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The history of the North Mid A&E crisis

Published on . Posted in Health Services

A recently published document provides a detailed timeline of the developing crisis in Accident & Emergency at the North Middlesex Hospital and of the actions taken to mitigate the situation.

haringey ccg nmuh paperThe document, entitled Quality and Safety Concerns at North Middlesex University
Hospital, was prepared for discussion at the July meeting of the Governing Body of Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)*.  A summary on the front page reads as follows:

During the last 18 months, Haringey CCG has had close oversight of a broad range of quality challenges within North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust which has required a robust approach to the application of contractual levers and prompt escalation of concerns.  As the Governing Body is aware, the CCG has triggered the National Quality Board Risk Summit process (2014) on two occasions between August 2015- January 2016 due to concerns about the protection of quality and safety at the Trust.

In August 2015 an extended round table identified the A&E department as one of six priority areas requiring Trust focus due to the deterioration in the performance of the national 4 hour wait target and the emergence of significant workforce challenges. The need to secure additional senior doctors within the A&E department was identified at this time and has remained a key priority for the Trust and local NHS system.

Since August 2015 there have been ongoing challenges relating to the A&E department including the quality of the training environment for junior doctors.

This paper provides the Governing Body with an update on decisions and actions taken by regulators in relation to the urgent and emergency services at  North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust since the last Governing Body meeting on 26 May 2016. A timeline of key events between  August 2014 – July 2016 is provided as an appendix.

The full document can be accessed at this link.

The CCG Governing Body meeting is scheduled for Thursday 28th July at 2pm at the Cypriot Community Centre in Wood Green - see the CCG website for details of the venue and agenda.

Members of the public can ask questions about Governing Body agenda items before each meeting. Questions must be submitted three working days before the date of the meeting to and will be answered at the beginning of the meeting.

Earlier on the same day Haringey CCG will be holding its annual general meeting (12.15 at the same venue).

*Haringey CCG, made up of all GP practices in Haringey borough, is responsible for planning and buying healthcare services for the borough's residents.

During the last 18 months, Haringey CCG has had close oversight of a broad range of
quality challenges within North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust which has
required a robust approach to the application of contractual levers and prompt escalation
of concerns.  As the Governing Body is aware, the CCG has triggered the National Quality
Board Risk Summit process (2014) on two occasions between August 2015- January 2016
due to concerns about the protection of quality and safety at the Trust.
In August 2015 an extended round table identified the A&E department as one of six
priority areas requiring Trust focus due to the deterioration in the performance of the
national 4 hour wait target and the emergence of significant workforce challenges. The
need to secure additional senior doctors within the A&E department was identified at this
time and has remained a key priority for the Trust and local NHS system.
Since August 2015 there have been ongoing challenges relating to the A&E department
including the quality of the training environment for junior doctors.
This paper provides the Governing Body with an update on decisions and actions taken by
regulators in relation to the urgent and emergency services at  North Middlesex University
Hospital NHS Trust since the last Governing Body meeting on 26 May 2016. A timeline of
key events between  August 2014 – July 2016 is provided as an appendix
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Tours of Christ Church Southgate Green on Sundays in August

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Christ Church Southgate (Waterfall Road, just off Southgate Green) will be open for free guided tours on each Sunday in August between 2.30 and 6pm.

photoThe Lady Chapel contains windows designed by William Morris and wall paintings attributed to Philip Speakman Webb.The church is a grade II* listed building and is particularly noted for its windows, as recorded on the Historic England website:

"Notable stained glass. The E and W windows are by Clayton and Bell. Other windows are a well-documented series by the William Morris studios, the general scheme and layout the responsibility of Philip Webb, designers including Burne Jones and Ford Madox Brown. The windows represent work by the Morris studios from the 1860s to the early C20. The NE chapel windows are considered to be some of the earliest in the church and it has been suggested that the figure of St Matthew might be a self-portrait of Morris. The high-set N windows in the chancel are very fine and were designed by Burne-Jones."

 

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Come and Sing Workshop: Rachmaninov Vespers

Published on . Posted in Music

logoThe Enfield Choral Society is holding a one-day workshop on the Rachmaninov 'Vespers' on Saturday 10th September 2016, 10am-4pm at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Windmill Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7AJ.  

The workshop will be led by our Musical Director Mark Sproson.

