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01.06.2016

Croydon carers are asked to give views on services and celebrate best practice

Healthwatch Croydon is supporting Carers Week, with a series of events and surveys and a chance to nominate Croydon’s best health and social care organisation and individual for carers. Healthwatch Croydon is supporting the Carers Support Centre in delivering local activity as part of national Carers Week from 6 June to 10 June. They will...

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23.05.2016

Mental health projects profiled in Croydon Citizen

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Croydon Citizen, has dedicated this month’s edition to mental health issues in Croydon. Richard Pacitti, Chief Executive of Mind in Croydon and Healthwatch Croydon Board member, writes on a mental health project that made a difference to vulnerable people. Autism support group, In A Spectrum are also profiled, with...

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12.05.2016

Should Croydon be getting a better deal for front-line staff?

Yesterday, the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee published a report, Managing the supply of NHS clinical staff in England, suggesting that bad planning and cost-cutting have the NHS in England short of vital front-line doctors, nurses and midwives. It has called on the government to ‘to get a better grip on the supply of...

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25.04.2016

A quick guide to information sharing in Croydon

Sharing information in the interests of children and families or adults with care and support needs, is an essential element of both early intervention and safeguarding. Information sharing and data protection is the responsibility of everyone who works with children and families or adults with care and support needs in Croydon. A common factor in...

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22.04.2016

Osteoporosis Event, Thursday 5th May

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is holding a ‘Managing Osteoporosis – looking after your bones’ event on Thursday 5th of May. Find out more below. Downloads  Event Information

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20.04.2016

Bid for funding for community group event or activities

The NHS in South West London, and Surrey Downs, is working with Healthwatch Croydon to speak to local people about what they think of local health services.  They would particularly like to speak to people who do not normally share their views about local health services (seldom heard communities). We would like to fund activities...

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05.04.2016

Transforming Primary Care for London – Proactive Event, 13th April

Transforming Primary Care for London – A Strategic Commissioning Framework’, published in March 2015, provides a new vision for general practice across the capital, and an overview of the considerations required to achieve it. An essential component of the framework is Proactive Care. London needs a primary care service that can systematically enable patients to...

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16.03.2016

Lack of services for Croydon’s autistic children drives them into harm say parents

A lack of effective support services for Croydon’s autistic children can drive them into harm, leading to decline of physical and mental health, according to a report published today by Healthwatch Croydon. The report Autism: The Experience of Children and Young People in Croydon spoke to parents and carers on their experiences of getting their...

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10.03.2016

Come and tell us your views at Spring Healthwatch Week next week

Healthwatch Croydon presents a week of outreach, meeting residents and getting views of health and social care. We will be visiting Croydon University and Purley War Memorial Hospitals, the Central, Thornton Heath and Purley libraries, joining events run by the Asian Resource Centre of Croydon and CASSUP, and also running lunchtime sessions at Croydon College...

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17.02.2016

Improve hospital discharge processes for over 65s say Croydon residents

Improving discharge processes for over 65s at Croydon University Hospital will help communication between patients, GPs pharmacies and social care providers, say Croydon residents who contributed to a recent public meeting on this issue. The meeting, organised by Healthwatch Croydon in association with Age UK Croydon, gained views of former discharge patients, carers, residents and...

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