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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Families in Brent are being urged to talk about organ donation as figures show 18 people died waiting for a transplant in the last five years.

Health chiefs have set up the country’s first hospital-led ECG training courses for nurses in an attempt to ease the strain on consultants.

A Kensal Rise breast cancer survivor who turned serial fundraiser upon her recovery will shave her head live on stage midway through a concert for the Macmillan nurses who helped her.

Northwick Park requires improvement, the care watchdog has said, with its maternity unit “inadequate” and minority staff feeling discriminated against.

A new breed of employee is helping ease the strain on overstretched nurses and doctors at Northwick Park Hospital.

A “bubbly and much loved” cleaner at Bannatyne’s Maida Vale health club died from a heart attack linked to alcohol and cocaine use, a jury has determined.

A hospital porter from Wembley who fought for years as a champion wrestler had no inkling he was grappling with a potentially fatal hole in his heart.

A man with a conviction for sexual assault has absconded from a mental health facility in Park Royal.

A pet therapist is currently doing rounds at Northwick Park Hospital cheering up the elderly and unwell.

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.

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

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