Healthwatch Camden
We are a valuable voice in health and social care in Camden. We give out information and advice and champion equality for local people. We have the power to influence the delivery and design of local services, and work in partnership with local organisations. We help shape local services not just for the people who use them, but also for anyone who might need to in future.

Hypertension Community Connectors


Approximately 60,000 people in Camden are at risk of hypertension or high blood pressure, which can lead to conditions such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, vascular dementia, and sight problems. However, only 24,000 are diagnosed.


Healthwatch Camden are collaborating with the North Central London ICB and the North Central London Healthwatch network to recruit community connectors to raise awareness of high blood pressure in Camden, encourage more people to get their blood pressure measured, and pursue a healthier lifestyle.


Hypertension is found to be more common in older people, those from certain ethnic backgrounds, and in people with a family history of high blood pressure. It can also be caused by:

  • diet (e.g. eating lots of salty and processed foods)
  • lifestyle (alcohol and tobacco consumption)
  • being overweight
  • not doing enough exercise





Time commitment

We will be providing you with BP monitors to take readings in the Camden Borough, this is totally flexible and we will be running events in January (TBC) for you to attend to take BP readings.
Application deadline


This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.