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26 December 2016
Winter came early in 2016 with a late November cold snap registering below freezing temperatures across the UK.
21 December 2016
Get ready for Christmas
Find out what health services will be open locally during the festive period by visiting Health Help Now at www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net or download the free app Health Help Now to your phone.
20 December 2016
Pharmacy opening hours over the festive period 2016
Pharmacists can advise you on minor ailments like sore throats, coughs and colds. A full list of pharmacies that are open over the festive Bank Holidays is available above.
19 December 2016
New Accountable Officer for south west London CCGs
Five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in south west London have today announced the appointment of Sarah Blow as the new Accountable Officer for NHS Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth CCGs from 2017/18 and NHS Sutton CCG from April 2018.
12 December 2016
Improving care for children with asthma in Merton
Small changes to asthma care can make a big difference and Merton CCG aims to support all those who care for children with asthma to make the changes that can improve care.
12 December 2016
Important information about the Wilson Health Centre
We regret to announce that the GP practice at the Wilson Health Centre will be closing on 31 March 2017. If you are a registered patient, please do not be alarmed. You do not need to do anything at this stage.
09 December 2016
Wilson Health Centre Changes
The GP practice at the Wilson Health Centre will be closing on 31 March 2017. If you are a registered patient, please do not be alarmed. You do not need to do anything at this stage.
05 December 2016
Stay Well This Winter
NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group urges local residents to prepare now for the Christmas and New Year festive season.
02 December 2016
CQC publishes inspection reports on South West London St George's MH Trust
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has had their overall services rated as ‘Good’, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in September. The report was published today, 2 December 2016.
25 November 2016
World AIDS Day
In an effort to unite against the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS and to show solidarity with those living with HIV, World AIDS Day is back this Thursday 1st December for the 28th year running.
25 November 2016
16 Days Against Violence and Abuse
In support of Merton Council's 16 Day Campaign Against Domestic Violence and Abuse, Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is partaking in a number of local events to help stamp out domestic violence and abuse in the borough.
23 November 2016
Community heroes honoured at council awards
Dr Andrew Murray, chair of NHS Merton CCG and local GP, has been awarded one of four prestigious Excellence Awards from Merton Council. The awards ceremony was held on 17 November.
17 November 2016
Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is hosting a second safeguarding training event for local GPs.
14 November 2016
Our plan for south west London
The whole of the NHS in south west London has been working together and with local councils to develop a ‘sustainability and transformation plan’ (STP).
11 November 2016
Self Care Week
With a focus on self-care across communities, families and generations, Self-Care Week returns this year under the theme of health literacy.
04 November 2016
Don't forget your pharmacy this winter
When you feel unwell this winter the first place you might think to contact is your GP practice. But have you thought about asking your local pharmacist for advice first?
01 November 2016
CQC Inspection Report on St George's FT
St George's University Hospitals NHS FT has been given an overall rating of Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC’s report follows an inspection of services provided by the Trust in June 2016.
18 October 2016
The Great Weight Debate - join the conversation
Merton CCG and Merton Council are supporting the Great Weight Debate - a London wide survey and conversation about what’s affecting children’s weight. Tell us what you think.
12 October 2016
Free flu jabs for residents most at risk of becoming ill this winter
With the temperature dropping in recent weeks, autumn is well and truly upon us – which means that bugs like the flu are on the rise. GPs in Merton are encouraging local residents to make sure they stay well over the coming months by getting the flu jab.
11 October 2016
End of Life Care
On 22 September the Kings Fund, an independent charity working to improve health and care in England hosted a one-day conference - highlighting some of the challenges, but also celebrating national and local improvement programmes.
11 October 2016
Champions of Self Management
Merton CCG's Champions of Self-Management Conference proved popular with over 120 local people attending the event in Wimbledon.
06 October 2016
Merton CCG publishes annual patient and public participation report
Merton CCG has today published its Patient and Public Participation Report for 2015/6.
05 October 2016
World Mental Health Day 2016
NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting this year’s World Mental Health Day. The theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.
04 October 2016
World Arthritis Day returns – 12 October
World Arthritis Day is back to help raise awareness, influence public policy and to otherwise provide support to the 350 million people worldwide who suffer from rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.
01 October 2016
Stub it out during Stoptober
Each year thousands quit smoking for 28 days with Stoptober starting on Saturday 1 October.
16 September 2016
Stoptober is back and is urging smokers to join in the challenge that saw over 215,000 participants take part in 2015. Visit the NHS Smokefree website to find out more.
15 September 2016
Chief Officer announces move to Brighton and Hove CCG
Adam Doyle, Chief Officer of NHS Merton CCG, will be leaving his role next month to join Brighton and Hove CCG as their new Chief Accountable Officer
13 September 2016
Five minute survey on social prescribing and young people
We are working to improve children and young peoples' health by supporting social prescribing across London.
