Posted on 02/04/2020
At the close of 2019, Healthwatch Camden conducted a review of the websites of Camden’s 33 GP practices. The review found that all Camden’s GPs have made significant progress in developing an online offer to patients in line with the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan. Now, with the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, the shift to digital access for thousands of Camden patients has rapidly accelerated.
The Healthwatch Camden report “Camden GP Websites. A review of the online offer for patients in December 2019” provides a timely summary of the preparedness of Camden’s GP practices for this leap to digital access. It outlines the progress made by different GPs in providing a range of Web based services to Camden patients and highlights some examples of best practice.
Please find the report attached for your information.
Posted on 12/02/2020
Simple measures to improve the arrangements for outpatient appointments at the Royal Free Hospital and University College Hospital could improve the experience for patients and save NHS staff time and money. These are the findings from our interviews with over 150 Camden patients.
Posted on 28/01/2020
A report by Healthwatch Camden for the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Since autumn 2018, some planned surgery at the Royal Free Hospital in the London Borough of Camden has been re-located to Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield.
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust asked Healthwatch Camden to help them better understand how well the new services at Chase Farm Hospital are working from the patient perspective so they can make improvements if needed. This report presents the findings from interviews with 25 Camden patients who have attended Chase Farm Hospital for planned surgery and concludes with eight recommendations. The response from the Trust to each of the recommendations is included in the report.
Posted on 04/10/2019
Healthwatch Camden's annual report from our trustees, including our annual accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2019.
What we've achieved, how we have made our decisions, how we have spent our money.
Posted on 14/08/2019
This report outlines feedback from residents across North Central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington) on what they would do to improve local services, to provide an evidence base for the NHS Long Term Plan.
Posted on 02/07/2019
Posted on 02/07/2019
Our lastest annual report shows you what we've been up to and how we've made an impact with Camden's diverse community.
Posted on 15/05/2019
Posted on 11/02/2019
DISCHARGE TO ASSESS REPORT - PART ONE
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group asked Healthwatch Camden to conduct service user research around two newly commissioned services. The first, referred to by the title “Discharge to Assess”, aims to replace the practice of assessing patients in hospital to determine home support needs (equipment and services) and instead to conduct this assessment at home very soon after discharge. Evidence suggests that assessment at home is likely to be more accurate and ensure a better match between patient needs and the prescription of both equipment and other support.
RAPID RESPONSE REPORT - PART TWO
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group asked Healthwatch Camden to conduct service user research around two newly commissioned services: Discharge to Assess and Rapid Response. Rapid Response aims to reduce visits to A+E and hospital admissions by providing rapid short term care and support for the patient at home after an incident that may otherwise lead to a hospital visit. Rapid Response can also be deployed after discharge from hospital to provide short term support with the aim of avoiding re-admission.
Posted on 08/11/2018
Posted on 07/11/2018
Posted on 05/11/2018
Healthwatch Camden Easy Read Annual Report 2017-18
Posted on 26/09/2018
We know that changes to a service can be difficult for patients, carers and staff. Healthwatch Camden wanted to talk to people who use the in-patient service currently located at St Pancras to find out what the proposed changes will mean for them. We also wanted to hear from people who have used the service in the past, as well as carers and hospital staff.
Posted on 21/08/2018
Disabled volunteers from Healthwatch Camden and Camden Disability Action visited 28 community centres in Camden, to check how accessible they are to a range of people with disabilities.
We wanted to do this because Camden Council’s strategy for disabled and older people says it will “use community resources first” when developing solutions to peoples’ support needs. This includes “tackling barriers to accessing community facilities”. We wanted to find out how realistic it would be for someone with a disability to use the local community centres and to share this information with Camden council and local disabled people.
Posted on 24/07/2018
We wanted to find out the health and social care issues young people aged fifteen to sixteen in Camden think are important to their demographic and also to find out how they like to be communicated to by health professionals and teachers. To this end we devised a Youth Social Media campaign week. It is a pilot campaign using videos developed by school children from William Ellis School and LaSWAP sixth form consortium.