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National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) starts on Saturday 18 November 2017. Although HIV is manageable and people with HIV can lead a healthy life with a near-normal life expectancy, late diagnosis of HIV remains an important public health issue in the UK.

Prince Harry will launch the HIV Prevention initiative,


AGM/Board meeting & Trustees ‘financial’ report 2016/17 : 18.30 - 20.30

Venue: St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street NW1 1DF

If you would like to attend the meeting please confirm your place by Friday 17th November 2017

email: info@healthwatchcamden.co.uk   Tel: 020 7383 2402 

NB: Community Forum due to take place between 4.30-6.00pm is now cancelled.


What would help you to feel healthier and happier? What support do you want from your GP? Are you interested in how the NHS chooses which community services to provide in North London? Or how voluntary and community organisations work with the NHS? 

Thursday 7th December 2017  - 13:30 – 16:30



The Bloomsbury Network invites you to A celebration of life for World Aids Day

Thursday 23rd November 6.00 – 8.00  

BOOK via the patient reps: 020 3317 5177


Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.

When will I feel better?

Further help & guidance...


NICE are consulting on guidance which aims to help improve services for people with learning disabilities who have challenging behaviour.

The recommendations include: Urging local authorities and NHS organisations to provide specialist community care for people which could ultimately avoid admissions to psychiatric wards or residential homes

Ensuring that people are admitted into services as a last resort when all other options have been considered. If a person is admitted, they should be as close to their home as possible

Asking commissioners to appoint a specialist lead to make sure the right support is available for people and their families
Having a ‘named worker’ from the community learning disability team to be responsible for coordinating someone’s care

Deadline: Monday 20 November


At the first sign of a winter illness seek advice from a pharmacist
Are you:
A parent of a 2 or 3 year 
Living with a long term health condition.
Aged 65 or over
A carer
None of the above? It's still important to look after yourself this winter.
Find a pharmacy near you

Read more


November 24th (13:00 - 14:00)

if you have used MSK Services you will be welcome to attend the focus group -  please email Andre (a.chagwedera@nhs.net) and Martin Emery (martin.emery@nhs.net)  as you will need to be registered to attend.

Background Information:


“We’ve spoken to hundreds of you again this year, about which health and social care issues you think are the most important in Camden" 

Your Voice Counts 2017: what we heard!


The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) are currently consulting on the strategy for the next three years.

To take part, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PHSOstrategy

The consultation closes on 4th December 2017.


These draft toolkits have been co-produced with people with a learning disability, autism or both and include health issues that are important to them.

Most of the toolkits have been tested in some NHS services, but we want to gain the views of people who work in the services, commissioners and others who are interested in this work.

The draft toolkits and a feedback form are shown below.

We would welcome your views up to the closing date of 1 December 2017.

Includes: GP, Dental, Community services, Acute care, Accident and Emergency (A&E), Mental health


6.15 pm – 8.30 pm (with refreshments from 5.30 pm)
London Metropolitan University, GC1-08, Graduate Centre, North Campus, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB

​Agenda attached.


A Healthwatch Camden pilot project to assess quality in Camden’s residential care homes has prompted a nationwide conversation with MPs and is now being replicated across England. 

Press release 6 November 2017


4.30 – 6.30pm at the British Library, 96 Euston Road.

We will be launching the umbrella identity for Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives activities in Camden - Camden Can. Camden Can is a series of evolving projects to help and inspire people living and working in Camden to eat a healthier diet and be more physically active every day.