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Recent news


We need two more volunteers to join our PLACE assessment team.

Healthwatch Camden volunteers go to PLACE visits at local hospitals every year to provide a patient perspective. You’ll go into a local hospital as part of a team to assess how the environment supports patients’ privacy and dignity. You’ll also look at things like food, cleanliness and general building maintenance.


Electronic patient record (EPR)

We’re launching our new electronic patient record (EPR) system so we can offer you safer care and improved outcomes and experience. It is an important milestone on our journey to become the most digitally advanced trust in the NHS by 2020.

What is EPR and how does it improve patient care?


We would greatly appreciate your time in filling in this stakeholder survey. You feedback is really important to Camden MSK as we will use it to continually strive to improve our services and communications.


It should take less than 2 minutes of your time.


A newly re-designed app is now available to empower university students to take better care of their health. Providing relevant and reliable information on over 150 mental and physical health issues, the FREE ‘Student Health App’ (previously known as ‘ESC Student’) allows students to make informed decisions about their health and helps them flourish at university.

Go to the website for more information


The Royal Free London are hosting an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion LGBT+ Conference on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

The event will take place at the Royal Free London with key note speakers.

To view the information and book a place at the conference, please click on this link 


10.30-12.30pm at Charlie Ratchford Centre on Wednesday 14 November.

Do health services understand the communication and support needs of people with learning disabilities?

Martin Emery from the Camden Clinical Commissioning Group and Anna Wright from Healthwatch will talk about the Accessible Information Standard and what people with learning disabilities and their carers can expect when using health services.

For more details / RSVP to philippar@centre404.org.uk, tel: 020 7697 1336 


A drop in surgery for those at risk or experience hate crime

This services aims to provide a comprehensive ‘One Stop’ drop-in service for those experiencing and/or who may be at risk of a Hate Crime or experienced it in the past and fearful further incidents may occur. 

Hate incidents take many forms from verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, bullying or malicious complaints. 
The Sessions will be run in conjunction with Metropolitan Police, LGBT Forum, Community Security Trust (CST), Camden Council, Tell MAMA and Camden People First. 

Taking place on 14th November from 12-2pm, at the 
Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, Kings Cross, NW1 1BD Meeting Rooms C, D, E


Two exciting new involvement opportunities for patients and carers 

Help UCLH Cancer Collaborative use a “teachable moment” to share advice about cancer prevention when it’s most effective

The deadline is Monday 26th November 2018

Work with UCLH Cancer Collaborative to develop training for nurses which will support earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer

The deadline is Monday 10th December 2018

More info:



From Monday 5 November 2018, we are changing the way you book appointments for our sexual health services.

The Mortimer Market Centre, Archway Centre, Vale Drive Primary Care Centre and the Woking Clinic will continue to offer booked appointments. For our other clinics you will now be able to walk in for a sexual health check-up or to start, continue or change a method of contraception such as the pill, injection, patch, diaphragm or NuvaRing.

We also have a new telephone hotline if you need an appointment for a coil fitting or replacement. Please see our clinic pages for the number and times to book.

More information about the clinics nearest you and our opening times can be found on www.sexualhealth.cnwl.nhs.uk


1-30 November 2018

The aim of the Lung Cancer Awareness campaign is to raise awareness to encourage people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight-loss, to visit their GP. During the month, many people throughout the country and the world come together for the lung cancer community.  #Headhigh  @Roy_Castle_Lung

 COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) affects millions of people across the UK, and describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because your airways have been narrowed. If you live with the affects of #COPD or other respiratory illness (like #Asthma) then it's vital that you have your #Flu vaccination.  #COPDawarenessmonth helps to raise awareness of this condition, particularly as many people are living with it without realising.


Each year, Movember is responsible for thousands of mustaches on men’s faces in the UK and around the world.

The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer @ProstateUK

@MovemberUK   1-30 November 2018