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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

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“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.


Annual report 2016/17 'Speak Up'

In focus: Hospital care

The Healthwatch network heard from 341,000 people, carers and staff during the last year about what they think of health and social care services.

Our fifth annual report to Parliament highlights a summary of what people like and what could be improved.

We have also produced Speak up in Easy Read and Large Print.

If you need this report in a different format, please email enquiries@healthwatch.co.uk or call 03000 68 3000


On 3rd November, your MP has the chance to change the law. You can make sure that they do.

We need your help to support a Bill in Parliament on 3rd November which will limit the use of dangerous restraint on children and improve staff training. 

But this will only happen if your MP turns up on the day to vote. You can make sure they do by emailing them.


Funded by NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group, this website has been created specifically for Camden residents so that they can seek advice, information and locally-based support to help with their mental health needs. For some, that support may avoid a problem becoming a crisis. The site will also be of interest to healthcare professionals and those involved in social prescribing as it aims to bring together in one place all of the services available in the borough, making signposting to further sources of help much easier. 

Child and adolescent mental health services in Camden.


Thriving at Work sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work.

It includes a detailed analysis that explores the significant cost of poor mental health to UK businesses and the economy as a whole.