Health & Wellbeing

To ensure the NHS can continue to deliver the best emergency and planned care across north central London during the winter and the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, temporary changes to services for children and young people have been introduced this week

The Enfield Dispatch reports that a Palmers Green resident was only able to tested for Covid-19 at Lodge Drive car park by applying online using a Glasgow postcode. Serco employees at the test site were 'milling around' without doing any testing.

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Are you a person of 'mature years' who's missing meeting people - perhaps because you're shielding? Is conversation and human interaction lacking from your life? A new project from Chickenshed could plug the hole in your life and create intergenerational friendships.

You could become part of a strong collective voice for cancer patients across North Central London. The Patient and User Involvement Group ensures patient or carer representation in the development of local Cancer Alliance programmes and in projects to meaningfully improve patients' experience of care.

The North Mid Hospital's stakeholder update for July. Subjects covered: elective (planned) surgery; outpatients; blood tests; imaging; cancer pathways; paediatrics; women's health services; key messages for patients; and car parking.

As Premier League clubs prepare for the start of the new season, the world-first arrangement which has seen women's outpatient care delivered from Tottenham Hotspur's superb stadium approaches the full-time whistle. The groundbreaking arrangement which kicked off in mid-April, at the height of the covid-19 pandemic, has seen the state-of-the-art stadium host antenatal, gynaecology and obstetric services in its spacious facilities. The drive-through Covid-19 testing service will continue to operate from the THFC stadium roomy basement car park, and is even due to expand capacity in the near future.

London borough leaders, the mayor of London and community leaders across the capital joined in the launch of the 'Keep London Safe' campaign last week, to address low awareness of Covid-19 testing and contract tracing in the capital. The campaign follows polling that found 46 per cent of Londoners don't know how to get a test and 35 per cent know 'little or nothing' about NHS Test and Trace.

Many people who live and work in London are feeling anxious about coronavirus and how it might impact them, their loved ones, their work and their future. It’s important to know that it is normal and okay to feel upset, anxious or confused at times. The Coping Well During Covid webinar series has been developed to support you if you are feeling anxious about coronavirus and how it is impacting you, your loved ones or your work.

On 24th June Healthwatch Enfield organised an online question and answer session with senior staff from the North Middlesex and Royal Free/Chase Farm hospitals. The entire session was recorded. A long video (one hour), but filled with useful and interesting information. Subject matter includes how the hospitals coped during the acute phase of the Covid-19 outbreak, how they are continuing to provide infection control and how services are gradually being restored.

An investigation by two local journalists has revealed that, despite a pledge by health secretary Matt Hancock, care homes in Enfield were refused Covid-19 tests for symptomatic residents at the peak of the pandemic.