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Greenwich GP on duty for Christmas Day

Spare a thought for Greenwich GP Dr Eugenia Lee who is working on Christmas Day.

Woolwich pharmacy open for upset tummies and late presents on Xmas Day

Pharmacist Abdale Ali will be up nice and early on Christmas Day to go to work.

Do you know where to go this festive season

If you're injured or taken ill over the Christmas and New Year period, there are many options available locally to help you get the care you need, when and where you need it.

Take control of your own health this winter

Looking after your own health at home, or visiting your local pharmacy, could save you time and an unnecessary visit to your GP this winter.

Help prevent antibiotic resistance

Local people in Greenwich are being asked to play an important role in preventing antibiotic resistance as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November).

Start your smoke-free future on World COPD Day

Local doctors are urging residents who smoke to get the help they need to quit smoking this World COPD Day, Wednesday 15 November.

Greenwich Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our refreshed 2017/18 Local Transformation Plan for Greenwich represents the culmination of a period of extensive engagement with children, families and other organisations.

Greenwich Pharmacy Needs Assessment

If you live, work or study in Greenwich, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is interested in hearing about your experience with local pharmacies.

Weekend referrals to the Community Assessment Unit for frail and elderly patients

The Community Assessment Unit based in Eltham Community Hospital is now open on weekends for referrals from local GPs.

People in Greenwich urged to take up the offer of the free flu vaccine

​People in Greenwich who are most vulnerable to flu are being urged to protect themselves and their family this winter by having the flu vaccination.

NHS England awarding grants to voluntary sector projects

NHS England will be awarding grants of up to £2,000 to a number of voluntary sector projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen participation in healthcare.

Healthwatch Greenwich report into barriers to GP registration

NHS Greenwich CCG has welcomed a recent report by Healthwatch Greenwich highlighting the barriers to registration with local GPs faced by people in Greenwich, especially among those who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation.

Making the right birth plan for you

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is raising awareness amongst women who are pregnant, planning to have a baby or have recently used maternity services in England of their right to choose the maternity care that is right for them.

Views sought on proposed changes to national prescribing guidance

Local people are reminded to give their views on national proposed guidance that suggests some items should not be routinely prescribed by GPs.

New falls prevention animation

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has developed an online animation which highlights a short series of safe and effective exercises older people can do on a regular basis to increase their muscle strength and reduce their likelihood of falling.

It’s Healthy Living Week in Greenwich

Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is joining more than 100 organisations across London to support Healthy Living Week which runs from September 25th – 29th.

Greenwich CCG welcomes new managing director

Neil Kennett Brown joins NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group today as the new Managing Director with responsibility for day to day leadership of the organisation

Celebrating Success in Primary Care

You are warmly invited to "Celebrating Success in Primary Care" Fair and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Consultation on Prescribing Guidance for CCGs

NHS England are running a consultation on Prescribing Guidance for CCGs. The consultation will be open for 3 months from 21 July until 21 October 2017.

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group appoints Andrew Bland as Interim Chief Officer

Dr Ellen Wright, local GP and Clinical Chair of NHS Greenwich CCG today (11 September) announced the appointment of Andrew Bland as Interim Chief Officer of NHS Greenwich CCG.

Funding boost to recruit more GPs in south east London

NHS Greenwich CCG, in partnership with Bromley, Bexley and Lewisham CCG's have successfully secured a share of over £1.5 million funding from NHS England to recruit GPs from overseas.

Ask About Asthma Campaign 11th - 24th September 2017

Greenwich CCG is supporting the #AskAboutAsthma campaign calling for more consistent asthma care for children and young people in London.

Help us recruit “Lived Experience” Mental Health worker

Greenwich CCG's mental health team are looking to recruit someone who has used local Mental health services within the last three years help the team develop service improvements.

NHS England serves legal directions on Lewisham and Greenwich CCGs

NHS England has today formally served legal directions on Lewisham and Greenwich CCGs in respect of the long standing performance problems with local urgent and emergency care services.

