Changes to services and outpatient appointments at Kingston Hospital

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to minimise risk to patients and staff, Kingston Hospital is making some changes to its services, effective from Monday 23 March 2020. Operations Please be advised that the hospital is no longer carrying out routine operations in the hospital (whether it is in day surgery, main theatres, […]

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New South West London IVF policy means service harmonised across six boroughs

On Thursday, 5 March 2020, South West London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) agreed to standardise access to fertility services across six boroughs. The CCGs met to agree a new single policy for assisted conception treatment and fertility preservation which increases access and equity to NHS-funded IVF and fertility preservation across the region.  The policy, which […]

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Blog by Fatemeh Roozbahani, pharmacist at Day Lewis Pharmacy, Cross Deep Court in Twickenham

Winter is almost here, temperatures are dropping, the chances are it will get colder. Being cold affects our ability to fight off infection. Crowded A&E departments are struggling to cope and research shows nearly 50% of people could have been treated elsewhere. My name is Fatemeh, I am a community pharmacist and run the Day […]

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NHS services during the Christmas and New Year bank holidays

Here’s a quick guide to where you can access the right health care for you over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays. Medicines at home It is good practice to keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet or box at home.  The items this could include are painkillers, antihistamines, oral rehydration salts, anti-diarrhoea tablets, sunscreen, indigestion treatment, a […]

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Non-emergency patient transport changes in Richmond and Kingston

From Tuesday 1 October 2019, there is a new provider for the community non-emergency patient transport and eligibility assessment call centre for Richmond and Kingston CCGs. The new provider is Healthcare and Transport Services known as HATS, replacing ERS Medical. They will continue to provide the eligibility assessment service via a call centre for all […]

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