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See also forum discussions in the Health Services category.
22 November 2023
NHS North Central London Integrated Care Board would like your help to shape and influence how community eye services will be delivered across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. They are conducting a short questionnaire to gain insight into eye services.
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The borough's health services watchdog, Healthwatch Enfield, is conducting an online survey to determine what areas it should focus on during 2024.
13 September 2023
The body which commissions NHS services in five north London boroughs is seeking to recruit up to eight Community Participant volunteers.
NHS management in North Central London is proposing changes to how eye surgery is provided in the five boroughs that it is responsible for. Residents can respond to a survey which runs until mid-October and also attend a focus group meeting in Edmonton on Monday 25th September.
19 July 2023
Enfield Southgate MP Bambos Charalambous has written to the body responsible for NHS services in North Central London in response to a proposal to permanently close a Palmers Green GP surgery that he says provides a 'key service' for older members of the community living south of the North Circular Road.
04 July 2023
Britain's first NHS baby, 75 this week, calls on all political parties to stop the dismantling and privatisation of the National Health Service.
31 May 2023
Healthwatch Enfield have been asked by Enfield Council to find out what users think about adult social care services provided in the borough. There is a five-minute online survey for you to provide your feedback.
24 May 2023
Healthwath Enfield have published the results of their recent research into the state of dentistry in the borough. Readers will probably not be surprised to learn that the majority of dental practicies (34 out of 43) are not currently accepting new adult patients on the NHS, and three of the nine that are have a waiting list.
12 April 2023
Dr John Puntis explains the background to this week's strike by hospital doctors - not just the fact that their pay has fallen so drastically over recent years, but the catastrophic neglect of the whole NHS.
15 March 2023
On Saturday 11th March tens of thousands of people - NHS staff and concerned patients and public - amassed outside University College Hospital at the start of a nationwide demonstration under the slogan SOS NHS!. Members of local campaign group Defend Enfield NHS were pleased and proud to be in the thick of it as protesters went on to march through central London to Downing Street.
01 March 2023
Last Saturday campaigners from Defend Enfield NHS were in Parliament Square along with members of other groups opposed to privatisation of NHS services at a demonstration called to highlight the findings of research published in the respected health sector journal The Lancet that changes to for-profit outsourcing since 2014 were associated with an additional 557 treatable deaths across 173 clinical commissioning groups.
11 January 2023
The prime minister says there is no NHS crisis. But today, in the real world, members of Defend Enfield NHS were supporting striking ambulance crews on the picket line at Chase Farm Hospital.
06 January 2023
On the British Medical Association (BMA) website there is a page with graphs comparing NHS bed data compared to other countries, bed stocks over time, the impact of COVID-19, safety breaches and intensive care capacity.
04 January 2023
Healthwatch Enfield have sent information about a survey designed to help in decision-making about how the London Ambulance Service (LAS) develops its services over the next five years
10 October 2022
Healthwatch Enfield is recruiting volunteer communication assistants to help raise public awareness of its work. Volunteers should be able to commit to being available at least one day a week.
23 September 2022
Healthwatch Enfield are recruiting community outreach volunteers. Their role is to be 'out there' talking and listening to patients, community members and/or people who use health and social care services. If you enjoy chatting to people, have good listening skills, a little bit of spare time and an interest in health and social care this could be the perfect role for you.
20 September 2022
Health service campaigner Frances Warboys, a member of Defend Enfield NHS (DENHS), acknowledges the late Queen's recognition of the outstanding public service provided by NHS staff since its inception, and particularly in response to Covid, but warns about grave threats to the future of this groundbreaking British institution.
22 August 2022
A recent TV news report featured the work of Noah's Ark children's hospice in Barnet.
06 July 2022
The North Central London Integrated Care Board, set up as part of a major reorganisation of the NHS in England which began this week, is carrying out a survey of patients' views about out-of-hours GP appointments.
22 June 2022
'The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it' - famous words uttered by Nye Bevan in 1948. 'We are those folk, come and join us', says Frances Warboys of Defend Enfield NHS, as she explains how the NHS has been neglected and what the implications are of the Health & Care Act that comes into effect next week.
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