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Keep antibiotics working

Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses, such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by themselves.  Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant.  That means that antibiotics may not work when you [...]

2018-10-24T17:18:43+00:00 October 24th, 2018|News|


1 in 10 children and young people in London have asthma but less than half of these have an asthma management plan or know how to use their inhaler correctly Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting the Healthy London Partnership and NHS England London campaign #AskAboutAsthma to help improve the lives [...]

2018-09-03T16:07:24+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|News|

FreeStyle Libre now available on NHS prescription to eligible people with Type 1 diabetes in Richmond

FreeStyle Libre now available on NHS prescription to eligible people with Type 1 diabetes in Richmond FreeStyle Libre*, the flash glucose monitoring device to help people with Type 1 diabetes monitor their own glucose levels using a sensor the size of a two pound coin, is now available on prescription for people in Richmond [...]

2018-08-10T15:34:07+00:00 August 10th, 2018|News|

New online tool to tackle rise in diabetes

Residents are encouraged to grab a tape measure and scales and go online to find out if they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Each year 345[1] people in Richmond are told they have diabetes. There are already an estimated 11,825[2] local people living with diabetes of whom 5,385[3] [...]

2018-08-06T16:31:37+00:00 August 6th, 2018|News|

Hot weather can affect anyone

Residents in Richmond are being urged to take care of themselves and look out for young children, babies, older people and those with health conditions who may be at risk during the hot weather. The main risks are dehydration from not drinking enough water, overheating – which can make symptoms worse [...]

2018-08-06T10:21:57+00:00 August 6th, 2018|News|

Stay safe in the heat this summer

Richmond CCG is urging residents to take care of themselves during the current hot weather. While we all want to enjoy the sun and warm weather, Richmond residents should take care to stay out of the sun in peak hours, drink plenty of water and not over exert themselves. There are several [...]

2018-07-23T15:13:13+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|News|

Blood in pee? Then see your doctor

Richmond people noticing blood in their pee should tell their doctor, even if it has only happened once. The plea was made this week by NHS Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to mark the launch of a national Be Clear on Cancer campaign that started on 19 July and runs to [...]

2018-07-20T12:39:23+00:00 July 20th, 2018|News|

CCG Staff Attend NHS 70 Westminster Abbey Service

Staff from NHS Richmond Clinical Commissioning Groups, along with colleagues from other CCGs in south west London, attended a prestigious national celebration at Westminster Abbey today to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS. The NHS turns 70 today and the service paid tribute to NHS staff, patients and medical breakthroughs, [...]

2018-07-05T18:01:57+00:00 July 5th, 2018|News|

Richmond CCG Annual Report and Accounts 2017 – 2018

Today Richmond CCG publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2017 - 2018. This has been our fifth year as a CCG and our first year as part of the South West London Alliance with our partners Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth CCGs. The report highlights achievements made throughout the year working with [...]

2018-06-15T11:15:06+00:00 June 15th, 2018|News|