Healthwatch Camden July – August eNewsletter

On 3 August the Camden New Journal online published a story on our Highgate Day Centre – Audio Diary report. In particular highlighting that as a result of our work, health officials offered an apology to service users due to failings in the management of the closure of the service.

The Highgate Day Centre is …. Read More

On 26 June, Healthwatch Camden said ‘goodbye’ to our founding chair, Connie Smith.

We also welcomed our new chair of trustees, Saloni Thakrar.

We were sorry to lose Connie, who is stepping down after four very successful years, and pleased that she will be returning to us as a volunteer.

Trustees and staff were delighted to welcome Saloni to replace her, we know she will bring energy, creativity and commitment to the leadership of Healthwatch Camden.  

Saloni has been on our …..Read More

On 7 August 2017 our dental report got featured in The Voice BME newspaper. Every voice counts when it comes to the delivery of health and social care services in Camden. ……Read More

Last month we launched our annual report for 2016 / 17. This year we focused on the ‘power of partnership’.

We’ve successfully worked in partnership with local organisations, including working with mental health users on a unique project to record their experiences on changes to their service……Read more


NHS England recently announced plans to cut certain prescriptions that the NHS considers to be ineffective or that, being low cost, they think patients can simply go out and buy.

Concerns have been raised, for example, that it would….Read More  

In July, Victoria Armitage our Project Officer, attended a couple of local events: St Pancras Community Association and Camden New Town and NW5 Project.

Victoria met with enthusiastic superheroes ‘Spiderman’ and ‘Iron Man’, spoke to them and ….Read More

On June 25 Lindy Maqhubela our Communications Manager and Anna Wright, our Deputy Director and Policy Lead manned a stall at the South End Green Festival. They were joined by our enthusiastic volunteers.  Part of our remit is to ….Read More

In 2014 we launched our Start Here….guide which is an online directory of health and social care providers that patients and users will find useful when searching for an organisation.

If you want us to demonstrate how to use it, we’ll be at the St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre a few days each week, usually Tuesday and …..Read More

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From the Healthwatch Camden Team