Tag Archives: Health

A tale of two maps: can this be just coincidence?

Yesterday, we published a map illustrating the incidence of obesity among 10 to 11-year-olds across the country, and in London. Croydon is shown to have one of the highest obesity rates among that age group in London, and in the … Continue reading

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Croydon’s children among the most obese in country

More than 22 per cent of Croydon’s children aged 10 to 11 are obese – making the borough one of the worst areas for child obesity, according to a report published by The Economist magazine.

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Croydon CCG quarterly public forum, Feb 25

The next Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group Quarterly Patient and Public Forum takes place on Wednesday February 25, and you are invited to attend. “The event will focus on our future plans for Urgent Care and Primary Care. We would like … Continue reading

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Still seeking input on services ahead of staging Autism Forum

By Andrew Rendle A few weeks ago I wrote on Inside Croydon asking residents for their experience of autism services within Croydon. I said I wanted to hear from those with ASD, their parents and carers, and I’m very grateful … Continue reading

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‘Cancer forced me to dance with the shadow of fear’

Occasional Inside Croydon contributor SUSAN OLIVER, pictured left, has not written for us for a while. Here she explains why Winter 2013 was lousy for me. And then it got a whole lot worse. The downturn started last November. I … Continue reading

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Stop The Incinerator ‘Beer and Bingo’ fund-raiser: Apr 28

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Time to call out the Army? Croydon’s 22,000 victims of abuse

SUSAN OLIVER is very concerned about levels of domestic violence going on in Croydon, and wants to know why it is not being treated as a major health issue I have looked at the Domestic Violence and Abuse Report produced … Continue reading

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The cheap ‘meal’ deal that could cost NHS upto £4.2bn a year

Does Croydon have a childhood obesity crisis? Ever wondered why?

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Croydon actors taking to the stage to play the Rent

CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, one of the oldest amateur dramatics groups in the borough, in association with Stage Left Dramatics, is bringing the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning musical, Rent to Sutton’s Secombe Theatre next month. Based … Continue reading

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Old Mid-Whits hockey open day: Sep 8

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One lump or two? Learning to live with cancer

STEVEN GAUGE is having to make adjustments, and hopes that you can help So it turns out that Mrs Gauge has breast cancer. Not only does she have to put up with the huge inconvenience and embarrassment of being married … Continue reading

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Store at beating centre of making Croydon a Heart Town

Croydon is to become a “Heart Town”, with the borough’s new mayor, Yvette Hopley, choosing the British Heart Foundation as one of her official charities for the coming year and endorsing the campaign to reduce the amount of heart disease … Continue reading

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Addiscombe charity runner beats her marathon target

Tamsin Carelse, the Addiscombe charity runner who was featured in Inside Croydon as she was looking to raise funds for her baby cousin, Ellis, who was born with hyproplastic heart syndrome, finished last month’s Paris Marathon – having raised £3,167.47. … Continue reading

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Improve Your Health workshops: Nov 21, Dec 12

The next Let’s Improve Your Health workshops For people with Learning Disabilities are

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Charity opens counselling centre in Thornton Heath

Family Resource Centre UK, an award-winning national charity, has opened an accessible and low-cost counselling centre in the heart of Thornton Heath. The counselling centre is staffed by a qualified and experienced team of counsellors who are able to see … Continue reading

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South Norwood survivor of brain tumour publishes her story

A South Norwood resident, Claire Bullimore, has written her first book, to be published next month, about how she overcame a potentially life-threatening brain tumour. The book is called A Brain Tumour’s Travel Tale. It revolves around how she was … Continue reading

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Mayday! Damning report after 5 deaths at Croydon hospital

Mayday Hospital has been put on a warning by national regulator the Care Quality Commission following a critical report by inspectors who were called in to the maternity unit following the death of five mothers after giving birth last year. … Continue reading

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