Category Archives: Health

Hancock’s half-hour at Mayday prompts politicians’ squabble

Our elected representatives had a busy Monday. As well as the borough’s three MPs and short-attention-span councillors turning out at the Town Hall for the Mayor-making in the evening, earlier in the day many of them were in attendance for … Continue reading

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Pressure of SATs risks creating mental health problems

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The irony meter went off the scale this week, when during Mental Health Awareness Week, thousands of primary-aged children were sitting their SATs. KIRSTIE SMITH, right, argues that our youngsters don’t need such stress just for government data … Continue reading

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Croydon BME Forum Dementia Carers Event, May 23

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Healthwatch Croydon names its new six-member local board

Healthwatch Croydon, the area’s health service watchdog, has appointed a new local leadership board. Comprising Croydon residents, Edwina Morris, a recently retired social worker, has been appointed chair with Martin Faiers as deputy. Pat Knight, Brian Matthews, Anantha Ramaswamy and … Continue reading

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NSPCC rolls out Positive Pathways for Mental Health week

Mental Health Awareness Week begins tomorrow, with the NSPCC shining a spotlight on a new service in Croydon which helps children and young people deal with any problems affecting their happiness or wellbeing. Positive Pathways, which is available for free … Continue reading

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St Helier Hospital land sales public meeting, Epsom, May 21

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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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