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Monday, July 31, 2017

Significant areas of weakness have been found in the services for children with special education needs (SEN) and disabilities in Brent, according to a report from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The trust which looks after Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal, Northwick Park Hospital, St Mark’s Hospital in Harrow and Ealing Hospital, is looking to recruit around 350 people to fill key voluntary roles.

The London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has been awarded university status by the Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH).

A young Neasden man propelled into a dark depression following the death of his father is now living out his dream as a striker for a Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club programme.

A Harlesden resident whose life was saved by blood transfusions is calling on more black donors in Brent to donate.

A centre supporting people with learning disabilities and autism has been rated “outstanding” by inspectors.

The 66-year-old hopes to raise money for the latest cancer research and treatment at The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which has given the finest care to her daughter.

Brent Council has pledged to work with deaf communities to provide inclusive and accessible services to residents in the borough.

A number of operations have been postponed at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex hospitals following a nationwide cyber attack on NHS systems on Friday.

A medical professional from Northwick Park Hospital has become the first nurse to be named as chairwoman of the British Menopause Society (BMS).

A new NHS kit bag launched in Northwick Park Hospital which saves valuable hours transferring critically ill patients has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

They have joined forces with The Lullaby Trust after a survey revealed many parents are unsure how to properly keep their babies safe.

Shock figures have revealed that Brent has the highest number of newly reported cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the capital.

A grandmother from Kenton has praised staff at Northwick Park Hospital who she credits for saving her life with innovative procedures.

A mental health centre in Brent has been slammed by a health watchdog for restraining its patients too much and failing to keep proper records on incidents.

Critics claim controversial health care plans could see the downgrading of two hospitals and leave Brent Council financially crippled by social care costs.

A patient with an incurable bowel illness is fronting a campaign to raise £20,000 for the Sudbury hospital she says has saved her life.

Health chiefs have decided to axe the funding for a support group for Brent residents suffering from Sickle Cell disease after it was given a temporary reprieve.

Brent is at risk of losing a third of all its pharmacies if government cuts to their funding are not reversed.

Stroke services at Northwick Park Hospital have been named as joint first in the country, according to figures released by a national audit.

A Macmillan nurse consultant who is based at St Mark’s Hospital has won two awards for her inspirational work with people affected by colorectal cancer.

A wartime midwife at Central Middlesex Hospital has left a compassionate legacy which lives on with the creation of a special award.

Residents in Brent are being encouraged to get tested for HIV as a national awareness week launches in the borough.

A diabetes road show which stopped by Kilburn has found 68 per cent of its visitors at risk of developing Type 2 of the disease, raising ‘grave concerns’ for the borough.

Patients and campaigners for a GP surgery in Sudbury held a farewell party to its former provider they fought to keep.

A health group are running a survey to find out what mothers think about maternity services in Brent.

Brent’s health chiefs are urging residents to protect themselves this winter so as to protect others by getting a flu jab.

Brent has the 10th highest number of fast food outlets out of the 32 boroughs in London, according to a report published today.

A diabetes roadshow is on its way to Kilburn in a campaign to help people improve their health.

Staff from Northwick Park Hospital have flown out to Ghana to provide care for patients which might otherwise be unavailable.

A rapper and actor from Kilburn broke down while talking about a close relative who had experienced a mental breakdown.

Brent residents are being urged to share their views on child obesity as part of a new London-wide campaign.

Sudbury patients fighting to keep their surgery in the hands of their doctors have lost their battle as it goes to a new provider.

A hospital ward has received a generous donation as a thank you from the relatives of a former patient.

A GP surgery in Kingsbury has been placed in special measures after a health watchdog uncovered a shocking catalogue of failures including a lack of infection control.

The chairman of North West Healthcare NHS Trust will continue in his role for a further two years, it has been announced today.

Brent residents are invited to a public meeting and workshop where the future of health services in the borough will be discussed.

Proving age is no barrier to exercise a 79-year-old pensioner has been named regional member of the month at a Sudbury sports centre.

Plan to axe the funding for a support group for Brent residents suffering from Sickle Cell disease have been put on hold following a public outcry.

Tottenham Hotspur players have helped kick off a new health campaign by Brent Council.

A health trust has launched a new strategy today which aims to improve the care and experience of dementia sufferers in Brent.

A support group for Brent residents suffering from Sickle Cell disease is to close after health chiefs withdrew its funding despite the service resulting in a reduction in hospital admissions.

A health charity has teamed up with Brent Council to offer a free blood pressure measuring service that could save lives.

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