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11 June 2019
Coordinate your care with online tool
Patients can now start and modify their own Coordinate My Care plan, an NHS urgent care planning tool which sets out a patient's wishes for their care
22 May 2019
Croydon health and care plan – we need your views
We want your opinion on the future of Croydon health and care
14 May 2019
Croydon NHS publishes partnership working proposal
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and NHS Croydon CCG have today published plans, continuing their partnership working to improve health and wellbeing of people in the borough and strengthen future services.
10 May 2019
Dementia Action Week 2019
Find out what's going on in Croydon this Dementia Action Week 2019 (21-24 May)
05 April 2019
Elaine Clancy appointed Joint Chief Nurse for CHS and Croydon CCG
Elaine Clancy is a trained A&E nurse by background and has 30 years of experience within the NHS this year.
22 March 2019
Health inequalities in Croydon tackled in new plan
A new eight-point plan for Croydon has been published to create the best conditions for residents to live longer, healthier lives from housing and employment to health and social care services.
21 February 2019
First graduates from Croydon's Expert Patient Programme
The CCG saw the first participants in the Expert Patient Programme graduate on Thursday 21 February 2019.
08 February 2019
Health officials urge older residents of Croydon to get their flu jab before even colder weather arrives!
Doctors in Croydon are calling on older residents to get their free flu vaccine as soon as possible, before much colder weather arrives.
12 October 2018
Good care rating for One Croydon Alliance service
The Care Quality Commission has given a “good” rating to part of the One Croydon Alliance that helps older people regain their independence after hospital stays.
17 September 2018
Closure of Coulsdon Medical Practice
Dr Jamil Khan has taken the decision to retire after more than 34 years of serving his local community.
07 September 2018
Croydon residents to benefit from new integrated physiotherapy service
Croydon residents will soon benefit from a new and improved integrated musculoskeletal (MSK) service for those aged 16 and over.
20 August 2018
FreeStyle Libre available in Croydon
HS Croydon CCG are pleased to say that the Croydon Prescribing Committee (CPC) approved the use of FreeStyle Libre® Sensors
27 July 2018
How to beat the heat!
Beat the heat this summer with some top tips!
29 June 2018
Join in Croydon’s celebrations for the NHS’ 70th birthday
The National Health Service turns 70 on 5 July and to mark the occasion a birthday party is being held in Croydon's Whitgift shopping centre.
29 June 2018
Croydon GPs gather to consider the future of borough’s primary care
NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) gathered together over 450 health professionals on Tuesday 26 June 2018 to reflect on the future of primary care in the borough and the available opportunities to provide better care to residents.
01 June 2018
It’s Volunteering Week 2018!
Did you know that volunteers produce approximately £24 billion of economic output per year, almost as much value as the telecoms or insurance industry?
21 May 2018
Local health and care hero chosen to represent London in NHS birthday awards
A local Medical centre practice manager has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent London in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS's 70th birthday.
10 May 2018
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018
Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week, which creates an opportunity for each of us to think about Mental Health and Wellbeing.
08 May 2018
Specialist mental health support announced for new mums in Croydon
New and expectant mums in Croydon will soon have access to specialist mental health community services, thanks to funding secured by South West London Health and Care Partnership.
04 May 2018
Information about the offer of a breast screen for women aged 70-79, May 2018
Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. The offer of a screen comes after some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.
20 April 2018
Croydon GPs - Your Governing Body Needs You!
Clinical commissioning is all about making a difference to healthcare for patients by the people that know them best – you!
29 March 2018
Care partnership extended
An alliance created between Croydon Council staff, Age UK Croydon and the local NHS so over-65s need less time in hospital was renewed for another nine years on Thrusday 29 March 2018.
14 March 2018
Easter 2018 Opening Hours for Croydon Pharmacies
Easter opening times for local pharmacies are now available
20 February 2018
Health and care partnerships in Croydon are helping older residents to regain their independence
11 January 2018
Visit Croydon’s one-stop shop for a happier and healthier 2018
Making New Year’s resolutions can be daunting, but the JustBe Croydon website has been created to provide residents with information, advice and support to make it easier to ditch unhealthy lifestyle habits and kick-start 2018 with positive intentions.