Commissioning Intentions Engagement Event

All are welcome to the our Commissioning Intentions Engagement Event

New service in Greenwich to care for patients who are elderly and frail

The hub, which launches Monday 21 August, will be managed by Care of the Elderly Consultants (geriatricians) to ensure that elderly patients get the right treatment in the right place.

CQC Report into Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (17 August) published its report into Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust following the Trust-wide inspection carried out in March 2017.

Attend the Greenwich CCG Annual General Meeting

We would like to invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Greenwich Musculoskeletal Service

The Greenwich Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service is up and running. The new community hubs and local providers offer support and treatment is available for patients who have musculoskeletal issues.

Greenwich CCG is committed to support carers

Here are some of groups that can help.

Greenwich wins award for tackling obesity

The hard work to tackle obesity in Greenwich has been recognised with the Best Practice award 2017 from the Association for the Study Of Obesity.

NHS England CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework

NHS England today published the 2016/17 ratings for the performance of CCGs nationwide.

Mental health services BBQ

Have you used Mental Health services in Greenwich?

London CCGs launch ‘Keep Well and Prevent Shingles’ campaign

It is estimated that about one in four over the age of 70 will get shingles.

NHS Support pathways following a major incident

Following the recent terrorist attacks, the NHS has developed support pathways for staff across NHS systems.

Come to the Our Healthier Greenwich event

Interested in the future of your health and care services? Come to the Our Healthier Greenwich event.

​Take part in Carers Week

Carers Week (12-18 June) is all about reminding people of the tireless dedication of carers and the positive impact of their thankless work.

Breaking down barriers during Learning Disability Week

Greenwich Mencap runs a range of support services for Adults and Children with learning disabilities and their families in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

NHS services on Monday 29 May 2017

Pharmacists can advise you on minor ailments like sore throats, coughs and colds. A full list of pharmacies that are open on Monday 29 May available to view.

Dementia Awareness Week

The Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Awareness Week takes place (14–20 May) with the aim of spreading the charity's core philosophy that life doesn't end where dementia begins.

Mental Health Awareness Week

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.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust rated Good by Care Quality Commission

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust which provides mental health and community services in the London boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich, was rated Good for being safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

Public Consultation now closed

The Public Consultation about changing access to planned surgery and some treatments has now ended.

Parkinson’s Awareness Week

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological condition characterised by a lack of dopamine in the brain caused by the death of nerve cells.

​NHS services over Bank Holiday weekend

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, 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.

The Sunday Times article

NHS Greenwich CCG would like to reassure local people who may be concerned after reading The Sunday Times article 'Patients fear NHS Group may axe cataract surgery'.

Need to see a doctor over the Easter weekend

Need to see a doctor over the Easter weekend? Doctors are available to Greenwich patients at our GP Access Hubs.

The next meeting of the patient’s forum for the London Ambulance Service

The next meeting of the patient’s forum for the London Ambulance Service: Monday 10 April 2017.

NHS Greenwich CCG launches new Musculoskeletal Service

NHS Greenwich CCG has today (27 March 2017) confirmed that Circle Health are to manage and coordinate all musculoskeletal services in Greenwich for the next five years.

Public consultation deadline extended

Public consultation into changing access to planned/elective surgery and certain specific treatments extended to 21 April 2017.

Book your GP appointment online

Greenwich residents registered with a local GP practice can now book or cancel appointments, access their medical records and order repeat prescriptions online!

Patients and Public Forum on 8th March 2017

You are warmly invited to Greenwich CCG's second Patient and Public Forum on 8th March from 2-5pm.

Special CCG Governing Body meeting

An extra meeting of the NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body will be held Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

NHS Health Help Now app Available for Greenwich

Finding the right treatment for you, at the right time and place just got that much easier.

Greenwich Patients and Public Forum

Tell us about your experiences and also find out about the latest developments in your local NHS on Tuesday 31st January 2017.

