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Tuesday 6 December 2016
NHS Bexley CCG has appointed KPMG as its local external auditors from 1 April 2017.
Thursday 13 July 2016, PR014
The King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust musculoskeletal (MSK) service, based at the Queen Mary's hospital in Sidcup, has been awarded the overall team of the year award in the prestigious 2016 NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Mystery Shopper Awards.
Thursday 4 February 2016, PR012
Residents who smoke are being warned about the risks of developing debilitating lung diseases if they do not kick the habit.
Wednesday 3 February 2016, PR011
GPs in Bexley are encouraging local residents to get ‘heart smart’ throughout February to reduce their risk of developing Cardiovascular Vascular Disease (CVD) in support of National Heart Month.
Wednesday 30 December 2015, PR010
NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched a new mobile and online service to help local people understand where they should go for treatment, especially when they need healthcare in a hurry or late at night or at the weekend.
Tuesday 29 September 2015, PR009
Welling GP, Dr Nikita Kanani has been appointed as the new chair of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) following an election where she received 97 per cent of the votes from Bexley GP practices.
Wednesday 3 June 2015, PR005
The major challenges facing health and social care in south-east London have been outlined in an issues paper released by the area’s health commissioners. The document – published to promote dialogue between the local NHS and the people of south-east London – sets out a number of things that need to change and how organisations across the area are working together to tackle them over the next five years.
Wednesday 11 February 2015, PR004
Patients of GP practices in Bexley are now able to receive appointment reminders and health information via text message.
Olympic athlete Adam Gemili officially opens Crayford Town Surgery’s new premises set to benefit thousands of patients
Monday 9 February 2015, PR003
More than 7,200 patients registered at Crayford Town Surgery are set to benefit from a new state-of-the-art building, which was officially opened by Olympic sprinter Adam Gemili on Wednesday 4 February.
Monday 12 January 2015, PR002
GPs in Bexley are encouraging people in the borough to consider looking at the small lifestyle changes they can make to either prevent or address obesity during National Obesity Awareness Week 2015.
Wednesday 6 January 2015, PR001
From this month, parents can benefit from new tips and practical advice to help them reduce the amount of sugar their children eat and drink during the day.
Monday 29 December 2014, PR011
A Bexley GP is going alcohol free in January 2015 to raise awareness about excessive drinking.
Twelve days of Christmas NHS ‘Twitterthon’, helping local people to find the best treatment and medical advice
Tuesday 23 December 2014, PR010
Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for health services, with the cold weather and seasonal viruses such as flu, affecting many local residents. To help local people choose the best place to go when they are injured or unwell this winter, NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be tweeting ‘the twelve days of Christmas’ with a difference.
Former Apprentice show star, Margaret Mountford, officially opens the new urgent care centre at Erith Hospital
Thursday 4 December 2014, PR009
Dr Margaret Mountford, advisor to Lord Sugar for the first five series of the show The Apprentice, officially opened a new urgent care centre at Erith Hospital on Thursday 4 December.
Friday 21 November 2014, PR008
Hundreds of shoppers in the Broadway in Bexleyheath were greeted by a family of seven-foot yellow figures on Thursday 19 November, helping to inform people about the alternatives to visiting accident and emergency departments this winter.
Influential delegates from the Brazilian Health Board visit Bexley to find out more about its model approach to healthcare
Wednesday 12 November 2014, PR007
A senior delegation from the Brazilian Health Board visited the Albion Surgery in Bexleyheath yesterday (Tuesday 11 November) to find out more about how a GP practice operates as part of a UK visit to understand and learn from the English health system.
Wednesday 1 October 2014, PR006
Today (1 October 2014), a second urgent care centre at Erith Hospital has opened its doors to Bexley residents. The new service, will be open seven days a week from 8am to 10pm treating patients with urgent but non-life threatening conditions, such as broken bones, sprains and strains, burns and scalds and bites and stings.
