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GPs open on VE Day holiday in bid to keep people healthy

The majority of local GP surgeries will be open for appointments this Friday, the VE Day Bank Holiday, May 8, as the NHS encourages the public to ensure that they don’t delay in seeking medical help. The NHS has recorded … Continue reading

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Violet Lane doctor Krishan Arora has died from coronavirus

A long-serving and much-admired Croydon GP has died from coronavirus. Dr Krishan Arora was 57 and had worked at the Violet Lane Medical Practice in Waddon for 27 years. Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group confirmed that Dr Arora “tested positive for … Continue reading

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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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Mental health workshop, St John’s Upper Norwood, Oct 17

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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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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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NHS milk-snatchers are opening the way for more GP cuts

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Earlier this year, a mother wrote of the hardships and difficulties of bringing up babies with allergies which made them dependent on being fed formula milk which is being withdrawn by the NHS in Croydon to save a … Continue reading

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Adult social care ‘on brink of collapse’ due to Brexit uncertainty

Croydon’s NHS and social care system, already under extreme strain due to underfunding from central government, could be on the brink of complete collapse because staff, many of them EU nationals, face an uncertain future after Brexit. The warning is … Continue reading

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FBI comes to Croydon to learn how to help with FGM

The FBI has come to Croydon. The G-men and women visited Croydon to learn from the borough’s NHS-backed Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) project team to protect girls who are risk and improve the psychological and physical health outcomes for those … Continue reading

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Tory MP joins campaign against NHS cuts to baby milk

Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for Croydon South, has joined the campaign started by Inside Croydon reader Kerstie Smith to persuade the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group to reverse its decision to stop prescribing formula milk for infants with allergies. … Continue reading

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It’s official: NHS Croydon withdraws milk of human kindness

JAMES KILLDARE, our health correspondent, on how the NHS’s bean-counters in Croydon are refusing to yield to public pressure The NHS’s decision to stop prescribing formula milk to nursing mothers of babies who are allergic to cows’ milk has prompted … Continue reading

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Taking the milk from babies is an NHS cut too far

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our under-funded NHS has chosen to make cuts which will adversely affect women, as KIRSTIE SMITH, pictured, knows very well from her own experience The decision of Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, or CCG, to stop prescribing specialist baby … Continue reading

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Hundreds sign up to petition to save Foxley Lane

A petition has been launched calling for the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group to drop its plans to close the Foxley Lane women’s mental health respite centre. The online petition has already attracted more than 500 signatures in just a few … Continue reading

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Please don’t close Foxley Lane. It saves women’s lives

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Officials in charge of the NHS locally are proposing a range of cuts to services, including the closure of a women’s mental health refuge at Foxley Lane. TANYA McMURRAY, pictured right, says they would be wrong to do … Continue reading

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NHS chair: ‘We cannot provide everything we want for Croydon’

So this is how NHS health cuts are to be implemented by Croydon GPs: officials put out a list to the public, and when the “savings” are announced, they will say that this was the people’s choice. JAMES KILLDARE, health … Continue reading

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MP Reed sponsors exhibit to raise awareness of FGM

Steve Reed OBE, together with MPs from all parties, was at the opening of a week-long art exhibition at the House of Commons this week celebrating tales of survival from women affected by Female Genital Mutilation. Reed, the MP for … Continue reading

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Healthwatch announces new CEO with limited job prospects

Healthwatch Croydon, the watchdog for local health services, has appointed an interim chief executive, even though the body does not have any guarantee of funding beyond next March. With the NHS Trust which runs Mayday Hospital and Croydon CCG, the … Continue reading

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New NHS cuts include IVF, a women’s refuge and babies’ milk

JAMES KILLDARE, our health correspondent, reports on some of the hard choices being made about NHS services locally If you live in Croydon and have expectations of using NHS services, then hard luck, because you have lost out in a … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS in urgent need of injection of new funding

JAMES KILLDARE, our health correspondent, reports on a worrying report, much of it due to be discussed in secret at the Town Hall tonight, where wide-ranging cuts are expected to be suggested You might do well to give a miss … Continue reading

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Watchdog is seeking volunteers to check on health services

Healthwatch Croydon, the official consumer group for local health and social care services, is seeking volunteers. They say, “We make a difference to health and social care services in the borough by receiving the views of residents, analysing the comments … Continue reading

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Mayday! Tooting A&E closure puts extra strain on Croydon

One of south London’s biggest hospitals had to close its doors to admissions in its Accident and Emergency department last Friday, causing a knock-on effect to other NHS hospitals elsewhere in the capital, including Croydon’s Mayday. It may only be … Continue reading

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NHS seeks your views on future services for the over-65s

NHS Croydon Clincial Commissioning Group (CCG) and Croydon Council are working together to deliver a new approach to commissioning services for people over 65, known as Outcomes Based Commissioning (OBC). “Our aim is to transform the way services are provided … Continue reading

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