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Maternity service at Mayday given improved ‘Good’ rating

Maternity services at Croydon’s biggest NHS hospital have been given an improved rating of “Good” for safety, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. This does not alter the overall CQC ratings for Croydon University Hospital, which is “Requires … Continue reading

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14 NHS workers’ unions boycott ‘non-independent’ review body

Fourteen trades unions representing more than 1million nurses, ambulance staff, porters, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists and others working in the NHS in England, have today announced that they are withdrawing from the NHS Pay Review Body process. One union leader has … Continue reading

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NHS issues advice for ambulance and nurses’ strike days

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Planning a ‘merry’ Christmas? Then keep those antacids handy

Stomach ache, food poisoning, vomiting and heartburn are the conditions most frequently viewed on the NHS website over the festive season Heartburn is top of the list for advice on health conditions on the NHS website at Christmas. Analysis by … Continue reading

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NHS urges parents to get children vaccinated against flu

Following a surge in serious cases of flu among under-fives in the capital, parents are being urged by the NHS in London to make sure their children are vaccinated if they are eligible for the flu vaccine. Across England, hospitalisations … Continue reading

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Local Labour out of step as Streeting calls for outsourcing

Labour councillors in Croydon joined a union-organised march calling for Mayday Hospital’s ancillary jobs – porters, cleaners and food staff – to be brought back in-house and taken out of the hands of private outsourcing giant G4S, just as Keir … Continue reading

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Croydon surgeries where half GP consultations are by phone

Don’t get old. Don’t get ill. That was the warning about life under a Conservative government 40 years ago, and it holds true today, as ANDREW FISHER, pictured left, discovered when checking out waiting times just to get an appointment … Continue reading

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NHS offers apprentice routes into healthcare for GCSE pupils

Thousands of pupils across Croydon have received their GCSE results today, marking the first major set of qualifications that will put them on the path to a future career. NHS England wants to encourage many of them to consider a … Continue reading

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Midwives warn of crisis on maternity wards as staff quit NHS

The Royal College of Midwives has again called on the government and NHS for more investment in maternity services to ensure the safety and quality of care for patients, after recording a fall in the number of midwives working in … Continue reading

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Beddington’s ‘blue space’ could boost NHS mental health care

A conservation activist who spent more than a decade fighting for improved recognition and investment in the Beddington Farmlands nature reserve has greeted a report from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust that “prescribes” nature for improved mental health as “a … Continue reading

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NHS London in drive to increase children’s MMR take-up

Parents and guardians across Croydon are being urged to ensure their children are fully vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella as the NHS in London seeks to increase uptake of the vaccine which provides protection against these highly infectious diseases. … Continue reading

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The NHS’s ‘top tips’ for families to stay safe in the heatwave

With temperatures in London and the south-east expected to soar above 30 degrees on Friday, the local NHS has issued a set of guidelines and advice to help you and your family ending up in hospital. People are being admitted … Continue reading

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NHS now begins roll-out of covid jabs for 5-to-11-year-olds

Nearly 1million under-11s in London are being offered covid-19 vaccines from this week. Parents and carers of children aged from five to 11 are able to book a jab for their children from today, as the biggest and most successful … Continue reading

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10,000 Londoners asked to come forward for cancer checks

Prostate Cancer UK and the NHS have today joined forces to launch a campaign to find more than 14,000 men in the country who need treatment for prostate cancer but have not yet come forward. Latest statistics released by NHS … Continue reading

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Christmas presence: local NHS delivered 250,000 covid jabs

NHS staff and volunteers across the South West London Clinical Commissioning Group area worked long hours through the festive period, including on Christmas Day, administering nearly 250,000 jabs to help protect the public from covid-19 – the biggest vaccination programme … Continue reading

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Facemasks and ‘firebreak’ considered among covid measures

Vaccination “passports” and an October half-term “firebreak” are among the policies expected to be announced by the government this week as it looks to slow and reverse the steady increase in covid-19 positive cases evident since Boris Johnson ordered the … Continue reading

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Government is forced to delay its NHS data grab by stealth

The government has been forced to postpone its plans for a massive, nationwide data scrape of people’s confidential NHS records. The NHS’s 55 million patients had been given just six weeks’ notice that their medical histories could be sold on … Continue reading

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Just weeks to stop government selling your medical records

NHS patients in Croydon have less than a month in which to complete a form to exercise their rights and insist that their confidential medical records are not sold to private firms. Doctors and medical activists have described the move … Continue reading

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US takeover of GP surgeries could lead to cuts, says expert

A coalition of doctors and NHS campaigners are considering a legal challenge to the takeover by an American health insurance giant of 37 GP practices across London, including seven in Croydon. US insurer Centene, through Operose Health, its UK subsidiary, … Continue reading

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‘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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