09 September 2016
Update on development of our STP
The NHS in south west London (Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth CCGs) is working with local authorities on a long term plan for local services.
09 September 2016
Don't take risks with your health. Know Your Numbers!
Merton residents are encouraged to take advantage of free blood pressure checks during the awareness week called Know Your Numbers! which run between 12-18 September 2016.
08 September 2016
Community grants available to highlight patient and public participation in the voluntary and community sector
NHS England’s ‘celebrating participation in healthcare’ community grants scheme is open for applications.
05 September 2016
Merton CCG encourages residents to get informed during urology awareness month
Find out more about Urology Awareness Month which takes place throughout September.
23 August 2016
Get prepared for August bank holiday
With the bank holiday fast approaching - GP's in Merton are reminding local people to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions over the August bank holiday as many GPs and pharmacies in the area may be closed or have reduced opening hours.
16 August 2016
Transforming primary care services
NHS South West London Collaborative Commissioning (SWLCC) has an exciting opportunity for local people to get involved in transforming primary care services.
10 August 2016
Join us at the Champions of Self-Management Conference
Merton CCG will be hosting a Self-Management Conference to promote self-management for patients, public, carers and health and social care professionals across Merton.
25 July 2016
Merton CCG Governing Body update
Merton CCG is in financial recovery and NHS England requires us to find a way to rebalance our books over the next few years.
21 July 2016
World Hepatitis Day
On 28 July, Merton GPs are encouraging local residents to join the fight against viral hepatitis in support of World Hepatitis Day (WHD).
15 July 2016
Merton CCG Annual General Meeting 2016
The Governing Body of Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 14 July from
13 July 2016
New Independent Nurse Member for the Governing Body of Merton CCG
Julie Hall has been confirmed as the new Independent Nurse Member for the Governing Body of Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). She takes over from Sally Thomson.
11 July 2016
Summer health advice – get prepared
Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. You can avoid feeling uncomfortable or unwell by making sure you are prepared for summer.
15 June 2016
Join us at the Health Hub at the 2016 Wimbledon Fair
NHS Merton CCG will be hosting their second Health Hub of 2016 at this year's Wimbledon Fair, on Saturday 18 June 2016, 10.30am to 17.00pm at Wimbledon Common, Southside.
14 June 2016
What do you think of your local care services?
The Care Quality Commission will be inspecting St George's University Hospitals NHS Trust and would like to hear your views. The inspection starts on 21 June and includes St George's Hospital (Tooting) and Queen Mary's Hospital (Roehampton).
10 June 2016
If you are living with diabetes, there's a lot you can do to help yourself
Merton CCG is encouraging local people to find out the truth about diabetes and what it's like to live with the condition during Diabetes Awareness Week, which runs from 12-18 June 2016.
09 June 2016
Join our Patient Engagement Group
Merton CCG is looking for patient representatives who are passionate about health and would like to make a difference to patient experience at local health services.
01 June 2016
Join us at the Health Hub at Mitcham Carnival 2016
NHS Merton CCG will be hosting the annual Health Hub at this year's Mitcham Carnival, on Saturday 11June 2015, 12 noon to 5pm at the Three Kings Piece, Commonside West, Mitcham.
25 May 2016
Merton’s Nelson Health Centre officially dedicated by President of the Nelson Society
Today (Wednesday 25 May), Lord Walpole, President of the Nelson Society, formally dedicated the Nelson Health Centre in Merton. The ceremony included the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the official opening of the centre.
19 May 2016
Join us for our annual Equality Public Engagement event
NHS Merton CCG is holding its annual equality public engagement event to see how key local services are meeting the needs of Merton's communities.
12 May 2016
GPs in Merton are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2016
Merton GPs are reminding people during Mental Health Week 2016 of the free and confidential local counselling service, IAPT, for people in Merton with mental health issues.
09 May 2016
New Integrated Urgent Care service launches in Merton
Patients in Merton who need 24/7 urgent medical help will be able to benefit from a new Integrated Urgent Care service. It combines the NHS 111 and GP Out-of-Hours (OOH) services, part of a wider integrated urgent and emergency care system.
06 May 2016
Confirmed cases of measles in London Measles is a highly infectious disease, one in every ten children who catch measles need hospital care and the disease can lead to serious complications.
28 April 2016
If you need healthcare over the Bank Holiday find the right NHS service fast
GPs in Merton are asking patients to use the most appropriate NHS service if they need medical help or advice over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
22 April 2016
Junior doctors' industrial action 26 to 28 April 2016
Important information for patients about NHS services during the junior doctors' industrial action 26 - 28 April
15 April 2016
Stop Terrorists’ and Extremists’ Online Presence
Tackling extremist material is important to protect the public and prevent offences that incite or promote terrorism and extremism.
