Subject tag: Public Health

25 October 2021

In this most recent YouTube update, Professor Tim Spector from the Zoe Covid Symptom Study gives a very downbeat assessment of the current status of the pandemic and anti-Covid measures in England. The title he has assigned to this episode - 'Freedom fails as COVID cases surge amidst new variant' - presumably reflects what he thinks, but doesn't say overtly, about the effect of declaring 'Freedom Day' and the subsequent 'complacency' leading to abandonment of masking and social distancing by a significant proportion of the population.

25 October 2021

'With winter rapidly approaching and the potential for more social mixing over half-term, it's important Londoners step up their action to prevent catching and spreading Covid.'

20 October 2021

Healthwatch Enfield is collaborating with sister organisations in four other north London boroughs to survey people's experiences of Long COVID with the aim of supporting the development of services and systems that will help those with the condition manage their symptoms.

20 October 2021

Age UK Enfield have launched a new service for women over 50 living in Enfield or Haringey who are recovering from cancer treatment. This Girl Can, which is funded by Sport England, provides a series of exercise sessions, trying out different sessions each week, with the aim of building self confidence and wellbeing.

14 September 2021

Are you a woman over 50 in Enfield, recovering from illness or Cancer? Ready to get moving and get a confidence boost? Join us for 12 FREE fitness sessions to boost self confidence and wellbeing, improve fitness, energy levels, strength, balance and coordination.

08 September 2021

The London Child Obesity Task Force wants to get all primary and secondary school children across London to only drink water when they're in school. This would put an end to selling and drinking fizzy drinks in London's schools. They are running a competition asking primary and secondary school children to help develop an advertising campaign - one that can inspire everyone between the ages of 4 and 18 in London to drink only water in school.

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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