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Are you a carer from African, Asian, Caribbean and mixed race heritage? Tell us your views on GP services.

This summer, we are researching on how Croydon GPs have supported your health and wellbeing and in your caring role. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Tell us how GPs support...

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Croydon children’s autism report contributes to Healthwatch England briefing

Healthwatch England recognises Healthwatch Croydon’s 2016 report, Autism: The Experience of Children and Young People in Croydon, in its national briefing on the issue. The report which reviewed research undertaken by Healthwatch organisations across England, raised Croydon resident experiences of using GP services with autistic children, as well as the need for a single point of...

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Croydon teenagers to gain voice on designing their sexual health services

Croydon’s teenagers will have the opportunity to advise on how sexual health services can meet their needs, due to a report published today by Healthwatch Croydon. Healthwatch Croydon, the local champion for better health and social care, publishes its Sexual Health Services: The Experience of Teenagers in Croydon report today, based on the experiences of...

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Healthwatch Croydon statement on Croydon Health Services exiting Financial Special Measures

Following Croydon Health Services NHS Trust’s announcement that they have exited Financial Special Measures, Healthwatch Croydon makes the following statement: “Healthwatch Croydon welcomes the news that Croydon Health Services has been taken out of Financial Special Measures. We understand the significant challenges that the Trust has had in recent months. We welcome the commitment to...

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New roles and structure for Healthwatch Croydon

A statement from John Davey, Chair of Healthwatch Croydon: I am pleased to inform you that the council have now confirmed their intention to renew Healthwatch Croydon’s contract for a further year to 31 March 2018. They are likely to initiate a tendering process later this year for funding in 2018 and beyond. Now we...

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Healthwatch Croydon responds to Foxley Lane decision by NHS Croydon CCG

The NHS Croydon CCG Governing Body made the decision yesterday to close the Foxley Lane women’s mental health unit. Healthwatch Croydon acknowledge the current financial situation at the CCG.  However, there was strong public opinion during engagement that the proposed services are not an effective substitute for what is currently being provided. Therefore, we will...

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Healthwatch Croydon encourages effective engagement on IVF service decision

Following NHS Croydon CCG’s announcement on a consultation on the future of IVF and ISCI assisted conception services in the borough, last week, Healthwatch Croydon is encouraging effective engagement by identifying some of the groups they need to consult with. NHS Croydon CCG have launched a consultation to ask local people what they think of...

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Croydon residents want effective engagement on NHS changes

A big change in the way that the NHS plans its services is coming to Croydon, and local residents want effective engagement in the process, according a report by Healthwatch Croydon. Healthwatch Croydon, the local champion for better health and social care, publishes a report today, based on a recent open forum on the forthcoming...

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Survival is more essential than health for Croydon’s vulnerable asylum seekers

Healthwatch Croydon, publishes its Refugees and Asylum Seekers: The Health and Wellbeing of those in Croydon report, based on the experiences of over 100 asylum seekers in Croydon of all ages, as well as those working in organisations on the front line. They have found that the experience of expectant and new mothers and children, who...

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Healthwatch Croydon signs up a whole class of placement students

Healthwatch Croydon, the local champion for better health and social care, has signed up a whole class of 24 public health and social care students from University Centre Croydon on placements until May 2017. The students, based at Croydon College, will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of our work. They will...

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