Croydon – Health Talk – gastric reflux and bloating – Weds 18 May 2016

This meeting has been arranged by the Patient Participation Group (PPG) of Old Coulsdon Medical Practice and will be held on Wednesday 18th May at the Old Coulsdon Congregational Church. Mr Mehra, Consultant surgeon will be speaking at the event.

If you want to attend please contact the surgery on 01737 558288 or the PPG on haveyoursay1@live.co.uk to help them plan for the event.

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If you are a patient at this surgery, why not join the PPG?

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Croydon CCG offer NAPP membership to all Croydon PPGs

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NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are delighted to be able to offer all Croydon based Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) support through the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) by funding their membership to NAPP.

Croydon CCG appreciates that this offer has been made in the past and that there have been issues with payment when Croydon PPGs have attempted to sign up but these issues are now fully resolved.

NAPP is a national organisation set up to promote patient participation. They provide support to new PPGs as well as helping existing PPGs to develop through sharing good practice.

NHS Croydon CCG will fund full membership for all Croydon GP practices PPGs for one year so that Croydon PPGs can benefit from NAPP’s expertise.

If your PPG is already a member then the CCG will pay your renewal costs.

All you have to do to join NAPP or renew your membership is to fill out the attached membership form. You do not need to send any payment to NAPP as they will invoice the CCG directly for your membership costs.

Croydon CCG Engagement team say,

“We really value our hard working PPGs and want to help them to develop their work and build on their successes so we really hope that you will take up this offer.”

If you have any questions please contact Croydon CCG.

Download the application form PPG Affiliation form (Croydon).

E-mail: getinvolved@croydonccg.nhs.uk
Web: www.croydonccg.nhs.uk
Twitter: @NHSCroydonCCG

NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group
Bernard Weatherill House
2nd Floor
Zone G
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

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If you are a member of a Croydon PPG and details are not listed here, please let us know and details will be added.

Notes of meeting – East Croydon – November 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in East Croydon on 19 November 2015.

 

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Notes of Meeting

The notices given at the meeting were posted after the meeting, here, and the meeting notes were agreed with those attending before posting.  You can access them here: Notes of EastCroydon 19_11_2015.

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As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting
Our next public meeting is at St Michaels, Poplar Road, in  central Croydon on Wednesday 6 January 2016.  This meeting is focussed on plans for Urgent Care in Croydon and there will be members of the Croydon CCG’s engagement team there to answer questions and to hear your views.

Please watch our website for details of this and future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

Alternatively you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com or phone/text 07864 676 088.

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

Find us on Twitter @CroydonNbrhoods
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Notices from East Croydon meeting – 19 November 2015

Here are the notices given at the meeting.

The notes of the meeting will follow after they have been circulated for comment to those attending.

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Updated list of organisations
CCC are building up a current list of Residents’ Associations and groups, as well as a list of conservation and park groups as the council does not hold a current list of either of these. All were asked to help build the lists with details so people wanting to find a group, can do so.

CCC is also building a list of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/croydons-patient-participation-groups/

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission (OFC)
The interim report is out. CCC has created a text only version to save downloading large files or printing out the full-colour version.

Free skin awareness seminar
This will take place in Croydon on 10 December and is open to people living with skin conditions and their families and carers. See https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/free-skin-awareness-seminar-croydon-sutton-merton-bromley/

Croydon CCG engaging on Urgent Care
Croydon CCG is holding a series of events across the borough to gather views on Urgent Care service in Croydon with a view to re-procurement, which needs to be in place by April 2015. See https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/croydon-ccg-is-involving-croydon-in-improving-urgent-care-services/ for details.
A flyer with dates was made available on the night.

The Metropolitan Police Giving Tree project
This project has launched. Could you donate a gift for a child in care? Suggested donation is up to £20, either in the form of a gift or as a financial donation to be used to purchase gifts for children in care. A poster was made available on the night.

