Healthwatch Camden April 2017 eNewsletter

Yet nothing stays still, and we know we always have to work to stay relevant and to stay effective. So we will be redoubling our work to reach more of Camden’s residents and to make sure that what we do is based on what is important to people who use Camden’s health and social care services.

In June, we will be presenting our annual report looking back at what we achieved over the 2016-2017 work year. At the same time we will be taking the opportunity to hold a Community Conversation, about the changes taking place in health and social care locally.

In particular we want to get your views on how to make more community facilities truly open to all. We hope to see a lot of people taking part in the conversation, which takes place on …..Read more

Your voice in urgent care

Healthwatch Camden is working with four other local Healthwatch in North London (from Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and Islington) to make sure that local people get a real say in how services change in the next few years.

NHS organisations and councils across the five boroughs are creating a big plan (called the Sustainability and Transformation Plan) to improve the way services fit together. The aim is to improve support for people at home so that fewer people need to use hospital services. It includes plans to make it easier for people to get medical help quickly. This part of the plan is called the Urgent and Emergency Care programme. The changes are all designed to make the system better for people to use. They are also designed to keep the NHS within budget. 

The Urgent and Emergency Care programme aims to ……Read More  

We’re looking for summer festival volunteers

Over the summer months we attend lots of local events and festivals around the Camden borough, so we need volunteers to help us out at stalls.

You’ll join us at lively community festivals from June to August and help us to collect local people’s views on health and social care services in Camden. If you enjoy speaking to people and want to do your bit for the local community, we’d love to hear from you.

You will work with a member of staff to help man stands at various community festivals across Camden. We provide training and may cover expenses and lunch.….Read More

We’re looking for a new Chairperson

Healthwatch Camden is looking for a Camden resident to lead our board of trustees.

The new Chair will replace our founding Chair who is stepping down after four successful years.

We want someone with insight and energy to champion the voice of local people in health and social care services in Camden. To find out more, please download a copy of the role description here

Or you can email info@healthwatchcamden.co.uk or call our Director on 020 7383 2402.….Read More  

Healthwatch Camden’s Start Here….Guide at the Living Centre

From February 2017 we’ll be at the Living Centre demonstrating our Start Here….guide. If you’re keen to have a look or want to have your say on it, there’s still time. Follow the directions on this link…..

Contact us

If you’d like more information on any of the items we’ve mentioned or want to share your views on any topic about health and social care in Camden, get in touch by commenting on our blog or email: info@healthwatchcamden.co.uk