12 December 2017
Deck the halls and stock your cupboards, advises Croydon’s health and care partnership
As last minute gifts and tasty treats are topping shopping lists this week, social and health care partners across Croydon are reminding people to stock up on their medication in time for the festive break.
11 December 2017
Pharmacy opening times over Christmas and New Year 2017
Many pharmacies will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period - check which ones will be open
03 December 2017
Croydon CCG invites local residents to be a friend to a disabled person
Croydon CCG is encouraging local residents to say a quick hello, offer a friendly cup of tea or lend a hand to a neighbour with a disability as part of international day of persons with disabilities (December 3).
01 December 2017
Get tested this World AIDS Day 2017
Doctors in Croydon want to raise awareness and encourage self-testing for HIV this World AIDS Day, 1 December 2017.
18 November 2017
National HIV Testing Week 2017
Give HIV the finger this HIV testing week and get yourself tested, for free, within 15 minutes
15 November 2017
Start your smoke-free future on World COPD Day 2017
NHS Croydon CCG is urging residents who smoke to get the help they need to quit on World COPD Day, Wednesday 15 November.
13 November 2017
NHS Croydon CCG is working to highlight the importance of using antibiotics responsibly
NHS Croydon CCG is supporting Antibiotic Awareness Week to encourage the responsible use of antibiotics
01 November 2017
Movember helps raise awareness of men’s health
A hairy upper lip is preferable to a stiff upper lip as part of Movember, the annual awareness campaign highlighting men's health.
17 October 2017
South West London Committees in Common
The six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in South West London have agreed to establish a ‘Committees in Common’ to make decisions as a group of CCGs together.
09 October 2017
Protect yourself and your family against Flu
Make sure you stay well this winter!
01 October 2017
Shining a spotlight on lupus during October
NHS Croydon CCG is supporting residents and families with lupus during October as part of lupus awareness month. Lupus is a painful, debilitating condition in which a person's immune system malfunctions and attacks healthy tissues, cells and organs.
01 October 2017
New helpline service supports Londoners to quit smoking
A new Stop Smoking London Helpline service, funded and supported by Croydon and 29 other London Boroughs, has been launched by the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) London.
11 September 2017
Have your say - better health for all Londoners
The Mayor has launched his Draft Health Inequalities strategy to help create a healthier and fairer society, and to help make the healthier choice easier for everyone, including the most disadvantaged.
01 September 2017
Get TUF on urology disease during September
September is Urology Awareness Month. Now in its third year, the campaign is dedicated to all things urological, from increasing knowledge about urology disease to banishing the stigma associated with many of these conditions.
25 August 2017
Raising awareness about diabetes in the heart of Croydon
Volunteers from across Croydon were working to raise residents' awareness of their risk of contracting diabetes and steps they can take to avoid it.
25 August 2017
Creating Conversations in Croydon Dying well takes planning - Calling for Volunteers
The Creating Conversations in Croydon project is looking for volunteers to empower communities to talk openly about death and dying.
21 August 2017
August bank holiday weekend 2017
Residents in Croydon are being urged to plan ahead for the August bank holiday weekend this year.
10 August 2017
NHS England consultation on primary care prescriptions
NHS England has partnered with NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to support CCGs in ensuring that they use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes.
04 August 2017
Share your views about pharmacies in Croydon!
Share your views to help develop pharmacies in Croydon
01 August 2017
Croydon CCG supports World Breastfeeding Awareness Week
World Breastfeeding Awareness Week runs between 1-7 August, and aims to highlight the value of breastfeeding globally.
19 July 2017
Perinatal Mental Health focus group
South west London want to improve support for women and their families who may be affected by mental health conditions during or after pregnancy
10 July 2017
Healthy Weight Workshop - Wednesday 26 July
Are you a resident, clinician or professional who wants to help local people keep to a healthy weight?
03 July 2017
Thrive London - improving Londoners' mental health and wellbeing
Join the citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners.
23 June 2017
Volunteer Patient and Public Representatives
We are now recruiting volunteers to sit on several working groups to support us to make decisions about how we deliver non acute services, as part of the 'Planned Care Programme'.
19 June 2017
Patient Participation Awareness Week 2017
Patient Participation Week aims to highlight the importance of patient participation to achieve excellence in care for all patients.
