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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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08.06.2021

Take part in our snapshot poll on Long Covid

Long Covid, do you know what it is? Or are you are a friend or family member currently being affected by the condition? Then take this snapshot poll: https://forms.gle/bRFHAAC1DjQPc7Ym8 We want to understand what understanding  Croydon Communities has on Long Covid to raise awareness and capture the needs of those affected by the condition.

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04.06.2021

New Report Release, Croydon’s young volunteers work raises profile of mental health impact of COVID-19

Croydon residents have shared their experiences of the mental health impact of Covid-19, due to the work of young volunteers from Croydon College, which is published by Healthwatch Croydon today. Within the report we found some key challenges that were experienced by young people including:   60% said their mental health had been affected by...

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27.04.2021

Croydon Health Services release a personal video on the pandemic

Croydon’s NHS offers unprecedented insight into its COVID-19 response in poignant new film A year on since its first patient walked out of intensive care after surviving COVID-19, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust tells the real story of how 4,000 of its NHS staff took on the greatest health challenge in a generation.   Watch...

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22.04.2021

Croydon Centrale Vaccination Walk-in Centre

If you are over 50 or a health or care staff member over 30, you can now visit Croydon Shopping Centre to get your vaccine, view the flyer below for more details.

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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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