Update on our Musculoskeletal service - January 2017

The adults scrutiny committee made a recommendation to NHS Greenwich CCG (GCCG) and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (LGT) to commission an independent impact assessment of awarding the MSK contract to Circle Health.

Attend our Patient and Carers Forum event

The Patient and Carers Forum is an opportunity for NHS Greenwich CCG to hear suggestions from the public on how future services can be shaped to best suit local people.

A&E and your urgent care choices ​

University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital are currently extremely busy, caring for large numbers of people who are seriously ill.

Foxbury unit now open​

As of Wednesday 28th December, Bridges will accept terminally ill patients at their 10 bed Foxbury unit.

Appointment of External Auditor

The CCG have recently awarded a three year contract for the provision of external audit to KPMG LLP, commencing April 1, 2017.

Get set for Christmas – how to stay well this winter

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group urges local residents to prepare now for the Christmas and New Year festive season.

NHS Greenwich CCG and Royal Greenwich Unite Against Plans for Coca-Cola Christmas Tour

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group and the Royal Borough of Greenwich have joined forces to speak out against plans by Coca-Cola to visit the borough as part of its national seasonal tour.

Get the jab to protect yourself against flu this winter, say Greenwich GPs

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.

Antibiotics Awareness Week

'Superbugs' becoming resistant to antibiotics is one of the biggest health challenges that we face. It is estimated that 10 million people could die from resistant superbugs worldwide every year by 2050 if we keep using antibiotics too much.

New provider for our Musculoskeletal service

Greenwich CCG has been seeking to improve the quality of the MSK services available in Greenwich for some years now.

Movember 2016

It’s that time of the year again and the world’s largest men’s health movement is gearing up for another worldwide assault on upper lips. Movember encourages young men to grow out their moustaches throughout November

Stoptober

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.

Greenwich is celebrating World Mental Health Day on Saturday 8 October

Join us for fun activities, including acts such as Dynamix, Tai Chi demonstrations, and free professional workshops to help improve your wellbeing and that of your loved ones.

Changes to Thamesmead and Clover WIC

Thamesmead and Clover Walk In Centres are closing on 30 September 2016

Commissioning Intentions 2016

Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group warmly invites you to help plan local healthcare services in Greenwich.

All welcome to Greenwich CCG's 2016 Annual General Meeting

NHS Greenwich CCG’s AGM is an opportunity to find out about the progress made by your local health services over the past year and how together, we can build on our achievements in the coming year. We look forward to seeing you.​

Have your say about the Source

​​​​​Do you live on the Horn Park estate? Or within the Middle Park & Sutcliffe ward?

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.

Appointment of new Greenwich CCG Chief Officer

Dr Ellen Wright​, Clinical Chair of NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group today (1 July) announces the appointment of Jo Murfitt to succeed Annabel Burn as Chief Officer of Greenwich CCG.

Everything you need to know about NHS Continuing Healthcare

An invitation to the CCG's Continuing Healthcare event

Patient Participation Group Summit

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group invites you to attend the Patient Reference Group (PRG) Su​mmit on 28 June

Mens Health Week

We all get stressed. Stress is normal. It's what you do to beat it that matters. This is the theme of Men's Health Week 2016 (13-19 June).

Diabetes Awareness Week

Greenwich GPs are 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.

​​​​Need to call on the NHS this weekend? Save time by getting it right, say Greenwich GPs

​Many of us are looking forward to the long bank holiday weekend ahead – and GP’s in Greenwich are asking patients to make the most of the extra day off work by using the most appropriate NHS service if they need medical help or advice.

Apprenticeships event - Wednesday 8 June

Apprenticeships for Primary Care in Greenwich is a joint initiative between Greenwich CEPN/CCG, Health Education England, GLLAB/RBG and JobCentre Plus.

Planned industrial action by junior doctors

The BMA has announced plans for junior doctors to take industrial action 26-28 April

Greenwich GPs encourage local residents to take a stand against Parkinson’s

GPs across Greenwich are calling on local residents to support Parkinson's Awareness Week between 18 and 24 April to help raise awareness of the condition and the support available across the Greenwich

GPs encourage local people to get to know their bowels

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and GPs in Greenwich are reminding local people to ensure they take part in regular screening.

