All members should have received, or be about to receive, eNews issue 296 covering a wide range of health issues such as the NHS reorganisation, Covid and how it affects services. The regular E-news will arrive soon. Read the special Health eNews here.
Tuesday 6 October
In the week that celebrated International Older Peoples’ Day, in conjunction with the Enfield Older People Partnership Board, we staged our first Zoom webinar, on changes that will affect the lives of older people in Enfield. This is a recording of the event. (By the way, by playing this YouTube video, you are accepting YouTube cookies!)
The speakers were:
- Jan Shortt, General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, the country’s largest campaigning organisation for pensioners. She talked about pensions and the threat to the triple lock:
- Deborah McBeal, Director of Integration at Enfield at the North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group.
- Bindi Nagra, Director of Health & Adult Social Care, on the changes affecting social care in the borough.
All the speakers answered questions from the large on-line audience, mostly after all the talks.
The following links are to the speakers’ notes and slide shows. They are all in PDF format.
Most of the borough’s leisure centres run by Fusion are open, though with limited hours and classes. Forum members need to register to ensure you receive the concessions. See the latest news here.
Fusion Leisure Centres no longer accept cash from customers but there are many other ways to pay.
The decision to go cashless has been taken at Fusion head office level and they are rolling out this policy across all centres across the country. On Monday 2 March, it was Enfield’s turn.Continue reading “Fusion goes cashless”
Walking and talking – it’s got to be good for you
Fancy going for a walk with some friendly people and having a chat and coffee afterwards? Well some Fusion Leisure Centres will be offering all this for free from March.Continue reading “Walking to fitness”
The proposed health care centre at North Middlesex University Hospital would benefit both Enfield residents and NHS staff.
The proposed health care centre at North Middlesex University Hospital would benefit both Enfield residents and NHS staff.The Forum is calling on local MPs to back plans for a new multi-purpose integrated health care centre at North Middlesex University Hospital that would reduce pressure on the A & E department there and help improve services to residents in the east of the borough.Continue reading “Health centre at North Midd?”
Enfield residents could lose their say on local NHS services after a huge North London administration body was created without any public debate
The biggest shake-up in the NHS is underway with the creation next April of a single mega-CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) covering Enfield, Barnet, Islington, Camden and Haringey.Continue reading “Unhealthy merger for patients”
The Forum continues the fight for fairer funding
Jo Churchill MP, the new Minister for Public Health (replacing Seema Kennedy, who has moved to the Home Office), found Enfield’s abysmal public health funding allocation at the top of her agenda when she took over the post.Continue reading “Fairer Funding”
The Fun(d)-Raising Day at the Southbury Leisure Centre was thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part. And we raised more than £600 for the Forum. So thanks very much to Fusion for helping us.Continue reading “Fun(d)-raising Day for the Forum run by Fusion”