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Healthwatch Enfield is hosting two events to give local people an opportunity to discuss and influence the future direction of  the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

Participants will have a unique opportunity to talk directly to the Chief Executive and other senior leaders at the North Mid about their priorities and how they think the hospital should develop over the next five years.

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Session 1: Tuesday 10th July
9:30am - 1:00pm at the Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, EN2 6DS
(registration will open at 9:30am, with the session starting at 10:00am)


Session 2: Wednesday 11th July
3:30pm - 7:00pm at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, N9 0PZ
(registration will open at 3:30pm, with the session starting at 4:00pm)

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. When booking your place, please choose the session you wish to attend.

To book, simply click here or call us on 020 8373 6283.

A central issue is whether or not the North Mid should join the Royal Free London group - it is already a "clinical partner" of the group, which comprises the Royal Free hospital in Hampstead, Chase Farm hospital in Enfield and Barnet hospital:

In March 2016, the board of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust made a decision to explore becoming a full member of the Royal Free London (RFL) group. This is recorded in the Trust’s board meeting papers for March 2016 (p185-190). Since that decision was made, we have continued to work through various aspects of what full membership would involve.

In August 2017, we reaffirmed our commitment to the principle of joining the RFL group, and in September 2017 we announced that NorthMid would become the first clinical partner of the RFL group. As a clinical partner, we work closely with the Royal Free London and we are already participating (or have well-developed plans to participate in) some of the key improvement programmes which RFL is implementing. These include clinical practice groups, and adopting approaches such the quality improvement (QI) methodology that the RFL group is already implementing to improve patient safety.

As a Trust, we are clear that "standing still" is not an option – we must respond to the changing needs of our local population, and work with the health system across north central London to meet local and national expectations on quality, safety and value for money. It would not be viable for NorthMid not to do this alone, but it is also vital that we demonstrate all the various aspects of partnership have been properly considered before any changes take place.

We have therefore committed to developing a "case for change", which sets out the evidence and thinking on the best way forward. We are fully committed to ensuring we develop this case for change with all appropriate stakeholders, including patients and the local community. The Trust board will then make a full and final decision on the question of progressing to develop closer links with the RFL group. 

To be clear, we are absolute committed to ensuring we engage closely with stakeholders, the public, and patients, and listen carefully to views and ideas and ensure these are factored into the development of the case for change. We will not make any final decision without proper engagement with our stakeholders.


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