NHS Greenwich CCG announces new provider for IT services to GPs across the borough

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) can announce that North & East London Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU)

Use A&E responsibly this Easter

With Easter just around the corner, NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging local patients to think before visiting their A&E department over the four day weekend.

Medicines Management team scoops clinical award

NHS Greenwich CCG's Medicines Management team won the "Cost-effective Wound Management" award at this year's JWC awards.​​​

Advice on the Zika virus

Public Health England (PHE) and The National Travel Health Network and Centre have been carefully monitoring the ongoing Zika virus outbreak

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

GPs in Greenwich 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.

Take part in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) consultation

​The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation.

New NHS app to help cut A&E waiting times

Waiting in those never-ending queues at A&E could be a thing of the past, thanks to a new health app recently launched across south east London.

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.

Get ‘sugar smart’ with free app

Parents and carers know that it’s important to ensure their children don’t consume too much sugar. However, there are surprisingly large amounts of sugar lurking in everyday food and drinks.

Bid booze goodbye, keep January dry

Doctors in Greenwich are supporting Dry January’s ‘bid booze goodbye, keep January dry’ this year in order to raise awareness about excessive drinking.

Pharmacy opening times over the holiday

If you need to go to your pharmacy over the festive period, please check to see which ones are open as times will vary in the lead up to Christmas and over New Year.

Make sure you get the right NHS help this Christmas​

Greenwich residents are being asked to spare a thought for their local hospitals over the festive season, as doctors and nurses continue to provide round the clock care throughout one of the busiest times of the year

NHS Health Help Now App launched in Greenwich

NHS GreenwichCCG has launched a new mobile and online service to help people in Greenwich to understand where they should go for treatment, especially when they need health care in a hurry or late at night or at the weekend.

Maternal Mental Health Survey

The Greenwich Maternity Service Liaison Committee works in Greenwich to ensure mothers are getting the best services for themselves and their families. We are asking about about your experiences to help shape what is offered to future mothers.

Think positive - rethink HIV

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December, this year the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is challenging people to rethink outdated stereotypes, challenge myths and be positive about HIV, with the 'Think Positive: Rethink HIV' campaign

Commissioning of local GP practice services

The Primary Care Joint Committees of the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in south east London and NHS England will meet in public on 10 December 2015.

Greenwich supports first World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week runs from 16-22 November 2015, and the Council and local GPs are asking local people to think twice before asking for antibiotics in the future.

Stay Well this Winter with a Flu Jab

NHS Greenwich CCG and Royal Greenwich are backing a national drive to help people stay well over the colder months. Last week, Public Health England and NHS England launched Stay Well This Winter

Apply for Primary Care Fellowships in Acute and Urgent Care

GPs are invited to apply for one of three Fellowship opportunities offered by NHS Greenwich CCG and Health Education South London. ​

Statement on South East London A&E Departments

We have had a number of queries today about the future of A&Es in south east London. The Our Healthier South East London programme Ddirector, Mark Easton, has provided the following statement.

Statement on GP referral incentives

Many of you will have seen recent coverage in national newspapers and radio and TV news, and in Pulse, of the story about GP referral incentives.

Celebrating Success at our Annual General Meeting on 30 September 2015

Our Governing Body members joined with partners and members of the public in the Gallery at The Woolwich Centre on 30 September 2015 to enjoy an evening of ‘Celebrating Success’.

Further details released on emerging plans for health services

More detail on ideas for improving health services in south east London has been released, and the public are being invited to give their views.

Community Celebrates Official Opening of Eltham Community Hospital​

A decade of community determination and partnership-working between Eltham residents, NHS commissioners and providers, the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Eltham's MP

Tell the NHS what you think of 111

Around 26,000 calls are made to NHS 111 in south east London every month. And if you've used it, NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to know what you think of the service

Use NHS services wisely during the August bank holiday weekend

Plan ahead and make sure you have enough medicines and use NHS services wisely if you have an urgent health problem over the August bank holiday weekend.

