Thursday, November 26, 2020

Sixth Form pupils at a Queen’s Park school are running a virtual race to Singapore to raise funds for a friend who is battling cancer.

Brent, along with the whole of London, has been placed under tier 2 Covid restrictions.

A consultant psychiatrist at Northwick Park Hospital who turned his area into a popular training option for junior doctors with his nurturing style has been recognised at industry awards.

Wembley Ambulance Station (WAS) will close on December 1 with its services relocated to Kenton.

A Queen’s Park school boy hopes to raise £500,000 so he can access vital treatment in Singapore to cure his cancer.

Brent students spoke at an online event about how they are determined to not let the pandemic affect their education.

A leisure centre in Sudbury is backing a petition to keep gyms open and pushing to be recognised as an ‘essential service’ amid month-long closures due to the second lockdown.

Young students are to steer a panel at a special online event looking at the effects of the pandemic on their peers.

A Kingsbury pensioner has been in agony for months as he waits for an operation at Northwick Park Hospital.

An apology has been issued by Brent’s council leader after he “inadvertently” breached lockdown restrictions - but an opposition councillor has called for his resignation.

Banning public worship during a second national lockdown is “persecuting the church” and its parishioners, says a Kensal Green vicar.

The NHS will be overwhelmed within weeks without a national lockdown in England, Boris Johnson has warned, as he ordered the country to stay at home in a bid to reverse the spread of coronavirus.

A GP hub in Wembley is still open says Brent’s commissioning group which is confusing patients who believe it’s closed.

A Cricklewood charity has launched a new initiative to support people with mental health issues.

Northwick Park Hospital is celebrating its 50th birthday with an online exhibition.

A Kilburn gym owner has written to the mayor of London urging him to keep outlets open if there is a Tier Three lockdown.

Kenton secondary school pupils have been planting bulbs, raising awareness and raising money for a rotary club’s polio campaign.

Brent Council’s leader has called for more welfare assistance as figures reveal demand for emergency financial support in London boroughs almost tripled during the first three months of lockdown.

Northwick Park’s A&E department has recruited specialist caseworkers to help steer young people away from crime and gangs.

Age UK saw a strong response to its Flu Campaign at a surgery in Willesden as it urges older citizens to get their jab.

A Covid-busting NHS team brought their training to a temple in Alperton.

North Londoners will wake up on Saturday to tighter Covid-19 restrictions.

A Northwick Park nurse is “feeling ok” as he returns to work after spending weeks in intensive care with coronavirus.

A series of free online seminars are being held to help people recover from Covid-19.

The mum of a 17-month-old toddler who needs regular blood transfusions to stay alive is urging more Black people to donate ethnically-matched blood.

Northwick Park Hospital has a second spike contingency plan in place should Covid levels rise to heights seen in April.

A pandemic wasn’t going to put a Park Royal nurse off her stroke of swimming the English Channel.

Brent’s public health chief has urged people to download the NHS Test and Trace app in case they catch coronavirus.

A new Covid-19 test centre has opened in Wembley.

The head of Harlesden’s sickle cell charity has appealed Boris Johnson to not ignore small organisations when it restructures Public Health England.

A Brent man is hiking from Brighton to Scotland to raise money towards the cost of creating a smart-device to help autistic people with sensory sensitivity.

A senior health official in Brent reminded people to only take Covid-19 tests if they are showing symptoms.

Covid-19 is on the rise again in Brent according to the borough’s director of public health.

It’s the “end of an era” for Northwick Park Hospital’s steam boiler engineer who is retiring at the same time as the boiler house powers down.

Just over a quarter of patients discharged from north west London-based hospitals to care homes were tested for coronavirus during the peak of the pandemic, it has been revealed.

The proposed merger of eight clinical commissioning groups (CCG), including Brent and Westminster, into one core group is to take effect in April 2021.

Rehearsals are to begin at Wembley Park’s theatre with coronavirus testing on site.

A medical practice in Stonebridge with 2,400 patients on its books is closing as its GP resigns.

Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in Brent, according to the council leader.

An opposition councillor has called for an apology from Brent Council’s leader for attending a joint prayer event before restrictions were relaxed.

A deaf Covid-19 survivor treated at Northwick Park Hospital is taking part in a national trial to see if his blood plasma can save others.

Those looking to tone up and get fit can do so by attending free exercise sessions in Brent parks.

Experts at Oxford University have created an online tool to pinpoint the local areas most at risk from a second wave of coronavirus, including in north London.

A specialist organ donation nurse at Northwick Park Hospital has spoken about her experiences dealing with “end of life” requests from dying Covid patients.

A star-studded line-up of drive-through events in Brent Cross has been cancelled.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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