The latest news and information from Healthwatch Camden.

Junior Doctors Strikes

We are urging people to take extra care and to access NHS services wisely during the upcoming industrial action by junior doctors from Saturday 24 February to Wednesday 28 February.

Breath Better, Do More

The St Pancras & Somers Town is inviting you and your service users to attend our first focus group on Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Thursday 29th February 11-30am to 1:00pm.

Tavistock and Portman to join with another Trust: but service to patients will stay the same

The Tavistock and Portman Mental Health Trust (also known as TAVI) are to merge with another local mental health trust. They will make the decision of who to choose by June of this year. They are doing this because TAVI are a small trust and being part of a larger organisation will help to make…

Compassionate Cafe at the Living Centre

Marie Curie will be running their first Compassionate Cafe at the St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre with the aim to further its work within the community, striving to help and support people suffering from terminal illness as well as their friends and families.

Find out more about Endometriosis…the disease often mistaken for ‘bad period pain’

Over the next five months we will be running a series of awareness raising events led by doctors, healthcare professionals, as well as women who have experienced Endometriosis.

Worried about the recent outbreaks of measles?

There has been an outbreak recently of more than 200 cases of measles in the West Midlands, mostly in Birmingham, and there are concerns that without urgent action, we could see measles spreading rapidly in London and other cities in the UK.

NIHR obesity and mental health webinar

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) will be holding a Ask the Expert online webinar about obesity and mental health on Tuesday 5 March, from 7pm-8pm. This free webinar event is for members of the public living in England. Attendees will be able to ask questions of leading specialists about the latest…

The NHS in North Central London is consulting on proposals to make changes to maternity and neonatal care and to children’s surgical services

The proposals for change have been developed by the North Central London Start Well programme which is working to review and improve maternity, neonatal, children and young people’s services. A key aim of the programme is to help address the health inequalities we see between the communities in our area. Our proposals have been developed…

Choose the right NHS service for you and your family

The strikes are likely to have an impact on some NHS services and see some appointments disrupted. However, please attend your booked GP or hospital appointments unless you are told otherwise.

CQC releases inspection report on the Royal Free Hospital

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report following a focused inspection of surgical services at the Royal Free Hospital in January.

CQC releases inspection report for Camden NHS Mental Health services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published two reports following an inspection of the community forensic mental health team at the Portman Clinic and specialist community mental health services for children and young people (CAMHS) at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in January and February.

NHS doctors industrial action – our response

With junior doctors currently staging a four-day strike, we urge all parties involved to find a solution that puts patients first.