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Evaluation of Richmond social prescribing pilot

We have published an evaluation report of the Richmond CCG funded social prescribing pilot. The pilot took place in Barnes between October 2017 and March 2018, and was extended for a further three months to July 2018. The report identifies that during this period: 94 people in the borough accessed social [...]

2019-04-24T15:23:40+00:00 April 24th, 2019|News|

Using health and social care information – short survey

The Department of Health and Social Care would like to find out more about people’s experiences of using health and social care information.  They would be very grateful if people could complete a short survey – consisting of just five questions; and the option to be included in a future webinar.  [...]

2019-04-11T08:56:50+00:00 April 11th, 2019|News|

Pharmacy opening times over the Easter bank holiday weekend

It’s spring, which means blossom, lighter evenings and bank holidays. To help you prepare for the Easter bank holiday weekend, Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April, here is a table showing pharmacy opening times within Richmond borough. If you take ongoing medication, please get any repeat prescription requests you may [...]

2019-04-11T08:51:02+00:00 April 11th, 2019|News|

Cervical screening saves lives says new campaign

A new campaign has launched to raise awareness of the risks of cervical cancer and highlight the benefits of screening - reminding women that cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts by preventing potentially harmful cells developing. The Public Health England campaign, which launched on 5 March and runs until [...]

2019-04-09T10:25:24+00:00 April 9th, 2019|News|

Time to Change starts with us

We all have mental health, and just like physical health sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not.  But unfortunately attitudes and behaviours towards mental health can vary and can make it difficult for people with a mental health problem to tell their work colleagues and/or manager – even if they may [...]

2019-03-06T15:45:46+00:00 March 6th, 2019|News|

Moorfields Teddington Eye Clinic Relocation

Moorfields Teddington Eye Clinic is being relocated to nearby hospitals in South West London to ensure the best possible care for patients. All local patients who attend the service in Teddington have received a letter from Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to let them know that they can choose to [...]

2019-02-07T09:43:22+00:00 February 7th, 2019|News|

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|