Weekly news digest – Friday 27th 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

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)

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.

Consultation meetings Come along to a public meeting to find out more

Financial contributions (paying for care):

  • Monday 6 February, 10am to 12 noon. Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Rd, London NW6 2JH

  • Tuesday 14 February, 10am to 12 noon. Queen’s Crescent Community Centre, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5 4QE

  • Thursday 23 February, 1pm to 3pm. Great Croft Resource Centre, Cromer Street, WC1H 8LF

Day centres and services: 

  • Friday 10 March, 10am to 12 noon. Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn’s Ave, NW3 6NS

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)

Camden Council

Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) 

Highlights: VAC AGM; Camden Council Adult Social Care Consultation; Women’s Voices – In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2017; Alara Wholefoods annual Winter Wassail Party; UCLH Find and Treat Team; The Company at the Winch; Free Family Activities at the British Library + funding jobs, volunteers, events, training, offers and resources. 

Camden Disability Action (CDA)

  • Annual General Meeting 2017, WEDNESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2017  2–5PM

Patient Participation & Feedback Opportunities

  • Join a panel focusing on improving equality

  • Public Involvement Update from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) January 2017

  • 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)

National Audit Office(NAO)

  • NHS Ambulance Services. Demand for ambulance services continues to grow rapidly, but services are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with rising demand

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.

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL)

Camden Carers’ Service/Camden Carers Centre

  • Please find attached the Camden Carers Service January-February 2017 e-bulletin for professionals

Sante Refugee Mental Health Access Project seeks Administrator

Applications required by 5pm on Monday 30th January