Camden Practice welcomes local community to its successful Health and Wellbeing Open Day
On Tuesday 16 May King’s Cross Surgery opened its doors to the local community as it held its Health and Wellbeing Open Day at the N1C Centre of the Plimsoll Building at 1 Handyside Street, London NC1 4BQ as part of an initiative to promote better healthcare awareness across the area.
The event provided an opportunity for existing patients to meet with their surgery teams and for residents to register with a local GP practice, as well as learning about other local services that can help and support them with their health and wellbeing.
Those who attended also had the chance to meet with representatives from Camden Carers, Camden Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service, Camden Councill Air Quality Programme, Camden Green Spaces, Healthwatch and the Somali Youth Development Resource Centre.
Those who attended also had the chance to have a free mini health check carried out by one of the experienced Health Care Assistants (HCA). The day gave the local community a chance to meet with members of the surgery team and ask them any questions they had about the practice.
Lorraine Patel, Operational Lead and Deputy Divisional Manager for Camden Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service said: “Camden MSK were delighted to be invited to this event. We are always looking for opportunities to engage with our patients so that we can keep them up-to-date with any service changes and innovations and ensure that they understand how to access MSK services in Camden and what to expect.”
Sue Taylor, Camden Carers said: “Camden Carers were delighted to be invited to the health and wellbeing event and have the opportunity to speak to local residents, carers and other Camden service providers to let them know how we can support health and wellbeing of carers”
Alexandra West, Green Space Partnership Officer from Supporting Communities of London Borough of Camden said: “It’s a great opportunity for us to meet local residents. We want to share our initiative to support health-related activities in our parks for the benefit of the community. From sessions using the outdoor gyms or holding a community litter pick we aim to make parks a welcoming space for all. Thank you for inviting us.”
Kajal Kaur, Assistant Practice Manager for Kings Cross Surgery said: “The Health and Wellbeing open day was a fantastic opportunity for the local community to learn more about the practice. We wanted to ensure that the communities we service are aware of our presence and to ensure that they know how to access primary care services when they need to.
“The aim of the Health and Wellbeing open day was to raise awareness about health services available to patients and the local community. We were pleased to see so many people attend and talk about services available to them and for them to have the opportunity to talk to our team from the practice.
“We would like to thank representatives from Camden Carers, Camden Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service, Camden Councill Air Quality Programme, Camden Green Spaces, Healthwatch and the Somali Youth Development Resource Centre who were able to support the event.”