Tag Archives: NHS

‘We’re scared. But we’re here for you. Help us – stay indoors’

After 14-hour night shifts for the past two weeks, often covering for colleagues who are ill or self-isolating, one senior healthcare practitioner from Croydon working at a large London hospital – though not Mayday – offers their perspective on dealing … Continue reading

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Council mobilises volunteers to deliver support to the needy

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on the latest special measures being taken by Mint Walk to deal with the covid-19 emergency Croydon Council took on a key emergency responsibility yesterday as the coronavirus emergency lockdown entered its second week. … Continue reading

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Philp in car-crash TV interview over cancer waiting times

This morning’s General Election headlines were all about Bullshit Boris Johnson attempting to run a damage limitation operation after a series of political disasters yesterday. And then Tory Central Office decided to wheel out Chris Philp for a slot on … Continue reading

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The Great NHS Heist, Croydon TUC, Ruskin House, Sep 13

Dr Bob Gill is the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Croydon Trades Union Council, being staged next week, when he will address the issue of The Great NHS Heist. Dr Gill, a GP working in Sidcup, has … Continue reading

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Fight for the NHS protest, Mayday Hospital, Mar 3

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Fiddling the figures won’t help to save our NHS

CROYDON COMMENTARY: NHS bureaucrats try to deny that they are planning significant closures to south London’s hospitals, while working on a plan which offers two ‘hypotheses’, neither of which include maintaining all five of the current sites. Here ANDY FORD, … Continue reading

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Healthwatch Croydon’s CEO to leave post after 18 months

Charlie Ladyman is to step down as chief executive of Healthwatch Croydon, after just 18 months in the post. Healthwatch Croydon is the body which represents NHS patients and users of social care in the borough, dealing with those who … Continue reading

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Healthwatch Croydon, annual meeting and fair, Oct 5

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Croydon GPs criticised for failure to return vital diabetes data

Croydon’s NHS GPs have an “unacceptably low” number of practices collecting and supplying data about patents’ diabetes checks, according to a national charity. The charity, Diabetes UK,  is urging Croydon’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), to ensure that they all … Continue reading

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IVF treatment may be withdrawn in Croydon in NHS cuts

IVF treatment could be withdrawn from health services in Croydon as one cut-back to balance the books of the under pressure local clinical commissioning group (CCG), was yesterday placed under “special measures” by Jeremy Hunt’s [sic] Department of Health. As … 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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Hospital campaigners stage free screening of NHS film, May 23

Save St Helier Hospital is staging a free screening of Sell Off – The abolition of the NHS at Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon on Monday May 23. The film will be followed by a discussion session.

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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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Sell-Off – The Abolition of the NHS: free screening, Jan 29

The Keep Our St Helier Hospital campaign – KOSHH – and Sutton’s Keep Our NHS Public are staging a free screening of Sell-Off – The Abolition of the NHS,  followed by a discussion on Friday, January 29. In Sell-Off, filmmaker … Continue reading

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MP Philp calls meeting on Purley Hospital future, Jan 7

CHRIS PHILP, the MP for Croydon South, on his latest efforts to ensure the continuing services at Purley Hospital I have been calling for restoration of the service level at Purley Hospital’s minor injuries unit for some time. Morning opening … 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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Council hires ex-Newham staffer as public health director

Despite the massive drive for staff redundancies and a recruitment freeze at Fisher’s Folly, news has arrived of another top-tier council appointment, and it is another former employee of Newham Council being recruited by Croydon on a near-six-figure salary. Joining … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS urgent care service review, public meetings

NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) plans and buys most health services in Croydon. The current contracts for urgent care services end in March 2017, which means that they have started reprocurement for these services. The CCG needs to make … Continue reading

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

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LibDems accused of bullying blind woman at Clegg rally

Yesterday’s back-firing LibDem rally outside St Helier Hospital has prompted further controversy over allegations that supporters of Nick Clegg acted in an intimidating and bullying manner towards the protestors, including a blind woman. Emily Brothers is Labour’s candidate for Sutton … Continue reading

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Sheen’s speech is an eloquent rallying call to save our NHS

Last Saturday, a doughty band of campaigners spent a cold and wet day outside East Croydon Station seeking signatures for a petition in support of the NHS. It was a nationwide day of action to Save Our NHS. More than … Continue reading

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Sell-Off: The Abolition of the NHS – Stanley Halls, Mar 1

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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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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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