Engagement Events​

We need your help to help Croydon stay healthy - 11 December 2019

Did you know that almost 1 in 4 Croydon residents live with two or more long term conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, and this number is increasing, especially in the younger population?  Long term conditions have a drastic impact on people’s quality of life and can lead to strokes, amputations, breathing difficulties and ultimately, premature death.

We want to do everything we can to stop that, but we need your and your colleagues’ help.

We are creating a community outreach service to tell people about the risks, and to screen people for long term conditions in community settings.

If you live in Croydon and are aged between 30-50, we want your help to plan services that work best for you.

NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who plans and funds health services for people living in Croydon, is holding a workshop to hear what you think about our plans on:

  • Wednesday 11th December 2019
  • 17:45-19:15
  • Stonelake Room, Croydon Conference Centre, 5-9 Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1RG

 Light refreshments will be served from 17:30. We look forward to seeing you there.

The workshop is open to everyone living in Croydon who is aged between 30-50.  We would particularly like to hear from you if you are from a black and minority ethnic background (BME), as those from BME communities have a higher risk of developing long term conditions such as Type 2 diabetes at a young age.

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact Bethan O’Donnell via email: bethan.o’donnell@swlondon.nhs.uk or call on 020 3458 5720.

If you have any access requirements, such as a hearing loop, interpreters or wheelchair access, please get in touch before the event.

We ask that you register your attendance beforehand at this link 

Healthwatch - Moving Forward Together: Proposal for a single South West  London CCG - 23 October 2019

A meeting with Healthwatch and members of the public to discuss the proposals for a single SWL CCG and the plans for future engagement, developed in partnership with SWL Healthwatch representatives

Croydon Joint Patient and Public Forum - 19 August 2019

The CCG and CHS came together to engage with patients and the public about the ongoing alignment of the CCG and CHS and how that would work with the proposed merger of the six SW London CCGs.

MH Seminar flyer.jpgMental Health awareness

Local Patient Participation Group from Parchmore, Mersham and Thornton Health practices have gathered a range of guest speakers from health, care and voluntary and community services to talk about the importance of taking care of your mental health and what support there is in Croydon.

It's a free event with no need to book, just turn up.

Thursday 13 June 2019 11.00-15.00

Parchmore Methodist Church,  53-55 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LY 

Health Goes Local! Our Thornton Heath 

Healthwatch are hosting two events looking at health services in Croydon, which are becoming more focused on the local. So, people of Thornton Heath, give us your ideas! 

  • Learn about your community’s health needs and assets. 
  • Have your say on what Thornton Heath needs to do.
  • Give your views on how providers can engage and deliver services with Thornton Heath residents, ensuring they are accountable to their needs.  

Tuesday 7 May 18.00-20.00 
Wednesday 8 May 11.00-13.00

Parchmore Methodist Church,  53-55 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LY 

Book now via link below or call 0300 012 1235 if not online: 


Refreshments will be served

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.

You can see the slides here.

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:

  • Facts about Croydon
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) SYTIC.jpginvite 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 diabetes event.JPGexperiences 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.

Governing Body

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:


​Contact Us 

​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

Healthwatch Croydon regularly host health and social events for local residents - please visit their website for more information:  http://www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk/events.