E-Bulletin - March 2022




Clear, understandable information is important to help you make decisions about your health and care and get the most out of services.


Since 2016, the Accessible Information Standard has given disabled people and people with a sensory loss the legal right to get health and social care information they can understand and communications support if they need it. But, is the standard being delivered by services and does it go far enough?


For more information and to find out more, please Click Here


Have your Say


Would you like to receive a £30 voucher for helping the NHS and your local community by sharing your views about the Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11?


Are you:

• a parent, carer or guardian of a 5-11 year old child?

• living in Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Croydon, Kingston, Richmond?


If you want to share your views, please Click Here


Do you want to help improve the quality of physical health checks for people living with long-term mental illness in South West London? 


To find out more and share your views, please Click Here


If you want to talk to anyone about this survey or need it in a different format, please email sherry.fuller@swlondon.nhs.uk


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





Merton Connected AGM on Zoom - Annual General Meeting of Merton Connected (trading name of MVSC) for 2020/2021, including a brief summary of performance highlights over the last year and priorities for the future is taking place this Friday. For more details and the zoom link, please Click Here


MCIL's Craftivism & Chat – 7th April – Poetry Workshop exploring the needs of Deaf and Disabled people at Vestry Hall from 1-3pm. For more information, please Click Here


MCIL's Information and Advice Service - can offer support to Deaf and Disabled people in Merton with some of the issues of the current increase in the cost of living.


For more information, please Click Here

The Merton Dementia Hub - provides support, information, advice, and groups for the local community for those living with dementia and their relatives in Merton. To find out more about the services offered, please Click Here

Interested in Working in Primary Care?Thursday 31st March, 6pm-8pm

The 2 hour virtual online session is for people who are interested finding out more about the range of roles currently available (e.g. Care Coordinators, Health & Wellbeing Coaches, Trainee Nurse Associate and Social Prescribing Link Workers)


To find out more and book on, please Click Here

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - Every 15 minutes somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK, that's nearly 43,000 people each year.


To get involved and find out more, please Click Here


Looking for an NHS dentist? The NHS website gives information about availability of NHS dental treatment. It may be possible to find a dentist within reasonable travelling distance if there isn't one accepting new patients in your immediate area.


You do NOT have to be a resident in a particular area or borough to attend a dental practice there. For more information Click Here


It’s essential to get young children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella to protect themselves and others from serious illness. 


For more information, please 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 help@mertoncommunityhub.org.uk or call 0208 066 4086, between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. For more info Click Here


COVID 19 Updates


COVID-19 Vaccine - All individuals aged 12 and over eligible for a 1st or 2nd dose and all adults aged 16 and over wanting to book for a 1st, 2nd, 3rd dose or booster dose of the COVID-19 Vaccination are able to book an appointment by calling 119 or Click Here


You can book an appointment or walk in at your convenience to participating sites where walk in is available. For further information, please Click Here 


Latest COVID-19 information: on the Merton Council website, please Click Here



www.healthwatchmerton.co.uk for information about what we do. 

  Registered office:

Vestry Hall
London Road
Merton, CR4 3UD
United Kingdom

  Healthwatch Merton Tel:  020 8685 2282 email: info@healthwatchmerton.co.uk

  Healthwatch Merton contract is managed by Merton Connected. Merton Connected is the trading name of Merton Voluntary Service Council

 (MVSC), a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 4164949, registered in England and Wales and a Registered Charity number 1085867.

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