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30.06.2016

Croydon’s reorganised anti-blood clotting services receive praise

A survey of patients using anti-blood clotting services has found that users are happy with the reorganised service, delivered by one provider. Anticoagulants are medicines that help prevent blood clots. They’re given to people at a high risk of getting clots, to reduce their chances of developing serious conditions such as strokes and heart attacks....

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22.06.2016

Healthwatch Croydon supports recruitment of extra nurses

Last week Croydon Health Services NHS successfully recruited 13 new nurses to the emergency, coronary care and acute medical units in one recruitment day, with another 11 coming in for interviews in paediatrics and maternity services, as part of their ongoing ‘Could you be a Croydon nurse?’ campaign. Healthwatch Croydon welcomes their significant success in...

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09.06.2016

Consultation on Standards for Pharmacy Professionals

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is consulting on new standards for pharmacy professionals – the core standards that every pharmacist, pharmacy technician, pharmacy student and trainee will be expected to meet. The nine core standards describe the attitudes and behaviours that contribute most to safe and effective care. They want your feedback! The deadline for...

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03.06.2016

Bid for funding for community group events or activities

The NHS in South West London, and Surrey Downs, is working with Healthwatch Croydon to speak to local people about what they think of local health services.  They would particularly like to speak to people who do not normally share their views about local health services (seldom heard communities). We would like to fund activities...

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01.06.2016

Croydon carers are asked to give views on services and celebrate best practice

Healthwatch Croydon is supporting Carers Week, with a series of events and surveys and a chance to nominate Croydon’s best health and social care organisation and individual for carers. Healthwatch Croydon is supporting the Carers Support Centre in delivering local activity as part of national Carers Week from 6 June to 10 June. They will...

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