Press Releases

Sunday service – doctors go to church to get Merton men talking about their health

If you thought getting a group of men to open up about their waterworks – in a church hall – after Sunday service – might be challenging, you’d be wrong. A men’s health project confronting the issue of urology has shown that people have plenty to say on the subject. … Read more »

Sarah Blow appointed as Designate CEO for the South West London NHS Integrated Care Board

As health and care systems across the country prepare for new legislative changes expected from April 2022, Sarah Blow has been confirmed as the new Designate Chief Executive of the new NHS Integrated Care Board for South West London. Sarah has been appointed following a robust external recruitment process led by … Read more »

Free Suicide Prevention Tool R;pple to launch on World Suicide Prevention Day as online searches for support record a 125% rise post-pandemic

                      According to new Semrush data released for World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), online searches for support have increased by 125% in the last two years · Searches for “suicide methods” have increased by more than 50% while searched … Read more »

NHS Services In South West London Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

This Bank Holiday weekend the NHS is urging Londoners to follow Government guidance on staying safe and remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies only. The NHS very busy, but urgent care is available – GPs are offering more appointments, including evenings and weekends, for people with urgent health … Read more »

Paramedic pilot introduced to help ease pressure on GP services this winter

A new pilot will see London Ambulance Service paramedics working in GP surgeries across the London borough of Merton to help improve the care patients receive A new pilot will see London Ambulance Service paramedics working in GP surgeries across the London borough of Merton to help improve the care … Read more »

South London Listens: kicking off a new agenda for mental health prevention in South London

Earlier this month The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership launched a major listening campaign to support and protect people’s mental health following Covid-19. Covid-19 has upended life as we know it. The mental wellbeing of many people has been impacted directly by the pandemic, whether through the virus … Read more »

Independent Reconfiguration Panel advice on Improving Healthcare Together – £500m investment in Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust

Plans to invest more than £500m to build a brand new emergency care hospital in Sutton and modernise Epsom and St Helier hospitals are another step closer following a review of the decision by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social … Read more »

Special education services in Sutton makes significant progress

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have confirmed that Sutton’s Local Area services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have made “sufficient progress” in all three areas identified in the SEND Local Area inspection, and therefore Sutton no longer requires a Written Statement … Read more »

South West London designated an Integrated Care System

The South West London Health and Care Partnership has formally been designated as an Integrated Care System (ICS).   In awarding ICS status, NHS England has recognised the strength of the South West London partnership and the shared ambitions for the six boroughs – Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and … Read more »

Hairdressers, barbers and beauticians are set to get training to spot signs of domestic abuse

Hairdressers, barbers and beauticians are set to get training to spot the signs of domestic abuse as part of a campaign in Sutton backed by the head of a newly created national watchdog. They will be offered the coaching as part of a new drive in the borough to tackle … Read more »