NHS Greenwich CCG Annual General Meeting

Residents in Royal Greenwich are warmly​ invited to the Annual General Meeting of NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group on Wednesday 30 September, from 6.30 to 8pm, at the Gallery, Woolwich Centre​, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ.

Commissioning of local GP practice services in Greenwich

The Primary Care Joint Committees of the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in south east London* and NHS England will meet in public to discuss the planning, commissioning and contracting

Result of elections to Governing Body

NHS Greenwich CCG is pleased to announce the results of the election for the five GP executive positions on the Governing Body.

Stay safe in the heat

As the weather hots up, local GPs are joining with the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s public health team in encouraging people to make sure they protect themselves and their families in the heat – and to keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours.

Living Well with Diabetes

Diabetes can sometimes feel like an uphill battle – but with the right help, information and care you can still get the most out of life.

Publication of 2014-2015 Annual Report

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group today publish our Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-2015

Tell the NHS what you think of NHS 111

Around 26,000 calls are made to NHS 111 in South East London every month.

Minister gets first-hand chance to see joined-up care

The pioneering work in Greenwich to integrate health and social care was in the spotlight today as Community and Social Care Minister Alistair Burt visited to hear

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

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.

Patient Participation Awareness Week

GPs in Greenwich are encouraging people to find out how they can get involved in improving local health services during patient participation awareness week which runs between June 1 and June 6.

Use A&E only if you need it this Bank holiday

Ahead of the three day weekend, NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging local residents to think before they visit A&E during the Spring May bank holiday. ​

Support Dementia Awareness in Greenwich

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging residents to support dementia awareness week this month and help spread the word that life doesn’t end when dementia begins.

NHS Greenwich CCG supports Mental Health Awareness Week

GPs in Greenwich are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week this month which runs from Monday 11 May to Sunday 17 May.

May Bank Holiday Pharmacy Hours 2015

Here is a list of pharmacies in Greenwich that are open during the bank holiday period.​

Don't just go to A&E this May bank holiday

Ahead of the May bank holiday weekend NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding local patients that A&E is for life-threatening illnesses only.

Come to the Care Together event in Charlton on Wednesday 20 May

Do you look after a friend or relative with dementia?​ Come along to the Care Together event in Charlton.

The Care Act comes into Force

​​From April 2015, the Care Act came into force. The Act, passed in 2014, has been described by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb as "the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years,

Easter Pharmacy Hours 2015

Here is a list of pharmacies in Greenwich that are open during the bank holiday period.

Change of service at Thamesmead NHS Health Centre

From the first of April 2015 Thamesmead NHS Health Centre (4-5 Thames Reach, Thamesmead, London, SE28 0NY) will become an Urgent Care Centre and a GP Practice

Use A&E responsibly this Easter

With Easter just around the corner, NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is urging local patients to think before visiting their A&E department over the four day weekend.

Historic day for the new Eltham Community Hospital

Today was a historic day for the new Eltham Community Hospital ​in more ways than one. The new hospital welcomed the first patients into the two intermediate care wards two weeks ago, and today we have celebrated the naming of these wards by local people.

First patients welcomed into the new Eltham Community Hospital

The first patients have been welcomed to the two intermediate care wards at Eltham's new Community Hospital

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group and Greenwich Council are supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in March to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Greenwich supports No Smoking Day – 11 March 2015

GPs in Greenwich are urging people across the borough to take the first step in quitting smoking for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 11th March.

A Happy and Healthy New Year for local people

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is wishing local people a very Happy and Healthy New Year in 2015 with the opening of the new Eltham Community Hospital.

Help Improve Health and Care in South East London

Join us in a participatory workshop, so that we can design better health and care services together

Act FAST if you experience stroke symptoms

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting Public Health England’s annual ‘Act Fast’ campaign which aims to highlight the common symptoms of stroke and mini strokes.

