Tuesday, 26 March, 2019 - 12:44
The Last Phase of Life (LPoL) was a collaborative piece of work we did working across the five boroughs in North London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington). The work is part of the North London Partners Sustainability and Transformation Plan.
A deep-seated unwillingness to talk about death generally has meant that finding out the needs and wishes of dying people and their carers’ and then to translate these needs into practice, is not easy.
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 19:33
Healthwatch Camden recently moved to new offices at the Greenwood Centre , an ambitious mixed-use building in the centre of the borough.
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 19:29
Every voice counts when it comes to the provision of our health and social care services. To this end we’ve recruited a team of volunteers from UCL to help us get local people’s views at events and on projects over the coming months.
This month we started inductions with the volunteers. They’ve chosen which projects they’re working on which include the referrals project, Food Poverty and many more.
By volunteering with us you can give something back to the community and develop new skills. We recruit volunteers on a project-by-project basis.
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 19:22
Let's rewind to September 2018. Schools reopen in NW3 and, while many parents breathe a sigh of relief after weeks of seeing their children a little too much (just joking of course!), they also start breathing in a lot more pollution, especially during school run hours. Plus, after weeks of free flowing traffic, they notice that the lovely Hampstead roads are once again brought to a standstill many times a day.
These realisations moved a group of local parents to action, and NW3 Green School Runs was born.
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 18:23
We’ve started work on our new project looking at the impact of food Poverty. It’s a social media project launching at the end of next month. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook so that you don’t miss out on it!
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 17:33
Local leaders for health, housing and the voluntary sector came together on 1st March at a High Level Round Table on Health and Housing, hosted by Healthwatch Camden.
The discussion was prompted by a new Healthwatch Camden report which explores the role played by poor or insecure housing on the health of local residents. Five themes emerged from interviews with residents:
One - housing issues in Camden are contributing to high levels of stress and anxiety which are detrimental to mental health.
Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 11:37
This spring we’ll be starting a new project about outpatient referrals. Local people have told us there is sometimes confusion and delay between a GP referral and getting a specialist outpatient appointment at hospital.
We’re planning to survey patients who are waiting to see specialists at the Royal Free Hospital and at UCLH. We also want to hear from anyone who’s recently been referred by a GP so that we can learn more about these experiences. If you are interested in helping us with this work there are two ways you can get involved.
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 - 14:01
Save the date: Tuesday 29th January 2019 - 6pm-8pm.
On Tuesday 29 January 2019, Sir Robert Francis, Chair of Healthwatch England and a resident of Camden will be joining us at our meeting in public. We’ll be at our new offices in Greenwood Place, Kentish Town and members of the public are welcome to join us.
With 152 local teams, supported by over 5,000 volunteers, the Healthwatch network has built links with communities right across the country. It’s also successfully established itself as an integral part of the health and social care system.
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 - 13:32
New year, new plan
The Long Term Plan for the NHS was published on 7 January.
The key ingredients in the plan are: