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Tuesday, 22 August, 2017 - 12:29

Volunteer opportunity at Healthwatch Camden

We’re looking for a Social Media Officer to come and work in our offices. This is a fantastic opportunity for a student who wants office skills and the chance to manage their own project.

The person will devise an engagement plan for our Facebook page, manage the page and increase engagement. It’s a six month volunteering role with the potential to extend.

Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 - 15:52

Apology to Highgate Day Centre patients issued after Healthwatch Camden report

On 3 August the Camden New Journal online published a story on our Highgate Day Centre – Audio Diary report. In particular highlighting that as a result of our work, health officials offered an apology to service users due to failings in the management of the closure of the service.

Tuesday, 8 August, 2017 - 15:06

Our dental report in The Voice newspaper!

On 7 August 2017 our dental report got featured in The Voice BME newspaper. 

Every voice counts when it comes to the delivery of health and social care services in Camden. 

See the abridged press release here: 

PRESS RELEASE

Healthwatch Camden report finds barriers to dental care service provision

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017 - 18:35

Have your say on what should be available on prescription

The government recently announced plans to cut some prescriptions that it believes patients could simply go out and buy. This includes medicines like eczema cream, eye drops for dry eye or conjunctivitis, scabies treatment and nappy rash cream.

Patient groups have criticised the plans, saying that it would break with the guiding principle that the NHS should be free at the point of use. Likewise, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society raised concerns about how the move might affect the poorest families.