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Community Hub for Richmond residents

Richmond Council has set up a Community Hub to co-ordinate the support being offered by the Council and the borough’s many voluntary organisations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. From Tuesday 24 March, a helpline number is available as a first response for residents, particularly those who are elderly and/or vulnerable [...]

2020-03-26T15:53:21+00:00 March 26th, 2020|News|

Changes to services and outpatient appointments at Kingston Hospital

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to minimise risk to patients and staff, Kingston Hospital is making some changes to its services, effective from Monday 23 March 2020. Operations Please be advised that the hospital is no longer carrying out routine operations in the hospital (whether it is in [...]

2020-03-24T16:19:14+00:00 March 24th, 2020|News|

New South West London IVF policy means service harmonised across six boroughs

On Thursday, 5 March 2020, South West London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) agreed to standardise access to fertility services across six boroughs. The CCGs met to agree a new single policy for assisted conception treatment and fertility preservation which increases access and equity to NHS-funded IVF and fertility preservation across the [...]

2020-03-09T11:12:24+00:00 March 9th, 2020|News|

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Richmond and Kingston, and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The latest information [...]

2020-03-06T09:55:35+00:00 March 6th, 2020|News|

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|