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Recent news

31/08/2018

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

31/08/2018

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 

31/08/2018

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.

03/08/2018

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

04/07/2018

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.

04/07/2018

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

04/07/2018

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

21/06/2018

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

20/06/2018

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. 

20/06/2018

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.

18/06/2018

Community Bulletin Newsletter Part 1 and Part 2
Summer newsletter, our quarterly update on everything we’ve been doing in the local community and what’s coming up at the British Library.

18/06/2018

During Learning Disability Week the Camden Experts by Experience we will be teaming up with UCLH and Royal Free NHS Trusts to raise awareness of people with learning disabilities at hospitals.

This year we are also teaming up with a similar group in Islington called “Power and Control” - part of the Elfrida Society. Also we will be joined by Mencap.

This year’s focus is Health and the Mencap “Treat me Well” Campaign, which aims to help make Training mandatory for all Healthcare professionals.

14/06/2018

SPEAKING OUT A celebration of HIV PRIDE:

Thursday 21st June 6.00 – 8.00,  Mortimer Market Centre WC1E 6JB

  • How do you tell people about your status?

  • How do you tell partners, friends, family or employers 

  • How do other people deal with disclosure?

Come and meet people who have decided to "go public" telling their story on TV, telling their children, announcing it on social media or at the United Nations.

Featuring an exclusive preview of a documentary about speaking out -  starring Bloomsbury Patients!

To book: 020 3317 5177