Subject tag: Health Service

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28 September 2021

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.

01 May 2021

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.

28 April 2021

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.

14 April 2021

On 7th April the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued new guidance to healthcare professionals regarding the effective treatment of chronic pain. According to Palmers Green-based clinical massage therapist and chronic pain specialist Steven Murdoch, the new recommendations have created both confusion and anger amongst people with persistent (chronic) pain and pain specialists alike. However, he believes the new guidance is a step in the right direction.

24 March 2021

Campaigners and politicians have joined forces to raise the alarm about the takeover, in questionable circumstances, of GP surgeries in north London and elsewhere by a giant US health corporation.

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24 March 2021

Volunteers are required for an online NHS research project into balance anxiety and dizziness - the research sample needs to include both people who experience problems in these regards and those who don't.

05 March 2021

The People's Covid Enquiry has been set up because of the urgent need to investigate how well or ill prepared the UK was for the pandemic and how well it has been dealing with it. A panel led by Michael Mansfield QC will hear statements from expert witnesses. Session 1 was held on 24th February and can be watched here.

27 January 2021

Aldermans Pharmacy has been appointed as the local coronavirus vaccination centre for Palmers Green.

27 January 2021

A new campaign, NHS New Deal, sets out a vision for a fully funded, truly public NHS which respects health workers, gives patients the power to shape its future, and ensures everyone the quality care we all deserve.

13 January 2021

The North MIddlesex Hospital website has a page with information about arrangements during the current stage of the coronavirus emergency. Bullet points below, but visit www.northmid.nhs.uk/coronavirus for details.

11 January 2021

The North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are asking local people to help support them by: continuing to observe simple clear public health advice to stay at home; only calling 999 and using A&E for emergencies and life threatening situations only and to contact your GP or NHS111 for urgent care advice; waiting to be contacted by the NHS when it's your turn to receive the Coronavirus vaccination (you do not need to contact your GP practice or other NHS services to make this happen)

06 January 2021

The Ruth Winston Community Centre is opening up its online classes to anyone aged 50 and above. They all use Zoom.

03 January 2021

Thousands of people have benefited from the simple but important acts of kindness from volunteer responders. If you want to help and take on a new challenge this year, sign up to become an @NHSVolResponder.

09 December 2020

NHS body North London Partners in Health & Care are recruiting coronavirus vaccine administrators. They are seeking members of the public, not currently working within the NHS, who will be fully trained and supported in administering the Covid-19 vaccination.

09 December 2020

The North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are asking people living in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington (North Central London) to share their views on the prospect of Coronavirus vaccinations being made available.

26 October 2020

Recently Healthwatch Enfield hosted an online event with Age UK Enfield and representatives from Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, answering questions submitted in advance about managing anxiety during the Coronavirus outbreak. A recording of the event is now available on YouTube.

26 October 2020

As of 30 September 2020, the NHS has been asking patients with an urgent, but not life-threatening, health problem to contact NHS 111 first if they think they need to attend A&E. This can be done either online or by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the service is free to use (including from all mobiles).

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26 October 2020

Just under a quarter of care homes and nursing homes in the London Borough of Enfield experienced an outbreak of Covid-19 during the first wave. This is one of the findings of a report published by Healthwatch Enfield which looks at the impact of the Coronavirus on the borough's 89 care, nursing and assisted living homes. The report is based on a survey of staff, patients and residents' relatives carried out in August and September.

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25 October 2020

The North Middlesex Hospital is again appealing for people to make and donate washbags for NHS staff uniforms

30 September 2020

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