Croydon Local Plan consultation
A series of meetings are planned and the consultation closes on 18 December 2015. Details here: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/the-croydon-local-plan-strategic-policies/

Croydon Arts Society Exhibition
This is currently on at the Fairfield halls until 28 November. The group have also produced a calendar this year, selling for £5. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/10/30/croydon-art-society-exhibition-at-fairfield-halls-16-to-28-november-2015/

Reducing car crime
Local policing teams have circulated advice on steps to take to reduce vehicle crime. Simple measures such as locking vehicles, not leaving valuables in cars were amongst the measures that help keep vehicle crime down. A hard copy of the information was available to take away.

Please see our website for these and other updates, notices and events.

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Notes of meeting – Waddon – October 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in Waddon on 19 October, 2015.

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Notes of Meeting

The notices given at the meeting were posted after the meeting, here, and the meeting notes were agreed with those attending before posting.  You can access them here: Notes of Waddon 19_10_2015.

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As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting
Our next public meeting is in East Croydon on 19 November 2015.

Please watch our website for details of this and future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

Alternatively you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com or phone/text 07864 676 088.

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

Find us on Twitter @CroydonNbrhoods
Find us on Facebook

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

 

Notices from Waddon Meeting – 19 October 2015

Here are the notices given at the meeting.
The notes of the meeting will follow.

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Notices

It is Black History Month and there are various events for all ages and interests on offer in Croydon. The theme is Women in Leadership. Booklets were made available on the night and can be picked up in Croydon libraries.

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Updated list of organisations
CCC are building up a current list of Residents’ Associations and groups, as well as a list of conservation and park groups as the council does not hold a current list of either of these. All were asked to help build the lists with details so people wanting to find a group, can do so.

The programme of works by Waddon Community Outreach based at St George’s was highlighted.  More details shortly but the variety of events are listed in the link and the photo in this post.  Take a look!

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CCC is also building a list of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/croydons-patient-participation-groups/

The interim report of Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission is out. It is high colour and CCC requested a print only version. This has now been produced, although not available on the website as yet. It is still lengthy though at 44 pages.  A copy was made available at the meeting.

The Commission will also be uploading an extra section, including methodology appendix.

Specialist Asthma Nurses
Support at home is available from a new community-based specialist paediatric nursing team. All were encouraged to pass the information on to anyone who might benefit.

Local Policing update
The local policing team were not on duty but have offered to meet to discuss any issues that arose.

Local Policing newsletters
The latest local policing newsletter was not available to offer out but this would be pursued with the SNT.

Residents were encouraged to sign up to these monthly ward newsletters and occasional updates, sent out via email, by emailing a request to their local Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) for the area.  In the case of Waddon it is waddon.snt@met.police.uk.

MPS Waddon on Twitter
PC Price advises that the team are now on Twitter. Follow @MPSWaddon.

Waddon Safer Neighbourhoods Crime Survey
This is open to canvass the views of residents in Waddon. Find it at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5LZ7T/

Quarterly survey
Waddon SNT is also looking for people to participate in a brief quarterly online survey regarding crime and policing in the area. All responses are anonymous and the first survey goes out this month.

If anyone is interested in getting involved, please email PC Luke Price on luke.price@met.pnn.police.uk

Reducing vehicle crime
The CCC committee also mentioned that all teams are currently circulating advice on steps to take to reduce vehicle crime. Simple measures such as remembering to lock vehicles and not leaving valuables in cars, were amongst the simple but effective ideas that help keep vehicle crime down. It was noted that one Croydon SNT had reported only that day that a vehicle window had been smashed for the loose change of only £3.50!

A hard copy of the information was made available to take away and a copy can be downloaded on the link above.

Croydon Healthwatch
The annual report and flyers were made available and their work promoted. Croydon Healthwatch needs to hear of the patient experience to equip them with a sound evidence base.

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Thank you for attending!

Notes of meeting shortly.