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Croydon’s new parents want to be supported better with their mental health

• 63% of new parents experience emotional issues with a lot feeling there is stigma and embarrassment about mental health issues with those who could help. • There is a lack of support and examples were care was not continuous. • Healthwatch recommends that there is more information, a stronger pathway and support to encourage...

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Partner organisation, new volunteer opportunity

Aski UK is recruiting for a social research volunteer, this role will be for a few months, with an aim to grow the charity’s presence with the borough. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for additional experience to their CV and gain knowledge of this sector.   For more information on this organisation...

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New Project Release | Healthwatch Croydon conducts a Mystery Shop of all 57 GP Surgeries

  Healthwatch Croydon have recently conducted a mystery shop of GP’s in the borough of Croydon, we looked at a number of factors which highlighted some recommendations for improvement. We think this report makes for very interesting reading, especially the comments made from those GP surgeries that performed well and provided accurate information to local...

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Press Release | Croydon’s dementia carers want clearer and consistent health and social care support.

  Croydon’s dementia carers want clearer and consistent health and social care support Press release • Dementia carers are confused about where they can get effective support. • One in three carers did not feel they got the right support at the right time. • Healthwatch recommends consistent information, looking at the whole carer journey,...

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Shopping bus for older people in Thornton Health

Do you care for, or, do you know of an older person (aged 60+) who lives in the Thornton Heath area and needs help with their shopping?   Croydon BME Forum will start a new service in March of this year, aimed at isolated older people, those with mobility problems and/or anyone else who finds...

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NHS Announces new ‘Long Term Plan’

NHS announces a new ‘Long Term plan’ to cover the next 10 years, the measures have been put in place to reduce the likelihood and prevent occurrences of heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases. The long term budget sets out how the £20.5 billion budget focuses on building an NHS fit for the future by:...

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Healthwatch Croydon | Statement on the passing of Cllr Maggie Mansell

Following the announcement on the Croydon North Labour party website of the passing of Cllr Maggie Mansell yesterday, Gordon Kay, Healthwatch Croydon Manager said: “Maggie was a passionate campaigner for better health and social care services in Croydon. She took a great interest in our work and regularly attended our events. We also worked together...

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PRESS RELEASE | Healthwatch England Annual report 2018

PEOPLE’S REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES OF NHS AND SOCIAL CARE SET OUT IN NEW REPORT TO MPs 400,000 people – more than ever before – coming forward to share their views Their stories show hospitals, GPs and care services coping despite huge pressures But headline targets used in isolation hiding plight of those falling between gaps Download...

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Make a difference to Croydon – Become a Healthwatch Croydon board member

Are you passionate about health and care? Do you want to see services meet the needs of those who use them? Do you have senior level management experience of not-for-profit organisations? Healthwatch Croydon, your local champion for health and social care, is looking for new voluntary board members for a new local leadership board. As...

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CQC Reports on the ‘State of Care’

Late last week the CQC, reported their findings on the ‘state of care’ nationally for NHS health and social care services. The findings found that services were improving however in certain regions of the country services were still experiencing issues impacting service users. The two main areas for concern were surrounding the access and quality...

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