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During Covid-19 lockdown Healthwatch Camden has been conducting weekly interviews with local people. Here, Ravea Khatun talks to us about how she has tried to keep positive.


Please note this information has been updated. See here.

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


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.


Share your COVID-19 experience with Healthwatch Camden. 


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. 


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


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


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. 


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


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.


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



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


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.


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 …


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.