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Recent news


Please see atached details of the Family Members’ Reference group for family carers of adults or young people with learning disabilities, on Wednesday 12 September, from 10.30-12.30pm at Charlie Ratchford Centre, NW1 8HF. 

Oliver Greene, chair of Camden Disability Action will give an update on plans for the Centre for Independent Living, hear how carers and those for whom they care can get involved and what services will be available. We also hope to have an update on the new model for floating support.


 Camden CCG AGM will be held on Wednesday 12 September 2018 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Black Room, British Medical Association, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP.

The CCG will present the 2017-18 accounts alongside a review of our performance. There will also be an opportunity to discuss future plans with our Governing Body.

You can register your place, and let us know about any accessibility requirements, via Eventbrite. The full agenda will be available shortly.


Goodbye to NHS Choices logo
NHS Choices is no more! Instead www.nhs.uk will now just be referred to as the NHS website.

It contains information to help people manage their health and care online, and there will be more changes coming to improve services. 

Finding services in your area
You're probably aware that you can search CQC website for care services by postcode or town, but did you know that you can also find services by local authority area?

Use the drop down menu on our home page to select your local authority. If you want to see only one kind of service - for example, GP surgeries or care homes - use the tools on the left of the search results to refine your search. 


Invite to former ICU patients

We are holding a stakeholder event in Central London (City University) on Friday 19th October 2018 1-3pm  and would like to invite adults who have been in ICU in the UK within the past five years. There is also the opportunity for people to have a longer term input into the project if they so wish 


North London Partners are proposing to consolidate elective orthopaedic surgery on fewer sites than currently. There will be extensive consultation on this in the next few months. You can read the full case for change on the NLP website


URGENT: Evidence wanted about poverty facing people with mental health diagnosis/in mental distress

If you have evidence which NSUN can use for its submission, please can you send it urgently by Fri 7th September to: Dorothy Gould at gould.dorothy@gmail.com 


London Choosing Wisely is underway to develop pan London policies for eight treatment areas, to ensure patients across London have consistent access to treatment that improves their health, based on the latest available evidence.  Full details about the programme, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, are available online via: www.healthylondon.org/london-choosing-wisely/

The London Choosing Wisely programme expert groups for knee arthroplasty, varicose vein procedures, and cataract surgery have now prepared a draft pan London policy in their treatment areas.


Camden CCG (CPPEG public meeting)

Date: Tuesday 7 August 2018

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Venue: St Pancras Hospital, Conference Centre, 4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE


Thursday 5th July marks the official 70th birthday of the NHS. To celebrate this special occasion the NHS is encouraging everybody in the UK to get involved in the ‘NHS Big 7 Tea’ party.
The Royal Free Charity is joining together with NHS charities from around the country to celebrate by holding a tea party at the three main hospital sites: Royal Free, Barnet and Chase Farm and we are encouraging staff to run their own parties at other satellite sites. The tea party will be a chance to raise a cuppa to the NHS on its 70 birthday and say thank you to staff and volunteers with tea, cake, fun activities and musical acts.
For more information about NHS70 and ideas there are to give back visit - https://www.royalfreecharity.org/events/view/big7tea 
The tea party at the Royal Free Hospital will be taking place in the hospital restaurant from 3pm to 5pm.
The tea party at Barnet Hospital will be taking in the Level 3 corridor from 2pm to 4pm in conjunction with the Lindsey Café.
The tea party at Chase Farm Hospital will be in the rehabilitation gardens of the Highlands Wing from 11am to 1pm.


The London Assembly Health Committee invites you to discuss the future of the London Ambulance Service on: July 17 at 3:30pm at City Hall

Attendance is free but spaces are limited- please register your interest to attend by 10 July. 

Please share your views and experiences of the London Ambulance Service with the committee using healthcommittee@london.gov.uk

Also; LAS Clinical Reviews: Cardiac, Stroke and Major Trauma - see attached


Health Information Week is a campaign to improve access to health information. Staff from local authorities, public libraries, NHS, voluntary sector, independent information and advice centres have all been working together to make their health resources more available to the public.

Come and find out about the Healthwatch Camden ‘Start Here’ guide 1-4pm on

Thurs 5th July at St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre London NW1 1DF


Please find attached our weekly news digest, for your perusal.

Thank you for taking the time to read this update; please send any views, comments and suggestions to info@healthwatchcamden.co.uk


The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health identified inequalities in mental health as a significant problem needing to be addressed nationally and locally.

The scope of the project. The NCCMH will review the evidence around a range of mental health inequalities, with reference to people with protected characteristics and intersectionality, and focusing on legal, financial and ethical responsibilities. 


Healthwatch Camden will be hosting our annual 'Community Forum', followed by our regular Board Meeting, on Tuesday 26th June 2018

  • 4.30pm – 5.45pm Community Forum (Agenda attached)

  • 6.00pm – 8.00pm Board Meeting (Agenda attached)

Venue: The St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre 2 Ossulston St, Kings Cross, London NW1 1DF

Save the date in your diaries and let us know if your able to join us for either or both events by RSVP:

Email: info@healthwatchcamden.co.uk or Tel: 020 7383 2402  

Please can you also confirm any dietary & access requirements, by Mon 18th June 2018; thank you.