Health & Wellbeing in Camden — Consultation

A message from Camden Council:

In Camden it remains an unacceptable truth that men and women born in the most affluent areas live 18 and 19 longer years longer in a healthy state than their counterparts in the most deprived areas. Together, we seek to reverse these inequalities and make Camden the very best place to start well, live well and age well.

Camden’s draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-30 six-week consultation opens on 1st November and will close on 13th December. We want to hear your views on our proposed approach to improve health and wellbeing. Whether you live, work or receive care in the borough, we want your voice to be at the heart of the new strategy.

To find out more and to share your views, please visit the consultation website:
Share Your Views On Joint Health And Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030 – Commonplace

Please also promote the consultation with your communities and networks by sharing the website and this consultation leaflet.

If you have any questions or would like accessible versions of the strategy, please contact healthandwellbeingboard@camden.gov.uk or call 0207 974 5827.

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So if you want to have your say, please respond by 13 December 2021.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations in Camden

A message from Camden Council:

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Camden Council logo

If you haven’t yet had your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, there are pop-up vaccine events happening in Camden every day this week except for Sunday, many of which don’t require bookings in advance – see below for more info or visit camden.gov.uk/getting-the-vaccine.

If you haven’t had your first dose then please pop-along and get vaccinated – and why not invite unvaccinated friends and family members to join you? Unless stated otherwise, if you’re eligible for your second dose of the vaccine you’ll be able to get that too but you must have had the same vaccine for your first dose. Click here for more information.

You don’t need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to be vaccinated and we won’t ask for proof of ID, address or immigration status.

Alternatively, you can also book a vaccine appointment by calling 119 for free or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine. Those not registered with a GP can complete the form at camden.gov.uk/form and anyone needing support to book an appointment can call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9).

If you’re not free this week, we’ll be adding all local vaccine events to our website at camden.gov.uk/getting-the-vaccine

LocationDate and timeBooking informationVaccine type
Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UPWednesday 30 June, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm-5.30pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGWednesday 30 June 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Student Central, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HYThursday 1 July, 2-6pmBook an appointment by clicking this linkIf you need support to book, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Pfizer
Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGThursday 1 July 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGFriday 2 July 9.30am – 12pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UPFriday 2 July, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 5.30pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Queen’s Crescent Community Association car park, Queen’s Crescent, NW5 4QEFriday 2 July, 3-7pmSpeak to Luthfur at Kentish Town Baitul Aman Mosque or call 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Car park outside Sidings Community Centre, Brassey Road, NW6 2BASaturday 3 July, 10am-2pmCall 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Car park outside Sidings Community Centre, Brassey Road, NW6 2BATuesday 6 July, 3-7pmCall 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Kilburn Library, 12-22 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5UHThursday 8 July, 11am – 3pmBook an appointment by clicking this linkIf you need support to book, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Pfizer

Happy Nurses Day 2021

Happy Nurses Day from the Royal College of Nurses

International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May every year to celebrate the contributions that nurses make to society.

I think everyone would agree that the last 18 months have made everyone better appreciate the hard and important work that nurses do. Many nurses have been working long hours under very difficult conditions, literally risking their lives on COVID wards.

So to all nurses out there – Happy Nurses Day!

Today is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

It seems there is an international day for everything.

Well, today is World Tai Chi and Qigong day.

Man doing Tai Chi
Man doing Tai Chi – Image by Gianni Crestani from Pixabay

Tai Chi (also spelled Taiji) is a sequence of movements combining Qigong and Chinese martial arts, designed to improve physical and mental well-being. In China, it is common to see groups of people doing Taiji in the park.

Qigong (sometimes spelled Chi Kung) is the ancient Chinese study of energy or Qi. In particular, Qigong is a series of gentle movements designed to improve the Qi in your body. The low-impact and gentle movements are especially popular with older people.

Tied in with Qi is the concept of Yin and Yang, and trying to balance constantly-changing conditions. In Chinese Traditional Medicine, you have good health when the energy in your body is balanced and can flow easily through your body.

Image by 18121281 from Pixabay

Coronavirus is still limiting activities at the moment, but there will be plenty of classes around when the world becomes more normal.

COVID Vaccinations at Regent’s Park Mosque

The NHS is holding a pop-up vaccination session for eligible people at Regent’s Park Mosque on Saturday 03 April from 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

If you are, or someone you know is, eligible for vaccination and would be interested in getting it done at Regent’s Park Mosque, then contact the number on the attached flyer for more information.

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Are you over 70? You can book a COVID vaccination

A message from Camden Council:

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If you’re 70 or over or clinically extremely vulnerable and have not yet been contacted by the NHS, you can now book your own vaccine appointment at a nearby vaccination centre like The Francis Crick Institute or the Royal Free Hospital. To do that, go to nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination or call 119 for free. If you would prefer to have the vaccine at a GP surgery though, please still wait to be contacted.

Wherever you choose to go to have the vaccine, please be reassured that it will be a COVID-safe environment. This means extra precautions are in place to keep you safe including extra cleaning and disinfecting and social distancing in waiting areas.

If you don’t fall into one of these categories, the NHS will be in touch when you’re eligible to have the vaccine so please make sure you’re registered with a GP and that they have your most up-to-date contact details. This means they will be able to contact you when it’s your turn.

If you don’t fall into one of these categories but know someone who does – for example, a parent, friend or neighbour – please consider getting in touch with them to let them know that they can now book an appointment at a nearby vaccination centre.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please go to nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine.