Together clinics bring paediatric care close to home

Special paediatric clinics held in GP practices across Wandsworth are transforming children’s healthcare. Children are seen by a consultant and their GP – Together – speeding up treatment, reducing follow-up appointments and keeping care close to home. “This really is a great service,” says Dr Tom Coffey, lead GP for children’s services in Wandsworth, “and […]

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NHS ‘top tips’ for families to stay safe in sun over the jubilee weekend 

With thousands of people ending up in hospital each year because of heat and allergies, the local NHS is calling on the public to help prevent children and older people falling victim to the extreme heat.   People have been admitted to hospital because of heat-related including severe sunburn, heat exhaustion and sun- and heatstroke.  Getting […]

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Jubilee partygoers reminded about staying safe in hot weather and bank holiday NHS services 

With thousands in south west London gearing up for a royal celebration outdoors the NHS remains open and here for local people if they need urgent care.  If someone is struggling with their mental health, they should seek help via the 24/7 crisis lines – for Kingston, Richmond, Merton, Sutton or Wandsworth ring 0800 028 […]

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How dramatherapy helps children communicate complex emotions

Dramatherapy is helping children in Wandsworth, who are struggling with anxiety, communication difficulties and low self-esteem. The past two years have been tough for children, particularly those with autism or mental health and emotional problems. For many of the youngest age groups, issues like disruption to schooling and isolation from their peers has dominated their […]

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Community Grant encourages best foot forward for fitness

Wandsworth students are putting their best foot forward to build up fitness and resilience after long months of lockdown. The students attend Share Community, a charity which supports around 140 people with autism and learning disabilities in Wandsworth and some neighbouring boroughs. A £2,444 NHS Wandsworth Community Grant paid for pedometers so students can measure […]

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Is it time you booked a cervical screening test?

If you think you may have missed your regular cervical screening appointment (smear test), contact your GP now. NHS figures reveal that the pandemic saw a small reduction in the numbers coming forward for cervical screening. According to Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam, lead GP for Merton, “Cervical screening is a really effective test for picking up […]

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