Subject tag: Public Health

05 May 2021

Earlier this year a cross-party group from Enfield Council organised an online conference on the subject of cervical cancer awareness. Following the conference the organisers wrote to candidates standing for election as the next Mayor of London asking them to do a short video endorsement of the aims of the conference and of the importance of screening to catch any signs of cancer at an early stage. Rather disappointingly, only one of the candidates sent in a video - Sian Berry from the Green Party

21 April 2021

Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation are calling for the ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) to be extended to cover the whole of London in order to improve the health of sufferers from asthma and other lung diseases. They say Sadiq Khan's planned extension of the zone to the area within the North and South Circular Roads would leave 360,000 asthma sufferers exposed to harmful air. The Green candidate for mayor agrees with the charities, but the Conservative candidate has said he would cancel even the currently planned extension

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.

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.

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)

03 January 2021

The police Safer Neighbourhoods Team for Winchmore Hill ward have called for people not to congregate outside cafes on Winchmore Hill Green to reduce Covid infections

30 December 2020

An urgent briefing by Independent SAGE showing how desperate the situation is and outlining a five-point plan which should be rolled out immediately.

22 December 2020

Three community coronavirus rapid testing centres are now operating in Enfield borough, where people with no symptoms can turn up without an appointment for a lateral flow test. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you should not attend one of these centres, but should self-isolate and phone 119 for a test appointment.

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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.

22 November 2020

A video and article explaining how easily the coronavirus can spread within an unventilated room.

18 November 2020

The Covid Symptom Study wants to expand the network of schools where its app is being used to help find out more about the spread of Covid-19 among children and how this affects the wider population. So far more than 450 schools have enrolled, but to increase the reliability of its data it needs more - teachers, parents and carers can all help it towards its target - 5000 schools.

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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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.