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25 March 2020

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.

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25 March 2020

The stringent rules about visiting patients at the North Middlesex Hospital, especially those with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and patients awaiting test results for COVID-19, are particularly upsetting for families, so the hospital is appealing people with spare tablet computers or smartphones to donate them in order to facilitate 'virtual visits'.

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25 March 2020

On Tuesday 24th March the North Middlesex Hospital brought in further restrictions on visits to inpatient wards. For details, and to find out about visiting other local hospitals, visit https://healthwatchenfield.co.uk/information-about-coronavirus/local-hospitals/.

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24 March 2020

The North Middlesex Hospital is appealing for people aged 18 and over to apply for temporary volunteer roles.

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31 January 2020

Healthwatch Enfield has published a short summary of the findings of a survey of women who gave birth during February 2019, including results for the North Mid and Barnet Hospital (part of the Royal Free group).

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22 January 2020

In common with all parts of England, the NHS in Enfield is suffering from shortages of GPs and hospital staff, accident and emergency departments at the North Mid and Barnet hospitals are struggling and patients are having to wait longer for planned operations. Enfield's NHS is not alone in being underfunded too, but even compared with neighbouring north London boroughs Enfield suffers from a particularly severe funding problem. And, again like everywhere in England, Enfield's NHS is in the middle of a major reorganisation. You will be able to find out more, and feed in your views, at Healthwatch Enfield's annual general meeting on 4th March at the Lee Valley Sports Complex.

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08 January 2020

From 18th January W8 and W9 buses will be terminating at and starting from a new bus stop adjacent to the new Chase Farm hospital building.

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23 December 2019

More than a month of almost daily donations of gifts, time and experiences has brought smiles and 'happy tears' to the faces of patients and staff at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, prompting Trust senior leaders to send out a community-wide 'Thankyou' for the incredible generosity. From major companies to small community groups, and professional sports stars to individual families and former patients, the donations have ranged from toys and games, to clothes and snacks - and even a mini ride-on electric car!

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04 December 2019

Local NHS campaigners are warning that the merger of five North London clinical comissioning groups (CCGs), due to occur in April, is linked to moves to ration healthcare services and increase the participation of American healthcare corporations in the management of the NHS.

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05 October 2019

If you or someone you know has stayed on Charles Coward Ward at the North Middlesex Hospital in the past three months, then please share your experiences with Healthwatch Enfield via their online survey.

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02 October 2019

As of 1st October it is no longer possible to use the 'walk in service' at Evergreen Primary Care Centre, Eagle House Surgery and Carlton House Surgery to get a GP appointment during the weekends and public holidays. The evening and weekend GP service will continue to operate, but access to the service will be via appointment only.

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11 September 2019

NHS campaigners in North London are claiming that plans to create a single Clinical Commissioning Group covering five boroughs (Enfield, Barnet, Haringey, Islington and Camden) are in breach of the law.

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14 August 2019

Healthwatch Enfield has written to Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) asking them to keep the urgent care centre (UCC) at Chase Farm Hospital open until 10pm and not to proceed with the proposal to close an hour earlier. The watchdog body has also uncovered confusion about the last time that patients can arrive and the roles of the UCC

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05 July 2019

The Urgent Care Centre at Chase Farm Hospital is currently open 8am – 10pm every day but local decision-makers and providers are looking at the possibility of changing this. It is proposed that the Centre closes one hour earlier, at 9pm every day. This would mean that you could arrive up to 9pm to be seen before having to use an alternative service elsewhere.

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05 July 2019

From this week, there have been changes to how you can book an evening and/or weekend GP appointment in Enfield. The previous telephone number (03000 333 666) will no longer be available. You can book an appointment via your GP practice (if they are open) or via calling 111.

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25 June 2019

Healthwatch Enfield is currently working with North Mid to listen to your feedback and use that feedback to make the wards better for patients, to make them better for you. After all, none of us know when we will need to stay in hospital… but what we all know is that we want it to be a positive experience so why not share your views with us? It’s easy!

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22 May 2019

Bambos Charalambous MP took time out of his busy schedule on Friday 10th May to visit Macmillan Cancer Support professionals at North Middlesex University Hospital. He has a particular interest in the exceptional work taking place within the Macmillan Palliative care team at the hospital. Mr Charalambous hopes that their example of good practice can be replicated across the country in line with his recently proposed private members bill aiming to improve the provision of care for terminally ill patients nationwide to make the system better and fairer.

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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…

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29 January 2019

An NHS organisation in North Central London is seeking two resident representatives to join a team which will be piloting the introduction of Teledermatology - a new method of diagnosing skin conditions.

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08 January 2019

Bookings are open for Healthwatch Enfield's Annual Conference

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