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

NHS services during the Christmas and New Year bank holidays

Here’s a quick guide to where you can access the right health care for you over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays. Medicines at home It is good practice to keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet or box at home.  The items this could include are painkillers, antihistamines, oral rehydration salts, anti-diarrhoea tablets, sunscreen, indigestion treatment, a first aid kit [...]

December 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Health and Care Plan launches today in the borough of Richmond

Local people to benefit from better joined up NHS and social care services The NHS, Richmond Council, the voluntary sector and Healthwatch are today launching a two-year plan to meet the health and care needs of people living in Richmond. The Richmond Health and Care Plan, which has been developed with local people, aims to give everyone the best start [...]

October 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Non-emergency patient transport changes in Richmond and Kingston

From Tuesday 1 October 2019, there is a new provider for the community non-emergency patient transport and eligibility assessment call centre for Richmond and Kingston CCGs. The new provider is Healthcare and Transport Services known as HATS, replacing ERS Medical. They will continue to provide the eligibility assessment service via a call centre for all hospital and community appointments.  HATS [...]

October 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

NHS and Richmond Council give backing to suicide prevention campaign

NHS Richmond CCG and Richmond Council joined up with other organisations to promote World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September 2019). Every year, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Last year, in the UK, over 6,900 people died of suicide, a rise of [...]

September 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

Care Quality Commission publishes review of health services for children in Richmond upon Thames

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published their review of the effectiveness of health services for looked after children and the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements for all children using health services in Richmond upon Thames. This follows a CQC planned inspection of services in June, which involved interviews with children using services, their carers, and staff working in children’s health [...]

September 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

NHS services during the August bank holiday weekend

During the August bank holiday weekend (24 to 26 August 2019), local residents in Richmond will have access to a range of healthcare services through extended access GP appointments and urgent treatment centres – accessible by calling 111 over the weekend or walking-in at Teddington Memorial Hospital. Those with urgent medical issues can call NHS 111 to speak to a [...]

August 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

Moving Forward Together- a proposal to merge the six south west London Clinical Commissioning Groups

The six CCGs in south west London have been working together for over a year, new developments such as development of Primary Care Networks (PCNs), strengthening of local health and care partnerships and the development of six local health and care plans, will impact on how we currently operate. Therefore, earlier this year the governing bodies of the six south [...]

August 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Join our annual general meeting

NHS Richmond CCG’s annual general meeting (AGM) takes place on Monday 23 September at Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham. The event will be an opportunity to look back at the work we have been doing and to share our future plans. Our AGM will take place from 5pm to 7pm, with registration and a chance to look around some information [...]

August 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

Staying safe while temperatures rise

Very hot weather is expected this week and NHS Richmond Commissioning Group (CCG) and Richmond Council are urging people to take extra care of themselves and look out for anyone who may be more at risk from the effects of the heat. Advice for being safe in the heat includes: Try to keep out of the sun between 11am and [...]

July 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

Local GPs and Richmond Council welcome cancer prevention jab for boys

GPs in Richmond upon Thames and the local Council are welcoming the introduction of the cancer preventing HPV vaccine that will be available to boys aged 12 to 13 in local schools from September. In men, many cancers of the mouth, throat, genitals and bottom are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). It can also cause warts on the [...]

July 19th, 2019|Categories: News|
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