08 April 2016
NHS Co-ordinate My Care invites Merton patients to join group
Local NHS patients and carers are being invited to join a patient reference group where they can give their views and feedback on urgent care services, to ensure that these are better co-ordinated around user needs.
05 April 2016
Merton CCG announces new provider for IT services to GPs across the borough
Merton CCG can today announce that North East London Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) has been named as the preferred bidder to provide IT services for the borough's 24 GP practices as well as staff working for the CCG.
04 April 2016
Planned industrial action by junior doctors
As you may be aware, the BMA has announced plans for junior doctors to take industrial action on the following days:
31 March 2016
New community services providers begin work in Merton
As fromApril 1 2016, the majority of community health services in the borough of Merton will be provided by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH), while Connect Health will provide musculo-skeletal services.
31 March 2016
GPs encourage local people to get to know their bowels
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and GPs in Merton are reminding local people to ensure they take part in regular screening.
24 March 2016
Health Help Now innovative website and phone app launches in Merton
With the Easter break around the corner, Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is today launching an award-winning and innovative website and app to help you find the right healthcare over the four-day weekend, should you or your family need help
24 March 2016
Pharmacy opening times over Easter weekend
Find out which pharmacies near you are open, and when, over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
23 March 2016
New National Diabetes Prevention Programme to target 300,000 ‘at risk’ South Londoners
The South London Partnership has been successful in its bid to be a first wave implementation site for the new NHS National Diabetes prevention programme.
18 March 2016
What do you think about your local care services?
People in Merton are being invited to give their views on their local care services as a contribution to an inspection due to take place this summer.
16 March 2016
Are you living with a longterm health condition
A free NHS six-week programme to help you manage your condition better is starting on Monday April 11 and there are still places available
07 March 2016
One You campaign encourages Merton CCG residents to take action
March sees the launch of ‘One You’; a new public health campaign supporting adults in choosing to lead healthier lifestyles and reduce their risk of developing long-term conditions in the future.
03 March 2016
New community health service providers in Merton begin on April 1
Next month, from April 1, the majority of community health services in the borough of Merton will be provided by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, while Connect Health will provide musculo-skeletal services.
01 March 2016
Patient Stories call for volunteers to share experiences of local services (children's and older people's)
The NHS is working on plans to improve the quality of health services across south west London
26 February 2016
Blood in pee could be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer
NHS organisations all across the country are joining together this month to raise awareness of bladder and kidney cancer symptoms
10 February 2016
Over 2,000 people in Merton living a life blighted by chronic smoking-related lung diseases
Residents who smoke are being warned about the risks of developing debilitating lung diseases if they do not kick the habit. Smoking is the biggest preventable risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
10 February 2016
Merton CCG marks the launch of Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) joined London organisations to mark the launch of the pan-London Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures on Tuesday 9 February 2016.
04 February 2016
Merton CCG get to the heart of the matter for National Heart Month
GPs in Merton CCG are encouraging local residents to get 'heart smart' throughout February to reduce their risk of developing Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in support of National Heart Month.
04 February 2016
Free NHS course to help you become an Expert Patient
A free six-week course, run by the local NHS, to help you become an Expert Patient is starting on Thursday, February 25 and there are still places available.
03 February 2016
World Cancer Day - 4th February 2016
World Cancer Day is a global event that takes place every year on 4 February in a bid to unite the world's population in the fight against cancer.
03 February 2016
Zika virus: travel advice for pregnant women
Public Health England and The National Travel Health Network and Centre have been monitoring the ongoing Zika virus outbreak and, as a precaution, are advising pregnant women to consider delaying travel to countries with ongoing Zika virus outbreaks.
21 January 2016
Chief Officer Adam Doyle discusses 'Whole Merton' and working together at Merton Partnership Conference
21 January 2016 Speaking at today's Merton Partnership Conference 2016 Chief Officer Adam Doyle outlined Merton CCG's vision and strategy for doing things differently
19 January 2016
Get 'sugar smart' with free app
A new campaign which aims to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to help cut down on sugar found in children's everyday foods and drinks encourages parents to get "Sugar Smart"
04 January 2016
More in Merton is launched!
More in Merton seeks to make sure that we make full use of local services and especially the ground-breaking outpatient and diagnostic services at the award winning Nelson Health Centre
04 January 2016
Get support to go smoke-free in 2016
After the general excesses of the festive period, it’s that time of year again when we’re all looking to kick off our New Year resolutions. Getting fit and eating more healthily top most people’s lists, but quitting smoking isn’t far behind.