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Healthwatch England highlights our work on homeless access to GP services

Healthwatch England has highlighted the challenges that homeless people have in gaining access to GP services, citing our report of those living in homeless accommodation in Croydon. Read the Healthwatch England profile here.

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Healthwatch Croydon will be under new management from 1 April 2018

Help and Care Ltd won the tender process by Croydon Council and will run local Healthwatch services. As from 1 April, services will be provided by an organisation called Help and Care. Based in Bournemouth, Help and Care provide Healthwatch services in six areas including Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Slough, West Sussex and Wokingham....

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Meet The Changemakers Event back on – next Tuesday 13 March

The Meet The Changemakers event has been rescheduled for next Tuesday 13 March. This had been previously postponed due to the bad weather on 27 February. Ask your questions directly to those making the changes to these NHS services in Croydon in 2018: Anticoagulation (blood thinning) Ear, Nose and Throat Dermatology (skin) Gynaecology Musculoskeletal Diabetes...

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Meet The Changemakers Event Postponed

Meet The Changemakers Event Postponed There are different weather reports as to how bad the ‘Beast From the East’ is actually going to be on Tuesday 27 February evening. However we have decided to listen to the advice of the Met Office who have issued an amber alert and advise the following: “Snow showers or...

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Croydon adult homeless living in hostels need stronger support from GPs says report

Croydon GP practices need to enhance their services to adult homeless people with complex needs according to report by Healthwatch Croydon. Our study, The Experiences of Homeless People using Health Services, published today, recorded the experiences of homeless people who were referred by the council into support hostels in November 2017. It found that adult...

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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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