Tuesday, 25 September, 2018 - 15:39
Our guest bloggers for this month are Fares Haddad, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University College Hospital, London (UCLH) and Rob Hurd, the Chief Executive of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). They are both leading a review of orthopaedic care in the area.
Monday, 24 September, 2018 - 18:11
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust are proposing the move of in-patient beds from St Pancras Hospital to a new, purpose built unit in Highgate. There is no plan to reduce the number of beds — just to move their location.
Monday, 24 September, 2018 - 17:21
Last week one of our joint projects was featured in the Ham & High local newspaper.
Monday, 24 September, 2018 - 16:39
We're working in partnership with Camden Council and Camden’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
We want to promote Accessible Information Standard and Deaf Awareness in Camden Practices.
We aim to break down barriers, so that patients can easily access health services.
Accessible Information Standard (AIS)
From 1st August 2016 all organisations that provide NHS care and / or publicly-funded adult social care were legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard.
Monday, 24 September, 2018 - 13:57
Recently a local resident e-mailed about a consultation event. He pointed out that he was “spoiled for choice” for events on that day – the clinical commissioning group, the mental health trust and the sustainability and transformation partnership were all consulting on different topics.
It is welcome that local NHS bodies are consulting on their plans, however it is hard to keep track of the sheer volume of change. For concerned residents it is hard to know where best to focus attention if they want to influence future services.
Monday, 20 August, 2018 - 12:04
In this post we interview Saloni Thakrar, Healthwatch Camden Chair since 2017.
Could you tell us a bit about yourself and why you’re interested in health care?
I’m a Pharmacist and have a Master’s Degree in public health with strong clinical experience. I have also worked in various healthcare systems around the world.
I’ve had a professional career and have also volunteered. However, over the last four years I’ve been the primary carer for my twin daughters who have a genetic condition.
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:30
Healthwatch Camden is part of the wider Healthwatch network, supported by Healthwatch England. Recently I was invited to attend Healthwatch England’s board meeting to talk about our cross-borough work on urgent and emergency care.
Thursday, 2 August, 2018 - 10:56
PLACE visit at St Pancras Hospital – South wing
Joyce Amoateng, one of our volunteers went on a PLACE visit at the St Pancras Hospital – South wing.
Issues looked at were the general cleanliness and condition, appearance, food, signage, dementia assessment and disability assessment.
Our volunteers go to PLACE visits at local hospitals every year to provide the patient perspective on whether the healthcare environment provides privacy and dignity. Staff at the hospitals are positive and welcoming.
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018 - 17:35
Liz Walker, our new Projects Officer was out and about this summer meeting local people and talking to them about health and social care in Camden.
Liz attended the Somerstown Festival on 14 July and the Camden Mela on the 15. Every summer we attend lots of local events and festivals around the Camden borough so that we can meet local people and get their views on health and social care services in Camden.
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018 - 15:45
You may remember that April 23-27 was the week of our social media campaign with students from William Ellis School and LaSWAP six form centre.
Last week our campaign was mentioned in the local newspaper - Hampstead & Highgate Express. See the article here.