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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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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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02.02.2016

Communicate better with us to improve hospital discharge say Croydon’s older patients

To ensure a better experience of hospital discharge for patients aged 65 and over, Croydon University Hospital needs to improve communications between patients and health care providers, according to a survey commissioned by Healthwatch Croydon. While one in five patients were delayed (20%) usually waiting for medication, transport or equipment, most patients were more concerned...

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27.01.2016

Healthwatch Croydon responds to announcement of Croydon CCG £18m funding shortfall in 2016/17

27/01/2016 Last week’s announcement by NHS England stated that the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is likely to receive £26 million (5.86%) increase in its core funding allocation to provide services for 2016-17. While the increase is welcomed, the CCG will still have an £18 million shortfall (-3.71%) by April 2017 compared with the average...

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19.01.2016

Healthwatch Croydon responds to CQC inspection of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Following the Care Quality Commission inspection of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Charlie Ladyman, CEO of Healthwatch Croydon, the local champion for health and social care, said: “We welcome the news that the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has been graded as ‘good’ and believe the CQC report has been constructive....

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02.12.2015

Ensure equal access to urgent care services say Croydon residents

An analysis of local patient experience by Healthwatch Croydon, says that urgent care services need to be equally accessible across the borough, according to a research report published today. The findings raise key questions on how urgent services, those which do not require hospital admission and can be managed without a trip to Accident and...

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19.11.2015

Voice your concerns about Croydon’s Urgent Care and Emergency Services at our public meeting

From July to September, Croydon had the longest response times for Ambulance services in London. On 1 December, Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group will make its decision on how urgent care services, those which do not require hospital admission and can be managed without a trip to A&E, are to be reorganised. Healthwatch Croydon are holding...

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14.10.2015

The Mayor commends the work of Healthwatch Croydon

The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Patricia Hay-Justice, commended the work of Healthwatch Croydon, the resident’s champion for better health and social care at their Annual Meeting, last week. She expressed the importance of the role that Healthwatch Croydon has, and why all residents need to be involved: “We all have a massive stake in Croydon’s...

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