Cervical cancer screenings in Enfield & Haringey still below target

Cervical cancer screening rates in Enfield & Haringey are still falling below the national target of 80%, across the board, according to the latest NHS figures. Marking Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, Joanne McCartney AM, has called for “citywide leadership” to address the shortfall and for more resources to be allocated to the NHS so it … Continue reading Cervical cancer screenings in Enfield & Haringey still below target

Joanne urges action over local shortfall in MMR vaccine uptake

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, has called for more to be done to tackle the spread of misinformation around Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations. This follows the recent publication of figures by Unicef and the World Health Organisation (WHO) that estimate between 2010 and 2017 over half a million children in the UK did … Continue reading Joanne urges action over local shortfall in MMR vaccine uptake

Councils must “take their final chance” to bid for Air Quality funding

Enfield and Haringey Councils are being urged to “take their final chance” to bid for a share of £6 million of Mayoral funding to boost air quality in the borough. Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said that with air pollution leading to the premature deaths of over 9,000 Londoners each year, communities must “use … Continue reading Councils must “take their final chance” to bid for Air Quality funding

Drop in women in Enfield & Haringey having cervical cancer screening

There has been a drop in the number of eligible women being screened for cervical cancer in Haringey according to the latest NHS data. Local London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM has described this as “a concerning move in the wrong direction.” She also said it was “further evidence that the NHS needs to be … Continue reading Drop in women in Enfield & Haringey having cervical cancer screening

Local employers urged to put mental health on their agenda

Today on the 25th World Mental Health Day, Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, is calling on businesses to put mental health on their agenda. The theme of this year’s awareness event, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is workplace wellbeing. Ms McCartney urged employers to take action to “tackle the culture of … Continue reading Local employers urged to put mental health on their agenda