Healthwatch Croydon

Healthwatch Croydon calls for GP practices to work more closely with homeless people

Posted on June 28th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon’s street homeless need better support from GPs, says a new report from Healthwatch Croydon 

Release begins: Croydon GP practices need to work better with street homeless people to deliver the care they need according to report by Healthwatch Croydon.

The study, Street Homeless Experience of Health Services in Croydon, published today, recorded the experiences of street homeless people who have become members of Crisis in Croydon. It found … Read More »

It’s time for Croydon to get carer-friendly

Posted on June 7th, by Amy Deakin in Politics & Society. No Comments

It’s Carers’ Week. Let’s use it to tell the world why they matter, says Amy Deakin

There are an estimated 34,000 carers in Croydon. Carers are the hidden support network of our community, providing unpaid support to a relative, friend or neighbour who needs more help due to disability, illness or age. But who are they?

Carers come from all walks of life. You might be … Read More »

Healthwatch responds to announcement of Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group funding shortfall for 2016-17

Posted on February 11th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Healthwatch Croydon has highlighted the likely consequences of a shortfall between NHS England’s offer and the funding needs of the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Release begins: Last week’s announcement by NHS England stated that the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is likely to receive £26 million (5.86%) increase in its core funding allocation to provide services for 2016-17. While the increase is welcomed, the CCG will still be £18 million … Read More »