Tag Archives: Croydon NHS

Long-planned Coulsdon medical centre in ‘critical condition’

The long-planned development of the Coulsdon Medical Centre on the site of the CALAT building has been placed on hold. The front page of the latest edition of the newsletter from the Coulsdon West Residents’ Association puts it bluntly: “Critical … Continue reading

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NHS reduces waiting lists for treatment in London by 80%

The London NHS is claiming that it has reduced the number of people waiting more than 18 months for treatment by 80per cent over the past year. “Just one person waiting 18 months for treatment is too many, and I … Continue reading

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NHS asks women to give themselves some life-saving T.L.C.

The NHS is urging women in Croydon to come forward for breast screening appointments when invited. Each year, more than 2million women across the country UK have breast screening. This helps around 1,300 women’s lives being saved, as more cancers … Continue reading

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Centrale’s vaccination centre leads way for autumn covid jabs

The covid-19 vaccination centre inside the Centrale shopping centre in Croydon has begun the roll-out of autumn booster jabs, for now being offered to those over 65 years old. The severely immunosuppressed and frontline health and care workers, carers and … Continue reading

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Parents urged to get their children vaccinated against polio

Parents and carers in Croydon are being urged to ensure that their children get their polio vaccine booster dose. NHS England says 157,000 London children have been vaccinated against polio since August, when the NHS set up more than 40 … Continue reading

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Gold stars: Your chance to nominate your Croydon NHS heroes

Nominations are open to nominate your NHS “Star of the Year” as part of the Croydon Stars Awards, the annual celebration of more than 4,000 NHS heroes working for and with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. Being staged for the … Continue reading

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London’s top doctor issues health reminder ahead of Jubilee

London’s NHS medical director has issued a reminder to the capital’s residents to be prepared with all their medication needs ahead of the four-day Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Dr Chris Streather recommends Londoners get ahead of their healthcare needs early, … Continue reading

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Hospital visits are still allowed but ‘kept under close review’

The NHS trust which oversees the running of Croydon’s Mayday Hospital says that visits to in-patients are still allowed, but restrictions are “being kept under close review”. The latest spike in covid-19 infection numbers, mainly caused by the spread of … Continue reading

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Trump-like far-right create covid dangers on Croydon march

Boxpark was the starting point on Saturday for a march organised by QAnon-style conspiracy theorists who bullied members of the public queuing to get their booster jab, attacked a council covid testing stall and intimidated staff in the Whitgift Centre. … 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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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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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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Croydon NHS public event, Surrey Street, Feb 27

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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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NHS Mayday: south London hospitals among 20 on Black Alert

The largest NHS hospitals in Croydon and Sutton have this week had to resort to providing medical care for adults on children’s wards, amid the gathering crisis in England’s healthcare system. The Epsom and St Helier Trust, which manages the … Continue reading

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NHS patient and public involvement forum, Jul 6

The next NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group Patient and Public Involvement Forum on Wednesday July 6. The Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Forum is an opportunity for NHS Croydon CCG to share ideas with the public and learn from residents’ … Continue reading

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Hospital closure plans could put added pressure on Mayday

Plans due to be published next month could see 650,000 extra people in south-west London depending upon the already under-pressure Mayday, Kingston and St George’s hospitals for their urgent and specialist medical care. The Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals … Continue reading

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NHS ‘engagement’ on GP hubs leaves us all with a nose bleed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Amid the mounting controversy about the effectiveness of the NHS’s 111 phone line service and junior doctors working all hours and over weekends, the local CCG – Clinical Commissioning Group – has been putting forward a case for … Continue reading

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Capital’s cost of living leaves London short of 10,000 nurses

London’s NHS nursing shortage has got significantly worse in the past year, with more than 10,000 unfilled posts in the capital’s health trusts in 2015, according to figures published today by the Royal College of Nursing. The impact on patients … Continue reading

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Have your say: NHS mental health services meeting, Nov 9

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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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‘Flaky staffing’ led to emergency at A&E says hospital chief

The “internal major incident” which was declared at Mayday Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department earlier this month was caused by the coincidence of the worst winter for flu-type illnesses since 2009, people not making use of GP surgeries over the … Continue reading

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NHS executive threatens scrutiny body over £23m ‘lost’ funds

So, a public body “loses” tens of millions, yet no one is responsible? ANDREW PELLING attended the latest session of the south-west London NHS scrutiny committee Lawyers, paid for out of precious NHS funds, have been hired by senior health … Continue reading

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