19 June 2017
Breaking down barriers during Learning Disability Week 2017
Healthcare professionals and employers in Croydon are urged to consider how they can improve the lives of people with a learning disability during Learning Disability Week.
12 June 2017
Carers week 2017
Carers Week is all about reminding people of the tireless dedication of carers and the positive impact of their thankless work. GPs in Croydon are encouraging locals to spare a thought for carers in the community.
11 June 2017
Know diabetes, fight diabetes
Diabetes is one of the UK's biggest health crises, and it's on the rise. Some 4.5 million people in the UK are living with diabetes, and 11.9 million in the UK are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
26 May 2017
Recruitment of a Lay Member of Finance
Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group is looking to recruit a Lay Member who will be a voting member of the Governing Body and who will have a lead role in overseeing the key elements of financial management.
26 May 2017
Late May Bank Holiday Pharmacy opening hours
Please consult the list to find out which pharmacies will be open, and when, on 29 May.
14 May 2017
Dementia Awareness Week
The Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Awareness Week takes place this year 14 – 20 May with the aim of spreading the charity's core philosophy that life doesn't end where dementia begins
08 May 2017
Dying Matters Awareness Week
Dying Matters Awareness Week places the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. This year, they are asking "What Can You Do?"
28 April 2017
May Bank Holiday Pharmacy opening hours
Please consult this list to find out which pharmacies will be open, and when, on 1 May.
21 April 2017
Care partnership for older people launches in Croydon
Health, social care and voluntary sector partners are launching a more personalised and joined-up approach to health and care services for the over-65s in Croydon.
06 April 2017
Referral of Croydon decision on IVF and ICSI
The London Borough of Croydon's Health & Social Care Scrutiny Sub Committee has informed us that they are referring the CCG's recent decision around routine provision of IVF and ICSI to the Secretary of State for Health.
01 April 2017
Ponder your poo this April to stop bowel cancer
April is bowel cancer awareness month, and a special opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer.
01 April 2017
Croydon resident John Amos talks about his fight with cancer
The retired civil engineer was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2010 and surgeons removed a foot of his lower intestine to stop the disease spreading.
24 March 2017
Health Help Now launches education pack
NHS Croydon has launched an education pack to help pharmacy and GP staff to recommend Health Help Now, NHS Croydon CCG’s new website and app based service.
23 March 2017
Facing up to obesity
An estimated one-in-five adults in Croydon are obese and unwittingly pass on their poor relationship with food and exercise onto their children.
20 March 2017
Health Help Now smashes 10,000 visits marker
Visits to Health Help Now Croydon website and app have smashed through the 10,000 barrier in under three months.
15 March 2017
Positive outlook helped Croydon man tackle cancer
A Croydon resident recalls his personal fight with Prostate Cancer as part of the national awareness month.
15 March 2017
New Croydon Urgent Care Alliance to offer urgent GP appointments from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
People in Croydon will soon have access to a wide range of urgent care services, including GP appointments available from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
14 March 2017
Croydon CCG IVF decision
NHS Croydon CCG's Governing Body has taken the difficult decision to fund IVF, In Vitro Fertilisation, only for those with exceptional clinical circumstances.
09 March 2017
Want to go to AE That will be £160 please
A local GP has highlighted the real cost of visiting A&E in an effort to raise public awareness of the problem.
09 March 2017
How we can tackle dementia together
Dr Kate Grainger was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2011 and spent her final years' encouraging the NHS to show a more human face with her 'My name is …' campaign, says Dr Know.
03 March 2017
Recruitment of Lay Member
We are looking to recruit to a Lay Member for Conflicts of Interest Guardian and Governance.
27 February 2017
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Early intervention is crucial to combatting eating disorders and provides the focus for Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW), running from 27 February to 5 March 2017.
13 February 2017
The fastest pensioner in town
Sometimes you come across people cheerily ignoring society's definition of old age that is an inspiration to us all. Fauja Singh, aka the 'Turbaned Tornado,' took up running in his 80s and competed in more than a dozen marathons.
08 February 2017
Health Help Now - the new go-to resource for health and wellbeing advice in Croydon
Evidence is building that Health Help Now Croydon is becoming the go-to resource for local residents seeking advice for their health and wellbeing.