Come along to the Care Together event in Greenwich on Wednesday 18 February 2015

Do you look after a friend or relative who relies on your support? Come along to the Care Together event in Greenwich. Date: 12:30—16:30, Wednesday 18 February 2015

Do you know the symptoms of oesophago-gastric cancers

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting a new national campaign which aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of stomach cancer and cancer of the oesophagus.

Take ten minutes to change your life during Heart Month

Taking just 10 minutes each day to make tiny changes to your lifestyle can lower your risk of conditions such as heart attack and stroke.

Come along to the Care Together event in Woolwich on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Do you look after a friend or relative who relies on your support? Come along to the Care Together event in Woolwich.

Reduce your family's sugar intake

From this month, parents can benefit from new tips and practical advice to help them reduce the amount of sugar their kids eat and drink during the day.

NHS Greenwich CCG supports National Obesity Awareness Week 2015

GPs in Greenwich 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.

LGBT voices consultation

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who use Oxleas services are asked help improve services for LGBT people with mental health needs by taking part in a consultation run by the Greenwich charity METRO.

Vote on the final two names for the wards in Eltham Community Hospital

Vote by 19 January 2015 on the names of the two wards in the soon to be opened Eltham Community Hospital.

Twelve Days of Christmas

For most, Christmas is a time for snuggling up on the sofa, relaxing at home and spending time with friends and family.

Think before you visit and stop the spread of norovirus

With the winter vomiting bug “norovirus” on the rise in the community, healthcare professionals at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are asking visitors to Lewisham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital to help them protect patients from the virus.

Greenwich Pharmacy Opening Hours

Here is a list of pharmacies in Greenwich that are open during the festive Christmas and New Year period

The Care Together Programme St. Mary’s - Eltham

Do you look after a friend or relative who relies on your support? Come along on: Friday 5 December 2014 At: St. Mary’s Community Complex, 180 Eltham High Street, SE9 1BJ From: 11:00—15:00

Be Brave, Don’t Shave’ and help beat bowel cancer with Decembeard

This December, NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting Bowel Cancer UK's campaign urging men to ‘Be Brave, Don’t Shave’ and help beat bowel cancer with Decembeard.

Get involved and help us shape Children’s Specialist Services

In order to design services that best meet the needs of local people, we need feedback from people who use our services - this includes family members, carers, teachers in Greenwich.

Be Flu Safe, say NHS Greenwich CCG and Royal Greenwich

The campaign to encourage residents to get flu safe for winter received a shot in the arm this week – from the Mayor of Royal Greenwich, Cllr Mick Hayes, who popped into a Greenwich clinic this week to have his jab.

Health tests are key message for Greenwich Sexual Health Week

People in Greenwich who think they may be at risk of having contracted the HIV infection are being encouraged to get a free test, with a series of promotional activities and advice sessions to mark Greenwich Sexual Health Week (24 November – 1 December)

VIP guests get first-hand view of new Eltham Community Hospital

A group of VIP guests have been invited to see, first-hand, the work of the new Eltham Community Hospital, which is being developed by construction giants Willmott Dixon.

Free training and support for unpaid carers in Greenwich

​Do you know someone who provides unpaid support to a relative or friend in Greenwich? Or, if you are an unpaid carer, could you benefit from information and advice to support your caring role and to look after your mental health?

Self Care for Life – be healthy this winter

Self care week promotes the importance of being prepared this winter when seasonal illnesses are more frequent, by treating minor ailments and illnesses at home and seeking the advice of your pharmacist as a first port of call.

Made in Movember

Movember - the worldwide moustache growing phenomena with comic appeal – returns this month with a serious message for men’s health.

​Don't just go to A&E other services are available​ - campaign

To help ease pressure on accident and emergency (A&E) departments during the winter period, NHS Greenwich CCG is launching a 'Don't go to A&E' campaign for the second year.

