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Health officials urge older residents to get their flu jab

Doctors in the borough of Richmond are calling on older residents to get their free flu vaccine as soon as possible, before much colder weather arrives. Officials warn that once the temperature drops below 8C, members of the public aged 65 and over are at increased risk of contracting flu. They’re [...]

2019-02-05T15:54:01+00:00 February 5th, 2019|News|

Richmond NHS volunteer shares winter health tips at Sikh temple

At the arrival of winter, Mal Assi, Contract Support Officer at NHS Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group, didn’t hesitate to volunteer as a winter champion to help get important health messages out into her local community. Building on her existing voluntary work at her local gurdwara (Sikh place of worship), Mal used [...]

2019-01-23T13:55:29+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|News|

Tell us what you think of NHS 111

We would like to hear from people living across south west London who have used NHS 111. NHS 111 is a free service designed to help people access health information, advice and treatment easily by telephone or online. It is available 7 days a week, 24 hours per day. Please help [...]

2019-01-04T08:27:54+00:00 January 4th, 2019|News|

Guide to local NHS services available over the Christmas period

Pharmacy opening hours Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. But they do a lot more than that. As well as helping with common illnesses – like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains – [...]

2018-12-13T16:02:15+00:00 December 13th, 2018|News|

Toddlers at risk of flu in Richmond

Doctors in Richmond are urging parents to vaccinate their toddlers against the flu this winter, after figures revealed that only 39.05% of 2-3 year olds in the borough received the free flu vaccination last year – a figure below national average of 43.5%. Officials warn that little children are some of [...]

2018-11-14T10:24:41+00:00 November 14th, 2018|News|

Diabetes Book & Learn service now available

A new integrated diabetes education booking service called Diabetes Book & Learn, has been launched for health professionals to refer people with Type 2 diabetes from across south London. Diabetes Book & Learn can be accessed via the website www.diabetesbooking.co.uk From 1 October 2018, for the first-time, health care professionals will [...]

2018-10-22T12:55:54+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|News|

Annual general meeting 2017-2018 presentation

Our annual general meeting (AGM) took place at York House, Twickenham on Tuesday 18 September. We welcomed members of the public, local GPs and guests from our provider organisations.  Everyone had the opportunity to visit stalls from local health and care groups and ask a question. To view the presentation, click here. If [...]

2018-10-04T13:56:09+00:00 October 4th, 2018|News|

Patient and public engagement review 2017/2018

Your feedback helps us to ensure we are commissioning the right services for local residents of Richmond. We want you to get involved and influence your local health services. As a CCG, putting the public, patients and carers at the centre of our plans and getting their input is important. We [...]

2018-09-19T13:34:50+00:00 September 19th, 2018|News|

Is your heart older than you?

Smoking, being overweight, high blood pressure and cholesterol, excessive alcohol and lack of exercise all add up over time and increase your future chances of having a heart attack, stroke or developing certain types of dementia. Most people know their vital statistics like height, weight and waist size.  That’s a good [...]

2018-09-14T11:09:19+00:00 September 14th, 2018|News|