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Impact of the Cost of Living Crisis on student mental health

January 27, 2023

In this blog, Ray Sadoun from Ok Rehab, writes about the growing health pressures for students due to the rising cost of living. Ok Rehab is an organisation that helps young adults affected by drug addiction, alcoholism, and mental health issues. If you were once a university student, you will know all too well the […]

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The Current State of Dentistry

August 1, 2022

Healthwatch Camden Trustee Jiten Raval is a retired dental surgeon, working in the NHS for 33 years. He has investigated why dentistry in Camden has such long waiting lists, and lack of accessible care for NHS patients. 

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Carers’ Week 6-12th June 2022: Recognising the Unsung Heroes Among Us

June 10, 2022

With the start of ‘Carers Week’, we thought there was no better time than now to share the following content that aims to celebrate the carers in our communities. It includes some eye-opening statistics around carers, plus some suggestions as to how we can help make their lives a little easier. Produced by ‘First’. 


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A perspective from a Dentist

February 18, 2022

This is the second blog by Dr Michael Weider, Principal Dentist of the Maldent Dental Practice and Implant Centre. In his first blog published on this website, he dispelled some of the myths about the NHS dental services. In this blog, he is talking about the continuous multiple issues that NHS dental practices are facing and hence making it difficult for them to treat patients.

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Creating more equitable access to cancer services

February 1, 2022

Read the blog from Holly Norman, Interim Programme Director, North Central London Cancer Alliance on what steps they are taking to reduce inequity and improve access to cancer services in Camden and neighbouring boroughs in North Central London.


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Mental Health at Christmas

December 21, 2021

In this post, Boris Mackey, Community Liaison Manager with rehab4addiction, talks about mental health at Christmas. Through an infographic, he offers up a number of tips to help those who are suffering from ill-mental health issues during this time of year.

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Reflections from Camden Mela

October 28, 2021

Healthwatch Camden team members, Shelly Khan, Engagement Lead and Namrata Bansal, Communications Lead participated at the Camden Mela held on 17 October. This is a blog by Namrata Bansal sharing her experiences of participating in a public fair after almost two years.

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Why does the fact I’ve had breast cancer not frighten me?

August 27, 2021

A local Camden resident shares her personal story on how attending a breast cancer screening programme helped her to detect cancer at an early stage leading to a successful treatment. She is now completely cured of cancer. 



The Long COVID App: “When do NHS staff get to be as proactive as this?”

August 17, 2021

Physiotherapists Heidi Ridsdale and Rachel Okin work in the NHS Central North West London’s (CNWL) Long Term Conditions (LTC) Team as Highly Specialist Physiotherapists. They took some time out to talk about their enthusiasm for a telehealth approach to Long COVID Recovery. This is their version of how they collaborated with ‘Living With’ to develop an app called ‘Living With COVID Recovery’.

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Living with Coronavirus – a Camden GP’s perspective

July 19, 2021

Most legal restrictions imposed to halt coronavirus restrictions have been lifted across the country from 19 July. However, coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It is important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others.

Amid rising cases of coronavirus, Dr Ammara Hughes, a GP Partner with Bloomsbury GP Surgery and COVID vaccine hub, and a Clinical Director of Central Camden Primary Care Network, talks about the various steps one can take to manage the risks of coronavirus.