Amazing success at the Big Health Day!
More than 340 people attended the Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham Learning Disability Big Health Day that took place on 25 October – and have given positive feedback of their experience
Celebrating Phyllis Iwowo
This October for Black History Month, we are celebrating Phyllis Iwowo who is 86 years-old and has worked for the NHS in Greenwich for 36 years – and is still working
Easter pharmacy opening hours
Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you and your family with minor health concerns. Pharmacy opening times will vary over the Easter break.
Diabetes Prevention Week 1 – 7 April
Every two minutes someone finds out that they have Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a very serious health condition that can cause long-term health problems.
NHS England lifts legal direction
Greenwich and Lewisham CCGs have had legal directions related to quality of performance lifted by NHS England following significant improvements.
Pharmacy Opening Hours
As the Christmas holidays approach it's important to remember that not all pharmacies will be open over the whole Christmas period.
Nepalese community cancer workshop
A workshop with the Nepalese community in December promoted awareness and discussion of cancer risks, prevention, signs/symptoms and NHS cancer screening programmes.
Need advice about your health this winter
This winter there are more ways than ever for people in Greenwich to get healthcare and advice from GPs, practice nurses and other local healthcare services including pharmacies.
World Diabetes Day
On November 14, World Diabetes Day 2018, NHS Greenwich CCG joins partners around the world to highlight the impact of diabetes on our local community.
Quit smoking with the right support
Greenwich's 33,000 smokers are being encouraged to "quit for your own good and the health of those around you" as the annual Stoptober campaign gets under way.
NHS 111 online in Greenwich
If you're worried about an urgent medical concern, you can now get help and advice online using your smartphone, tablet or computer.
A new strategy for Greenwich
The newly-launched Greenwich Commissioning Strategy: Transforming our Health and Care System 2018 to 2022 is now available online and as a summary version with Our Review of the Year 2017/18
Annual General Meeting 2018
Greenwich residents are warmly invited to NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group's Annual General Meeting (AGM).
NHS Greenwich CCG assessed as Good
NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has secured a rating of ‘Good’ in the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF) ratings for 2017/18, published today by NHS England.
Know where to go this bank holiday
While the long weekend is an opportunity for rest and relaxation, it is important to know that if you do need medical help, the NHS is still on hand with advice and treatment.
Statement on Freestyle Libre
NHS Greenwich CCG has reviewed the NHS England London Diabetes Clinical Network and NHS London Procurement Partnership's implementation guida
Plan ahead for Ramadan
Greenwich GPs are encouraging local people to plan ahead for Ramadan to stay healthy and fast safely.
High levels of demand at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
QEH is currently experiencing high levels of demand. We are working closely with LG NHS Trust and the local NHS and social care system to reduce the pressure on the hospital and ensure that patients have access to the services they need.
Take action against cancer
'We can. I can' is the rallying cry of World Cancer Day on Sunday, 4 February, highlighting what we can do collectively and individually to tackle one of the biggest killers in the UK.
The Truth Project
The Independent Inquiry for Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has launched The Truth Project.
Advice on flu and norovirus
Flu and norovirus (the winter vomiting bug) are around in the community at the moment. Both are highly contagious, so please help us to protect our vulnerable patients by staying away from our hospitals if you're experiencing symptoms.
High level of demand at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Queen Elizabeth Hospital is currently experiencing a very high level of demand. We are working closely with colleagues across the system to reduce the pressure on the hospital and ensure that patients have access to the services they need.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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'.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Care Together Programme St. Mary’s - Eltham
Do you look after a friend or relative who relies on
Come along on: Friday 5 December 2014
At: St. Mary’s Community Complex, 180
Eltham High Street, SE9 1BJ
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)
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
NHS Change Day
NHS Greenwich CCG is gearing up to celebrate NHS Change Day on Monday 3 March 2014.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Greenwich CCG staff survey
Each year our CCG takes part in the NHS staff survey. The survey measures staff satisfaction within our organisation based on a number of different areas including training, learning and development, appraisals and teamwork, respect and value at work.