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Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week runs from 4 – 10 June 2018. Arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythm disorders) affect over two million people in the UK but by being heart rhythm aware, arrhythmias can be identified early.

Throughout the week, we will be supporting the Arrhythmia Alliance campaign by offering free pulse checks to help pick up undetected heart rhythm disorders.

Pulse checks will be taking place in three locations within UCLPartners geography:

Moorfields Eye hospital 

  • Monday 4 June, 10am-3pm

  • Wednesday 6 June, 10am-3pm


What happens if you want to claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction and you don’t use the internet?

Age UK research finds ‘mixed’ guidance from councils in England for older people who are not Internet users, calls for legal requirement for authorities to maintain offline access channels and help.


At present, in most areas, only simple, single job seeking claims are accepted for Universal Credit.

This guide gives the dates when the government says all types of new claims will be taken (that would have previously been for the six legacy benefits Job Seekers Allowance (IB), Employment and Support Allowance(IR), Income Support, Housing Benefit and both Tax Credits).

June 2018  City of Westminster - Marylebone JCP

Dec 2018   London Borough of Camden - Kentish Town JCP


There has been a marked improvement in the care provided by the London Ambulance Service according to the Care Quality Commission.

The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been rated Good overall by the CQC, following an inspection that took place in March 2018. It was previously rated Requires Improvement.

The trust was rated Outstanding for being caring and Good for being safe, effective, responsive and well-led.

Please note that there are links to the Provider inspection report at the very end of this press release, on the next page.


Read three of the latest reports on social care. 

The adult social care workforce in England
This report by the Public Accounts Committee gives a useful oversight of funding issues in the sector.

What can we learn from the Japanese social care system?
The Nuffield Trust has reported on what the English care system could learn from social care policy and funding in Japan.

Unwell, unsafe and unfed
The Care and Support Alliance has published findings of its survey on the experiences of 4,000 people using social care services.


If you are interested in the above position or would just like to find out more please contact Allegra Lynch Chief Executive Officer for an informal chat on 020 7428 8950 or email allegra@camdencarers.org.uk for more info.

A discussion with the current Chair to find out more about the role can also be arranged.

Applicants will need to submit a CV and supporting statement by the end of June 2018. Appointments will be made following an informal interview process by members of the board and the current Chair. 

A role description & further information is attached.


Every year in May, Dying Matters and our coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives us an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. In 2018, the week will run from 14th to the 20th of May and we will be asking "What Can You Do... in your community?"

Dying Matters

Camden Carers - Death Fair: Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018 Weds 16th may 2018


This year’s Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) 14–20 May, raising awareness and challenging perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK.

Action on Hearing Loss 

UK Council on Deafness

Camden Care Choices

The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD)


Mental Health Awareness Week is a UK event supported by the Mental Health Foundation. The aim is to educate the public about mental health issues and to promote better mental health.  Focusing on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Camden

MindMind in Camden

The Stress Management Society

Manor Gardens Centre


Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer but this drops significantly as the disease develops. Early diagnosis really does save lives which is why Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer are using Bowel Cancer Awareness Month to focus on bowel cancer symptoms. Being aware of the key symptoms and visiting your GP if things don’t feel right can help increase chances of an early diagnosis.


The last day to register to vote is on 17 April 2018.

Mental health patients, including those, detained under the Mental Health Act, have the same right to vote as the general population. The film features the viewpoints of existing patients and staff, highlighting the need for better advice and support about who can and cannot vote.


The Camden PNA for 2018 has now been published. Please find the full report [here / below]. The PNA was produced in partnership with the Camden Public Health department, Camden CCG, and the Local Pharmaceutical Committee on behalf of Camden Health and Wellbeing Board.


New findings from Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer show that more than 8 in 10 hospitals in England are failing to follow clinical guidelines to test all bowel cancer patients at the point of diagnosis for features of Lynch syndrome – a genetic condition that increases the lifetime risk of developing bowel cancer to up to 80%, as well as many other cancers. 


Camden Council is at the early stages of preparing a planning framework for Kentish Town. 

Thanks to those who have already responded and to those who haven’t, there is still time to give your views. We have added a few extra days for you to respond, until Monday 26 March.