Young Healthwatch Day – Croydon – 22 August, 2 to 4.30pm – BOOK YOUR PLACE!

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Are you 16-25 and from Croydon? Get your voice heard about the health services you use at Young Healthwatch Day together with Croydon Council’s Public Health team.

You will get the opportunity to tell Croydon Council about the sexual health services that you need. You will hear about opportunities to volunteer with local organisations which will help your job prospects, as well as advice on health, housing and happiness. Throw in some free food, a goody bag and entertainment and it’s an afternoon you do not want to miss!

Places are limited so book your place today and let your voice be heard!

 

 

 

Healthwatch Croydon
Carers’ Support Centre
24 George Street
Croydon
CR0 1PB

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Grassroots funding opportunity from Healthwatch Croydon – Round 1 closes 21 August 2017

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Would you like to run an activity or event for local people that is fun AND allows the NHS to speak to individuals about their experiences of health services? A maximum of £750 per event is available. Examples of events include tea dances, pottery classes, pizza and movie afternoons or cultural activities.

Healthwatch Croydon would like to fund activities and events that would be enjoyable for Croydon residents and give them an opportunity to share their views with a member of staff from the NHS.

Healthwatch Croydon is particularly interested in events on the following:

  • Children and young people.
  • People with learning disabilities.
  • People with mental health conditions.
  • Older people.
  • People for whom English is not a first language.
  • Pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.
  • People with physical disabilities.
  • Transgender people.
  • LGBT communities.
  • People from different races and of different religions.
  • Carers.
  • Socio-economically deprived communities.
  • Those affected by cancer.

 

For further information on how to apply for the Grassroots funding, please read the guidance notes for applicants and complete the application form.

The closing date for the first round of applications is Monday 21 August 2017 by noon Please sent to the completed application to yinka.alowooja@healthwatchcroydon.co.uk

Guidance notes: Grassroots Application Guidance

Application form: Grassroots Application form 17-18

 

Healthwatch Croydon
Carers’ Support Centre
24 George Street
Croydon
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Healthwatch Croydon event on teenage sexual health services

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Book at www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk/events

For those not online, please book by calling  020 8663 5648

 

Healthwatch Croydon
Carers’ Support Centre
24 George Street
Croydon
CR0 1PB

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Healthwatch Croydon forum – 3 November 2016 – All welcome

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Healthwatch Croydon is the official ‘patient voice’ across the Borough for health and social care service users.

The Healthwatch Croydon Forum, meeting quarterly, advises on our priorities and associated work programmes.

You are invited to the next event which is about the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

The health service in its current format is unsustainable, and ‘doing nothing is not an option’. As part of its ‘Five Year Forward View’ the NHS has drafted a range of proposals to make services more efficient and integrated, while at the same time, increasing quality. The proposals on primary and acute care will be considered at this event.

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When?
Thursday 3rd November, 11am – 2pm

Where?
Mind in Croydon, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon, CR0 5LA

Agenda
11.00 – Registration
11.15 – Welcome
11.20 – Presentation – What is the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)?
11.35 – Workshop 1: Primary Care – How can we maximise treatment, care and support in the community, and reduce hospital admissions?
12.15 – Lunch and Feedback wall
13.00 – Workshop 2: Acute Care – Every hospital does not have to provide every service. How can we pool services regionally, and make best use of clinicians?
13.40 – Next steps – how can we work effectively with the NHS, to ensure patients, carers and residents are heard?
14.00 – Close

Click here to book

 

Website: www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk
Twitter: @HealthwatchCR0

Healthwatch Croydon’s call to Croydon PPGs

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Healthwatch, set up as part of the Health and Social Care Act, is the independent ‘official patient voice’ across England. Healthwatch finds out what people think of health and social care services, good and bad, and bring this information to managers and commissioners so that services may improve.

As part of their work Healthwatch Croydon routinely monitor GP Practices and currently have around 2,000 items of intelligence about GPs in Croydon.

Healthwatch Croydon would like to know what Patient Participation Groups (PPGS) thinks about their GP Practices, so that your experience forms part of their overall intelligence. In return, as in other parts of London,Healthwatch can provide your PPG with trends analysis reports on request, providing an insight into your Practice’s strengths and weaknesses – issues that could be addressed at PPG Meetings.

If you are on a PPG committee and would like to work more closely with Healthwatch, simply get in touch!

Contact:
Darren Morgan
Community Analyst
020 8663
darren.morgan@healthwatchcroydon.co.uk

 

Healthwatch Croydon advisory forum – 5 November 2015 – All welcome

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Healthwatch Croydon is the official ‘patient voice’ across the Borough for health and social care service users.

Want to improve Croydon’s health and social care services?

Join Croydon Healthwatch at their Advisory Forum Open Evening Thursday 5 November 4pm to 6pm

Mind in Croydon, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon, CR0 5LA

The Healthwatch Croydon Advisory Forum is the health and social care eyes and ears of Croydon.

They are looking for volunteers to be members of the Forum reflecting all ages and backgrounds. Their role is to inform the Healthwatch Croydon Board and staff of current health and social care issues and enable decisions to be made that reflect the community’s perspective.

This is an opportunity to find out more about what the Advisory Group does, vote for a new chair and vice-chair or consider running for a role yourself.

Book your place: www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk/events

For those not online, please book by calling 020 8663 5648.

Healthwatch Croydon champions local health and social care services responding to your voice.

Download a flyer Healthwatch Advisory Event Poster.

Healthwatch Croydon AGM – 8 October 2015

Annual General Meeting

 

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Healthwatch Croydon is the official ‘patient voice’ across the Borough for health and social care service users.

Croydon Healthwatch Annual General Meeting

How does your voice deliver better services?

Hear how Healthwatch Croydon influences health and social care decisions and ask your questions at our Annual General Meeting.

Healthwatch Croydon works to get the best out of local health and social care services responding to the voice of residents. We listen to your views, and then communicate these effectively to key decision-makers, so services can be improved. We are independent of any group or organisation, and established in law, to deliver the voice of residents to improve services.

Special guest speaker: Hannah Miller, Croydon’s former director of Health and Housing.

Thursday 8 October
12.00-14.30
Community Space
Bernard Weatherill 
House
Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA

The event is free and light refreshments are included.

Book your place at www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk/events

If you are not online then call 020 8663 5648 to book your place.