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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|

Governing body meeting 4 September 2018

Our next governing body meeting takes place on 4 September 2018, 10.30am – 12.30pm, at the following venue: York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA You can view our latest governing body papers on the governing board papers page. To assist in the management of the agenda and meeting, individuals are encouraged to [...]

2018-08-24T08:25:24+00:00 August 24th, 2018|News|

August bank holiday 2018 pharmacy opening times

This year the August bank holiday falls on Monday 27 August. To help you manage any prescribed medicines you may be taking or to know where to find an open pharmacist should you need one over this time, here’s what you can do. If your prescription is running out, ensure you [...]

2018-08-22T08:03:31+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|News|

Co-production award win

In 2017/18, we sought the involvement of young people in the refresh of the children’s mental health service plan for Kingston and Richmond. The involvement of the young people, through SEND Family Voices, led to them being nominated and winning a national award recognising their efforts in co-production of local plans. [...]

2018-08-13T15:43:21+00:00 August 13th, 2018|News|

Join us for our Annual General Meeting

People living in the borough of Richmond are invited to join our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place on Tuesday 18 September from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. The AGM will take place at: Clarendon Hall York House Richmond Road Twickenham TW1 3AA Dr Graham Lewis, local GP and Chair of Richmond Clinical [...]

2018-08-06T14:13:43+00:00 August 6th, 2018|News|

Vaginal mesh – advice for patients

It has been reported in the news that there will be a national ‘pause’ in the use by the NHS of surgical mesh/tape to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and for urogynaecological prolapse where the mesh is inserted through the vaginal wall, and that this pause will take the form of [...]

2018-07-13T15:42:49+00:00 July 13th, 2018|News|

Reducing health inequalities for patients with learning disabilities

This week, 18-25 June 2018, is Learning Disability week and the focus is on the healthcare given to people with a learning disability. According to figures from LeDeR (Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme), it is known that people with a learning disability have a significantly lower life expectancy than people [...]

2018-06-21T11:09:11+00:00 June 21st, 2018|News|

NHS celebration at Bushy parkrun

Bushy parkrun at Bushy Park in Teddington is one of hundreds of ‘parkruns’ around the UK who hosted a special NHS birthday celebration event on Saturday 9 June. The initiative, known as ‘parkrun for the NHS,’ aimed to recognise the contribution of the NHS to the health of the nation and [...]

2018-06-15T12:36:58+00:00 June 15th, 2018|News|

Independent Chair – Job Vacancy

The Richmond and Wandsworth Safeguarding Adults Board is seeking an independent chair to lead the local safeguarding partnership. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to make a real difference to local people.To apply the applicant will have: a relevant academic/ professional qualification in one of the core disciplines [...]

2018-06-13T09:44:42+00:00 June 13th, 2018|News|

Celebrating 70 years of our National Health Service

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. Here at Richmond CCG, we are marking the occasion by recognising the amazing contribution of our hard-working and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to improve the health of everyone in the borough. This special birthday is also an opportunity for everyone in [...]

2018-06-07T09:10:26+00:00 June 7th, 2018|News|