Approved at Healthwatch Camden Annual General Meeting of the Charity and Board Meeting in Public - Monday 20th November 2017
We know from our conversations with the public that some patients report feeling rushed during appointments and struggling to make themselves heard.
As appointment times can be limited, in several areas local Healthwatch are promoting tips that could help you get the most out of visiting your GP.
The Bloomsbury Network invites you to A celebration of life for World Aids Day
Thursday 23rd November 6.00 – 8.00
BOOK via the patient reps: 020 3317 5177
National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) starts on Saturday 18 November 2017. Although HIV is manageable and people with HIV can lead a healthy life with a near-normal life expectancy, late diagnosis of HIV remains an important public health issue in the UK.
NICE are consulting on guidance which aims to help improve services for people with learning disabilities who have challenging behaviour.
The recommendations include: Urging local authorities and NHS organisations to provide specialist community care for people which could ultimately avoid admissions to psychiatric wards or residential homes
Ensuring that people are admitted into services as a last resort when all other options have been considered. If a person is admitted, they should be as close to their home as possible
Asking commissioners to appoint a specialist lead to make sure the right support is available for people and their families
Having a ‘named worker’ from the community learning disability team to be responsible for coordinating someone’s care
Last month new steps to improve emergency care and access to GPs came into force.
“We’ve spoken to hundreds of you again this year, about which health and social care issues you think are the most important in Camden"
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) are currently consulting on the strategy for the next three years.
To take part, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PHSOstrategy
The consultation closes on 4th December 2017.
These draft toolkits have been co-produced with people with a learning disability, autism or both and include health issues that are important to them.
Most of the toolkits have been tested in some NHS services, but we want to gain the views of people who work in the services, commissioners and others who are interested in this work.
The draft toolkits and a feedback form are shown below.
We would welcome your views up to the closing date of 1 December 2017.
6.15 pm – 8.30 pm (with refreshments from 5.30 pm)
London Metropolitan University, GC1-08, Graduate Centre, North Campus, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB