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Thursday, 18 March, 2021 - 12:15

Challenges and changes for social prescribing in Camden

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the social prescribing service in Camden has evolved from being a linear pathway to a responsive network of support, collaborating between various communities, in providing personalised care to the residents. Donna Turnbull, the Community Development Manager at Voluntary Action Camden (VAC), explains the gradual evolvement of the service since March 2020 in this informative blog. VAC hosts Community Links for the Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service

Monday, 8 March, 2021 - 08:21

International Women’s Day – Choose better health

On International Women’s Day this year, let’s hear from our Chair, Dr Louise Jones, about her journey in the medical world and her inspiring choices in her personal and professional life.

 

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.