Subject tag: Public Health

05 August 2020

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.

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.

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.

13 May 2020

A statement issued by Enfield Council following the government's relaxation of lockdown restrictions acknowledges that some of the new guidance can be confusing and strongly advises residents to stay at home if at all possible

13 May 2020

London Metropolitan University, in conjunction with the Whittington NHS Trust, is inviting you to help with a study into the effects of social distancing and self-isolation measures on people living in the six London boroughs served by the Whittington.

13 May 2020

On 20th April the Enfield Independent reported the death from Covid-19 of Sonya Kaygan, a 26-year old employee of the Elizabeth Care Home in Highlands Village, Winchmore Hill. Sonya's death prompted an investigation by the Reuters news agency centered on Elizabeth Lodge and other local care homes, whose highly disturbing findings were published on 5th May.

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08 May 2020

University College London's School of Behavioural Science and Health is carrying out a survey-based study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19. People in the UK aged 18 and over are invited to take part. This study will involve answering a 15-minute survey and then answering a shorter 10-minute follow-up survey once a week whilst social isolation measures are in place.

08 May 2020

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

28 April 2020

'We don't want or need to go back to those fume-filled, congested and hostile roads of the past' - the message concluding a letter sent by campaigners to the leaders of Enfield Council concerned about what might happen once the coronavirus lockdown ends. They urge the leaders to to take steps to ensure that, as restrictions are gradually relaxed, high levels of car usage do not return, hindering social distancing and discouraging active travel modes - walking and cycling. Their suggestions include 'pop-up' cycle lanes along corridors for key workers, widening of pinchpoints that present hazards when walking or cycling, and re-allocation of road space at places where queues outside shops make it impossible for pedestrians to maintain safe distances.

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24 April 2020

The country's most important medical colleges and charities working in the health field have joined forces to urge people - and especially those in the most at-risk groups - to start using the Covid-19 Symptom Tracker app to provide researchers with vitally important data which will be used to fight the coronavirus. The over-70s and those who have pre existing health conditions appear to be most at risk from the effects of COVID-19, yet they are significantly under-represented in the group of people currently providing data through the app. However, early analysis shows that the illness may start with different symptoms in these groups, such as diarrhoea and confusion, rather than the classic cough and fever.

22 April 2020

More than two and a half million users of the Covid-19 Symptom Tracker app are participating in the world's largest citizen science programme and helping researchers discover more about the virus, how it spreads, how to treat it and how to eliminate it. What they have discovered so far shows that the lockdowns in the UK has been effective in reducing the number of people who have symptomatic Covid-19. At its peak on 2nd April, epidemiologists working alongside machine learning scientists predicted that over two million people aged between 20 and 69 fell into this category, but since then the incidence has been falling steadily, down to around 460,000.

20 February 2019

Thrive LND, the citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners, has published a new report titled Londoners Said…

05 February 2019

A survey of cancer awareness will inform the council about how aware Enfield's residents are of potential cancer symptoms. This will then help the council to inform residents in a better way about the symptoms to look out for and how to reduce the risk of cancer.

20 January 2019

The First and Last Mile - the Dynamic of Everyday Journeys is based on research into how 850 regular commuters are able to incorporate active travel into their journeys to and from work. It focuses on the benefits that might be secured if people switched from car travel to public transport and used more active travel modes for the journey to and from the railway station or bus stop - making the most of the 'first and last' mile of their daily journey.

19 August 2018

The Women Time Project is a programme for individual women aimed at improving mental wellbeing, self-empowerment and health.

09 January 2018

At its meeting on 16 January Enfield Council's Health Scrutiny Panel will be briefed on the Council's strategies to tackle public health and health inequalties by Tessa Lindfield, Director of Public Health, and Glenn Stewart, Assistant Director of Public Health. The briefing paper provided for the meeting notes that "The role of public health is to advise on the design of Council and NHS services and the design of Enfield as a place to promote health and reduce inequalities. This recognises.......

22 November 2017

The following figures are taken from a press release regarding London Councils' pre-budget submission London has experienced significant funding cuts The 2017-18 local government finance settlement confirmed cuts to core funding of 26% in real terms over 3 years. This comes on top of a cumulative cut to core funding of over 50% in real terms since 2010-11, meaning core funding from central government to councils will have fallen by 63% in real terms over the decade to 2019-20. London.......

11 October 2017

New research reveals that every Londoner in the capital lives in an area exceeding World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the most dangerous toxic particulates known as PM2.5. The research, based on the latest updated London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, also shows that 7.9 million Londoners – nearly 95 per cent of the capital’s population – live in areas of London that exceed the guidelines by 50 per cent or more. PM2.5 are small toxic air particles which are.......

05 October 2017

Last week saw the first Healthy Streets conference, held appropriately enough in Walthamstow, the location of pioneering Mini Holland and Villageisation schemes.  More than 300 attendees were there to explore the connections between public health and transport strategies.  Topics covered included health-led street design, re-allocation of road space, behaviour change and measures to improve air quality. Public health specialists: "Active travel is the wonder drug" Healthy Streets is.......

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