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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|