Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking parents, grandparents and carers to encourage children to enter a fun story competition, designed to get them thinking early about how to use NHS services.
The story revolves around Aggie the Alien who has come to visit Hillingdon with her family from outer space and unsurprisingly she has no idea about what the NHS is! She is looking for support and advice so she can look after herself during her stay on earth.
2 February 2018
The contract for the provision of disability aids and equipment and which runs from Hillingdon Centre for Independent Living has come to an end, 31 January 2018. The current providers of the service, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust, have indicated they do not wish to continue to provide the service due to low-levels of demand.
Aggie the Alien has come to visit Hillingdon with her family from a far far away planet. Unfortunately Aggie has no knowledge about who the NHS are or what they do.
This is where we need your help!
We are looking for your short stories to create a book that Aggie could keep and use during her stay here. This book will teach Aggie based on your stories how to look after herself and how to use some of our local NHS services here in Hillingdon.
15 December 2017
In addition to normal opening times, GPs and nurses are offering patients appointments in the evening, on weekends and bank holidays.
7 December 2017
Christmas and New Year can be a busy time when mundane chores like checking medicine supplies can be overlooked. But local GPs are warning people to order repeat prescriptions early to ensure they have enough to tide them over the holiday period when GP practices and pharmacies are closed.
5 December 2017
Pharmacy opening times in London are going to change over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
To view pharmacy opening times, you can download this London wide spreadsheet (opens Excel spreadsheet).
4 December 2017
At our AGM and Hillingdon Health Conference in September, we discussed several of our achievements in the borough over the past year, including an extra £230,000 for early diagnosis of dementia and our investment in a significant increase in paediatric doctors. We also discussed our annual accounts and our priorities going forward.
20 November 2017
Flu is an unpleasant illness for most people, but for certain vulnerable groups the effects can be severe. People with a long term medical condition, pregnant women, those aged 65 or over and carers can get a flu vaccine free of charge on the NHS to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications. Children aged 2 and 3 can also help to be protected from flu with a quick nasal spray.
Healthwatch Hillingdon are seeking your views on accessing GP services in Hillingdon seven days a week
16 November 2017
The NHS is looking at how patients can be provided access to GP services 8am to 8pm, seven days per week.
GP practices in Hillingdon are generally open between the core hours of 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. In October 2017 a new service started, which now makes it possible for GP practices in Hillingdon to offer patients “extended hours appointments” every weekday evening - from 6:30pm to 8pm and at weekends between 8am and 8pm, Saturday and Sunday.
9 November 2017
In a radiography first, the NHS in North West London introduces brand new practice educator roles to improve patient care and boost radiographers training and development.