Local forums
Access local health support from experts and community members in Enfield covering the following localities: Arnos Grove, Cockfosters, Crews Hill, Edmonton, Enfield Lock, Enfield Town, Forty Hill, Hadley Wood, New Southgate, Oakwood, Palmers Green, Ponders End, Southgate

Your local Enfield forums

What's on your mind?

Share your experiences of treatment or care, give local health tips and suggestions, tell others about support groups or voluntary organisations or simply find other people in your neighbourhood who have a similar interest or health concern.

Don't have an account? Sign up.

Start a new discussion

Sign in

If you want to start or participate in a discussion, you'll need to create an account or log in first.

Log in Create account

Tumour in my sigmoid colon

I've been having rectal bleeding for a while so eventually went to see my GP 18 months ago, she sent me for a colonoscopy. The hospital messed up my appointment twice and by the time they sent me a third I was too fed up to go. My symptoms however persisted so after 18 months my GP sent me back. My colonoscopy was not as minor as I had been told. I was on the table for almost 90 minutes, when I eventually got off the table I could hardly walk as it set my back problem off. The doctor...

2154 views Tom2, Enfield - Tue, 18 Oct 2016


Pushing away somone i love.

My therapist feels I am borderline personality disorder. I have spoken to my GP who doesn't seem to think PD is a condition. The more i learn the more it upsets me. That i could be a manipulative person. but when I have behavior like this....... seeking to be loved and liked by others. I find I’m the kind of person who drives my girlfriend nuts. I want to approach my ex girlfriend part of me simply knows that she has no desire to talk to me. That she sees me as a guy who plays with emotions.

2077 views Darren, Enfield - Tue, 11 Oct 2016


cervical cancer

Last year my mum was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage ll-lll. She went through radiation therapy course without a problem (no surgery). A few months ago she got a post radiation side affect as a rectal bleeding and a month after she got a blood clot in her leg. She was taking blood thinners for a month which made her bleed even more. She had to stop. Now the cancer went into her lymph nodes and shutting down her right kidney. The doctor said he couldn't do radiation of her lymph nodes or...

1105 views Emma, Enfield - Sat, 8 Oct 2016



I am new on here. Live on the border of Enfield and Barnet. Would really like to chat to any women with breast cancer in this area. Get in touch on here - hope to chat soon. xx

1138 views Louise2, Enfield - Wed, 21 Sep 2016


North Middlesex Hospital Casualty

I have a 2 year old daughter and I am really worried what will happen if the A&E will close. What will happen if she will feel sick or she has a high fever? Should I have to drive a longer distance. Does this mean other hospitals will be even busier and will I have to wait longer at the casualty unit? I think NHS should invest more money in doctor’s training. The nearby hospitals would not be able to cope with sudden influxes of A&E patients from the North Middlesex because they are...

2086 views Ana26, Barnet - Fri, 2 Sep 2016


Chase Farm hospital

Does anyone know whether Chase Farm hospital is going to be closed down? I have heard a few people and even my doctor talking about it closing. I use it for blood tests and appointments as it is near.

2138 views Koulla1, Enfield - Sat, 20 Aug 2016


Back pain

I have had back pain for a few years. I have seen a specialist and a physio but nothing seems to help. I don't want to have to rely on medication. Has any one else found something that relieves or even prevents the pain without taking tablets?

2056 views carl, barnet - Sat, 30 Jul 2016


Gym in enfield

does anyone know of a good gym to go to with a pool and steam room, virgin active and David Lloyd are too pricy and the local authority gym is over crowded at busy times.

1496 views skye., EN11JJ - Tue, 26 Jul 2016


Are you finding the Pokemon Go app beneficial to your health?

Hi Enfield, We at HealthFriends would like to know how the Pokemon Go app is affecting your Health. Are you walking more? Is it helping your Anxiety or depression? There have been many claims that it is benefiting health and well being, However, safety experts in many countries have warned that playing the game puts people at risk of crime and violence and does not benefit social development or a child’s ability to build extended social networks. How do you feel about the...

1 reply , 2468 views hf-editors, Mon, 25 Jul 2016


Enfield summer holiday clubs

Hi, just wondered if Enfield council were going to bring back summer uni, it stopped in 2013 and held classes for children from 7-17, it has classes like spray painting, business, massage and Printing and usually each course ran for a day up to a week or two from 9am through to the late afternoon and it was free! Is there anything similar? I can see Barnet have courses for the kids, ok not free but good prices from £10. Thank you in advance

1315 views skye., EN11JJ - Mon, 25 Jul 2016

Previous 1 2 3 4 Next

Follow us on Twitter Twitter and FacebookFacebook to keep up to date with our latest articles
Offering daily tips and advice, in depth health and wellbeing features and expert articles explaining the latest medical advances to help you be well.

Long-term vaping 'far safer than smoking' says 'landmark' study

"Vaping has been endorsed by health experts after the first long-term study of its effects in ex-smokers," ITV News reports. A six-month study found that e-cigarettes users had far lower levels of toxins and carcinogens in their body than smokers…

back pain

Ibuprofen ‘barely better than placebo’ at treating back pain

"Widely used anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen have little more benefit than a placebo when it comes to treating back pain," reports the Guardian. This is based on a study looking at more than 6,000 people with back pain, comparing…


'Breakthrough in communication for patients with severe MND', study claims

"Mind-reading machine allows people with 'locked-in' syndrome to communicate," reports the Mail Online. The report is based on a study that aimed to communicate with four patients unable to speak, move or blink...

View all be well magazine articles