How the NHS in south west London is helping change lives through social prescribing 

Social prescribing is changing the landscape of care in NHS South West London by bringing together a wide range of organisations to help people live healthier and fulfilling lives. A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. This is where social prescribing comes in. Designed to […]

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Croydon’s virtual wards provide at home care for patients

It’s normal for patients to miss their home comforts when in hospital and the familiarity of home and having loved ones close can often support the road to recovery. Enabled by Telehealth technology, Croydon’s Rapid Response virtual wards allow some patients to receive hospital monitoring and treatment in the comfort of their home rather than […]

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Croydon’s Community Partnerships bring together local voices

Through the Healthy Communities Together programme, which was developed in partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund and The King’s Fund, One Croydon was awarded £500,000 over 4 years to support local partnership working to improve the health and wellbeing of Croydon’s local communities. With this support, the creation of One Croydon’s alliance of Voluntary and […]

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NHS services in south west London over the May bank holiday weekend

South west Londoners needing urgent mental health care over the bank holiday weekend are being reminded help is on hand. The local NHS is telling people that if they are struggling with their mental health, they should seek help. In Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond people can call the crisis line on 0800 028 […]

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Long Term Conditions Community Outreach

Research shows that 23% of Croydon residents live with two or more long term conditions (LTCs) such as Diabetes, Hypertension and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people being at higher risk of developing LTCs at a younger age. When left untreated these conditions can lead to complications, highlighting the importance […]

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Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space

Life can be unpredictably tough. It can feel challenging, overwhelming and isolating at times. In moments like this having a safe space to visit can be a lifeline for many – this is why the NHS, social care and community organisations have come together to create Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space (CHWS). Whether it’s financial […]

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Faith and the COVID-19 vaccine

Taking the COVID-19 vaccine has been an easy decision for many, however we understand that some people feel that their religious beliefs may prevent them from being vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and they give the best protection against COVID-19. However, it’s normal to have questions, particularly if you feel conflicted by your […]

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National HIV Testing Week

National HIV testing week kickstarted earlier this week with the aim to promote regular testing among key populations. With hopes to reduce the numbers of undiagnosed people and those diagnosed late, the campaign stands to raise awareness and increase knowledge of HIV testing in communities most affected by HIV and the general population. Earlier this […]

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Should my allergies stop me having the COVID vaccine?

Are concerns about your allergies holding you back from getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Come for a chat about the COVID vaccine today. Living with allergies can be challenging. Our vaccination teams in South West London say many people come forward with questions seeking trusted advice. Local Croydon GP, Dr Agnelo Fernandes (pictured) is urging anyone with concerns to pop into a […]

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