We are inviting local singers who are interested to join us.

The workshop will cost £12 to non members, and will include the music score for the day and a 'bring and share' lunch provided by our members. 

To book your place in advance, please email Lesley Jordan at , stating your voice part. You can pay by cash, cheque or online.  Details will be provided on request.  

Places will also be available on the day.

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Broomfield Park gets the green flag but says goodbye to two good friends

Published on . Posted in Parks & Open Space

james downing and graham deal with green flag award for broomfield parkJames Downing (left) and Graham Deal display the Green Flag newly awarded to Broomfield Park

At a special cream tea held in the shade of trees by the boating pond, Friends of Broomfield Park yesterday said goodbye to two good friends who arrived carrying a special green flag.

The cream tea was served by the Greenery Community Cafe, the two good friends were James Downing and Graham Deal, both employees of Enfield Council, and the green flag was the official emblem of the Green Flag Award, which has been bestowed on Broomfield Park for the first time this year.

The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.  That Broomfield Park has been awarded Green Flag status at its first attempt is a tribute to James and Graham, to the gardeners employed by the council and to the work of the Friends of Broomfield Park, whose volunteers have helped devise and implement improvements and raise some of the necessary funds.

Why goodbye?  Because the Public Realm Information Officer posts held by James and Graham are both being discontinued as a consequence of council cost cutting.  However, both of them will continue to be employed by the council, in different posts.

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The Home Library Service needs volunteers to deliver books

Published on . Posted in Charities and Volunteering

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The Royal Voluntary Service is hoping to recruit volunteers for a Home Library Service.

If you would like to help us support older and disabled people who can't get out to the library to receive their much loved reading and audio materials, please contact us.

We need people to help select books as well as drivers to deliver them.

Expenses will be covered and all that is needed are people with about four hours a week or month to spare.

For more information on the RVS see www.royalvoluntaryservice.co.uk.

Contact or phone 07766 473265.

 

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Fancy dress alien picnic in the park in the dark!

Published on . Posted in Theatre and Cinema

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Last year FRIENDS OF BROOMFIELD PARK and TALKIES COMMUNITY CINEMA had a sell out with Ghostbusters in Broomfield Park.

This year will be even better - bring friends and family, come in fancy dress, make some alien food and have a picnic in the park in the dark.

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ALIEN FAMILY PICNIC IN THE PARK IN THE DARK


featuring...

ET - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

FRI 2 SEPT

picnics from 7.00
film starts 8.00 (ish)

Bowling Green
Broomfield Park
Aldermans Hill,
London N13 4RB

More details on the Talkies website

Tickets
£5 Adults - £3 Children


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Broomfield Blues 2016

Published on . Posted in Music

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Palmers Green plays host to one of North London’s top Blues clubs – St Harmonica’s hosted at the St Monica’s Parish Centre.

Together with The Vintage Blues Music Association, our sponsor Winkworth, and a host of supporting friends, The Friends of Broomfield Park are delighted to bring you another August full of the best in Blues. Broomfield Blues is our annual celebration and showcase of what can be found every Friday evening at St Harmonica’s. Each Sunday afternoon during August come along, eat, drink and listen to three hours of some of the best Blues music London has to offer.

If you like what you hear all we ask is that you acknowledge that by contributing to the collection “hat”, either when it does the rounds, or via the Control site. We’ve picked some excellent local cuisine for your added enjoyment and a very fine ice cream stall and bar.

Unless a hurricane appears we will certainly be there each Sunday; and if it does we will endeavour to relocate the music to St Harmonicas itself, just five minutes walk away on Cannon Hill.

Each afternoon is preceded by a one hour “open mic” session at 1:30 offering a stage to up and coming as well as experienced performers. Do support them.

Open mic registration requests via www.thevintage.org.uk

Week 1 - Sunday 7th August 2016

Two of the most accomplished slide guitar players in the UK will kick-off the 2016 Blues season on the Broomfield Bandstand following the introductory open-mic sessions.

