Local Support Groups
- Age UK 0800 169 6565
- Age UK Camden
Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, LONDON, WC1H 9NATelephone: 020 7239 0400Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Camden Carers Service 020 7428 8955
WINTER WELLBEING – new service offered by North London Carers to patients over 65. Service runs from Oct 19-March 20, helping patients to stay warm, active and connected during the winter. For more information please ask GP reception staff for a leaflet or call the service on 02071183838.
- Health Watch
Healthwatch Camden is the independent body set up to champion the voice of people who use health and social care services. You may already know that we are part of a national network of local Healthwatch organisations, supported nationally by Healthwatch England. You can find out more about us on our website, www.healthwatchcamden.co.uk.
Our role is to promote and support involvement, to gather views about people’s experience of services and to give people information about services. To do this well, we need to be in touch with all the many different organisations in the borough that are representing patients, service users and the public. So we want to make good links with patient participation groups.
- iCope – http://www.icope.nhs.uk/ For free, confidential help for problems such as stress, worry, depression and insomnia and self referral for pyschological therapies.
- Mind – local branch in Westminster
- The Camden Musculoskeletal (MSK) services are an integration of a full range of MSK services available throughout Camden, including community services (physio, CATS, podiatry and pain services) and secondary care (orthopaedics and rheumatology).
Self-referral into physiotherapy – self-referral by telephone is the quickest way to access the service. Telephone: 020 7871 0545. GP can refer to MSK team as appropriate and referrals are processed through Single Point of Access (SPoA).
Rebalance – Adult Weight Management
12-week, group, weight-loss programme of exercise and dietary advice for overweight or obese adults. Comprises nutritional advice, healthy-eating guidance, online, cognitive behavioural support and support to get active.
Patients can self-refer using the online form (link below). GP referral is required if patients have associated medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, cardiac conditions, COPD/asthma, osteoporosis or hip/knee arthritis).
- Stop Smoking
Our practice nurse Sandra Howard is a successful smoking cessation advisor. She can provide support and counselling and she can prescribe nicotine replacement therapy personalised to patient’s needs. Please ask at reception for an appointment. You do not need to see the doctor to access this service.
Alternatively, patients can contact Breathe which is Camden & Islington’s stop-smoking service. Patients can access self-support through online and printed media without face-to-face support, if preferred. Face to face appointments are also offered by the service.
Patients can self-refer by telephone T: 020 3633 2609 or via the Breath Online form.