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Wednesday, 2 March, 2016 - 13:40

Message from Frances Hasler – Healthwatch Camden, Director

Healthwatch Camden has a very broad remit. That means that sometimes the job can feel like a particularly complicated juggling act. The different items we have to juggle are not the same shape, weight, or texture. Here’s a selection of what we’ve been thinking about in recent days:

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 18:50

Healthwatch Camden report reveals poor experience of GP services for BME communities

On 2 March 2016, Healthwatch Camden issued a report entitled: ‘Access to GP services in Camden: the experience of BME communities,’ which revealed that people from BME communities in the borough experience difficulties and poor outcomes when accessing GP services in Camden.

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 18:46

We presented at the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee

On 9 February, Shelly Khan our Community and Engagement Volunteer Manager reported to the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee meeting at the Town Hall with Cllr Alison Kelly.  

Thursday, 28 January, 2016 - 14:42

Message from Frances Hasler – Healthwatch Camden, Director

A Happy New Year from all of us at Healthwatch Camden!  

2016 looks like bringing some changes to Healthwatch, both locally and nationally.

Healthwatch Update

Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 - 15:21

North West Central Mental Health Workshop

On 14 January, Shelly Khan our Community and Engagement Volunteer Manager attended the North West Central London Mental Health Workshop representing Healthwatch Camden. The workshop discussed shared ambitions across the sector on how to improve mental health services for local communities.

Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 17:37

Great Ormond Street invites you in!

Camden has a range of specialist services, and one of these is the famous Great Ormond Street Hospital.

They’ve been in touch to ask us to invite local parents and young people to joint their PLACE inspections

Patient and parent inspectors are needed.

Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 17:31

Update on sexual health services

We reported previously on our meeting with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) about the Margaret Pyke Centre. A consultation has been launched.

You can read the document and respond to it on the CNWL website:

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 15:09

Male focus group on Bangladeshi health and wellbeing

On Thursday 19 November, Healthwatch Camden and Camden Council Scrutiny Panel held a further focus group on Bangladeshi health and wellbeing, with Bangladeshi men at the Chadswell Centre.

Healthwatch Camden wants to reduce inequalities in health and social care services. We want equal access, treatment and outcomes for all communities in our local area.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 14:48

Healthwatch Camden held a Health and Wellbeing Consultation Seminar

On Monday 16 November, Healthwatch Camden organised a ‘Health and Wellbeing Consultation Seminar’ on behalf of Camden and Islington Public Health, who wanted to gather feedback on the draft Health and Wellbeing strategy. Delegates were members of local community organisations.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 14:32

Healthwatch Camden report reveals wide variations between GP practices in Camden

On 3 December Healthwatch Camden issued a report entitled ‘GP practices in Camden: A study of variation 2015’.The report revealed  wide variations in both patient experience and in the delivery of clinical services across Camden’s 36 GP practices.