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News and publications 2018-03-22T09:50:46+00:00

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 be seen at one of four clinics including: Moorfields [...]

February 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

NHS in Richmond backs council campaign to improve air quality and save lives

Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is backing the council campaign to ask drivers to turn their car engines off when stopped and improve air quality in the borough. Richmond Council is asking drivers to make Richmond upon Thames an ‘Idle free borough’ in 2019 and beyond. They are being asked to turn their vehicle’s engines off when stopped, particularly at [...]

February 6th, 2019|Categories: 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 also likely to suffer more than most people if [...]

February 5th, 2019|Categories: 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 winter champion training to serve the community where she [...]

January 23rd, 2019|Categories: 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 us shape how we develop this service for future [...]

January 4th, 2019|Categories: 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 – pharmacy teams can also help with stopping smoking, cutting [...]

December 13th, 2018|Categories: 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 the worst affected by the virus and, if they [...]

November 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

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 really need them. As antibiotic resistance increases common procedures [...]

October 24th, 2018|Categories: 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 be able to refer people with Type 2 diabetes [...]

October 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

Support is available for Richmond residents this World Mental Health Day

The NHS in Richmond is encouraging residents who are feeling anxious or low to seek support this World Mental Health Day (Wednesday, 10 October). We are also encouraging you to think about the mental health of your friends and family, particularly the children and young people you may know. Do they seem withdrawn? Are they doing things they wouldn’t usually [...]

October 10th, 2018|Categories: News|
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