Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Trains and Freedom Passes

E-mail sent to our MP, Chris Philp

As Peter Appleford warned in his transport report in our latest Newsletter edition it is now not possible to use Freedom Passes or Oyster cards in some instances before 9.55 am at Woodmansterne Station and similar timing at Coulsdon South Station.  Day 2 of the new train timetables and our residents are already upset and this is without the anticipated cancellations.
Are you able to bring any pressure on the train companies to revert to 9.30am ?

Thursday, 17 May 2018

NEW SUPPLY PIPELINE - SESW Works on Rectory Lane

To safeguard water supplies SESW need to lay a new pipeline across Rectory Lane into Drake's field. The work will take some time and will involve the closure of Rectory Lane. No timeline has been given as yet.

Dr Khan's Medical Practice

Yesterday the Coulsdon RAs met with Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Croydon (CCCG) to discuss what happens to patents in Dr Khan’s Coulsdon Medical Practice when he retires in October 2018.

Both the CCCG and Croydon said that they are actively working with Dr Khan to ensure there is continuity for his existing patients. They assured us that after October there will an adequate GP service in Coulsdon sufficient for all of Dr Khan’s existing patients and also for the expected increase in new patients due to the new developments in and around Coulsdon.

They also gave an undertaking to work with BrickbyBrick and Croydon Council to speed the development of a new Medical Centre on the Calat Site in Coulsdon Town Centre.

They advised that there was no need for Dr Kham’s patients to seek alternative GP services at this stage, but this was up to each individual choice.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Poppy appeal for British Legion

The following appeal is receiving support from across the borough and given the support shown by our residents for the WW1 commemoration events held in Coulsdon,  CWRA would welcome views on supporting this.

On 11/04/2018 15:24, Jemma Cottam-Verbruggen wrote 
I am the Community Fundraiser for South East London for The Royal British Legion and I wanted to get in touch with you to find out if you would be interested in getting on board with our Poppies on Lampposts project which we are hoping to launch across Croydon.
This year we are commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War and we will be launching our Thank You Movement on the 8th August to see through 100 days until Armistice Day on Sunday 11th November. We are inviting members of the public to say Thank You to all those who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
We have already been approached by a number of Resident Associations in Croydon who have arranged for the Poppies on Lampposts to be displayed in their areas for the last 100 days. I am therefore enquiring to see if your Association would also be interested in taking part in the project. It would be great to see as many of Croydon’s streets as possible lined with our poppies as a way of commemorating this important time in history. 
If you would like to take part in the project, please do let me know and I can give you more information. You can also find out more about our Thank You Movement by visiting our website  https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/ww1-centenary/thank-you/
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
 Kind Regards, 
 Jemma Cottam-Verbruggen 

Community Fundraiser South East London

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Spring/Summer Newsletter

This has now been printed but unfortunately due to a lack of road stewards we are unable to distribute  it as widely as would wish. If you live in a road without a steward and would be willing to deliver to your road or even part of it please contact us at info@thecwra.co.uk.

Right place -first time Latest CCCG Flyer

This is the latest flyer for emergency care and treatment in Croydon

Care Quality Control (CQC) response to closure of Dr Khan's medical practice

This is a response to the joint RA's letter of concern at the closure of Dr Khan's medical practice in Coulsdon.  Meetings are being arranged with Croydon Care Commissioning Group for further discussions.

Mr Charles King MA MBA
Chair of East Coulsdon Residents Association

Ms Rita Barfoot
Chair of Coulsdon West Residents Association

Mr John Clarke
Chair of Hartley and District Residents Association By email: info@eastcoulsdon.co.uk

Care Quality Commission
Citygate Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PA
Telephone: 0300 061 6161

1 May 2018

Dear Mr King, Ms Barfoot and Mr Clarke,

Thank you for your letter of 2 April 2018 sent in your capacity as Chairs of the Residents Associations in Coulsdon, regarding your concerns about Coulsdon Medical Practice. As the Acting Deputy Chief Inspector (London),
Sir David Behan has asked me to respond to you.

May I start by confirming that the role of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to register and inspect services to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate high quality care and encourage services to improve.

As you noted, we inspected Dr Khan’s general practice in June 2016 and June 2017. On the first inspection, we found serious concerns and placed the practice in Special Measures. This gave the practice an opportunity to improve. When we returned in June 2017, we were pleased those improvements had taken place and we took the practice out of Special Measures.

We inspected again in February 2018. This was partly in order to make sure the improvements put in place had been sustained as we had concerns that this may not be the case. We were disappointed to see the improvements had not been sustained. The report following our last inspection was published on 18 April 2018 and can be found on our website at:

I am aware of how popular a GP, Dr Khan is. CQC received many emails and letters from patients informing us of this. I also know that our reports have consistently made reference to the fact that Dr Khan is caring, considerate and kind to his patients. However, providing a good general practice is about more than being kind and responsive. They must be safe, effective and well led and this practice has not been able to demonstrate this.

Chairman: Peter Wyman CBE DL Chief Executive: Sir David Behan CBE