Subject tag: Health Service

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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.

15 June 2022

Local health service campaigners from Defend Enfield NHS (DeNHS) were out on the street at Palmers Green Triangle on Saturday as part of a national day of action in protest about the Health and Care Act, which comes into effect on 1st July. They were calling for the NHS body which will run health services in North Central London to undertake not to have private firms sitting on its decision-making board.

19 May 2022

Last week nurses around the world were celebrating International Nurses' Day and the team from the North Mid's children's and young people's department were in the mood for some fun!

17 May 2022

The NHS body which procures services for patients in five north London boroughs - Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington - is preparing to run a new procurement process to find a provider for NHS 111 and out-of-hours services in the boroughs. As part of the process it is surveying residents about their experiences with these services as currently provided. One aspect of particular importance is finding out why patients continue to attend accident and emergency (A&E) departments rather than using NHS 111 online or by phone in cases where this is the recommended option.

13 April 2022

London Metropolitan University in partnership with NHS North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group has launched an evaluation study: Your experiences with accessing NHS services this winter: a survey of North London residents. The study is about people's experiences in accessing local NHS services, how informed they were to look after themselves and their families' health this winter.

02 March 2022

Last Saturday, 26th February, was a national day of action for the National Health Service, organised under the slogan SOS NHS. In Palmers Green, members of local campaign Defend Enfield NHS (DeNHS) gathered at the Triangle to inform passers-by about the urgent need to provide more money for the NHS and to campaign against changes which will allow private companies, including big US health corporations, to join the boards of the new Integrated Care Systems that will be determining who is eligible for which treatments.

23 February 2022

Saturday 26th February is the SOS NHS National Day of Action. Campaigners will be at Palmers Green Triangle between 11am and 1pm telling the public about the various threats to our National Health Service and urging people to sign a petition to the chancellor of the exchequer asking for emergency funding.

16 February 2022

Researchers from @UCL_SRM want to hear from people aged 18+ living in London who have had a remote appointment with a GP practice about a mental health concern or a hospital cardiology department about a heart condition.

26 November 2021

North Central London CCG, the body that pays for NHS services in our area, has announced the withdrawal of the extended access to free patient transport services that was set up in response to the Covid-19 pandemic for people who were shielding.

19 November 2021

Public health experts are sounding the alarm that the current Health and Care Bill is likely to be the nail in the coffin for our public health service. They are warning that the Bill will pave the way for the English NHS to be replaced by the profit-driven American system, in which private health providers are incentivised to cut and deny care to increase profits.

08 November 2021

To find out how people have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, Healthwatch Enfield are running a short survey. They want to hear from people who have an experience of keeping in touch with friends or relatives on hospital wards over the last few months - whether their experience is good or bad

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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