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Recent news

09/07/2019

Camden's Mental Health Supported Accommodation Pathway Evaluation Panel need 5 Service User Representatives to help decide who is best placed to deliver the service in Camden. Interested? Contact Katja for more information and a discussion. Find out more about the roles here.

02/07/2019

We've launced this years' annual report. Read the blog post about it and also take a look! 

26/06/2019

Time: Tuesday 2 July 6pm to 8pm 
 
Venue: The Greenwood Centre, 37 Greenwood Place, NW5 1LB
 
The meeting will be preceded by a community forum, followed by a short meeting for board members only. 

23/05/2019

At the community forum, researchers from the University of Strathclyde and University College London will talk about how they are helping the government plan their vaccination programmes.  As part of this, they want to hear your views about childhood vaccinations.  You will have the opportunity to ask the researchers about their work and to discuss questions such as ... Find out more

03/05/2019

Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) would like you to fill in theri survey on cervical screening. The survy is for people of all genders who are eligible for cervical screening. Fill it in here.  

 

02/05/2019

The Royal College of Surgeons of England's Patient and Lay Group (PLG) is looking for four new lay members to help patients’ voices be heard throughout the College’s work on surgery.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter (outlining why you are interested in the lay role and any relevant experience you may have) to plg@rcseng.ac.uk by Friday 24 May 2019.

Interviews will be held in London on 19 June 2019.

Please find more information and further application details on their website.

 

25/04/2019

Our Food poverty social media project has been covered in two newspapers. Food Poverty is a national issue and we are working with three organisaitons to raise awareness and let people and the organisations helping them have a say on how food poverty can be tackled. The social media campaign runs from 30 April ro 13 May and we will be issuing a report in June. 

Read the newspaper articles.

16/04/2019

Invitation to join the Expert through Experience Advisory Group at the Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London.

23/01/2019

The Long Term Plan for the NHS was published on 7 January.

The key ingredients in the plan are:

  • A new model of care, with better funded, more joined up primary and community health

  • More emphasis on prevention and on tackling health inequalities

  • Further work to improve care quality and outcomes

  • Action on the workforce, including more funded training places and greater flexibility for staff

  • Further investment in a digitally enabled NHS

  • Further work to contain cost and make the service financially sustainable

  • Proposals on legislative reform to make new care models easier to implement.

The plan is evolutionary not revolutionary, many of the specific proposals in it have been trialled over the past few years, as part of the previous Five Year Forward View.

The new model of care promises:

23/01/2019

This spring Healthwatch Camden will be starting a new project about outpatient referrals.

Local people have told us there is sometimes confusion and delay between a GP referral and getting a specialist outpatient appointment at hospital.

We’re planning to survey patients who are waiting to see specialists at the Royal Free Hospital and at UCLH. We also want to hear from anyone who’s recently been referred by a GP so that we can learn more about these experiences. If you are interested in helping us with this work there are two ways you can get involved. 

First, if you’ve had an outpatient referral recently please get in touch and tell us your story. Did your referral go smoothly?  Were there any problems or delays? 

Second, we will be recruiting a team of research volunteers to help us with our outpatient department surveys.  Interested?  Please see the role description attached.

22/01/2019

Save the date 'Tuesday 29th January 2019'  6pm-8pm.

The chair & trustees of Healthwatch Camden cordially invite you to attend our first meeting in public for 2019, at our new offices in Greenwood Place, Kentish Town.
 
We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by Sir Robert Francis; as the Chair of the Healthwatch England committee and a resident of Camden, Sir Robert is keen to observe one of our regular board meetings.
 
Agenda attached.
 
As places are limited please confirm your attendance & any accessibility requirements by Wednesday 16th January 2019: email: info@healthwatchcamden.co.uk / Tel: 020 7974 6950
 
Light refreshments will be available.
 

22/01/2019

Please see attached details of the next Camden Carers' Voice meeting for all unpaid carers in Camden to find out more about help in the community and about how your local councillor can help you and the person for whom you care on:

Thursday 31 January from 10.30-12.30pm (followed by a light lunch) at Charlie Ratchford Centre, 1 Belmont Street NW1 8HF

22/01/2019

Please find attached, details on Voluntary Action Camden AGM 2019

Thursday 7th February from 5:30pm

Including a letter from Simone Hensby Executive Director “EC Election Letter 2019”

10/01/2019

A supplementary agenda for the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board to be held on Monday, 14th January, 2019 at 4.00 pm has just been published. 

The agenda for the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board to be held on Monday, 14th January, 2019 at 4.00 pm has just been published.

Meeting venue: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD

10/01/2019

Developing Urgent and Emergency Care Using Digital Technology

Stuart Crichton  Chief Clinical Officer

MONDAY – JANUARY   14th  2019  5.30 – 7.30pm