E-Bulletin - April 2022





Have your Say


What do you think of pharmacy services in Merton?
Share your views on community pharmacy (or local chemists) services in Merton. Everybody’s views are important to ensure the pharmacy services in Merton meet your needs.


The questionnaire closes later today (April 29th). To share your views, please Click Here


Would you, or someone you know make a great Patient Representative?


Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) are looking for Patient Representatives to help make improvements, develop new ideas and ensure patient voice is at the heart of everything they do. For more information about the roles, please Click Here

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

Do you know people who could join a panel to influence CQC's work on mental health services?


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are looking to hear from people to join a panel of experts. 

Could you, or an organisation that you work with help? They don't need to be an expert in mental health services, just have recent experience of being detained under the Mental Health Act in the last 2 years. For more information, please Click Here


How should your hospital prevent and respond to falls during your stay?


The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has recently published a patient resource for the National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF). For more information, please Click Here


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



Merton Uplift - To find out what 'Wellbeing Workshops' are on during  May, please Click Here


Wimbledon Guild - are running a new series of free health and wellbeing workshops in partnership with Merton Uplift. Every month there will be a different theme, starting with ‘Relaxation and Self Care’ on Tuesday 17th May from 10.30am – 12pm. This engaging workshop will provide you with key skills to overcome stress and practical tips on how to develop your own self care. To book your place, email activities@wimbledonguild.co.uk or call 020 8946 0735


Carers Support Merton - To keep up to date and find out what workshops and groups they are running that support carers, 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

Would you like FREE training to become a community Wellbeing Champion with the chance to become an RSPH Level 2 qualified Health Champion? 


One You Merton is offering the opportunity for individuals to receive training to support local people in making informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.


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

Recovery College Courses - For information up and coming courses being delivered in Merton (in person and online) over the next few months, please Click Here


Mental Health Support - If you need urgent mental health support over the bank holiday, call the 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line team(for people living in Merton, Kingston, Sutton, Richmond and Wandsworth). They are there to help you. To find out more, please Click Here


Kooth - If you are 11-21 years old and are feeling anxious or low, you can speak to someone online for support 24/7. To find out more, 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 vaccination clinics across South West London are providing 1st, 2nd, booster, and spring booster vaccinations along with vaccinations for 5-11 year olds.  To find out more information on these clinics including locations and opening hours, please Click Here

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




Become a Walk and Talk Local Champion - The Walk and Talk Movement is now hiring two enthusiastic and passionate Local Champions to help set up new walks and talks. For more information on the role, please Click Here

Other News/Reports

The Big Ask: The Big Answer - Over half a million children responded to the Children's Commissioner survey. To learn more about the findings, please Click Here

NICE - have produced a new quick guide on supporting people who provide unpaid care for adults with health or social care needs. For more information, please Click Here

Using tech to monitor your health at home - what can the NHS learn? 

People with high blood pressure are increasingly being asked to monitor their condition at home. Find out what people think of using technology to keep tabs on their health and how they think the NHS can improve support, please Click Here

National User Survivor Network Bulletin - To read up on their latest news, views, events, involvement opportunities and more, 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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