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Campaign promotes maternity services

Published on Monday, 18 May 2015

As soon as their pregnancies are confirmed expectant mums are being urged by Enfield Council to use maternity services to get the best possible care.

Workshop aims to reduce smoking in Turkish community

Published on Monday, 18 May 2015

Since research by Enfield Council shows that smoking in the Turkish community is three times greater than the national average, a special workshop will address this very important health issue.

Teenage pregnancies reach all time low

Published on Monday, 02 March 2015

Teenage pregnancy rates in Enfield have fallen to an all-time low, new figures show.

Red is the colour for a stronger heart

Red is the colour for a stronger heart

Published on Friday, 06 February 2015

No blushes were spared when Enfield Council staff went red with enthusiasm to support the British Heart Foundation’s national ‘Wear it, Beat it’ day raising public awareness about heart disease.

Avoid too much sugar

Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Enfield residents are being urged to cut back on sugar after research has shown how strong the relationship is between sugar and tooth decay.

Tesco sweet ban backed by Enfield Council

Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Enfield Council responded this week to the news that 12 of Tesco’s stores in the borough have removed sweets and chocolates from the checkouts to promote healthy living.

How to avoid a weighty problem

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015

A new website is being launched by Enfield Council to coincide with ‘National Obesity Awareness Week’ (12- 18 January), to help its residents find all the information they need to eat well, move more and feel better.

Don’t go broke for a smoke

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015

Enfield Council has launched a new campaign telling residents ‘Don’t go broke for a smoke’ which urges everyone to think about the huge expense of smoking, as well as the health issues.

Bin the booze 2015

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015

Enfield residents are being challenged to bin the booze for January and sign up to the Alcohol Concern Campaign - Dry January.

Do you have the right prescription for pharmacies?

Published on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

The vast majority of people in Enfield rate their pharmacy as good or better, new research commissioned by Enfield Council has revealed.


Get Tested, Get Protected from HIV

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014

This week Enfield Council urged residents to think about having a HIV test as statistics show that one in five people with the virus don’t even know that they have it.

Life expectancy increasing in Enfield

Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

People from Enfield are living for longer than ever before and the gaps in life expectancy between wards in the borough are shrinking new data shows.


Get to know your blood pressure now

Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

‘Know your blood pressure’ is the latest health campaign just launched by Enfield Council’s public health team. It is designed to raise awareness of high blood pressure.


Enfield pharmacies survey

Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Enfield Council is asking all residents to get involved and tell us what they think of their local pharmacy.


‘Laugh’ don’t smoke for Stoptober’

Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014

Stoptober, the nation’s biggest mass participation stop smoking challenge is in its 3rd year this October with the theme of humour.

Health team named for Ordnance Unity Centre

Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014

A brand new GP surgery set to open in an innovative Enfield Council community centre will provide primary care services in the heart of the community, NHS England announced this week.

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Enfield calls for plain packaging for cigarettes to save lives

Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Enfield Council is calling on the Government to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes to reduce the prevalence of smoking and prevent unnecessary deaths caused by the habit.

Obesity 10 minute shakeup

Published on Thursday, 17 July 2014

Doing a few bursts of ten minutes exercise a day can make all the difference to conquering childhood obesity.

Men's Health Week

Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Enfield Council is encouraging men to sign up for free health sessions during Men’s Health Week from 9-15 June.

Diabetes guide sets out five health steps

Published on Monday, 07 April 2014

‘Living with diabetes’ is Enfield Council’s handy guide for diabetics to help them stay healthy and to reduce complications associated with their condition. It sets out five simple steps: eat healthily; be more active; don’t miss medication; quit smoking; and have regular check- ups.

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5,000th health check celebrated

Published on Thursday, 20 February 2014

Last week saw the 5,000th health check take place at the ‘Your Place Your Health, Your Voice’ event organised by Enfield Council at Angel Community Centre in Upper Edmonton.

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Mums LOVE new baby friendly campaign

Published on Thursday, 20 February 2014

A local shop helped celebrate a continued successful campaign, launched by Enfield Council, which encourages mums to breastfeed their babies whilst out and about.

Diabetes tackled in Turkish and Somali communities

Published on Friday, 07 February 2014

Enfield Council has been working with its partners to provide special sessions to help people from the Turkish and Somali communities understand how to manage their diabetes.

Hearty advice for Valentine's Day

Published on Friday, 31 January 2014

With just a week before Valentine’s Day it’s time to get your heart into good shape with healthy heart advice from Enfield Council’s public health team and the British Heart Foundation.


Mums told Breast is Best with new campaign

Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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Enfield Council asks children to make a Smart Swap

Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Make some healthy eating choices!

Your Place, Your Health, Your Voice

Your Place, Your Health, Your Voice

Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

At the end of January a great new drop in day is being held in Edmonton to not only help people get healthier, but give residents a chance to say what they think about health services in the borough.

Bid to ban super strength booze

Published on Thursday, 09 January 2014

Enfield Council and the Metropolitan Police are joining forces in a bid to stop off licences selling cans of super strength alcohol in the borough by the end of January.

Bin the booze 2013

Published on Monday, 30 December 2013

Enfield residents are being challenged to bin the booze for just 31 days and sign up to the Alcohol Concern Campaign - Dry January

Keep warm this winter

Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013

Enfield Council is launching a campaign to make sure people have the information and support they need to keep themselves warm and well as winter starts to bite.

Name the building and be a winner

Published on Saturday, 06 July 2013

Children from five local primary schools in the Enfield Lock area, cub packs and brownies are being invited to enter a competition to name the Joint Service Centre planned for Ordnance Road.

Celebrating the milk of human kindness

Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Twenty four new mums have just completed a 13 week training course to become Enfield’s breastfeeding peer supporters. They will be stepping up to receive their certificates at a celebration to recognise their work.

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New Joint Director of Public Health appointed

Published on Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Dr Shahed Ahmad has been appointed as Joint Director of Public Health for both NHS Enfield and Enfield Council.

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