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Thursday, July 5, 2018

What do the actor Gregory Peck, the Queen and a robot called Jeeves have in common?

Teachers are playing a crucial role in spotting signs of schoolchildren suffering with mental health issues, as the number of Brent students being referred to hospitals drops.

The eagerly awaited Moberly Sports Centre in Chamberlayne Road, Queen’s Park, will open to the public on Saturday.

Dawn Butler is backing Cancer Research UK’s life-saving appeal for more NHS cancer staff.

Brent Council is spending £1.8million less on drug and alcohol treatment services than it was five years ago, new figures reveal.

Brent Council’s planning committee will decide whether to approve a series of housing developments in the borough at a meeting tomorrow.

Air quality campaigners want “radical action” after Sadiq Khan’s audit found children at two primary schools in Brent are routinely exposed to illegal levels of pollution.

Brent Council said it will continue to battle against childhood obesity, after government statistics revealed that more than a quarter of Year 6 students in the borough are obese.

A Harlesden charity that supports people with sickle cell disorder has won a national award and a much-needed financial boost.

A top audiologist has warned that a generation of youngsters are going deaf because they listen to too much loud music through earphones.

Northwick Park Hospital is battling a shortage of intensive care beds, leading to concerns about patient safety.

Brent Labour has chosen its candidate to replace former mayor Lesley Jones, whose death led to the suspension of the Willesden Green ward election earlier this month.

A crack bowls player from Wembley has become the first person in London to undergo a high-tech computer-guided shoulder replacement procedure.

Help is at hand for all those in Brent struggling with stress in their lives.

A GP practice in Wembley that was put into special measures by the health watchdog last year is hoping for a clean bill of health after replacing its top table.

A man with Down’s syndrome is helping train staff at St Mark’s and Northwick Park hospitals so they can better understand the needs of disabled patients.

Central Middlesex Hospital has become one of the first in Europe to use pioneering robotic surgery to replace people’s knees.

A free confidential cancer support bus is heading to Neasden.

A Kenton primary school is “leading the way” in the ongoing quest to make kids healthier.

The family of a Wembley warehouse worker from Wembley who died of an asbestos-related lung cancer wants to trace his former colleagues to find out about his working conditions.

Four Brent GP practices will merge into two, leading a patient group to warn care could suffer.

A groundbreaking mental health centre for Brent teenagers has attacked the government’s planned shakeup of the sector.

Northwick Park Hospital is unveiling new posters encouraging people not to smoke anywhere on its grounds.

The traumatic experience of losing two close friends to suicide has spurred student Pauline Blanchet on to create a podcast for young people at risk of mental illness.

The Duchess of Cambridge has said she is committed to helping the “youngest and most vulnerable” in society as she visited a Kingsbury primary school to launch a mental health website.

Health chiefs in Brent are urging people to avoid going to hospital if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms in order to protect other patients.

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Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Hospital chiefs in Northwick Park have said the “sickest patients” will be treated first in January as operations requiring an overnight stay are delayed.

The first ultrasound training scheme in the UK has been launched at Central Middlesex Hospital to deal with the short supply of sonographers.

It was a marriage made in hospital for a Cricklewood couple who have tied the knot after being together for 42 years.

A plane passenger’s life was saved at Northwick Park Hospital thanks to a speedy response from emergency services and an ipad.

A Wembley man left with permanent nerve damage following a botched wisdom tooth extraction by a Sudbury dentist has won £37,000 in compensation.

Sir Trevor McDonald has broadcasted a message urging pensioners in Brent to get a flu jab.

The family of a man from Neasden who had his organs donated after he died are calling for more people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities (BAME) to sign up as donors.

The president of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has called on the government to end the bitter pay dispute ahead of a rally planned next week.

Residents with Parkinson’s disease in Brent now have access to a community-based nurse specialist who will help them manage their condition effectively.

Opening times for doctor’s appointments in Brent have been extended to seven days a week including Bank Holidays.

Police officers in Brent have received 20 defibrillator units as part of the Met’s safety initiative with the London Ambulance Service (LAS).

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

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).

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