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Thursday, 4 March, 2021 - 14:06

Many in the Black community more likely to get the Covid-19 vaccine if they had more information

Black ethnic groups are most likely to be hesitant about taking a Covid-19 vaccine, according to a December 2020 national report from the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). Almost 82% of the general population was willing to take the vaccine, however, nearly 72% of people from Black ethnic groups said they were unlikely to take the vaccine.


Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 - 17:22

Healthier You : NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP)

Every two minutes someone finds out that they have Type 2 diabetes, a potentially serious health condition that can cause long-term health problems. It can lead to sight loss, kidney failure, loss of a limb, and makes you at least twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke. 

Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 - 14:33

Covid-19 Vaccine - an outlook of a GP

Our guest blogger this month is Dr Fey Mendes of Holborn Medical Centre. 

Thursday, 14 January, 2021 - 13:44

Help London Ambulance Service to help you this winter

Our guest blogger is Antony Tiernan, Director of Communications and Engagement at the London Ambulance Service. Here he blogs about how the Service is responding to the combined pressures of COVID-19 and winter, and how local people can support them at this difficult time.


Friday, 18 December, 2020 - 08:33

Ockenden's silver lining

Our guest blogger, Miles Sibley, one of the founders of Patient Experience Library, argues that the public health and care sector should take patient’s experience evidence just as seriously as any other clinical evidence to further improve their services.


Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 12:00

It’s not too late to get your flu vaccination

Our guest blogger this month is Danielle Lawrence, Public Health Strategist in the Camden and Islington Public Health Team. The flu vaccine is offered every year by the NHS to help protect people at risk of flu and its complications. The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine.


Friday, 4 December, 2020 - 17:25

Younger generation want support to cope with financial and mental health impacts of Covid-19

Research suggests that during Covid-19 young people have been feeling more anxious, depressed and uncertain about their future than older generations.


Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 15:29

Families of children with SEND ‘felt stranded’ during the first lockdown

Our guest blogger this month is Rachel Dixon. Rachel is a mother of a child with autism and a severe learning disability. Rachel also runs the Camden Special Parents Forum where she provides support and resources for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Thursday, 19 November, 2020 - 15:34

Older residents say digital healthcare must not be one size fits all

In October 2020, Healthwatch Camden spoke with 23 members of Age UK Camden’s Older Peoples Advisory Group (OPAG). Members of OPAG are 65 years and older. We asked them about their experience of using digital services to access health and social care.


Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 - 11:14

Marjorie's Story

Eight Camden residents were invited to participate in the Healthwatch Camden work to collect case studies about life under lockdown. This blog highlights the experiences of Marjorie, an active 84 year old trying to make the most of lockdown while stuck at home. All names have been changed to protect identities and all participants have given permission for their stories to be published.