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Community Hub for Richmond residents

Richmond Council has set up a Community Hub to co-ordinate the support being offered by the Council and the borough’s many voluntary organisations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. From Tuesday 24 March, a helpline number is available as a first response for residents, particularly those who are elderly and/or vulnerable [...]

2020-03-26T15:53:21+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Richmond and Kingston, and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The latest information [...]

2020-03-06T09:55:35+00:00March 6th, 2020|News|

Where to find urgent mental health support

If you or someone you know needs urgent mental health support, here are some telephone numbers you can call: Crisis line 0800 028 8000 Samaritans 08457 909090 NHS Direct 0845 4647 For other mental health support, have a look at a range of services.

2019-12-23T09:31:11+00:00December 23rd, 2019|News|

Blog by Fatemeh Roozbahani, pharmacist at Day Lewis Pharmacy, Cross Deep Court in Twickenham

Winter is almost here, temperatures are dropping, the chances are it will get colder. Being cold affects our ability to fight off infection. Crowded A&E departments are struggling to cope and research shows nearly 50% of people could have been treated elsewhere. My name is Fatemeh, I am a community pharmacist [...]

2019-12-20T16:27:00+00:00December 20th, 2019|News|

NHS services during the Christmas and New Year bank holidays

Here’s a quick guide to where you can access the right health care for you over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays. Medicines at home It is good practice to keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet or box at home.  The items this could include are painkillers, antihistamines, oral rehydration salts, [...]

2019-12-13T13:20:11+00:00December 13th, 2019|News|

Health and Care Plan launches today in the borough of Richmond

Local people to benefit from better joined up NHS and social care services The NHS, Richmond Council, the voluntary sector and Healthwatch are today launching a two-year plan to meet the health and care needs of people living in Richmond. The Richmond Health and Care Plan, which has been developed with [...]

2019-10-18T11:40:14+01:00October 18th, 2019|News|

Non-emergency patient transport changes in Richmond and Kingston

From Tuesday 1 October 2019, there is a new provider for the community non-emergency patient transport and eligibility assessment call centre for Richmond and Kingston CCGs. The new provider is Healthcare and Transport Services known as HATS, replacing ERS Medical. They will continue to provide the eligibility assessment service via a [...]

2019-10-01T15:40:18+01:00October 1st, 2019|News|