunteer EPP Course Tutor Job Description   This role is ideal for someone interested in making a positive difference to the lives of others.   The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a 6-week course for anyone living with 1 or more long term health conditions such as, COPD, diabetes, high blood...

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10.02.2021

Healthwatch Croydon celebrates Student Volunteering Week

  At HealthWatch Croydon we know how valuable volunteering is to our organisation. When students volunteer, we can help them to develop skills that they will be able to use throughout their career and give them a taste of what a career in public health looks like.   Did you know that a third of the UK’s student population volunteer, this could be for a range of reasons; to give back to...

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02.02.2021

Celebrating LGBT History month

Throughout February we are celebrating LGBT+ History month. The purpose of LGBT+ History Month is to celebrate LGBT+ people in all their diversity, and in doing so, educate against prejudice.     The purpose of LGBT+ History Month is to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, the LGBT+ community while celebrating its achievements and diversity and making...

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19.01.2021

Covid-19 Vaccine, Current Update

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines UPDATED 18 January 2021 • The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against coronavirus. • The vaccines are part of our defence – we need to continue with hands, face, space. • The NHS will let you know...

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07.01.2021

Beware of this Covid-19 Scam

There have been reports of a new scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment and it takes them to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity.   The NHS will never ask for peoples banking information.   There is a...

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07.01.2021

Healthwatch Croydon submission to NHS Integrated Care Systems consultation

NHS England & Improvement are proposing a significant change to the way the NHS in England is structured, moving away from the Clinical Commissioning Group structure that has existed since 2013. There has been a public consultation which closes tomorrow. As Healthwatch Croydon, we have submitted today our response to the proposal and shared this...

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06.01.2021

You cannot catch Covid-19 via the vaccine

From this week the NHS will begin administering the new @OxfordVacGroup/@AstraZeneca #COVID19 vaccine. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the jab. Please do not take any notice of misinformation via other non-NHS/ Public Health related websites.   For the most up to date information please visit the NHS main...

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