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

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.  The survey should take no more than approximately 5-10 [...]

April 11th, 2019|Categories: 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 need in to your GP earlier than usual so [...]

April 11th, 2019|Categories: 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 the end of April, encourages all people with a [...]

April 9th, 2019|Categories: 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 want to. That’s why Kingston and Richmond CCGs have [...]

March 6th, 2019|Categories: 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 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|
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