Digital version of hugely successful Red Bag scheme sees hospital stays for care home residents cut by four days in pilot

The pilot of a digital version of a scheme to ensure smoother transfers in and out of hospital for care home residents saw the length of each stay drop by four days and 35% fewer readmissions. Devised in Sutton, the original Red Bag scheme sees essentials such as key paperwork, medication and personal items like […]

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Leading local GP issues Covid-19 booster jab reminder

A leading local GP has reminded people who have not yet had their Covid-19 top-up booster jab that vaccination centres are ready and waiting for them in south west London. Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam’s reminder comes after the NHS began the latest phase of its Covid-19 vaccination programme in March, offering people aged 75 and over, older adult care […]

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New Addington residents find help and support at new community hub

Are you a Croydon resident with questions about general health and social care? If the answer is yes, why not visit New Addington Pathfinder’s Community Hub. It all starts with a cuppa and a conversation at the recently launched hub where Croydon residents can visit to get information and support to help them live life […]

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Merton Mencap film helps people get connected

A new film featuring Merton residents demonstrates how digital technology can enhance the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism. The film, produced by Merton Mencap, was released before Learning Disability Week (20-26 June 2022). During the week the charity aims to show how people with a learning disability are reconnecting with friends and […]

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Asian Resource Centre Croydon launches new Type 2 diabetes education programme

Each year more than 800 adults are diagnosed with diabetes in Croydon and research shows that by 2035 around 44,000 people across the borough will have the condition. The majority of which will have type 2 diabetes, making the prevention and management of the chronic condition a public health priority. The signs that you have […]

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Richmond residents invited all aboard health bus

Local residents have been visiting the ‘come and have a chat about your health’ bus which has been at different locations in the borough over the last few weeks. The bus, which will parking up next on June 30 at Heathfield recreation park from 12 to 5pm, hosts NHS professionals and pharmacists to answer general […]

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Building digital confidence in Merton

Conducting an interview remotely, using a tablet to enjoy sport or music and taking an exercise class are just some of the ways a new video shows how people with learning disabilities, autism and their parents or carers can benefit from the internet and digital technology. With national Carers Week (6-12 June) under way, the […]

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Community members get active in Croydon

Local gyms can feel like an intimidating space for some, so finding a comfortable place to exercise is essential to supporting fitness. Located in the Upper Mall of the Centrale shopping centre, and supported by Hammerson’s management team, Croydon Voluntary Action’s (CVA) Active Community Hub delivers free activities to improve the physical, mental health of […]

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NHS partners in Croydon deliver health day for young people experiencing homelessness

Latest figures show that 16% of homeless people in Croydon are between the ages of 16 to 24 (1). With many of those experiencing homelessness facing barriers to access health and care services, there is an increasing need to engage with vulnerable young people to increase their awareness and access to health services Working in […]

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