Subject tag: Public Health

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.

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.