Health & Wellbeing

Healthwatch Enfield is collaborating with sister organisations in four other north London boroughs to survey people's experiences of Long COVID with the aim of supporting the development of services and systems that will help those with the condition manage their symptoms.

Age UK Enfield have launched a new service for women over 50 living in Enfield or Haringey who are recovering from cancer treatment. This Girl Can, which is funded by Sport England, provides a series of exercise sessions, trying out different sessions each week, with the aim of building self confidence and wellbeing.

A free support and counselling service is being offered to people who live, work or study in Enfield and whose mental health has been severely impacted by Covid-19.

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The London Child Obesity Task Force wants to get all primary and secondary school children across London to only drink water when they're in school. This would put an end to selling and drinking fizzy drinks in London's schools. They are running a competition asking primary and secondary school children to help develop an advertising campaign - one that can inspire everyone between the ages of 4 and 18 in London to drink only water in school.

Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy sessions offer an opportunity to meet other people living with dementia, and take part in a wide range of activities in a friendly, caring and supportive environment. Age UK Enfield is running a six-month project - places are limited.

A year or more of lockdown has resulted in some people doing less walking than usual. They may have lost confidence in walking longer distances, which increases the risk of falls. Age UK Enfield's Falls Stop Service has devised a Stepping out from Lockdown Falls Programme and will be resuming in-person sessions from this month.

Earlier this year a cross-party group from Enfield Council organised an online conference on the subject of cervical cancer awareness. Following the conference the organisers wrote to candidates standing for election as the next Mayor of London asking them to do a short video endorsement of the aims of the conference and of the importance of screening to catch any signs of cancer at an early stage. Rather disappointingly, only one of the candidates sent in a video - Sian Berry from the Green Party

A new children's ward, which opened on 28th April, is the latest of several recent improvements introduced this year by the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. Also this week the Trust published details of its new chief executive, as her predecessor started her new job at a hospital in Bristol.

Candidates from eight parties standing in the mayoral and London Assembly elections next month have taken the London Patient Protection Pledge, stating that if elected they will fight to take back the NHS surgeries that have fallen into the hands of a giant US corporation and oppose any other takeovers by profit-driven private corporations. Evidence from a survey of more than 8,000 practices shows that patient satisfaction is lower across four out five key indicators when they are run by limited companies rather than traditional GP partnerships.