Category Archives: Healthwatch Croydon

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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Hospitals and boroughs prepare for London’s second lockdown

Croydon NHS chiefs offer assurance that they are more ready to handle a ‘second wave’ of the pandemic Croydon is to be placed on Tier 2 covid-19 lockdown measures from Saturday, with a ban on households mixing indoors. The new … Continue reading

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Take part in Healthwatch survey on covid-19 and mental health

Healthwatch Croydon wants to know your views on how covid-19 has affected your mental health. Healthwatch describes itself as “your local champion for better health and social care”. It functions as an intermediary between the public and health and care … Continue reading

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Healthwatch Croydon Health and Care Plan meeting, Jun 12

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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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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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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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Take part in Croydon BME Forum’s well-being survey

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Council appoints Dorset firm to run Croydon health watchdog

Healthwatch Croydon is to be under new management from next week. A Bournemouth-based firm, Help and Care, won a tender process held by Croydon Council and will run the health watchdog from April. The council has issued no official statement … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS public event, Surrey Street, Feb 27

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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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South Norwood barbers puts free haircuts in the picture

A community event is being held at Cutter Barbers in South Norwood next month, where young BAME men can receive a free haircut. Following a successful funding application made to Healthwatch Croydon, the community event will coincide with Black History … Continue reading

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Young Healthwatch Day, Whitgift Street, Aug 22

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Healthwatch wants responses on quality of GP services

Croydon Healthwatch, the local watchdog on health and social care services, is running an online questionnaire exploring black and minority ethnic carers’ experiences of GP services. “We want everyone in Croydon to receive the best care possible, and would love … Continue reading

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Teenage sexual health services discussion, Mar 31

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NHS watchdog has ‘crucial role’ to play over STP reform

In what may turn out to be one of its final acts as a publicly funded watchdog for NHS patients in the borough, Healthwatch Croydon has made a call for it to keep a close check on the latest round … Continue reading

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Local charities carrying burden as NHS fails asylum seekers

Asylum seekers are being left behind in using health services, because their greatest need is just surviving the day, rather than health issues, according to a report from Healthwatch Croydon. The report – Refugees and Asylum Seekers: The health and … Continue reading

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Healthwatch announces new CEO with limited job prospects

Healthwatch Croydon, the watchdog for local health services, has appointed an interim chief executive, even though the body does not have any guarantee of funding beyond next March. With the NHS Trust which runs Mayday Hospital and Croydon CCG, the … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS in urgent need of injection of new funding

JAMES KILLDARE, our health correspondent, reports on a worrying report, much of it due to be discussed in secret at the Town Hall tonight, where wide-ranging cuts are expected to be suggested You might do well to give a miss … Continue reading

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Healthwatch Croydon’s CEO to leave post after 18 months

Charlie Ladyman is to step down as chief executive of Healthwatch Croydon, after just 18 months in the post. Healthwatch Croydon is the body which represents NHS patients and users of social care in the borough, dealing with those who … Continue reading

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Healthwatch Croydon, annual meeting and fair, Oct 5

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IVF treatment may be withdrawn in Croydon in NHS cuts

IVF treatment could be withdrawn from health services in Croydon as one cut-back to balance the books of the under pressure local clinical commissioning group (CCG), was yesterday placed under “special measures” by Jeremy Hunt’s [sic] Department of Health. As … Continue reading

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Watchdog is seeking volunteers to check on health services

Healthwatch Croydon, the official consumer group for local health and social care services, is seeking volunteers. They say, “We make a difference to health and social care services in the borough by receiving the views of residents, analysing the comments … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS Public Involvement Forum, Fairfield Halls, Sep 23

Everyone needs urgent care and fast treatment when they feel really unwell, or have a serious illness. Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group is developing proposals to improve health services in Croydon which deliver this important care such as the Walk In … Continue reading

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