Subject tag: Health Service

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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

23 September 2020

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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22 September 2020

A new single written by two musicians from Palmers Green vividly portrays life on the NHS frontline at the height of the pandemic. Working on the Frontline was written by Kate St John and Neill McColl and is performed by BAFTA-nominated actor and singer Jessie Buckley and her band Jessie & The Leonards.

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19 August 2020

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.

06 August 2020

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.

06 August 2020

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.

02 August 2020

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.

12 July 2020

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.

01 July 2020

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.

21 June 2020

This survey is for women who are pregnant or who have given birth during the Covid-19 pandemic. It will help maternity services better understand the impact of decisions taken about changes to services on women';s experiences of being pregnant and giving birth during this time.

19 June 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, North Middlesex University Hospital is continuing to treat cancer patients. While some treatments which weaken the immune system have had to be paused until a safer time, innovative methods are being used to reduce inconvenience to patients. The hospital is using 'chemo buses' to enable treatment without entering the hospital buildings, and has introduced a new type of radiotherapy.

18 June 2020

A short video published by North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group explains why you should not ignore possible cancer symptoms and why you should not hesitate to contact your GP practice.

16 June 2020

The North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has commissioned a new helpline for people aged 18 and over who live, work or study in Barnet, Haringey, Enfield, Camden or Islington and are affected by suicide. The service has been initiated to ensure that people can access additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative space to discuss matters related to suicide.

20 May 2020

The Covid Symptom Study suggests that cases have been increasing since 8th May across the country, though they are still a fraction of the peak estimate on 2nd April. The most recent estimate for Enfield is 1.1 per cent of the population - nearly twice the estimate at the beginning of the month. The Covid-19 Symptom Study is running out of funding and has launched an appeal for donations.

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20 May 2020

Healthwatch Enfield would like to find out what impact Coronavirus is having on people in the borough in order to find out what information and support local people need in future. Please complete their 5-minute survey online or over the phone.

08 May 2020

A public health briefing on Covid-19 in the borough and nationally was issued to councillors on 7th May.