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Thursday, 15 April, 2021 - 12:31

How do NHS dental services work?

We have been receiving numerous calls from the residents of Camden about the various challenges they are facing in accessing the dentistry services in the Borough, especially in the last year.

Thursday, 8 April, 2021 - 09:48

Young people are key community influencers for the COVID-19 vaccine

Nana and Tomisin, sixth form students and the Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors of Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA), are our guest bloggers for this month. They are passionate about health and wellbeing and aspire to study medicine. They believe that as young people, they can be a force in influencing their peers, parents, family members and potentially the wider community, and help them make an informed decision on the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more in their blog. 

 

 

Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 - 12:31

Domestic Abuse in the Pandemic

There have been reports of a surge in domestic abuse cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Camden Safety Net (CSN), also known as Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisory Service, provides services to survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual violence as well as to children affected by violence

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. 

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.