1:30 - 2:30 OPEN MIC SESSIONS

2:30 – 3:30 BJ COLE & JOE PAPA

bj coleB.J. Cole is is regarded as one of the world’s pre-eminent pedal steel guitarists and as a live and session musician has played with just about everyone there is

Today he joins forces with his collaborator of many years, Joe Papa, to bring you Country Blues and Rock ‘n Roll as it should be played

3:45- 5:30 THE CUSTOMTONES

photoMartin Fieber, the ‘Sultan of Slide’ is perhaps the UK’s best kept slide secret. He brings his hugely talented band ‘The Customtones’, one of the finest, and tightest, units around to Broomfield. Martin is not known as the Sultan of Slide for nothing, he makes all his own guitars under his ‘Customtone’ label and the tone and the sound he achieves is staggering; some of his original material is equally wonderful. The rest of the band are all masters of their instruments with Mick Parker on drums, Terry Duggan on bass and Steve Taylor on keyboards.

(All timings approximate)

Week 2 - Sunday 14th August 2016

Two of London’s finest guitar driven bands bring you an afternoon of Funky Blues and Southern Blues Rock.

1:30 - 2:30 OPEN MIC SESSIONS

2:30 - 3:30 THE SAM KELLY BAND

photoSam Kelly leads his bands from the drum throne and has earned an enviable reputation in British Blues. One of the best drummers you’ll ever see and one of Blues in Britain’s ‘Gallery of Greats’.

Expect a set of funky blues from this highly accomplished band.

3:45 - 5:30 THE BLUES CHAPTER

photoThe Blues Chapter are probably the finest young Blues band (under 40) in the capital. Sky Wood on Vocals and with Jesse Thomas on guitar and Professor Redhair on keys and piano you’ll see shades of Gary Moore, SRV and Joe Bonamassa in their repertoire; a great festival band. Those who are about to rock…salute you!

(All timings approximate)

Week 3 - Sunday 21st August 2016

A Chilled and eclectic view of the Blues from two very contrasting performers.

1:30 - 2:30 OPEN MIC SESSIONS

2:30 - 3:30 THAT BLUE PATCH

that blue patchThat Blue Patch, multi-instrumentalists Ruth and Dave Buckwell with their unique, eclectic take on Blues and other classics. Entertainment with music, banter and humour from these very popular local musicians. Expect them to be joined on stage with collaborator Tig Trafford

The perfect music for a relaxed, chilled summer’s afternoon in the park.

3:45 - 5:30 HOT CLUB DE BROOMFIELD

macafferi guitarsGypsy Jazz played on Macaferri guitars in the style of Django Rheinhart. That’s what ‘The Hot Club’ bring to the park on a summer afternoon to accompany your wine, baguette and Brie; perhaps a game of Boules on the lawn?

Hugely popular last year, this band really know how to capture the authentic Gypsy Jazz sound. Expect accordians and violins as well as great vocals accompanied by those infectious guitar rhythms.

(All timings approximate.)

Week 4 - Sunday 28th August 2016

1:30 - 2:30 OPEN MIC SESSIONS

2:30 - 5:30 THE LOW DOWN DOGS & FRIENDS

photoThe Low Down Dogs provide acoustic and electric blues that meanders from the Mississippi Delta via Memphis and Chicago to the New River Delta! Mad Dog Dave Barnes possesses the best Blues voice in the business and he is also a master of slide guitar and harmonica. With a band to match, comprising Vintage players John Crowther on lead guitar & mandolin and sharing vocal duties, Dave Thomas on bass and vocals, and Pete Abernethy on drums. The Low Down Dogs are fully Blues Police approved and you can expect a hugely entertaining set of familiar, lesser known and some original material from these discerning musicians.

They bring the 2016 Broomfield Blues series to a close with a little help from some of their rather talented friends from St Harmonica’s Blues Club and beyond.

(All timings approximate)

The Broomfield Blues musical spectacular is now a regular part of Enfield’s Festival calendar. Winkworth have been delighted to support the efforts of the local community to develop this event and to ensure free entry is available to all. Winkworth look forward to supporting many more years of Blues music in Bromfield Park, which adds to our long running sponsorship of the Palmers Green Festival.

Nick Charalambous
Director, Winkworth Palmers Green

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Download the Broomfield Blues 2016 leaflet (PDF)

The Broomfield Blues musical spectacular is now a regular
part of Enfield’s Festival calendar. Winkworth have been
delighted to support the efforts of the local community to
develop this event and to ensure free entry is available to all.
Winkworth look forward to supporting many more years of
Blues music in Bromfield Park, which adds to our long
running sponsorship of the Palmers Green Festival.
Nick Charalambous
Director, Winkworth Palmers Green
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Hate crime: A message from Enfield Council and the Metropolitan Police

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CRIME motivated by PREJUDICE is HATE CRIME Don’t suffer in silence – we want you to REPORT IT to us.

  • Verbal Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Physical Abuse
  • Vandalism
  • Intimidation
  • Threats
  • Harassment

Please report incidents

  • Police on 101
  • In an emergency call 999
  • Enfield Council on 020 8379 4612
  • Via the new Self Evident app available to download on to your phone on Google Play & Apple App Store

No one should be targeted for their Race, Faith, Disability, Sexuality or Transgender Identity

Self Evident

self evident app logoSelf Evident is a free app that records, validates and secures evidence. While the Android version has been designed primarily as a crime reporting app, it also lets you file a report for work, notify an adviser or business of a claim, send the media a news story or just secure the evidence in your private account.
Enhancements brought to you by the Mayor of London improve accessibility for users and offer improved support for victims of hate crime.

More reliable evidence
Evidence recorded with the app is more reliable because (a) it is recorded in real time and when the events are fresh in your mind, (b) a data log validating the time, place and file information is stored and corroborated independently, and (c) a copy is kept safe in your private account.

Safer communities
The app was first developed as a means to deter and reduce crime. You can send a crime report and evidence to the police. (In much of the UK, the app links automatically to the right police team.) As well as validating evidence, Self Evident guides users through videoing a witness statement, and locates and dates the incident in a secure and convenient report. By easing the path of victims and witnesses, the app offers a new approach to community safety and police-public engagement.

Simplifying life
The app also helps whenever evidence matters. You can use it to notify an insurer about a treasured purchase, to photograph the scene of a car accident, to video the damage a leaking roof is causing, to record the effects of an injury or the progress of recovery, to collect evidence about a dispute, to record a neighborhood noise that disrupts your sleep, or to detail the condition of an apartment as you move in. By independently validating and securing your evidence, the app avoids misunderstandings, dissolves disputes and, where necessary, can help prove a claim. 


Streamlining work
By simplifying routine tasks, validating evidence and securing reports, the app can save time and money at work. Auditors, campaigners, compliance officers, delivery drivers, inspectors, journalists, lawyers, loss adjusters, meter readers, police officers, regulators safety officials and writ servers are some of the people who can benefit by using Self Evident in their work.

Secure in Your Account
Reports generated through the Self Evident app are secured to the private account you get at when you register the app. This is where you manage your files, keep and validate evidence and track when a report you send is accessed. And if it’s a report to the police, this is where you can give confidential feedback on their response.

Free App, Free Trial, Free Witness Reports
Self Evident is free to download. You can send and secure up to five reports for free during your first four weeks. Witness reports to the police are always free. To find out about other free reports and charges, visit the support URL or your private account.

Witness Confident and Just Evidence
Witness Confident is the registered charity and legal advice centre behind the app's role in cutting crime in Britain. Its sister organization Just Evidence is the social enterprise that delivers the app in other fields around the world.

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Public consultation: Cleaning up London's air pollution

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The Mayor of London has set out his intention to address poor air quality in the capital.  He has announced plans to introduce new measures, such as an extra charge on the most polluting vehicles, and expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone beyond inner London, in order to improve the local environment and health of residents and visitors.

Residents of all London boroughs are invited to participate in an online consultation about their views on the severity of the problem and proposed methods of reducing air pollution.

The Talk London website has an introductory article about the proposed emissions surcharge.

To take part in the consultation, visit talklondon.london.gov.uk/content/cleaning-londons-air-pollution.

For online discussions about the environment and many other London issues, including London post the Brexit vote, visit talklondon.london.gov.uk.

 

 

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Enfield Art Circle is looking for new members

Published on . Posted in Art

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Enfield Art Circle is a friendly group running an annual programme of art-based talks, demonstrations, practical evenings, art classes, art workshops and outings, and organises exhibitions where members can display and sell their work.

We welcome amateur and professional artists and others interested in our activities.  There is a modest annual subscription.

Further information:  Anne Meakins, Secretary, 07961 861199 or www.enfieldartcircle.org.

Enfield Art Circle's 84th Annual Exhibition will be held at Capel Manor between 23 July and 6 August.

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