Category Archives: Rachel Flowers

‘Extremely serious’: Croydon’s 600 new covid cases every day

The coronavirus situation in Croydon “is extremely serious”, according to an internal email sent by the council’s director of public health last night. The email from Rachel Flowers, sent to councillors and seen by Inside Croydon, explained that by 6pm … Continue reading

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Lockdown ends with positive covid cases still on the rise

Croydon woke up this morning no longer in covid lockdown, with some queues forming outside what are left of the shops on the high street, and with news that a vaccine for coronavirus has been licensed for use and will … Continue reading

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‘We anticipate our move to Tier 3’ councillor warns Croydon

Covid-19 testing centre in New Addington ‘is a health hazard’ claims one councillor Two more fatalities bring the coronavirus death toll in Croydon since March to 500 ‘We all have to do a bit more’ to keep our communities safe, … Continue reading

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Public Health director appeals for help over new covid rules

As Croydon’s coronavirus alert status was raised to “High” yesterday, Rachel Flowers, the council’s director of public health, wrote to the borough’s 70 councillors appealing for their help in getting the correct information to residents. In common with public health … Continue reading

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Government holding back covid data that could help save lives

As many prepare to race off to their local pub tomorrow as the coronavirus lockdown is eased, Croydon’s council leader admits he does not have the information needed to make a proper judgement over local infection rates. KEN LEE reports … Continue reading

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Council leaders are set to break lockdown laws for ‘photo ops’

Council leaders in Croydon and Sutton are actively encouraging the public to break the law by attending large gatherings – ignoring the advice of health experts and potentially putting people’s health, and lives, at risk. One councillor has appealed to … Continue reading

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Health chief warns: it’s too soon to end covid lockdown rules

Rachel Flowers, Croydon’s director of public health, has repeated her warning that now is the most dangerous time in the coronavirus pandemic, with increased risk of passing on the deadly infection as lockdown eases. Given the distressing images of business … Continue reading

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Health chief: ‘We are at the most dangerous time in a pandemic’

Rachel Flowers, Croydon’s director of public health, last night issued a stark warning to the council that ending the coronavirus lockdown prematurely would be “most dangerous”. Flowers was addressing a “virtual” meeting of the council cabinet, in which she and … Continue reading

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Health bodies urge residents to ensure they have MMR cover

Croydon Council has accelerated its local Measles and Rubella Action Plan, to minimise the risk of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) spreading by ensuring more residents are vaccinated against these highly contagious diseases which can have serious, potentially fatal complications. … Continue reading

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Sutton GPs denied vital information about secret killer PTHP

The postcode lottery in the health service is putting lives at risk here in south London, with an estimated 400 people in Sutton affected every year Everyone knows about bowel cancer and cervical cancer. They are common enough to be … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS say they’re ‘saving’ £20m by denying treatments

Our health correspondent, ALAN FINLAY, on the latest cuts by stealth being implements in the NHS in Croydon, and across the country Croydon NHS is saving £20million a year through what they call “demand management”. To most reasonable people, it … Continue reading

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‘We need to create a climate of kindness and understanding’

The council, together with the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), are supporting Dementia Awareness Week, which begins today, by asking residents and their employees to sign-up to the Dementia Friends initiative at http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk. The week’s activities are organised by the … Continue reading

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NHS milk-snatchers are opening the way for more GP cuts

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Earlier this year, a mother wrote of the hardships and difficulties of bringing up babies with allergies which made them dependent on being fed formula milk which is being withdrawn by the NHS in Croydon to save a … Continue reading

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Council hires ex-Newham staffer as public health director

Despite the massive drive for staff redundancies and a recruitment freeze at Fisher’s Folly, news has arrived of another top-tier council appointment, and it is another former employee of Newham Council being recruited by Croydon on a near-six-figure salary. Joining … Continue reading

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