Wednesday, August 14, 2019

"If truth be known, I think my patients can be quite routine and boring now."

Dawn Butler MP has launched a petition saying the night closure of a Park Royal urgent care centre is "an act of wilful neglect".

What the Dickens! A Northwick Park hospital helped save the career of the UK's revered writer of tales such as Oliver Twist.

A charity that's been operating from Willesden Health Centre for 31 years is facing closure after its NHS landlord jacked up the rent.

After a May inspection found "patients were being put at significant risk of harm" at a troubled doctors' surgery, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken the radical step of suspending the practice for six months.

A diverse group of artists and activists used the last week of the school term to bring a unique brand of performance art to a Willesden school - all in the name of reducing knife crime and empowering young people.

The wife of a contaminated blood scandal victim told the ongoing public inquiry into the issue that the fallout from her husband's 30 years of illness almost led to her own suicide.

A Brent-raised cancer survivor is launching his life-saving awareness-raising campaign at a free event in Neasden.

Northwick Park Hospital staff joined colleagues from across the NHS to celebrate "50 years of queer revolt" at the Pride Festival.

A disabled couple's three-week battle to bring their rescue dog home is finally over after an intervention from a former council leader and a human rights charity.

Urgent care centre opening hours at Central Middlesex Hospital may be slashed at night as there are "too few patients" attending.

The UK's first high tech state-of-the art vascular centre has opened at Northwick Park Hospital - a revoluntionary lifesaver for Brent's frailest patients.

Hundreds of rheumatology patients are campaigning for yoga therapy to be part of their treatment at Central Middlesex Hospital.

A disabled couple who were safely moved following a brutal attack at their Wembley hostel are now battling with their housing association which says they can't keep their pet dog.

A Willesden Green mum has been nominated for an international photography award for her hard-hitting self harm pictures.

A Dollis Hill dad is inviting people to come and rock the night away at his charity gig in aid of dementia sufferers.

Ollie Rayner is hoping his decision to join Kent on long-term loan will spark the start to the latest chapter of a county career that already spans 14 seasons.

Good weather allowed dementia sufferers and their carers enjoy a charity's first al fresco picnic in Wembley.

A Kilburn nurse is more than half way through a 30-day exercise challenge to raise funds into bowel cancer research.

A family from Wembley has joined a campaign to end the "national scandal" of detaining people with autism and learning disabilities under the Mental Health Act.

A mum of two smashed a 10km fundraising run for a primary school in Queen's Park despite undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

A pensioner who was unable to eat solids for two years has thanked her Northwick Park surgeon for giving her back the ability to enjoy her favourite foods.

Nursery children in Kensal Green have been learning how to properly clean their teeth to stop decay taking root.

More than 5,500 patients at a walk-in medical centre in Cricklewood face the closure of their GP surgery.

A charity that helps people in times of crisis held an art exhibition at Kilburn Library to raise awareness of mental health issues.

A youth charity in Brondesbury is appealing for bicycle riders to take part in a summer fundraising drive.

"Carry a ball not a blade" was the message at a children's sports tournament in Brent which saw teams shine.

A charity is to raise awareness for mental health by holding an art exhibition at Kilburn Library.

Construction worker Paul Byrne broke 11 bones when he fell to earth and almost died but has found a new life as a midwife at Northwick Park Hospital.

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

Four cases of measles at a Queen's Park School have worried parents as figures reveal another eight children in Brent may be infected.

A struggling care home that has operated in Harlesden for 20 years will close at the end of the month.

People from four doctor's surgeries filled a church in Queen's Park to understand major changes to how GPs will operate across all of Brent later this year.

He offers a free running club in Wembley Park but now Rey Smart is lacing up to run the London marathon in support of vulnerable children.

Elderly and infirm patients risk slipping and "breaking their necks" on metal sheeting covering the road to a Cricklewood health centre, says locals.

An autistic woman with severe learning disabilities contracted HIV after being raped in her Brent-commissioned care home, a shocking report has revealed.

Health chiefs across North West London are encouraging people to feel happier and healthier by making a #MyJanuary pledge.

A dying man's wish to spend time beside the seaside was fulfilled - by the intensive care team at Northwick Park Hospital.

The brother of a troubled man who jumped in front of a train in Neasden has slammed a mental health unit for discharging him with no warning.

A man has been taken to hospital after jumping off a bridge onto the North Circular carriageway.

The MP for Brent Central is warning constituents about potential GP practice closures in the borough over the five years.

Festive fitness challenges are on the cards at a Sudbury sports centre..

A mother has accused a karate club in Neasden of discrimination for not accepting her two children, who have autism.

A Cricklewood charity has teamed up with a football club to launch an initiative so that people who dread Christmas don't feel so isolated.

The family of a Dollis Hill businessman toppled by a brain injury have spent more than a year raising £76,000 for the hospital that saved his life.


A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

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