Tag Archives: Department of Health

£1.5m government fund ‘targets’ Croydon in drugs strategy trial

Croydon is to receive £1,490,858 from the government’s drug strategy housing support fund, it was announced today. Croydon is one of only two London boroughs (the other is Westminster) included among 28 local authorities receiving the money, allocated from a … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Health, Housing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

GPs ditch anti-smoking service due to “unachievable” targets

Cuts in health spending have prompted one South Croydon NHS doctors’ surgery to withdraw two key services, issuing an angrily worded leaflet decrying “unachievable” targets and saying that the government-imposed changes could be “detrimental to patient care”. The Parkside Group … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why did Croydon CEO Jon Rouse take a £100k pay cut?

Amid all the hoopla of the £1 billion “Hammerfield” announcement this morning at Fairfield Halls, with the usual dollop of Boris buffoonery as the London Mayor proclaimed the marriage of the two property developers, there stood a figure who went … Continue reading

Posted in Council Tax, Croydon Council, Hayley Lewis, Jon Rouse | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

£248,000 CEO Rouse quits Croydon for Health Dept job

Just after 5pm today, proof positive came through that Croydon Council’s press office routinely dissembles, misleads and lies. Because that is when a press release was issued to confirm that Jon Rouse, Croydon Council’s £248,000 chief executive, had quit his … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Hayley Lewis, Jon Rouse, Nathan Elvery, Stephen McDonald, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments