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Croydon’s Black and Asian carers say GPs need to recognise their role earlier and support them more

Croydon GPs need to recognise Black and Asian carers roles and support them more by referring them to relevant services, according to a new research published by Healthwatch Croydon. The study, Black and Minority Ethnic Carers and their experiences of GP Services in Croydon, looked at issues such as recognising the caring role, carer’s health...

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Healthwatch Croydon launches ‘TripAdvisor’ style health and social care review service through mobile phone

Croydon residents can now use their mobile or tablets to give their views on over 500 health and social care services and help influence change, thanks to Healthwatch Croydon. You can review services centre on mobile phone Mayor of Croydon Cllr Toni Letts OBE with Healthwatch Croydon CEO Jai Jayaraman as he shows her the...

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TV actress Lynda Baron officially opens £1.2m Croydon Heart Centre

Croydon Heart Centre opens Actress Lynda Baron, who played Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in Open All Hours, officially opened the Croydon Heart Centre at Croydon University Hospital this week. The £1.2 million centre means cardiac patients can benefit from modern purpose-built facilities and £180,000 worth of state- of-the-art technology, including new electrocardiographs (ECGs) and analysis equipment....

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Come to our Annual Meeting and Community Fair: How can your experience of health and social care influence service change?

Healthwatch Croydon are holding their Annual Meeting and Community Fair 2017, under the title: How can your experience of health and social care influence service change? Croydon’s health and social care services are undergoing dramatic change. Our role, to gain experiences and feedback to those who run services, has never been more important. Hear out about...

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Croydon Council wants your views on Healthwatch Croydon’s future direction

Croydon Council are inviting residents and stakeholders to a workshop to support the on-going development of Healthwatch Croydon. The workshop will be of interest to people, groups and organisations that have an interest in Healthwatch and how patients and the public can be involved in improving health and social care services. The purpose of this...

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Croydon young adults urged to make their voices heard on sexual health services

Croydon’s young adults are being asked for their views on how sexual health services can meet their needs, thanks to Healthwatch Croydon and Croydon Council. Healthwatch Croydon, working together with Croydon Council’s Public Health team, are organising Young Healthwatch Day: Let Your Voice Be Heard on Tuesday 22 August 2pm at Caysh to get young...

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Fund your Croydon event through our Grassroots Programme

Grassroots engagement funding opportunity 2017/18 Would you like to run an activity/event for local people that is fun AND allows the NHS to speak to individuals about their experiences of health services? The NHS in south west London is putting together a plan of how to improve services over the next 5 years and they...

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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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