Weekly News digest – Friday 4th November 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

Join a panel focusing on improving equality

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust is working with local partners including Healthwatch Camden and Healthwatch Islington, to improve equality across health organisations in both boroughs, and we would like your help. 

Voluntary Action Camden (VAC)

Patient Participation & Feedback Opportunities

  • Age UK London is Consulting on Campaign Themes

  • Have your say: Opportunity to help improve the quality of the patient experience

  • Help to shape the work of NHS England by joining the NHS Citizen Programme Board

  • Citizens Advice is recruiting five new voluntary members to its Equality Committee

  • Engage London: How can you help to address health inequalities?

  • Exciting training and development opportunity for patient and public representatives 

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

  • UK Government departments and public sector organisations often want to know what you think about changes they want to introduce

  • CQC Emergency Department Survey 2016

  • The We are Camden consultation finder will help you to find and participate in consultations that interest you

Camden Patient Participation Group (PPG)

November PPG Newsletter:

  • Forum Meeting (Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 5:00pm – 8:30pm)

  • GPs in Camden are urging local people at risk of complications from flu, to get their free flu vaccination this winter

Macmillan North Central London Buddies

A one to one befriending service from Macmillan for cancer patients and their carers within Camden and Islington

Camden Care Choices

Camden Care Choices is the adult social care information and advice portal  which covers a range of areas including health and wellbeing, care options, money and legal issues, as well as safeguarding and getting involved.

Camden CCG Expressions of interest: experts by experience  

We would like to invite you to consider becoming an Expert by Experience on a group that will be instrumental in shaping how we improve mental health care across our area.

CamdenAbility: Local Jobs for Camden residents with disabilities or long term health conditions

CamdenAbility is a newly launched collaborative project that aims to improve disability confidence across businesses throughout the London borough of Camden

Camden’s Local Offer

Information about support for children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.

During November 2016, we will be seeking your feedback on the Local Offer to see what you think about the Local Offer as a whole, as well as the website. What’s good, what’s not so good and how can it be improved. 

NHS England launches biggest upgrade to NHS cancer treatment in 15 years

£130 million fund to modernise radiotherapy care across England

Independent Age

We’ve released our latest advice video which focuses on how to stay warm and well this winter

Clinks Annual Review 2015 – 2016

“There is much more that can and should be done to improve the Criminal Justice System and the voluntary sector is, as always, at the heart of the creative and positive change we all want to see.”- Clinks’ CEO Anne Fox

Upcoming awareness events this month

November 2016: Movember / MHRA Yellow Card Scheme / Self-care week #selfcareweek /

World Diabetes Day #WDD / International Mens Day #InternationalMensDay / Carers rights day #carersrightsday

London Ambulance Services (LAS) Patients Forum

LAS Weekly Performance Report  – 28-10-16   

  • DH Copying Letters to Patients guidelines    


  • 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

NICE Social Care Stakeholder Update

November 2016 

Wobbly Wednesday – Nystagmus Awareness Day

Wednesday 2 November 2016 is the Nystagmus Networks’ national and international nystagmus awareness-raising day, Wobbly Wednesday

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

Camden CCG Commissioning Intelligence

31 October 2016

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