NHS spending millions to make cuts!

According to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request obtained by the news agency “Pulse Today“, the new ‘Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships’ have spent around £21m from March 2016 to May 2017 on management consultants.

As you can see from the chart below, the North Central London partnership (of which Camden is a part) is second from the top of the list…

STP expenditure on consultants

Find out more on The Pulse website here: http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/commissioning/how-the-nhs-is-spending-millions-on-consultancy-firms/20035171.article

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Mental Health Service User and Carer Working Group

This message was sent to us from Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

Would you like to join the Mental Health Service User and Carer Working Group in Camden? If so, please fill out the application form on this link before the 29th September:

https://feedback.camdenccg.nhs.uk/community-ownership/mental-health-service-user-and-carer-group/?platform=hootsuite

It will take 10-15 minutes to complete. It’s possible to save your form halfway through, and come back to it later, if you like.

Nothing about us, without us!

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The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is running the second ever National Co-production Week in July!

Click here to read an article by Tina Coldham, SCIE’s Co-production Network chair

The National Co-production Week 2017 will take place between 3-7 July. It will celebrate the benefits of co-production, share good practice and highlight the contribution of people who use services and carers to developing better public services.

To find out more visit the website here

Don’t scrap the night time mental health service at Royal Free hospital, Camden!

This winter the Royal Free is not providing night-time cover for the mental health liaison service between 9pm and 8am, which it has provided over the last 2 years. This will have devastating effects for some of the most vulnerable people in London over Christmas.

You can find more information about the closure in this letter from Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust:

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Please sign the Service User Alliance (SUA) petition on 38Degrees to help us try to get the service back:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/don-t-scrap-the-night-time-mental-health-service-at-royal-free-hospital-camden