Health & Wellbeing

Walk and talk your way to a healthier and happier life for you and your friends as you take a virtual journey from Enfield Town to England's highest mountain. The Enfield Twalking Challenge starts at the end of May and you have two months to reach the top of Scafell Pike. Just what the doctor ordered!

Last week nurses around the world were celebrating International Nurses' Day and the team from the North Mid's children's and young people's department were in the mood for some fun!

The NHS body which procures services for patients in five north London boroughs - Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington - is preparing to run a new procurement process to find a provider for NHS 111 and out-of-hours services in the boroughs. As part of the process it is surveying residents about their experiences with these services as currently provided. One aspect of particular importance is finding out why patients continue to attend accident and emergency (A&E) departments rather than using NHS 111 online or by phone in cases where this is the recommended option.

Do you have the knowledge, experience, and passion to promote better health and care for the people of Enfield? Healthwatch Enfield are looking for local residents, students, and professionals to join them as Local Committee Volunteers to amplify the views of local people and guide and monitor their work.

London Metropolitan University in partnership with NHS North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group has launched an evaluation study: Your experiences with accessing NHS services this winter: a survey of North London residents. The study is about people's experiences in accessing local NHS services, how informed they were to look after themselves and their families' health this winter.

Age UK Enfield's Fit For Life exercise project is encouraging older people to get out and get active this spring time, offering the first class for free.

Enfield Wellbeing Network (EWN) is a collaboration between a number of local community organisations, which aims to enable people to set and achieve realistic goals to improve their health and wellbeing. The Network, which has been set up by Age UK Enfield, Enfield Carers Centre, and Mind in Enfield and Barnet, is available for free to people over 18 who are at risk of, or are managing, deteriorating health and wish to make positive changes and/or manage long term conditions.

Last Saturday, 26th February, was a national day of action for the National Health Service, organised under the slogan SOS NHS. In Palmers Green, members of local campaign Defend Enfield NHS (DeNHS) gathered at the Triangle to inform passers-by about the urgent need to provide more money for the NHS and to campaign against changes which will allow private companies, including big US health corporations, to join the boards of the new Integrated Care Systems that will be determining who is eligible for which treatments.

Saturday 26th February is the SOS NHS National Day of Action. Campaigners will be at Palmers Green Triangle between 11am and 1pm telling the public about the various threats to our National Health Service and urging people to sign a petition to the chancellor of the exchequer asking for emergency funding.

Researchers from @UCL_SRM want to hear from people aged 18+ living in London who have had a remote appointment with a GP practice about a mental health concern or a hospital cardiology department about a heart condition.