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01 May 2017
Mental Health Awareness Week 2017
Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. It's about thriving – not just surviving – when life challenges us with stresses and strains.
19 April 2017
Tackling Childhood Obesity Together
'Tackling Childhood Obesity Together', Merton's annual public health report, sets out the challenges of helping more children in Merton reach and maintain a healthy weight.
11 April 2017
Get ready for a happy healthy Easter in Merton
Residents in Merton are reminded about the range of local health services available over the Bank Holiday weekend.
07 April 2017
Parkinson's Awareness Week
Parkinson’s UK is heading up a campaign to support research into the illness affecting approximately 127,000 people in the UK – that’s one in every 500 people.
03 April 2017
Merton Health and Care Forum to discuss future of local health services
People in Merton are being encouraged to attend an open Health and Care Forum to discuss the future of local health services. The Forum will take place Tuesday, 25 April between 6:00pm and 9:00pm at the Everyday Church, 30 Queens Road, Wimbledon SW19 8LR.
01 April 2017
Ponder your poo this April to stop bowel cancer
April is bowel cancer awareness month, and a special opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer.
29 March 2017
Improved access for patients to GP practices in Merton
Merton patients will have improved access to GP practice appointments after the NHS Walk-in Centre in Cranmer Road, Mitcham, closes at the end of March
27 March 2017
Merton's Primary Care Strategy
Currently our GP practices work in two well established localities (east and west) and these will shortly be complemented by two health hubs which will provide 7 day access to primary care across Merton.
09 March 2017
Nutrition and Hydration Week
During Nutrition and Hydration Week (March 13-19) patients and healthcare professionals in Merton are asked to support the campaign to reduce malnutrition and dehydration across their localities.
01 March 2017
Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate UK and Target Ovarian Cancer UK are leading the charge in tackling these insidious diseases, with a focus on early detection and treatment during entire month of March.
26 February 2017
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Early intervention is crucial to combatting eating disorders and provides the focus for Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW), running from 27 February to 5 March 2017.
08 February 2017
Choosing wisely for Merton
In 2016/17 Merton CCG has to deliver savings of £7.3m and the CCG is likely to need to find at least £13m in 2017/18. We would like to hear your thoughts on the options.
07 February 2017
Merton CCG to create two new primary care hubs and boost the number of GP appointments
The scheme aims to provides 50,000 more appointments in GP practices. A proportion will be allocated for younger children. It will also offer two primary care hubs for week day evenings, with both open 8-8 on a Saturday and one also open 8-8 on a Sunday.
01 February 2017
Don’t let inherited heart disease break your heart
February is The British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Heart Month. To support the BHF Merton Clinical Commissioning Group is raising awareness of the sudden devastation caused by inherited heart disease (IHD).
27 January 2017
Work continues to consolidate senior management resources with partner CCGs to enable stronger accountability and leadership on a more collaborative basis across the south west London CCGs.
19 January 2017
111 call handler helps to deliver Mitcham baby safely over the phone
A 111 call handler successfully helped deliver a Mitcham couple’s baby girl over the phone after receiving a call from a woman in labour.
12 January 2017
Future of services at the Wilson
The Wilson Health Centre currently offers GP services to registered patients and a separate walk-in service to unregistered patients. Both contracts are due to expire on 31st March 2017.
03 January 2017
Be Food Smart
Change4Life have developed the Be Food Smart app – with a simple scan families can see what's in their food and drinks, along with some handy hints and tips!
01 January 2017
Save money, lose weight and sleep better this New Year by giving up alcohol for the month of January.
01 January 2017
One You – New Year, New You
So many personal health challenges – as well as the challenges faced by the health service – are the result of our poor lifestyle choices.
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.