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NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) -  AGM Thursday 6 September 2018

Ask your local NHS a question and find out more about your local health and care services.   


Bank holiday health information for Bexley residents

The countdown to the August bank holiday weekend has begun, and the NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group is sharing important information about how residents can access health services if they need them. Bexley August bank holiday pharmacy list.


Changes at Erith Hospital Urgent Care Centre (UCC)

From 1 September 2018, the last admittance to patients at the Erith UCC will be 8pm so staff can see all patients safely, and everyone can leave by 10pm in line with site requirements.  Read our FAQ to find out more.


Kent and Medway stroke services consultation listening events

How to have your say on the redesign of stroke services in Kent and Medway


GP practice staff and patients celebrate surgery relocation

Read more about the official opening of the new Bexley Group practice.


Bexley whole system GP fellow vacancy

Read more about a new, two-year vacancy for a GP fellow in the London borough of Bexley, starting Thursday 1 February. 


STP accountable officer for NHS Bexley CCG appointed

Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have today announced the appointment of Andrew Bland as their single accountable officer. 


First NHS Online app is live in the London borough of Bexley

Healthy London Partnership has launched an app – NHS Online – designed to provide accurate, non-urgent medical advice to more than 240,000 Bexley residents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) offers free pulse checks to improve local heart health

Find out how local residents can access free pulse checks during Atrial Fibrillation Week, November 20-24


NHS Bexley CCG urges local people to listen to their healthcare professional when it comes to taking antibiotics

Find out the actions residents can take to support World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Bexley GP practices appoint a new clinical chair

Find out more about the election of Sidcup GP, Dr Sid Deshmukh, as the new chair of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) following a vote by Bexley GP practices.

NHS Bexley CCG 2017 mystery shopper awards celebrate healthcare service excellence

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Find out who residents have voted as the best healthcare service providers in the London borough of Bexley


NHS Bexley joins in London's call to end needless asthma deaths

Thursday 7 September 2017

Find out how NHS Bexley CCG, pharmacies and GPs are helping to reduce avoidable deaths from asthma


NHS Bexley CCG celebrates workplace inclusivity

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Find out about the benefits to business of employing a diverse workforce.


August bank holiday pharmacy opening times

Monday 28 August 2017

Find out which pharmacies are open on bank holiday Monday, and what help they can offer you


Local people encouraged to have their say on healthcare services in the borough

Monday 19 June 2017 

Come and speak to NHS Bexley CCG about its plans for healthcare services locally. 


NHS Bexley CCG appoints external auditors

Tuesday 6 December 2016

NHS Bexley CCG has appointed KPMG as its local external auditors from 1 April 2017. 


Queen Mary's Hospital MSK Service scoops top quality award

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.


More than 4,000 people in Bexley living a life blighted by chronic smoking-related lung diseases

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.


Local GPs get to the heart of the matter for National Heart Month

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.


Launch of a new health phone application in Bexley

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.


Bexley GP practices appoint a new clinical chair

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.


Health and social care challenges explored in south east London Issues Paper

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.


GP practices in Bexley launch mobile phone service for patients

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.


Local GPs support National Obesity Awareness Week 2015        

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.


GPs in Bexley urge family’s to reduce their children’s sugar intake

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.


Local GP joins the ‘dry January’ challenge

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.


A family of giant yellow figures help residents to learn more about local healthcare this winter

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.


Thousands of patients to benefit from transformational changes to urgent care services

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.


Pensioners get festive health message

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.


Local people have their say on future healthcare

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.


Celebrating the successful tranfer of Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup

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.


Partners prepare for launch of integrated prevention and early intervention care services

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.


Official authorisation for NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group

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.


Local groups celebrate the launch of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group

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).


Green light for NHS Bexley 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.


Don’t be a smoking heart this Valentine

Friday Februay 8, PR005

Bexley’s Stop Smoking service encourages you to love your heart as well as your partner this Valentine’s Day.


Postal kits to test for HIV

Friday 8 February, PR004

Gay and bi-sexual men in Bexley can now benefit from a postal testing kit for HIV.


Be Smart about what you eat in 2013

 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.


2013: the year to stop smoking

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.


Doctors in Bexley urge residents to keep warm and well

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.


Local GP’s YouTube success

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.


One in four Londoners affected by mental illness

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.


Pensioners get festive health message

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.


Choose Well this Christmas

Tuesday 18 December 2012, PR 163

The NHS in Bexley is encouraging people to choose health services wisely over Christmas and New Year.


Schools learn more about sexual health

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.


GPs warn of overuse of antibiotics

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.


Campaign urges patients not to waste medication

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.


Poor uptake of free flu jabs

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.


Smoking team win national award

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.


Pensioners celebrate with a health party

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).


Whooping cough alert for pregnant mums

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.


GP warns of rise in STIs among over 50s

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.