Category Archives: Healthwatch Croydon

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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