Weekly news digest – Friday 3rd February 2017

Tube strike

  • A possible strike will affect Tube services from 20:00 Sunday 5 to 11:00 Wednesday 8 February 2017. Here is the latest on what’s affected

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

A taste of our community engagement work 

Healthwatch Camden wants to make sure that planning of our health and social care services includes people from all communities and ages.

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)

Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) 

Highlights: VAC AGM; Camden Disability Action Annual General Meeting; Council Leader’s letter over US travel ban; Changes to adult social care Consultations; Basic computer skills for refugees/asylum seekers; Wild Bunch Club; RCO Connect; Camden Capacity Building Bulletin; Nominate yourself to the CPPEG elections; Exploring LGBTQ histories; Women’s Health course at the Recovery College + funding. 

Camden CCG – Camden Patient Public Engagement Group (CPPEG)

  • CPPEG open meeting – 13 February 2017, new venue

The next Camden Patient and Public Engagement Group (CPPEG) open meeting is on: Monday 13 February, 2pm – 4pm. Everybody in Camden is invited to attend. We have an interesting agenda focused on mental health this month.

  • CPPEG Elections

Would you like to participate in Camden Patient & Public Engagement Group (CPPEG)?

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):

  • 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

Camden Disability Action (CDA)

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

West Euston Partnership

  • West Euston Partnership’s great fleet of specially adapted bikes is continuing the free Saturday sessions in Regent’s Park.

Prostate Cancer UK

‘Stronger Knowing More’ awareness campaign for black men. Find out more and join the campaign

Green Gym programme in Camden

  • Camden Green Gym’s monthly newsletter: February Green Gym in Camden

Changing Faces

Patient Participation & Feedback Opportunities

  • Join a panel focusing on improving equality

  • Would you like the opportunity to help develop the Bloomsbury Network? Applications are welcomed for steering committee members

  • 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

Camden Council