PPIRG etc.

This page has information about: Patient and Public Involvement Reference Group (PPIRG),

Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),     Healthwatch Croydon,     Walk-in Centres,

Croydon Health & Wellbeing Board,      Public Health,     NHS Choices,     Mental Health   and

National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.)


Patient and Public Involvement Reference Group

Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) chair meetings of this group - see: PPIRG

The PPG Representatives for the Woodside/Shirley group of GP Practices are Pat Shepard (Shirley Medical Centre PPG) & Bob Sleeman (Stovell House PPG).    See: GP Member Practices
There have been meetings in December 2014 and March 2015.
There have also been consultation meetings for the Croydon Referral Process known as "CReSS" and the Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Triage Service "MCATS".
For more information see: the CReSS explanatory leaflet (a PDF download)

                    the Croydon MCATS Referral Guidelines      Croydon MCATS Update

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Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group

Croydon CCG is a membership organisation made up of all 59 GP practices in the borough of Croydon. They are responsible for commissioning (buying) healthcare services for the residents of Croydon. These will include healthcare services you receive at hospitals, in the community and mental health services.
Review of Croydon CCG's Fair Processing Notice Sep 2106

For more information see: www.croydonccg.nhs.uk/


Healthwatch Croydon

We work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.
For more information see: http://www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk/

volunteer              Urgent Care
Click image to down load the leaflet.

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Croydon Health & Wellbeing Board and Public Health

Health and wellbeing boards are under a duty to prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). A JSNA is a process by which local authority areas review and describe the health and wellbeing needs in their local area together with existing services, facilities and assets for meeting those described needs. The Board meets in public quarterly. There is also a strong focus on Public Health.
For more information see: www.croydon.gov.uk/democracy/dande/hwbb      and      www.croydon.gov.uk/healthsocial/phealth/
Scheduled Board Meetings

Click image below to see a copy of the leaflet produced by Croydon Health & Wellbeing Board,
distributed to all Council Tax payers in February 2015 (pdf download).


NHS Choices (Hospitals, GPs and Dentists)

NHS Choices provides advice on Health, information on local health services and Social Care.
For more information see: www.nhs.uk/

See also My Health London www.myhealth.london.nhs.uk

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NHS Constitution

The Patients Association is urging the NHS, the Government and all health and social care professionals to take extra measures to promote the NHS Constitution among the young (including school children) through formal education and social media campaigns.

NHS Constitution
Click the image above to download a copy (pdf).
Also available at www.nhs.uk/

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Walk-In Centres

GP-led Health Centres and Minor Injury units are located in Central Croydon, New Addington and Purley, see:
Leaflet (pdf download)          111 leaflet (pdf download)          Don't just go to A&E - Injured or unwell?


Mental Health

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK.
We also provide substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Our services include the Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital.
We work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London.
For more information see: www.slam.nhs.uk/

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National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.)

Established in 1978, N.A.P.P. is uniquely placed as the only UK umbrella organisation for patient-led groups in general practice.
We provide essential support to GPs and practice teams through a comprehensive range of evidence-based high quality specialist resources developed from over thirty years experience and formation of hundreds of Patient Participation Groups.
For more information see: www.napp.org.uk/resources.html/