Weekly News digest Friday 21st October 2016

Healthwatch Camden

Healthwatch Camden AGM

Annual General Meeting and Community Forum 

Monday 21st November 2016, 6.00pm – 8.30pm 

Arlington Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, Camden, London NW1 7HE

October 2016 e-newsletter from Healthwatch Camden

In this edition: Guest blog from Tulip Siddiq MP; News on our new projects; And more…

The St. Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre

‘A Festival of Light’ Saturday 29th October 12-3pm

We have been working in partnership with the British Library and Knowledge Quarter  to put on a series of events around celebrating cultural diversity of the area in the run up to the Launch of new Centre in 2017

Healthwatch England Annual Report 2015/16

In the last year, thousands of people have engaged with the Healthwatch network to seek advice about health and care services. Published earlier this week, Every voice matters – our annual report to Parliament – outlines how together we are putting people at the heart of care.

Patient Participation & Feedback Opportunities

  • Help to shape the work of NHS England

  • Become an UCLPartners Improvement Fellow

  • Opportunity to join the management of common infections committee (NICE)

National Data Guardian Consultation Response

People’s medical records have a vital role to play in both informing medical research and shaping changes to health and social care services

A matter of life and death: how your health information can make a difference

Pharmacy Integration Fund of £42 million announced

NHS England has today (20 October 2016) announced a £42m Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) to support pharmacy to transform how it operates across the NHS for the benefit of patients over the next two years

Prostate Cancer UK

Have launched a telephone translation service so anyone with prostate concerns or questions can access support and information from their expert team of Specialist Nurses; open to family members and friends


A report investigating the stigma faced by young people experiencing mental health difficulties October 2016

Hampstead Heath

Consultation on cafés on Hampstead Heath, in Golders Hill Park and Highgate Wood 

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)

A Human Rights Approach to Advocacy

UCL Department of Applied Health Research (RESPECT-21 – survey for members of the public)

Our researchers are conducting a survey to find out how different groups of people – cancer patients, healthcare professionals, and members of the public – think cancer services should be organised.  The link for the survey is www.dcg16a.quality-health.co.uk  and the closing date is 28th October 2016. 

Patient Reported Experience Survey Engineering of Natural Text – P.R.E.S.E.N.T

Have your say: Opportunity to help improve the quality of the patient experience – London 7th/14th November 2016

London Sexual Health Transformation Programme LSHTP

October 2016 briefing

LVSC London Voluntary Service Council

Social prescribing news – LVSC has updated its London Social Prescribing map

Independent Age

There’s a variety of help with health costs available for over-60s. Some of it depends on your income and savings, and some of it is available to everyone.

CQC My diabetes, my care

A useful report from the CQC looks at people’s experiences of community diabetes care and the support they are provided to self-manage their condition.

Disability Now 

October’s Disability Now podcast 

Google’s DeepMind

Google Deepmind recruits government health tech managers

Citizens Advice Camden

AGM – Tuesday 25th October 2016

Camden Centre, Bidborough Street Entrance, WC1H 9AU

Camden Carers’ Service/Camden Carers Centre

  • Camden Carers Open Day Wednesday 26th October 2016, 2 – 6pm

  • October 2016 e-bulletin

  • Creative Carers Collective art project

Camden Council Learning Disabilities Forum

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

 What we will be talking about:

  • update – employment for people with learning disabilities

  • feedback about having your say

  • the new Centre for Independent Living (CIL) and Greenwood Centre


Patient’s Forum meeting, Monday 14 November 2016 at 5.30pm 

The Forum meeting will focus on the care of patients with diabetes and will be held jointly with Diabetes UK

2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, Monday 14 November 2016 at 7.00 p.m. 

London Ambulance Service Headquarters, 220 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8SD 

Voluntary Action Camden

CQC’s Caring Across Generations campaign

Monday 18th October, CQC will be hosting a live streamed Twitter Q&A with our Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe. The Q&A will be an opportunity for the public to ask Andrea questions about choosing adult social care and how we inspect those services. We’re asking members of public to tweet their questions before and during the Q&A by tweeting @CareQualityComm and using the hashtag #CaringAcrossGenerations. Check in with the @CareQualityComm account at 4pm as we’ll be sending out a tweet with the live stream.

Margaret Pyke Centre

From Monday 17th October The Margaret Pyke Centre will be re-locating to the Mortimer Market Centre and will also be delivering some services from the Archway Centre.

Healthwatch Camden – Previous news

Weekly News Digest – Fri 14th October 2016