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E-Bulletin - October 2021



Long COVID Survey - Closes on Friday November 5th


Healthwatch Merton, along with all the other Healthwatch's across South West London, have been carrying out Long COVID insight gathering since August 2021 and have collected over 215 responses across the six boroughs to date.  


We have extended Merton's call out for views/experiences until Friday, November 5th. 

To complete the survey please Click Here


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


Cancer Awareness Event - North Merton Primary Care Network are hosting a FREE event on Saturday, November 6th, between 2pm-6pm at the Vestry Hall, Mitcham, CR4 3UD between 2pm-6pm.  There will be some fun activities, finger food, key speakers and a host of organisations including Bowel Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, Macmillan, One You Merton, Healthwatch Merton and more.  For more information Click Here


South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust - Find out more about how you can take part in workshops on the development of community services, webinars and arts sessions marking '12 months to go' to Springfield Village, and consultations on their new digital strategy. For more information Click Here


Sustainable Merton - are hosting a virtual Community Climate Conference - Energy and COP26: Mobilising our Community to Respond to the Climate Emergency. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 3, 1-2:30pm on Zoom. For more information and to register for the event please Click Here


Carers Support Merton - are turning 30 and invite you to their AGM and celebration next week on November 4th.  For more information and to book a ticket Click Here


Merton Library are offering a range of activities, sessions and events across all Merton that cater for all ages at different times.  To find out what is happening close to you Click Here




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


Have your Say


Join the ‘Love Merton’ campaign - take pride in Merton and love where you live, work and visit. For more information Click Here

Are you interested in knowing more about NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) and what they are currently consulting on that you can feed into? To find out more Click Here


If you would also be interested in observing a NICE public meeting or committee Click Here


COVID 19 Updates


COVID-19 Booster and Flu Vaccination Programme - with two viruses in circulation this year, it is more important than ever for those who are eligible to have the COVID-19 booster and the flu vaccines this winter. For more information Click Here

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

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, an educational workforce development programme designed for healthcare professionals who want to develop and scale their most innovative ideas for patient benefit. For more information Click Here

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published State of Care. The report, which draws on the experiences of care people have shared with Healthwatch England, has found that health and social care services face some highly concerning challenges. To find out more Click Here


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