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Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 17:33

Healthwatch Camden Housing and Health March Roundtable

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

Referrals – how was the journey between your GP and your hospital outpatient appointment?

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

Healthwatch Camden Board meeting in Public

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

Message from Frances Hasler - Healthwatch Camden Director

New year, new plan

The Long Term Plan for the NHS was published on 7 January.

The key ingredients in the plan are:

Monday, 14 January, 2019 - 13:00

Our new offices at the Greenwood centre and guided tours

We’re settling into our new offices at the Greenwood centre in Kentish Town. It’s a new year and we’re keen to continue working with local service users and residents to get the best out of our local health and social care services.

We’re also looking forward to our next meeting in public on 29 January which will be held at our new workplace. Sir Robert Francis, Chair of Healthwatch England and a Camden resident will be joining us.

Thursday, 10 January, 2019 - 12:31

Guest blog post - Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society

Free weekly Food waste prevention hands-on nutrition and cooking classes at Somers Town Community Association with Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society.

Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society are new residents at Somerstown Community Association (STCA) thanks to introductions made by Tom Baines, economic development officer  at Camden Council and the support of Executive Director Sarah Elie MBE and Operations Manager Jodie Allen.

Thursday, 10 January, 2019 - 12:30

Guest blog post - Keith Morgan, CEO Young Camden Foundation (YCF)

If we don’t protect youth services, we WILL lose a generation: Why I joined Young Camden Foundation (YCF)

Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 - 18:12

Our closing times over the festive season

Healthwatch Camden offices will be closed over the Christmas season. We open again on 2nd January in our new office at the Greenwood Centre.

If you need help with finding health or social care services over the holiday period, you can call NHS 111. The 111 line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They can give advice and can let you know which services near you are open and can help you.

Camden Council’s essential services will continue as usual over Christmas and New Year. In an emergency, please call 020 7974 4444 (24 hours a day).

Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 - 18:06

We’re on the move

Au revoir Somers Town, hello again to Kentish Town!

Healthwatch Camden is on the move again. Two years after moving to Somers Town, we’re heading back north to Kentish Town where we started in 2013.

This time we’ll be in a bright new building, the Greenwood Centre. This large multi-purpose centre for disabled people will house a mixture of voluntary sector and public sector services.

We’ll be there along with other partners from the Camden CIL Consortium, working to develop a new model of engagement for disabled people in the borough.

Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 - 16:13

Update on St Pancras

The Department of Health and Social Care recently announced which services will be getting additional capital funds this year.