Daily news digest – Thursday 19th January 2017

Healthwatch Camden 

Residential care reports

In recent weeks, Healthwatch Camden volunteers have been to visit every care home in Camden to talk to residents, relatives and staff.

Our reports aim to provide local people with a different type of information to fill the gaps in what you can find out from the Care Quality Commission, from Camden Council or from the homes themselves.

If you are thinking about choosing a care home for yourself or a friend or relative, we hope you will find these helpful.

Share your views about dentistry in Camden

It’ll take just 5 minutes to give your view about dentists in Camden. Your answers will be anonymous and will help us get a better picture of services in Camden

Camden Council

Changes to adult social care ‘Consultations’ – please respond before 9 April

We are now (from Monday, 16 January) consulting on two specific proposals: day centres and financial contributions. Both consultations will run until 9 April 2017 and we want you to tell us what you think.

Extended access for GP and nursing appointments – new locations and opening times. Now available at three locations:

  • Somers Town Medical Centre (Mon – Fri 06:30 – 20:30; Sat & Sun 08:00 – 20:00)

  • West Hampstead Medical Centre (Sat 08:00 – 20:00)

  • Hampstead Group Practice (Sat & Sun 08:00 – 20:00)

Sante Refugee Mental Health Access Project seeks Administrator

Applications required by 5pm on Monday 30th January

Mental Health First Aid – Camden and Islington

Did you know: 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health problems in any one year.

Rethink Mental Illness offers two day Mental Health First Aid courses that are FREE to anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in Islington or Camden.

Bloomsbury Network: Ageing & HIV Forum

Thursday 19th January 2017 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The latest information on life expectancy, long term medication effects & how you will compare to the general population

British Thyroid Foundation London Group 

2017 meetings: Saturday 21 January 2017, 11am to 2pm

Epilepsy Workshop for Camden parents & carers                                                                                              

Tuesday 24th January 2017, 10am-2pm (Inc. lunch)

The Lumen United Reform Church, 88 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RS

Voluntary Action Camden (VAC)

Highlights Camden Giving Job; Winter Weather Update; Camden Transition Town Groups Meeting; post-Christmas debt; Age Friendly Museums Network; Teckkie Tea Party; Camden Community Radio Workshop; dentistry in Camden; Rewired: the Brain, Art, and Innovation; + funding jobs, volunteers, events, training, offers and resources. Feature Are your service users suffering with the post-Christmas debt hangover? 

Patient Participation & Feedback Opportunities

  • Join a panel focusing on improving equality

  • Age UK London has started our annual ‘Your Priorities’ consultation

  • GOV.UK to find more information about current and past Government consultations

  • UCLH Help shape our Cancer Services

  • Depression research engagement events for service users/carers/public Tavistock Clinic 

  • DWP Work, health and disability: improving lives

  • CQC: We use surveys to find out what people think of the NHS healthcare services that they use.

  • Emergency Department Survey 2016

  • Camden Council Consultation Hub

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

We want your views on changes we’re planning to the way we regulate health and adult social care services.