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23/11/2017

Get involved with our consultation on acute mental health day care services in Camden.

Public event at @LivingCentre NW1 Monday 27 November between 1pm and 4pm.

RSVP: camccg.communications@nhs.net 

See our consultation http://ow.ly/rjSu30gLR4b 

23/11/2017

Healthwatch Camden Trustees Financial statement - year ended 31 March 2017

Approved at Healthwatch Camden Annual General Meeting of the Charity and Board Meeting in Public - Monday 20th November 2017

22/11/2017

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.

21/11/2017

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

20/11/2017

November 24th (13:00 - 14:00)

if you have used MSK Services you will be welcome to attend the focus group -  please email Andre (a.chagwedera@nhs.net) and Martin Emery (martin.emery@nhs.net)  as you will need to be registered to attend.

Background Information:

17/11/2017

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.

Prince Harry will launch the HIV Prevention initiative,

13/11/2017

Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.

When will I feel better?

 
Further help & guidance...

13/11/2017

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

Deadline: Monday 20 November

13/11/2017

At the first sign of a winter illness seek advice from a pharmacist
Are you:
Pregnant
A parent of a 2 or 3 year 
Living with a long term health condition.
Aged 65 or over
A carer
None of the above? It's still important to look after yourself this winter.
Find a pharmacy near you

Read more

09/11/2017

“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" 

Your Voice Counts 2017: what we heard!

09/11/2017

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.

09/11/2017

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.

Includes: GP, Dental, Community services, Acute care, Accident and Emergency (A&E), Mental health

08/11/2017

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

​Agenda attached.