Don't just go to A and E, other services are available

The giant statues are part of an eye-catching NHS campaign to explain that people should only go to A&E when it is absolutely necessary.

Leading healthcare project reduces emergency admissions in Greenwich

The leading-edge integration work of Greenwich Coordinated Care (GCC) has been recognised nationally today as the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, visited Sherard Road Medical Centre in the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Dr Ellen Wright elected as new Clinical Chair of NHS Greenwich CCG

Dr Ellen Wright has been elected as new Clinical Chair of NHS Greenwich CCG

Get the jab, get flu safe in Greenwich

As winter approaches, it's now time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab.



Join the Stoptober Challenge this October!

The Stoptober challenge returns this month. The 28-day stop smoking challenge saw nearly a quarter of a million people in England and Wales sign up to Stoptober last year, pledging to stop smoking for 28 days.

Wear it Pink for Breast cancer Awareness month

The charity Breast Cancer Campaign is asking people to help raise awareness of breast cancer as well as funds for life-saving research as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

World Mental Health Day in Greenwich

The opening of Greenwich Recovery College, an initiative dedicated to supporting people with mental health needs, is the central plank of Greenwich’s plans to commemorate World Mental Health Day (Friday 10 October 2014).

Publication of first-ever NHS Integrated Report

NHS Greenwich CCG is the first NHS organisation to produce a new-style integrated report in accordance with the internationally recognised Integrated Reporting framework.

NHS Greenwich CCG holds first AGM

Greenwich residents and community representatives attending NHS Greenwich CCG's first AGM on Wednesday 24 September at Charlton House in Charlton helped give the stamp of approval to the first-ever integrated report produced by an NHS body.

Boost for Greenwich Coordinated Care from Health Secretary

Greenwich Coordinated Care, the borough's flagship programme to improve out of hospital care for the elderly and reduce emergency admissions, received a national boost as the Health Secretary visited Ferryview Health Centre in Woolwich.

Greenwich CCG Annual General Meeting

We would like to invite you to attend the first Annual General Meeting of NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG

Greenwich Child Adolescent Mental Health Service

We are currently looking at the way our Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) work and how we could improve them. We would really appreciate if you have ever used the service if you could complete this short confidential online survey.

Be prepared when temperatures soar

With the onset of summer, please familiarise yourself with the Heatwave Plan for England. The plan contains useful information for people of all ages.

Greenwich CCG at the Armed Forces Day and the Great Greenwich Get Together

​Over 17,000 local people joined the Army and Armed Forces veterans at Woolwich Barracks for Royal Greenwich's annual “Great Get Together” community festival on Saturday 28 June 2014.

Another national award for Greenwich’s integrated care scheme

Greenwich’s integrated system of health and social care – which is making services more responsive to local people while reducing hospital admissions and cutting costs – has won a top national award for innovation in social care.

Cash injection for pioneering health and social care scheme

Greenwich patients with complex needs are to benefit from a share of a £1.26 million pot from NHS England. This additional funding is to help with local innovative work that is bringing together local health and care services

Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14

We are delighted to share NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) first Annual Report and Accounts with you for 2013/14.

Stress-busting support for Men’s Health Week 9-15 June

NHS Greenwich CCG is joining the Royal Borough of Greenwich, local charities, Children’s Centres, health groups, community organisations and local employers to put the spotlight on men’s health during Men's Health Week (9-15 June).

Community Phlebotomy Clinics

From 2 June 2014, you can continue using the current blood-testing service provided at QEH or you can choose to have your blood tested at a community clinic that is most convenient for you.

Greenwich CCG stakeholder survey 2014

As part of the annual assurance process NHS England carried out a survey of CCG members and stakeholders, so that they and the CCG can monitor how well each CCG is engaging and communicating its work.

Greenwich residents can put their best foot forward in Walking Month

A range of free walking events will take place across the borough throughout the month of May as part of National Walking Month.

Report on integrated care in Greenwich

NHS Greenwich CCG publishes our report summarising progress in delivering co-ordinated care for residents with complex health and care needs in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

​​Right to ask for a Personal Health Budget from 1 April 2014

From April 2014, adults in Greenwich eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare will have a right to ask for a personal health budget (PHB). They may also request a direct payment (DP) for health care.

Greenwich Clinical Commissioners back improvements to Urgent Care services

Greenwich residents will see improvements to urgent care services in the area after NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, at a specially convened public meeting, voted to back plans aimed at making urgent care more accessible.

Greenwich wins gold award for new health and social care approach

Royal Greenwich Coordinated Care has been awarded Gold in the Transformation in Heath and Social Care category at the Improvement and Efficiency Awards 2014.

NHS Change Day

NHS Greenwich CCG is gearing up to celebrate NHS Change Day on Monday 3 March 2014.

GPs to consider feedback on the future of urgent care in Greenwich

Following the recent Right Care, First Time public consultation, NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body will meet on 26 February 2014 to consider the consultation findings and make decisions.

Royal Greenwich Against Domestic Violence and Abuse

Greenwich CCG is working in partnership with Greenwich council, local police and support groups to tackle violence and abuse in Greenwich. The Royal Greenwich Against Domestic Violence and Abuse campaign includes a number of new initiatives.

Women over 70 get breast cancer too - don’t assume you’re past it!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in England with around 41,500 diagnoses each year. Around a third of those cases are for women aged 70 or older. So know the signs and stay vigilant in checking for symptoms.

Think first, don’t just go to A+E

Winter is a busy time for the NHS and particularly A&E departments. Part of the reason is that many people go to A&E for treatment of common health problems when they could be much better off being treated elsewhere.

New child health guide for parents in Greenwich

It is now available on our website. We hope this booklet that provides comprehensive symptoms and treatments that you can do at home, and when to seek further medical help, will be useful for you.

What do you say?

This consultation has closed. Thank you everyone who came to the Asda Superstore, Charlton on 23 January 2014.

Tell us what you really think!

Please note this consultation has closed. Thank you everyone who came to General Gordon Square in Woolwich on 18 January 2014.

Over-40s urged to get free NHS health check

Greenwich residents aged between 40 and 74 are being encouraged to take up their NHS Health Check when invited.

NHS public consultation extended and new events announced

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is today announcing that it is extending the Right Care, First Time public consultation on urgent care services until 31 January 2014.

Eltham Community Hospital gets the green light

A significant improvement to local healthcare in Greenwich has been agreed with contracts being signed for the new Eltham Community Hospital (ECH).

Self-care advice

The message from NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group this winter is ‘Keep calm and look after yourself’.

Self Care for Life - Take Control

18 November 2013 - NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting Self Care Week 2013, which runs from 18 - 24 November. This year's theme is "Self Care for Life - Take Control".

NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group seeks residents’ views on improving urgent care

11 November 2013 - NHS Greenwich CCG is encouraging people in the borough to get involved in a public consultation on urgent care to ensure people get the right care, first time.

Greenwich’s trailblazing care scheme is spotlighted by Government

1 November 2013 - A trailblazing project in Greenwich that provides ‘joined up’ health and social care to local people has been selected by the Government to showcase new ways of delivering coordinated care

Community Pharmacists-your local healthcare professional

28 October 2013 - 5 -12 November is 'Ask Your Pharmacist' week, and the NHS across Greenwich is using the opportunity to encourage more people to make the most of their local chemist.

Blood in your pee Speak to your GP

15 October 2013 - Every year, around 16,600 people in England are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer. Around 7,500 people die from bladder or kidney cancer in England each year, but this needn't be the case.

Get flu safe

1 October 2013 - As winter approaches, it's now time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab.

Start 2014 with the Greenwich Healthy Living Service

The Greenwich Healthy Living Service is a one-stop shop offering information and guidance on healthy lifestyle choices.

Better, faster access to NHS blood tests in Greenwich

GPs, pharmacies and a dental surgery join QEH in providing blood-testing and blood-clotting services

Accountable officer appointed by five CCGs in south east London

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