Category Archives: Health

Croydon woman named as ‘inspirational mum’ of the year

A mum from South Croydon, Disha Dodhia, was this week named as the winner of the Tommy’s charity Inspirational Mum Award for her “resilience and determination”. Following a healthy pregnancy and relatively smooth delivery at St George’s Hospital in Tooting … Continue reading

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Teenage sexual health services discussion, Mar 31

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Sutton officials knew hub deal had collapsed before Cannes trip

Sutton’s chief executive and two senior council officials set off on a sales trip to the MIPIM conference in the South of France this week probably already knowing that the cancer hub scheme that they were trying to flog to … Continue reading

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Mothers’ campaign forces U-turn over NHS cuts to baby milk

A campaign by a Croydon mother, given a platform by Inside Croydon, has managed to get the Croydon NHS Clinical Commissioning Group to U-turn over its proposed cuts to prescribing formula milk for babies with food allergies. Kirstie Smith launched … Continue reading

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Something stinks about council’s latest air quality plans

JEREMY CLACKSON, our motoring correspondent, reports on the inherent contradiction of the borough’s drive for growth (in cars, naturally) Croydon Council has just announced a public consultation (another one), this time over the borough’s rapidly worsening air quality. They are … 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difficulties of bringing up babies with allergies which made them dependent on being fed formula milk which is being withdrawn by the NHS in Croydon to save a … Continue reading

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Charity warns of poverty problems created by cancer

One in five Londoners with cancer have no savings to cushion the financial impact of the illness, according to research by Macmillan Cancer Support, which is offer a range of advice and support for those affected and needing help. The … Continue reading

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