Healthwatch Camden ‘weekly’ news digest 21st June 2018

Last Call!

Healthwatch Camden Community Forum Tuesday June 26th

Healthwatch Camden will be hosting our annual ‘Community Forum’, followed by our regular Board Meeting, on Tuesday 26th June 2018.

  • 4.30pm – 5.45pm Community Forum

  • 6.00pm – 8.00pm Board Meeting

Venue: The St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre London NW1 1DF

Save the date in your diaries and let us know if you’re able to join us for either or both events by RSVP: Email:  Tel: 020 7383 2402  

Please confirm dietary & access requirements, by Mon 18th June 2018; thank you.

Camden Community Festivals 2018 / 2019

Come and meet the team, give us your feedback and find out about our volunteering opportunities, at one of the community festivals we’ll be attending:

NW5 Peckwater Neighbourhood Festival  Sat 7th July 2018

Kilburn Community Festival  Sat 7th July 2018  

St Pancras Community Assoc. (SPCA) summer festival  Sat 7th July 2018 

Somerstown Festival  Sat 14th July 2018  

Kentish Town Community Festival  Sat 14th July 2018 

Camden New Town Festival  Sun 15th July 2018  

Camden Mela  Sun 15th July 2018

Our Start Here… online guide is an easy way to find sources of information on health and social care in Camden. Try it out and let us know how easy/or not it was for you to navigate.

We will be holding afternoon drop-in sessions from July at St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre London NW1 1DF

Come along and get some on-hand help and advice.

Annual Report

Its 5 years since we started and in that time we’ve made an impact in the local community with the help of local people and organisations. To find out what we’ve achieved look out for our annual report – it’s out on 30 June 2018!

Have your say!  Get involved!

Treatments for back pain and shoulder pain on the NHS are being looked at – have your say and tell the London Choosing Wisely programme what you think.

More info:

Proactive care

Healthy London Partnership’s vision is for all Londoners to be more proactively involved in their health and wellbeing and the health and care system. Effective engagement will happen at an individual and collective level and will be universally accepted as key to good care and support.


Advancing mental health equality: scope for consultation

  • People with lived experiences of using mental health services and carers

  • Commissioners and system leaders 

  • Service providers/ professionals

Closes 4 July 2018

Mental Health Act Review event

 This afternoon meeting is organised and delivered by key figures involved in the Mental Health Act review and eminent psychiatrists. Attend to learn more about the Mental Health Act review and what it hopes to achieve 

03 July – Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON W1G 0AE

Department of Health and Social Care

This is a public consultation on the safety and security arrangements for the three high security psychiatric hospitals in England (Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton).

Closes 23 Aug 2018

NHS England

2018 Friends and Family Test Development Project – Suppliers Survey

NHS England’s Insight & Feedback Team is running a development project during 2018/19, reviewing the operation of the Friends and Family Test (FFT) and how it could be improved.                                          Closes 31 Jul 2018

Camden Council

Closes 24 Jun 2018

Closes 19 Jul 2018

Closes 31 Jul 2018

Local News

Voluntary Action Camden e-bulletin 15th June 2018 (updates every Friday)

News/Funding /VAC Events/Other Events/Jobs & Volunteers/Offers & Resources

Learning Disability Week in Camden; Mayor of Camden’s Community Get Together; Camden Community Festival Funds; Community Breakfast; Mela; Speaking Out; Healthy Minds Activities; Camden Summer University + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more

British Library

Community Bulletin Newsletter Part 1 and Part 2

Summer newsletter, our quarterly update on everything we’ve been doing in the local community and what’s coming up at the British Library.

Mayor of Camden’s Community Get Together

Sunday, 24th June 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Brunswick Square Gardens.
Light refreshments available. Nearest tube Russell Square. For more details contact: Tel: 0207 974 1989
We take inspiration from Jo Cox’s words; “We have more in common than that which divides us.”

Deafblind Day Information Day

Weds 27th June 2018 11am to 2pm

This year will be Deafblind UK’s 90th birthday, so we want to let even more people know about what we can offer them and to tell people about the services and activities available to them in London.

We really appreciated your feedback after last year’s event and we have taken all your suggestions on board. This year we are in Camden and have secured a lovely accessible venue, the Pirate Castle

Health Information Week

#HIW2018 2-8th July 2018

Health Information Week is a campaign to improve access to health information. Staff from local authorities, public libraries, NHS, voluntary sector, independent information and advice centres have all been working together to make their health resources more available to the public.

Come and find out about the Healthwatch Camden ‘Start Here’ guide 1-4pm on Thurs 5th July at St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre London NW1 1DF

CCNWL Annual Report published: our AGM Wednesday 5 September

CNWL’s Annual Report was laid before Parliament on Tuesday 19 June and it is now published on their website. We hope you will look through it and we look forward to your views about it at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 5 September, starting at 5pm, at the Wellcome Collection in the Auditorium, Euston

Other News

Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check

Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check.

Dementia Friendly Rural Communities Guide

The Alzheimer’s Society has published a guide for rural communities to support them in becoming more dementia friendly. It includes extensive resources focused on using museums, arts and culture to support people with dementia.

Adult inpatient survey 2017

Read the results of our latest analysis, which looks at the experiences of adult inpatients in hospital.

Attitudes to Ageing Linked to Health

A new report by the Royal Society for Public Health has found that people with negative attitudes to older people and ageing experience an adverse effect on their own health and wellbeing.

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