Message from Frances Hasler – Healthwatch Camden Director
This is our final eNewsletter for 2017 (attached) so I will start by wishing you all a happy Christmas and New Year. Over the past year we’ve met lots of you in the local community and have enjoyed strong working relationships.
Thank you to all our volunteers, local organisations and communities who have worked with us on various projects. We’re really pleased to have built new relationships including with local schools and our LGBT+ community. We hope to continue this in 2018.
Camden patients can now book an evening or weekend GP appointment at one of four local GP surgeries.
The Camden GP Hub service is available to anyone who lives in the borough of Camden or who is registered with a Camden GP.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 6.30pm to 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 8pm.
You can request an appointment at the location which is most convenient for you:
Children and their carers/parents are invited to a festive Kids Party, on Saturday 16 December 2-4pm, at Crossroads Women’s Centre -- featuring Captain Fantastic.
Patient & Carer call to assist the CCG develop a long term conditions strategy.
Tuesday 12 December (10:00 to Midday)
NHS England has today agreed plans to save hundreds of millions of pounds each year by recommending low value treatments, including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy no longer be provided on the NHS, and launching a consultation on curbs to prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products such as paracetamol.
National survey shows most children and young people report good experiences of hospital care, but highlights some areas for improvement
What would help you to feel healthier and happier? What support do you want from your GP? Are you interested in how the NHS chooses which community services to provide in North London? Or how voluntary and community organisations work with the NHS?
Thursday 7th December 2017 - 13:30 – 16:30
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