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The annual assessment of health and social care in England

State of Care looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that maintain high-quality care.

Visit our website now to get your copy of the report and use our interactive maps and charts.


The Patients Association helpline is no longer using its 0845 608 4455 number; please call: 020 8423 8999

The Patients Association helpline is the national non-disease specific helpline for anyone trying to navigate the often complex health and social care systems in the UK. The helpline service is free and confidential. The practical information and guidance the helpline gives covers:


Welcome to the October edition of our Public Involvement update from the Public Involvement Programme (PIP) at NICE.

Responding to child abuse and neglect - a view from NICE

Child abuse and neglect guideline


The agenda for the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board to be held on Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 at 4.00 pm has just been published.

Meeting venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE

You can view the agenda and associated papers on the Camden web site.

Agendas and minutes can also be viewed through the mod.gov app available on iPad, Android devices and Windows.

The following items are on the agenda...


A Short Guide to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides for the new Parliament, one for each government department and a selection of cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons select committees and members of Parliament.


Why We Are Consulting

Camden Council wants to ensure that we are making the best use of our housing stock whilst meeting the needs of our ageing population. We are therefore conducting a review of the way we allocate our sheltered housing in order to reflect the Council’s objectives around supporting older people living in the borough.

We would very much appreciate you helping us with the review by completing this survey here.

What is sheltered housing?...


Would you like to contribute to an Age UK research project about managing day-to-day finances in retirement, and earn a £50 voucher?

We are looking for retired men and women aged 55 and over.

Participants will receive a £50 M&S/Waitrose voucher in appreciation of their time commitment.


We would like your views on our proposals to improve capacity and provide step-free access from street to train at Holborn station.

For full details and to share your views, please visit tfl.gov.uk/holborn-station-upgrade

We will be holding a public exhibition at the Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL at the following times...


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

If you would like to attend the meeting (being held in public) , please let us know by Friday 22nd September 2017.

Tel: 020 7383 2402 


Introducing the brand new way to use NHS 111 in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. Get fast, free, urgent health advice in one easy-to-use app.

Simply download NHS 111 powered by babylon from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Fast, free health advice in a flash

NHS 111 powered by babylon is a digital service that gets you the right medical advice, when you need it. Download the app and register and you’ll have instant access to:

  • Round the clock health advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • A confidential way to instantly access urgent advice and services

  • An easy way to take control of your health and medical concerns


Please find attached 3 documents from Camden Carers Service for Autumn 2017:
1. Autumn events calendar (October – December)
2. Information on events (October – December)
3. Invitation to Camden Carers Voice meeting

Lastly, the next Mental Health Carers Support Group will take place on 20th October - rather than 13th October as mentioned in the autumn events calendar.
* Mental Health Carers Support Group takes place on the 3rd Friday of every month.


The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre

Alongside our activities we''ll be giving out information and talking to people about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It's run in London by the NHS Healthy London Partnership and employees are asked to pledge to do something towards healthier living. 



New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital.


Care Quality Commission: publication today of our report 'The state of care in general practice 2014 to 2017' this gives the most detailed analysis yet of the quality and safety of general medical practice in England.