North London Partners in health and care
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NCL Covid-19 response

Information about changes to NCL systems in response to the pandemic 

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Our Aims

Find out how we are seeking to improve health and care services in north central London

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We are a partnership of health and care organisations from the five London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.

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NCL System Update 1 February 2021

As we enter February 2021 we continue to see considerable and unprecedented pressure on our health systems. While the recent drops in the number of Covid cases and hospital admissions due to Covid are encouraging, it is likely that north central London will need to sustain our current ‘super surge, full stretch’ intensive care levels over the coming weeks. We are currently operating at 250% of our usual intensive care capacity, which has been made possible by incredible flexibility and collaboration across health and care providers, ensuring local people can continue to have confidence that high-quality care is there when they need it.
01 Feb 2021
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NCL System Update 15 January 2021

We start 2021 with ongoing pressure on health and care systems due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 and the increasing number of people in hospital with Covid, including people admitted to intensive care. Given this, our work to vaccinate as many vulnerable people as quickly as possible against the virus becomes even more important. Staff across our acute and community providers, and primary care, are working with huge flexibility to increase capacity, including new critical care beds, high dependency and acute beds, and step-down facilities, we have also seen exceptional support from the specialist providers in our system.
14 Jan 2021
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NCL System update 16 December 2020

As a turbulent and challenging 2020 draws to a close there is no let-up in the incredible amount of work going on across North Central London to deliver health and care. We are delighted to say that the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine is now underway commencing at the Royal Free Hospital Hub. From this week, five local vaccine services – one in each borough – have come online, with a further six due to come online later in the week. We are prioritising those most vulnerable to Covid-19, in line with national guidance, focussing on vaccinating over 80s, plus frontline care home and NHS staff.
24 Dec 2020
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