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Croydon’s COVID-19 shielders feedback helps develop support service

Shielders said that overall service was good, but communication could have been better and some organisation more consistent. Friends and family had big role to play in supporting people. Mental health support is needed, particular for those who live alone. Croydon COVID-19 shielders shared their experiences on first lockdown to help deliver better services for...

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COVID Vaccine Information

COVID Vaccine Information Faq’s and downloadable information packs for the public.  Info Pack: Why do I have to wait? Info Pack: What to expect. Info Pack: Guide for healthcare workers. Info Pack: Guide for Adults. · The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It will give you the best protection against coronavirus · The...

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Croydon peoples’ views help improve A&E access and hospital signage

Patients found A&E pathway unclear with confusion about role of NHS 111. Croydon NHS has improved patient journey in response to patient need with NHS 111 having a defined role. Mystery shoppers found Croydon University Hospital signage was confusing, with little support if lost or confused. New materials have been produced and there is a...

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South West London NHS need your help, find out more

The NHS in South West London has two new and exciting opportunities for local people to get involved. We would like to run two focus groups 1) with women who have experience of frequent UTIs and 2) men prostate problems to share their current experiences of accessing healthcare to help redesign urology pathways. We are...

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NHS General Dental Services | Limited Services update

NHS General Dental Services are operating at significantly reduced capacity due to social distancing and infection prevention and control requirements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic as set out by the Chief Dental Officer for England and Public Health England. Dental services were not permitted to see patients for face to face care at the...

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Enhanced 111 Service is live

Officially named NHS First, has been launched as part of a wider campaign from South West London CCG and the One Croydon Alliance to help keep Croydon communities safe during flu season. please click the link below for the official release material. JA_One Croydon – 20 Oct 2020 JA_One Croydon – 20 Oct 2020

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Covid Testing site is open in New Addington

A testing site has been erected in New Addington on the Addington Community Association car park, this site is available for anyone who wishes to get tested due to symptoms they may be experiencing. The site is open 7 days a week and booking is required. If you wish to book a test visit.

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Healthwatch Croydon 2020 | Annual Meeting

Healthwatch Croydon Annual meeting 2020 will be taking place on Wednesday the 14th of October 2020. Register using this link.

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World Alzheimer’s Month | Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Forgetting someone’s name or where you left something can happen from time to time, particularly when you’re tired or stressed. But if you’re aged 65 or over and memory loss is starting to impact your life, it’s a good idea to talk to your GP about dementia. As part of this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month...

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Healthwatch Croydon is recruiting for new board members!

Healthwatch Croydon is recruiting for two new board members, this is an excellent opportunity for the right person to help shape future health and social care outcomes for Croydon residents. To find out the full job specification and what kind of candidates we are looking for, visit our vacancies section here.

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