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Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 14:11

Healthwatch Camden AGM 23 November 2015 - Guest speaker: Sir Keir Starmer, KCB, QC

Since the 2015 General Election, Keir has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras. He was the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) from 2008 to 2013. He has prosecuted in numerous cases for the CPS during his career, acting principally as a defence lawyer specialising in the law of human rights

Talking about health and social care in Camden…

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 14:02

Message from Frances Hasler – Healthwatch Camden, Director

On 23 November we held our Annual General Meeting (AGM). During the event we welcomed a new trustee – Saloni Thakrar. We presented our annual report and accounts - Look out for our annual accounts and a report from the meeting in the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 13:43

Healthwatch Camden’s Start Here….guide launched

 

The Start Here ….guide finally is live! We launched it at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month.You can have a look at it here.

If you want to find out about a service, your choices or to get involved, this is your starting point.  

Monday, 9 November, 2015 - 13:29

Focus groups with the Camden Somali community

 On 21 October Healthwatch Camden held a Mother tongue focus group for Somali Women, facilitated by Somali Youth Development Resource Centre (SYDRC).

This was organised as part of the focus groups in mother tongue work to find out about access to GP services, what is good and what can be improved.

We want to know what our Somali community think so that local planning of health and social care services includes people from all communities and ages.  

Monday, 9 November, 2015 - 13:26

Focus groups with the Camden Bangladeshi community

During October, Healthwatch Camden with Camden Council and the Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee Panel, held focus groups with the Bangladeshi community.

We wanted to learn from Camden’s Bangladeshi community in order to drive and sustain improvements in their health and wellbeing.

Monday, 9 November, 2015 - 12:00

Message from Frances Hasler – Healthwatch Camden, Director: Meeting with CNWL about Margaret Pyke

The Margaret Pyke Centre is a well-known clinic, providing contraception and other sexual health services to women in Camden, Islington and beyond. Around 40% of the service users come from Camden and Islington, the rest from elsewhere.

Wednesday, 4 November, 2015 - 17:02

Healthwatch Camden Annual General Meeting (AGM)

On Monday 23 November we’re holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The venue is the Arlington Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, Camden, London, NW1 7HE between 6 – 8.30pm.

Tuesday, 27 October, 2015 - 13:21

CQC is carrying out inspections on several Camden services

An inspector calls…

 Or in fact, several inspectors. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is carrying out inspections on several Camden services in the coming months.

 In November, they are conducting a thematic review of integrated care for older people in the borough.

Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 15:10

Message from Frances Halser, Healthwatch Camden Director - 'Everything changes and nothing stands still'*

Service change happens for all sorts of reasons, some welcome, some less welcome. People affected by service change should be consulted about it, and the impact of change should be properly assessed.  In Camden services change all the time. How can Healthwatch Camden check that necessary consultation and impact assessment is happening – and that where it happens, it makes a difference?

Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 - 17:05

We attended the West Euston Community Festival

On Saturday 12 September, Peter Joseph, our Outreach Officer attended the West Euston Community Festival at Cumberland Market. The event is organised by West Euston Partnership and this year’s theme was ‘health.’