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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.

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.

Pupils at a primary school in Neasden have filled hampers especially for elderly people who may be lonely this Christmas.

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

First time buyers will benefit from not having to pay stamp duty on homes costing £300,000 or less, the chancellor has announced.

Staff working across the NHS in north west London are queuing up for flu jabs so vulnerable children in Africa can get tetanus injections.

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

It seems a day doesn’t pass without another story in the papers or on TV about the funding crisis engulfing our NHS. Our most treasured possession is under pressure like never before and the local picture is no different.

Brent has a new diabetes ambassador following the parliamentary appointment of one of Tokyngton’s councillors.

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 top cop in charge of tackling acid attacks in Brent and across the capital this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed – and tougher sentences for those carrying it.

Thousands of families - including 948 children - are relying on foodbanks as the amount using the vital service to survive has increased by 200 per cent in three years.

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.

The trust looking after Northwick Park and Central Middlesex hospitals has dismissed claims from a bowel cancer charity that they are in breach of waiting times for endoscopy tests.

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

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

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

Three women from Brent including a school governor, a former nurse and a foster carer have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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.

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