Tuesday 10 December 2013, PR011
More than 100 pensioners got in the festive spirit at an elderly people’s event promoting good health at the civic offices in Bexley town centre on Friday 6 December.
Friday 6 December 2013, PR010
More than 70 local residents, community groups, local authority representatives and NHS and voluntary sector organisations attended an event on Thursday 5 December to plan future healthcare in Bexley.
Thursday 17 October 2013, PR009
Staff, clinicians, managers and the Leader of the London Borough of Bexley, Councillor Teresa O’Neill, met on Tuesday 15 October to celebrate the successful transfer of Queen Mary’s Hospital (QMH) by NHS organisations and the local authority.
Thursday 10 September 2013
A transformation in the way care services are provided in the borough is set to take place in October, to provide better care and support for local people.
Thursday 25 July 2013, PR008
NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received confirmation today (Thursday 25 July) from NHS England that it is fully able to take on responsibilities to commission healthcare services for local people.
Thursday 9 May 2013, PR007
More than 75 representatives from community groups, voluntary organisations, London Borough of Bexley, NHS organisations, public services and patient groups attended an event on Thursday 25 April at the Council Chamber in Bexleyheath, to celebrate the official launch of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Thursday 14 March 2013, PR006
NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group has been given the green light by the NHS Commissioning Board to commission the majority of healthcare services for the Borough’s population of 232,000 from April 1.
Friday Februay 8, PR005
Bexley’s Stop Smoking service encourages you to love your heart as well as your partner this Valentine’s Day.
Friday 8 February, PR004
Gay and bi-sexual men in Bexley can now benefit from a postal testing kit for HIV.
Monday 28 January, PR003
A ‘Be Smart’ food campaign will highlight the problem of the ‘hidden nasties’ of salt, sugar and fat in the kitchen.
Friday 18 January 2013, PR 002
The New Year is a great time to give up smoking and you will be in good hands with Bexley’s Stop Smoking team who helped more than 1,600 people quit last year.
Friday 18 January, PR 001
Temperatures are expected to remain low for the next fortnight and NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group is urging residents to take steps to stay well and help stop the spread of infection this winter.
Friday 21 December 2012, PR 166
Local GP Dr Ricky Gondhia is proving a hit on YouTube with the One Click Clinic proving advice to tackling a range of day-to-day health issues including his latest advice on flu.
Friday 21 December 2012, PR 165
One in four Londoners will be affected by mental illness at some time in their lives, says local GP Dr Howard Stoate.
Tuesday 18 December 2012, PR 163
More than 100 pensioners got in the festive spirit at an elderly people’s event promoting good health at the civic offices in Bexley town centre.
Tuesday 18 December 2012, PR 163
The NHS in Bexley is encouraging people to choose health services wisely over Christmas and New Year.
Thursday 15 November 2012, PR 162
Local schools learnt more about sexual health services at an event organised by the Children & Young People team and the Sexual Health Commissioner for Bexley’s Health Improvement department.
Thursday 15 November 2012, PR 161
NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting the fifth European Antibiotic Awareness Day on Sunday 18 November by encouraging the responsible use of antibiotics and discouraging unnecessary use.
Thursday 15 November 2012, PR 160
More than £2m is wasted on unused medicines in south east London every year as people stockpile medication and order repeat prescriptions they don’t need.
Thursday 8 November 2012, PR 159
Bexley GPs are urging more ‘at risk’ groups including mums-to-be and over 65s to have their free flu jab this winter.
Friday 2 November 2012, PR 158
Bexley Stop Smoking Service has won a national award for its impromptu flash mob dance to promote the service in Bexley Town Centre earlier this year.
Wednesday 31 October 2012, PR 157
More than 100 pensioners were invited to an event organised by the newly formed Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG).
Wednesday 31 October 2012, PR 156
Pregnant mums are being advised to have a vaccination against whooping cough to safeguard their babies following an outbreak in the UK.
Tuesday 2 October 2012, PR 153
Young people are repeatedly warned about the dangers of not practicing safe sex but it appears the older generation need to be reminded as well.