4 May 2022

From 25 April 2022, CNWL’s Integrated Primary Care Service will be called: Camden Integrated Community Healthcare (CICH).

Camden Integrated Community Healthcare is a physical health integrated service run by CNWL, supporting GPs and hospitals. Working together, the different teams in the service provide round the clock health care for adult patients in Camden, including rapid response for admission avoidance and discharge to assess.

The teams encompass a range of professions: Community Nursing, Community Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Psychology support to achieve rehabilitation, enablement and self-management when possible, and support patients and carers with other health and social care needs.

Chosen by the existing team, the new name reflects the evolution of the service (and the wider NHS landscape) since its creation in 2012. It was selected to emphasise the community-based philosophy of the service, and represent the close working relationships between the various CNWL teams and professions as well as the service partners in Camden: GPs, primary care networks, NHS colleagues, social care, local government and the voluntary care sector.

Rebecca Dunkerley, Head of Camden Integrated Adult Services, says:

“I’m excited that the teams have worked together to look at how they fit into the wider context of Camden Integrated Adult Services in CNWL and externally with our partners. The name reflects the joined-up nature of health and social care which is growing in importance as we work jointly with our population to support those needing us the most.”

The new service name comes with a new logo, designed by individuals across the service, showing the colours of each profession involved across Camden Integrated Community Healthcare:

Camden CICH logo.PNG

Patient information leaflets, posters, flyers and digital materials will be updated to reflect the changes.

More detail about the service can be found here.