Category Archives: Croydon CCG

NHS boss gets covid numbers wrong: ‘a transcription error’

STEVEN DOWNES, Editor, reports on a crass piece of misinformation over coronavirus provided by the most senior NHS executive in Croydon Matthew Kershaw, the chief executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, last week provided the council’s scrutiny committee with … Continue reading

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Top midwife Rowland appointed as local NHS’ chief nurse

The NHS in South West London, including Croydon, has announced the appointment of Dr Gloria Rowland as Chief Nurse. Previously Director of Midwifery at Barts Health NHS Trust, the country’s largest maternity service, Dr Rowland has been recognised by for … Continue reading

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‘Don’t delay in seeking medical help,’ urges Croydon GP

Despite the national coronavirus lockdown coming into force on Thursday, south-west London’s top GP is urging people not to delay seeking NHS help if you are feeling unwell with symptoms other than covid-19. “While everyone is being told to stay … Continue reading

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Life expectancy in Fieldway 14 years less than in Sanderstead

The divergence in the quality of life among some Croydon residents is so great that a woman from Fieldway in New Addington can expect to live 14 years less than her counterpart with a home in the same borough and … Continue reading

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NHS offering drive-in flu jab clinics at Ikea and Selhurst Park

The NHS is opening drive-through flu vaccination clinics at Ikea off the Purley Way and Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park stadium, offering more people than ever a free vaccine. “This year it is particularly important for those most at risk to … Continue reading

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Nurses are working extra hours to provide screening tests

Croydon’s NHS is providing more extended hours at GP practices and specialist clinics, incuding weekend appointments, to encourage more women to undertake cervical screening. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, but it can help to prevent cervical cancer … Continue reading

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Highly rated resources director is latest to quit the council

EXCLUSIVE: Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on the how the latest departure from Fisher’s Folly will hit the borough’s health provision as well as Jo Negrini’s leadership ‘team’ Sarah Warman, Croydon Council’s director of commissioning and procurement,  has announced … Continue reading

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GPs open on VE Day holiday in bid to keep people healthy

The majority of local GP surgeries will be open for appointments this Friday, the VE Day Bank Holiday, May 8, as the NHS encourages the public to ensure that they don’t delay in seeking medical help. The NHS has recorded … Continue reading

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Covid-19 a ‘ticking time bomb’ in borough’s 140 care homes

Croydon is among the London boroughs worst hit by coronavirus according to the latest government figures this weekend. And yet the pandemic death toll in this part of south London could be far worse once the fatalities are counted up … Continue reading

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Violet Lane doctor Krishan Arora has died from coronavirus

A long-serving and much-admired Croydon GP has died from coronavirus. Dr Krishan Arora was 57 and had worked at the Violet Lane Medical Practice in Waddon for 27 years. Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group confirmed that Dr Arora “tested positive for … Continue reading

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‘We’re scared. But we’re here for you. Help us – stay indoors’

After 14-hour night shifts for the past two weeks, often covering for colleagues who are ill or self-isolating, one senior healthcare practitioner from Croydon working at a large London hospital – though not Mayday – offers their perspective on dealing … Continue reading

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Only 19% of eligible Croydon residents took Health Checks

Use it or lose it. And it appears that Croydon residents are about to lose their access to the NHS Health Check, after fewer than 1-in-5 of eligible people participated in the scheme. That’s according to a report from Medicspot, … Continue reading

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Patient survey shows Mayday needs ‘to improve drastically’

A Care Quality Commission survey of Mayday Hospital in-patients has forced the hospital management to admit, “the findings show our overall experience of care needs to improve”. The CQC survey identified Croydon’s largest NHS hospital as “much worse than expected” … Continue reading

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GPs fail to show registration good practice in their practices

Only three of Croydon’s 56 GP doctors’ surgeries consistently provide correct information on patient registration and a helpful way with good attitude, according to an insight report published today by Healthwatch Croydon. And at two surgeries in the borough, phone … 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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Sanderstead Clinic facing closure in latest NHS cut-backs

Our health correspondent ALAN FINLAY reports on the threat of closure of an NHS facility, right under the nose of the local Conservative MP There’s another round of cuts in services, closures and re-organisations coming to the NHS in Croydon … 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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Mayday Hospital is already operating at 100% capacity

Our health correspondent, ALAN FINLAY, on the latest emerging crisis at the borough’s largest hospital, where there can be four-hour waits for emergency beds Mayday Hospital is already been operating at more than 100 per cent capacity for bed use, … Continue reading

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GPs told not to prescribe for colic, diarrhoea or threadworms

A senior Town Hall figure says that he is “appalled” that Croydon’s NHS has asked the borough’s doctors to stop giving prescriptions for minor ailments. The move follows guidance from NHS England on those health conditions that should now be … Continue reading

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Mayday drops blue badge charges after Inside Croydon report

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on a rapid U-turn in the hospital car park Just days after Inside Croydon highlighted how the management at Mayday Hospital had slapped parking charges on holders of blue badges, they have now slammed on … Continue reading

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GPs need to do more to help health of homeless, says report

Croydon’s family doctors need to do more to help the homeless, according to report published this week by Healthwatch Croydon. The study, Experiences of Homeless People Using Health Services, recorded the experiences of homeless people who were referred by the … Continue reading

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81% BME carers given inadequate advice by GPs, report finds

Croydon’s family doctors need to recognise the roles of black and Asian carers and support them more by referring them to relevant services, according to research published today by Healthwatch Croydon. Among its findings, the Healthwatch report found that fewer … Continue reading

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Charity volunteers reach out to shoppers about risk of diabetes

Volunteers from the Croydon branch of Diabetes UK and from the borough’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Forum, supported by funds from NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, have been telling people about the real risks of contracting diabetes and steps … Continue reading

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Mental health workshop, St John’s Upper Norwood, Oct 17

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Swann song for NHS chief who has departed unannounced

Paula Swann has been replaced as the chief executive of the Croydon NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, the CCG. No official announcement has been made from the CCG’s offices in Fisher’s Folly, the council headquarters, although a member of staff this … Continue reading

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