Looking after the Chaps and Chapesses: Tuesday 2 April 2019 3-5pm
Prostate and Bladder Cancer Patient Information Session:
You are invited to attend a Croydon Patient Participation Group Network patient event to learn more about prostate and bladder cancer, how to help prevent it and how to recognise the warning signs of the disease. Purley Cancer Centre will also be available to talk about living well after cancer. The Croydon PPG network work to encourage Croydon residents to learn more about their health and local healthcare services to help them stay well.
St Paul's Church, 23 St Paul's Road, Thornton Heath CR7 8NB
Please book your place here.
You can download the leaflet here.
Creating Conversations in Croydon - Wednesday 20 March 2019 6-9pm
Community Forum: The Art of Dying Well
You are invited to attend a community forum to discuss end of life care in Croydon. Share your experiences of supporting a family member or friend through the dying process with end of life care professionals and community leaders from across Croydon.
Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
You can download the flyer here.
Don't Break Your Heart - Tuesday 26 February 2019
The Parkside Practice Patient Participation Group warmly invite you to a free event to help you to live well as part of Healthy Heart Month.
Healthcare professionals from Croydon Health Services will be talking about:
- How to keep your heart healthy
- What happens if you do have heart problems
- Living well with heart disease and more
The event will take place at Christchurch Purley, Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2BN on bus routes 60, 166, 407 & 466. If you are coming by train Purley Station is around 500 metres away. There is parking available on site.
Light refreshments will be available.
To help us with catering please order your free tickets from Eventbrite here
BME Mental Health Grassroots event - 14 November 2018
We held a follow up event, again in partnership with the BME Forum to discuss progress and plans from the previous event in July. Brian Dickens, Group Operational Manager at Parchmore Medical Practice in Thornton Heath discussed his work setting up social prescribing in Croydon and its ongoing successes and recognition.
Health and Care event - 20 November 2018
Over 100 people drawn from members of the public, frontline staff, senior managers joined together on Tuesday 20 November to discuss how public services in Croydon could come together to better serve Croydon residents.
You can find out more information about the day from the links below:
We also created a video which summarises the day's activities and records feedback from those who were present on the day.
World Mental Health Day - 10 October 2018
In celebration of World Mental Health Day Croydon Council and NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) invite you to join them at a series of film and theatre events.
On Wednesday 10 October 2018 and Saturday 13 October 2018 there was two special screenings of films exploring issues around mental health at the David Lean Theatre, Croydon Library, Katherine Street.
The films were:
- So you think I’m crazy - feature length
- WIT H IN by Crowns and Owls - short film
- Perinatal Positivity - short film
Afterwards there was a question and answer session with representatives from Croydon Council and NHS Croydon CCG and one of the writers Ekanem Hines (So you think I’m crazy) in the David Lean bar.
BME Mental Health Grassroots event - 18 July 2018
We held an event with our partners, Croydon BME (black and minority ethnic) Forum to explain the current mental health landscape and future plans, and to discuss how we might best address the needs of different diverse communities in Croydon. We also heard from a local grassroots organisation, I AM More, which focuses on addressing the needs of young carers aged 11-21 years old, living in and around London
Slides can be reviewed here.
Healthwatch Adult Mental Health event - 18 July 2018
Healthwatch invited Croydon residents to ask questions directly to those changing Croydon’s adult mental health services including the CCG and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Attendees got to hear more about the future of these services in Croydon in relation to national plans for mental health outlined in NHS England’s Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.
They gave views in three rounds of small-table discussions on: self-care and support; GP and community care; and acute hospital care.
You can read more about this event here
Healthwatch - Tuesday 13 March 2018
Healthwatch Croydon held an engagement event in association with the CCG where members of the public engaged directly with commissioners about plans for health services in Croydon.
Presentations from the evening and Q&A can be found here
Shape the future of diabetes care - Wednesday 17 January 2018
Over sixty people who live and work in Croydon gathered together at in Croydon conference centre to share their experiences and ideas for improving diabetes prevention and care.
Everyone was asked “What would I like to discuss and share which will improve diabetes care and prevention in Croydon?” and invited to identify a challenge or solution, for which they have a genuine passion and for which they would take responsibility for discussing.
Throughout the evening, people gave us their views on what the purpose of the network should be. There was a strong commitment given to working together and sharing ideas to ultimately improve outcomes for people.
You can read the event report here.
Big Ideas - Tuesday 19 September 2017
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a session to discuss how best to engage with members of the public.
Information can be found here.
July 2017 Forum - Big Ideas Generator
The CCG invited members of the public to a discussion session to help get the best value out of the money available to spend on the NHS in Croydon.
More information and outputs from the session can be found here.
March 2017 Forum
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Tuesday, 7 March 2017.
Slides from the event can be found here.
October 2016 Forum
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Wednesday, 5 October 2016. This forum diverted from the normal agenda and was a working session where participants worked with us to refine our criteria against which we assess potential programmes to support our financial recovery plan.
July 2016 Forum
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Wednesday, 6 July 2016.
The report is available here.
September 2015 Forum
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Wednesday, 23 September 2015.
The report is available here.
May 2015 Forum
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.
February 2015 Forum
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Wednesday, 25 February 2015. The report is available here.
December 2014 Forum
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Wednesday, 10 December. The report is available here.
September 2014 Forum
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Wednesday, 17 September. The report is available here.
June 2014 Forum
NHS Croydon CCG hosted a quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Wednesday 18 June - the report of the event is available here.
March 2014 Forum
Here is the initial report from our March forum.
We have also now produced an action report which sets out what we have done in response to the feedback we received from you at the event.
December 2013 Forum
We hosted our second quarterly Forum in December.
The event focussed on the national NHS ‘Call to Action' consultation. The initial summary report of the event has been produced and can be downloaded here. Our action report in response to your feedback can be downloaded here.
September 2013 Forum
The report from our first patient forum on Wednesday 11th September is provided here.
The Governing Body is similar to a board and meets regularly in public. There is an opportunity for members of the public to ask the Governing Body members questions during the open space for public questions. To find out when the next Governing Body is happening and to submit a question, please follow this link.
Patient and Public Participation Groups
You can have your say by joining the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at your local GP practice. PPGs allow interested patients to be actively involved in the running of their GP practice.
They hold regular meetings to discuss local issues; if you are interested in being involved in your local PPG, please contact your local GP practice directly.
The Croydon Patient Participation Group Network promotes and supports the work of Croydon PPGs.
Please contact the Croydon PPG network co-ordinator for more details:
We hold events for the public to get involved in the work of NHS Croydon CCG by discussing specific issues, providing us with feedback on existing services and helping us to develop new services.
If you are part of a local community group and would like us to come and talk to your members please contact us at:
Getinvolved@croydonccg.nhs.uk or call on 020 3668 1384
Healthwatch Croydon regularly host health and social events for local residents - please visit their website for more information: http://www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk/events.