Remember Me     Forgot Login?   Sign up  

Subject tag: AEBM

04 October 2017

The decision of Enfield NHS commissioners to go ahead with cutting access to a list of NHS operations and other procedures has been strongly criticised by Monty Meth, president of the Enfield Over 50s Forum, and by the watchdog body Healthwatch Enfield. As expected, the governing body of Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) approved stricter criteria for a list of 11 procedures and treatments at its meeting on 20th September.  Interviewed after the meeting by the Enfield Independent,.......

Read the full article

19 September 2017

The governing body of Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is set to approve stricter criteria for access to specified surgical procedures at its meeting tomorrow (20th September). The meeting at Holbrook House, Cockfosters, is open to the public and starts at 12:30pm.  Campaigners are planning to congregate outside the building from 11:30am to show their disgust at reductions the availability of NHS services masquerading as "clinically evidenced" changes. The poster used to.......

Read the full article and forum comments

22 August 2017

Last week I reported on a very well attended meeting on 15th August in opposition to proposed cutbacks in the availability of procedures on the NHS (the so-called Adherence to Evidence-Based Medicine process).  I've now received a much more detailed account of the meeting, written by Frances Warboys of Defend Enfield NHS.  As well as providing more information about what was said, it shows the value of being able to take shorthand notes! Note:  The article was edited on 24th.......

Read the full article and forum comments

16 August 2017

150 people turned out for Tuesday's meeting at the Beaumont - you had to be early to get a seatEnfield residents at a meeting this week called on NHS commissioners in the borough to withdraw proposed new restrictions on the provision of knee replacements, hearing aids, breast reconstruction, hernia operations and several other medical procedures.  Speakers at the meeting queried the "evidence base" for the proposals and expressed the view that the cumulative "deficit".......

Read the full article and forum comments

08 August 2017

Come to the Forum meeting at Beaumont Care Home, Cannon Hill, Southgate, Tuesday 15 August, 10am for 10.30 start. It is almost opposite the Cherry Tree pub. Our Enfield NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - the people who decide if, when and how we are treated for medical problems - plan to save money by forcing all patients to wait longer for medical attention. Of all the CCGs in London, Enfield has been selected as the trail-blazer, the pace-setter, for what the local health bosses call.......

Read the full article

12 July 2017

Campaigners against proposals to restrict access to some medical procedures on the NHS are holding a public meeting on 15th August.

Read the full article and forum comments

05 July 2017

Healthwatch Enfield has written to Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recommending that the CCG suspend any decision making regarding increasing thresholds for access to certain medical procedures. The letter, sent last week and published on the Healthwatch Enfield website, summarises the feedback gathered at the various consultation meetings that it organised to discuss the CCG's proposals concerning "Application of Evidence Based Medicine" (see earlier reporting on Palmers Green.......

Read the full article

04 June 2017

The final consultation meeting to discuss proposals to restrict access to specified NHS operations and other procedures will be held at the Ruth Winston Centre on 23rd June.

Read the full article and forum comments

05 April 2017

The deadline for commenting on controversial proposals to introduce measures to limit access to certain medical procedures in Enfield has been extended until 31 May.  A meeting at the end of March clearly showed the level of public disquiet about what is being planned.  I would recommend anyone concerned about the future of the NHS to attend one of the newly arranged consultation meetings. Consultation meetings Monday 24 April 2017, 6-7:30pm, Holbrook House, Cockfosters Road, EN4.......

Read the full article and forum comments

27 March 2017

The national charity Action on Hearing Loss has joined the campaign against proposals by the Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group to restrict access to some medical procedures and has issued a press release - see the box below. Action on Hearing Loss has issued a leaflet about the Enfield campaign explaining the reasons for their campaign and advising the public how to respond.  Please note that the deadline for responding to the consultation is now the end of April, not March as stated in.......

Read the full article

20 March 2017

Enfield's largest voluntary organisation is calling on "everyone who values the NHS to make their voices heard" and write in opposition to "misleading" proposals that "mean that patients will no longer be treated for conditions ranging from hearing loss to gallstones, knee replacement surgery to hernias until we are insevere pain or the deafness affects our independence and social life". The call comes from the Enfield Over 50s Forum and refers to the current 30-day consultation on "Adherence.......

Read the full article and forum comments

15 March 2017

A senior Enfield councillor has backed this website's call for residents to be given more time to respond to a consultation about introducing stricter criteria for carrying out certain medical procedures on the NHS.  The procedures in question include knee surgery, hernia operations, some types of breast restoration and surgical removal of scar tissue. As we reported last week (You have 21 days to influence a decision on rationing of NHS operations) the consultation by Enfield Clinical.......

Read the full article and forum comments