03 February 2017
Croydon work in preventing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) recognised by FBI
Representatives from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) have met with Croydon’s Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) project team to learn from their work to protect girls who are risk of FGM
27 January 2017
Statement on the prescription of baby formula
26 January 2017
How sleep can make us healthier
Dr Know takes a look at how more sleep could benefit the majority of us and the benefit of taking a holiday from social media.
23 January 2017
Nordic walker on the trail of diabetes
Bob Dear is tackling diabetes one step at a time though his love of Nordic walking.
20 January 2017
Health Help Now website and app benefits highlighted by Croydon Advertiser
A news article in the Croydon Advertiser (Friday 20 January, p10) has reported that NHS Croydon's new Health Help Now digital service can cut out 414 wasted A&E trips each week.
17 January 2017
Patients flock to Health Help Now Croydon
Health Help Now, Croydon’s online health tool, is attracting an increasing number of visitors looking for advice and the best place to go for treatment.
17 January 2017
Croydon Health and Care Forum to discuss future of local health services
People in Croydon are being encouraged to attend an open Health and Care Forum to discuss the future of local health services.
17 January 2017
Decision on prescribing proposals and the decommissioning of Foxley Lane following NHS engagement
Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) approved recommendations to stop the prescribing of gluten-free products, vitamin D for maintenance, self-care medications and baby milk, and to decommission Foxley Lane women's service.
11 January 2017
Help yourself to help others, says diabetic group
The secretary of Croydon's largest diabetes support group is appealing for more people to join, especially those from black and Asian communities who are at greatest risk.
10 January 2017
Have your say on Health Help Now Croydon
NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to making the Health Help Now website and mobile phone app the best it can be for the people of Croydon. Please help us to improve the website and app by giving us your feedback via Survey Monkey.
10 January 2017
Homeless in Croydon given better access to GPs
Homeless people will be given a healthcare card allowing them to be treated at GP surgeries across Croydon.
04 January 2017
The future of IVF services in Croydon
NHS Croydon CCG wants local people to have their say about our proposals to stop the routine provision of some elements of the assisted conception services for couples who have trouble conceiving naturally
30 December 2016
Need a New Year’s Resolution
Save money, lose weight and sleep better this New Year by giving up alcohol for the month of January.
12 December 2016
Get set for Christmas – how to stay well this winter
NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) urges local residents to prepare now for the Christmas and New Year festive season.
11 November 2016
NHS in Croydon seeks views on prescribing changes
NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is calling out for local people to have their say
08 November 2016
Health Help Now launches in Croydon
Health Help Now has come to Croydon - it's a new digital service to help local people to understand where they should go for treatment, especially when they need healthcare in a hurry or late at night or at the weekend.
01 November 2016
It's that time of the year again and the world's largest men's health movement is gearing up for another worldwide assault on upper lips
01 November 2016
Seeking views on Foxley Lane Women’s Service in Purley
We are engaging on a proposal to change the services currently provided at Foxley Lane, a women's mental health service in Purley.
31 October 2016
Health Help Now – it’s coming to Croydon
NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group is pleased to tell you about a new digital health service that it is launching on Tuesday 8 November.
16 October 2016
Recruitment of Governing Body Members
We are looking to recruit to the following four roles for our Governing Body
12 October 2016
Stay well this winter - flu vaccines
GPs in NHS Croydon CCG are encouraging local residents to make sure they stay well over the coming months by getting the flu jab
30 September 2016
Stub it out during Stoptober
Each year thousands quit smoking for 28 days with Stoptober starting on Saturday 1 October.
09 September 2016
Update on development of our STP
The NHS in south west London (Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth CCGs) is working with local authorities on a long term plan for local services.
05 September 2016
Dr Know looks at back to school healthcare
Dr Know tackles the unwelcome visitors your child may bring home following the start of the new school term.
25 August 2016
Get prepared for August bank holiday
With the bank holiday fast approaching - GPs in Croydon are reminding local people to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions over the August bank holiday as many GPs and pharmacies in the area may be closed or have reduced opening hours.
22 August 2016
Patient information regarding pregnancy termination services following CQC inspection at Marie Stopes International clinics
Information for patients following the suspension of some Marie Stopes International services across the country, including Croydon.