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Recent news

01/05/2020

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

29/04/2020

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.

23/04/2020

Share your COVID-19 experience with Healthwatch Camden. 

21/04/2020

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. 

06/04/2020

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

02/04/2020

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

01/04/2020

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. 

31/03/2020

Healthwatch Camden face-to-face engagements temporarily canceled. Staff working to support community and NHS during this time.

19/03/2020

Visiting for all patients will no longer be allowed on the wards until further notice to keep patients and staff safe amid COVID-19 outbreak.

18/03/2020

Camden Council to act as 'community leader' in battle to support and protect residents from COVID-19.

13/03/2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Healthwatch Camden's next Board Meeting in Public will be on Tuesday 24th March 2020, 6pm-8pm

13/02/2020

The Health & Wellbeing Board in Camden want people to grow well, live well and age well. They want to hear from as many people across the borough as possible and are inviting you to share your own experience of health and care in Camden.

09/12/2019

In the New Year, The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service will run sessions to teach children and young people recovery techniques.

‘Teaching Recovery Techniques’ (TRT) groups have been used all over the world to help children and young people learn skills to recover from trauma.  The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service Children and Young People’s Team have been using the sessions to teach children, and young people skills and techniques, which they can use to cope with the psychological effects of distressing events.

Find out more …

02/12/2019

If you are a member of the public with experience of hospice at home services, perhaps as a carer or volunteer, the National Institute for Health Research funded OPEL research team want to hear from you. They invite you to feedback on findings from the  OPEL Study (Optimum Hospice at Home Services for End of Life Care), a research project being led by the University of Kent and other partners.

Find out more in their OPEL public consensus event leaflet.

02/12/2019

Many people look after someone else but don’t realise that they are carers. If you’re looking after someone regularly because they’re ill, disabled or can’t manage without your support, you may be a carer. Find out what support you can get as a carer by reading Independent Age's free guide. 

If you’re in the position that you need to choose a care home in the Camden area, take a look at the Independent Age Report: ‘Evaluating residential care in Camden’ – it’s a review of a pilot project which we collaborated with them on.  

Independent Age wanted to find out what is known about quality in care homes and how this is affecting the choices open to older people in need of residential care and their families.