Posted on 23/03/2015
Healthwatch Camden conducted a survey of parents who are currently benefiting from short breaks provision in Camden because we wanted to understand what contribution short breaks are making to the health and wellbeing of local families.
Posted on 14/01/2015
On Monday 24th November 2014 we held our first Annual General Meeting at the Arlington Conference Centre in Camden.
The event provided an opportunity for Healthwatch Camden to hear from our stakeholders and from the local community. In particular, we asked for feedback and suggestions on our new online guide to local health and social care services called “Start Here....”
We also asked what people would like us to work on in 2015. A workshop “market place” session explored the theme of “how to make the system work for you”.
Posted on 16/10/2014
Camden Council has responded positively to all the recommendations made in the report. See the full report and recomendations, including the response from Camden.
Posted on 30/07/2014
In 2014, Healthwatch Camden used its statutory powers of “enter and view” to investigate how well the current catering services at GOSH are meeting patients’ needs and preferences.
A team of volunteers visited the hospital on two occasions to observe meal services on eight different wards and to speak with patients and their families about the hospital food.
Posted on 01/07/2014
The Easy Read version of the Healthwatch Camden Annual Report 2013 -2014
Posted on 01/07/2014
Download the Healthwatch Camden Annual Report 2013 - 2014.
Posted on 21/05/2014
Healthwatch Camden is nearly a year old! Over the last year we’ve been busy making strong links within the local community and listening to what local people think of their health and social care services.
Posted on 19/03/2014
The Easy Read version of our strategic plan.
Posted on 10/03/2014
On Monday 25th November 2013 we held our first Community Forum event at Arlington Conference Centre in Camden.
The Community Forum is an opportunity for Healthwatch Camden to listen to the views of local people, voluntary sector workers, and health and care professionals. We asked attendees to tell us what they think are the key issues we should be working on over the coming months, and why.
Posted on 28/01/2014
A wide ranging regeneration project is planned for Gospel Oak, as part of plans to improve housing and community facilities in the area. Part of this includes plans to redevelop the Lismore health centre.
To create environments, spaces, and facilities that meet the needs of local residents, Camden Council is working in partnership with the local community throughout the development planning.
Our role as local Healthwatch is to help facilitate public engagement and give local residents a strong voice in shaping the plans for health services in the area.
Posted on 24/01/2014
Most medical care and treatment goes well, but occasionally people are not happy with the care or treatment they have received.
When this happens patients have the right to complain. However, through our discussions within the local community and Healthwatch network, we know that some people find the NHS complaints processes difficult to navigate and that this can deter them from making a complaint.
In addition, some people are reluctant to complain because they are worried it may affect their care, or that it won’t make any difference. Others may require additional support but not know where to find it.
Posted on 20/01/2014
Enquiries to Healthwatch Camden’s information line suggest that some home care users and their families experience difficulties in sourcing information on home care.
They say that this makes it difficult to arrange home care, and to make informed choices about their care.
This study aims to find out whether this is a widespread problem, through listening to a wide range of home care service users.