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Where to find urgent mental health support

If you or someone you know needs urgent mental health support, here are some telephone numbers you can call: Crisis line 0800 028 8000 Samaritans 08457 909090 NHS Direct 0845 4647 For other mental health support, have a look at a range of services.

2019-12-23T09:31:11+00:00 December 23rd, 2019|News|

Blog by Fatemeh Roozbahani, pharmacist at Day Lewis Pharmacy, Cross Deep Court in Twickenham

Winter is almost here, temperatures are dropping, the chances are it will get colder. Being cold affects our ability to fight off infection. Crowded A&E departments are struggling to cope and research shows nearly 50% of people could have been treated elsewhere. My name is Fatemeh, I am a community pharmacist [...]

2019-12-20T16:27:00+00:00 December 20th, 2019|News|

NHS services during the Christmas and New Year bank holidays

Here’s a quick guide to where you can access the right health care for you over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays. Medicines at home It is good practice to keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet or box at home.  The items this could include are painkillers, antihistamines, oral rehydration salts, [...]

2019-12-13T13:20:11+00:00 December 13th, 2019|News|

Health and Care Plan launches today in the borough of Richmond

Local people to benefit from better joined up NHS and social care services The NHS, Richmond Council, the voluntary sector and Healthwatch are today launching a two-year plan to meet the health and care needs of people living in Richmond. The Richmond Health and Care Plan, which has been developed with [...]

2019-10-18T11:40:14+00:00 October 18th, 2019|News|

Non-emergency patient transport changes in Richmond and Kingston

From Tuesday 1 October 2019, there is a new provider for the community non-emergency patient transport and eligibility assessment call centre for Richmond and Kingston CCGs. The new provider is Healthcare and Transport Services known as HATS, replacing ERS Medical. They will continue to provide the eligibility assessment service via a [...]

2019-10-01T15:40:18+00:00 October 1st, 2019|News|

NHS and Richmond Council give backing to suicide prevention campaign

NHS Richmond CCG and Richmond Council joined up with other organisations to promote World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September 2019). Every year, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Last year, in the UK, [...]

2019-09-12T11:57:50+00:00 September 12th, 2019|News|

Care Quality Commission publishes review of health services for children in Richmond upon Thames

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published their review of the effectiveness of health services for looked after children and the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements for all children using health services in Richmond upon Thames. This follows a CQC planned inspection of services in June, which involved interviews with children using [...]

2019-09-12T08:43:04+00:00 September 12th, 2019|News|

NHS services during the August bank holiday weekend

During the August bank holiday weekend (24 to 26 August 2019), local residents in Richmond will have access to a range of healthcare services through extended access GP appointments and urgent treatment centres – accessible by calling 111 over the weekend or walking-in at Teddington Memorial Hospital. Those with urgent medical [...]

2019-08-20T16:23:17+00:00 August 20th, 2019|News|

Join our annual general meeting

NHS Richmond CCG’s annual general meeting (AGM) takes place on Monday 23 September at Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham. The event will be an opportunity to look back at the work we have been doing and to share our future plans. Our AGM will take place from 5pm to 7pm, with [...]

2019-08-07T10:50:16+00:00 August 7th, 2019|News|