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E-Bulletin - August 2021



Have Your Say


Have you or (someone you care for) experienced long-term effects of Coronavirus?

Have they lasted weeks or even months? We want to hear from you


Healthwatch Merton, along with all the other Healthwatch's across South West London, are carrying out Long COVID insight gathering and are collectively sharing the findings with NHS South West London.


Your views can help improve the support and services that are available to those affected by Long COVID(Post COVID Syndrome).


Click Here to take part in the survey that will be closing shortly.


Improving Kidney Care – A proposal for kidney services at St Helier & St George’s Hospitals Engagement Opportunity. For more information and to share your views Click Here


Disabled children and young people with severe complex needs

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) welcome your views on their draft guideline on how services should work for disabled children and young people up to 25 with severe complex needs. For more information Click Here


Rehabilitation after traumatic injury

Have your say on the rehabilitation after traumatic injury draft guideline from NICE. This may be of particular interest to social care practitioners, commissioners and providers of rehabilitation services as well as people who have experienced traumatic injury. For more information Click Here


Looking After Yourselves - events, courses, things to do and more


Can help to connect you to the support you need in your community.


If you, or someone you know, needs help please email or call 0208 066 4086, between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. For more info Click Here


The South West London Health and Care Partnership - have created a Long COVID Recovery page with what support is available across the six South West London boroughs that includes Merton. For more information Click Here


The Active Breathing Course (ABC) - is a free, six-week course devised specifically to help people struggling with: - breathing difficulties, fatigue and anxiety and disordered breathing. The free course is delivered over zoom and you can self refer.  The next courses will be running in September. For more information please Click Here


SWLSTG Annual Public Meeting, 9 September 2021 - The event will be a chance for to look back over the last 12 months and share their achievements and challenges.


The second part of the meeting will discuss the theme "Our Place in the Community". There will be a range of speakers talking about how we can support our communities' economic, societal and cultural recovery as we come out of the pandemic.

For more information Click Here






COVID 19 Updates



Information on where/how you can get tested & self-isolation for Merton. Click Here 


Walk in and Pop Up Vaccination Clinics across South West London.  Click Here






Other news


Apply now to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue receiving welfare benefits

Whilst the deadline of 30 June 2021 has passed for EU Citizens and their family members to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, the Home Office are still allowing referrals to be made in certain circumstances for a limited time. For more information Click Here

NICE are recruiting a lay member to join the interventional procedures advisory committee who will contribute to developing guidance for 3 years (Deadline Tuesday 7th September)

For more information Click Here


COVID-19: What can pharmacists learn from people’s experiences of services?
Find out what the public thought worked well, and what could have been better when it came to the support you provided during the pandemic. For more information Click Here


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