Cycle Enfield Story: Tackling a health crisis – Dr Mo Abedi
‘I’ve noticed that work has started on the A105. It couldn’t be more timely, with new figures showing that nearly 1 in 10 Enfield residents have diabetes. This is a condition that costs the NHS some £1.5 million an hour and if this trend continues, we’ll see a 25% rise in sufferers by 2035.
‘We know that exercise can reduce the risk of diabetes by up to 40%. I’ve been a GP in the area for 15 years. And my practice has the highest incidence of diabetes in the borough. I don’t think of Cycle Enfield in terms of cycling, I think of it as helping to keep my patients healthy, and freeing up valuable GP and hospital appointments.’
Dr Mo Abedi, is Chair of NHS Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and a GP at East Enfield Medical Practice and Brick Lane Surgery. He’s passionate about improving health services and reducing health inequalities in Enfield.
View the video about Cycle Enfield’s approach to public health here.