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Emergency services for children are temporarily changing from next Monday 28th September.


Healthwatch Camden is calling on senior leaders in the NHS to move faster to address the concerns of Camden residents, following an announcement about substantial changes to emergency services for children and young people.


On Tuesday 4th August, Healthwatch Camden hosted an ‘Ask your local hospital’ Q&A event with Royal Free Hospital and University College Hospital. The event gained high interest from the public and over 200 people attended on Zoom or called in to listen.


Testing is a very important part of tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. In May 2020 we published an explainer on who can get a Covid-19 test. Since then the government has expanded their testing capabilities and more people are now eligible for coronavirus tests. There are two types of tests you might be eligible for. The first is to determine whether someone currently has the virus. This is called an antigen or PCR test. The second determines whether someone has had the virus in the past and is called an antibody test.


**Please note: Healthwatch Camden does not provide or schedule Covid-19 tests. Read below for information and guidance on testing, including how to book a test.



Join our online Q&A event with Kate Slemeck, Chief Executive of the Royal Free Hospital and Marcel Levi, Chief Executive of University College Hospital. 

Tuesday 4th August 2020, 5.30-6.30pm.



The Chair & Trustees of Healthwatch Camden invite you to attend our public board meeting, held on ZOOM.


Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with our staff, volunteers and the individuals that we support from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.


During Covid-19 lockdown Healthwatch Camden has been conducting weekly interviews with local people. Here, Ravea Khatun talks to us about how she has tried to keep positive.


Please note this information has been updated. See here.

The Government is expanding Covid-19 testing capabilities, meaning that more people are now eligible for coronavirus tests.


Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, health services still are open and here for you.  Do not delay calling your GP if you are worried about your health or your child's health.


Share your COVID-19 experience with Healthwatch Camden. 


If you are shielding and have no one else to help you get your medicines, such as a friend, family or volunteer, your local pharmacy can help. 


Healthwatch Camden calls on residents to save details of concerns during COVID-19 emergency and to ‘Clap for our Carers’ again tonight at 8pm.


Fraudsters are using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam people.


The UK government has identified and contacted around 1.5 million NHS patients advising them to start 'shielding' themselves. The letter strongly advises people to rigorously follow the guidance, which includes staying at home at all times for at least 12 weeks.