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NHS covid vaccination is safe in Ramadan, doctor says

A leading local GP has today issued a message to emphasise that Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the NHS covid-19 vaccination. Dr Kashif Aziz confirmed that getting the jab does not break the fast observed by Muslims during … Continue reading

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US takeover of GP surgeries could lead to cuts, says expert

A coalition of doctors and NHS campaigners are considering a legal challenge to the takeover by an American health insurance giant of 37 GP practices across London, including seven in Croydon. US insurer Centene, through Operose Health, its UK subsidiary, … Continue reading

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Seven GP practices in Croydon taken over by US health giant

An American health insurance giant which has been described by the Daily Mail as “a profit greedy” company is about to take over seven GP surgeries in Croydon. Centene, through Operose Health, its UK subsidiary, has been taking over GP … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace give stadium over to NHS for vaccination centre

Sports centres in South Norwood are being turned into emergency coronavirus medical facilities. A hospitality suite at Crystal Palace FC’s Selhurst Park stadium has been adapted into one of London’s biggest covid-19 vaccination venues, playing a pivotal role in vaccinating … Continue reading

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NHS in New Year plea to public: ‘999 is for emergencies only’

The NHS – facing the biggest challenge in the organisation’s history – is urging Londoners to follow government guidance on staying safe over New Year’s bank holiday weekend and remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies only. Because of … Continue reading

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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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‘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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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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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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Multi-faith mental health workshop, Whitgift Centre, Oct 11

The Croydon BME Forum and the counseling charity, Off The Record, are staging a workshop for faith leaders and volunteers next week to improve awareness and coping with mental health wellbeing. The workshop, being held at Trinity Court in the … Continue reading

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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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‘We need to create a climate of kindness and understanding’

The council, together with the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), are supporting Dementia Awareness Week, which begins today, by asking residents and their employees to sign-up to the Dementia Friends initiative at http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk. The week’s activities are organised by the … Continue reading

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Under-threat St Helier only London hospital to hit A&E target

St Helier was the only NHS hospital trust in the capital with an accident and emergency department which actually met its waiting time targets, according to the most recent data available. St Helier, of course, is under constant threat of … Continue reading

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Croydon’s cuts to IVF treatment are not fair and are not NICE

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Three-quarters of those who responded to a recent consultation on local health services said that fertility treatment should be offered on the NHS. Then the NHS bean-counters, who had failed to review the service for eight years, announced … Continue reading

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Council hands Hunt final decision over cuts to IVF treatment

The Council’s health and social care scrutiny committee has thrown a curve ball to the Tory government over cuts in NHS provision by referring the decision to end the provision of IVF fertility treatment in Croydon to Jeremy Hunt, the … 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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