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Friday, October 26, 2018

Running on the Heath can be, quite literally, the first step in making a transformative lifestyle change, according to Hampstead blogger Tracey McAlpine.

Tens of millions of pounds of urgent repairs need to be carried out at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust in order to prevent “catastrophic” failures and risk to safety.

Angry adult social care campaigners in Haringey say service cuts have been “applied unfairly to the people least able to cope with them”.

Wage cuts for nurses covering sick leave and other increases in demand at Hampstead’s Royal Free Hospital have been postponed after workers threatened to cancel shifts en masse.

“Zero-hours” critical care nurses at the Royal Free Trust are facing a pay cut that could set them back thousands of pounds a year, the Ham&High can reveal.

“With Universal Credit on one hand and Brexit causing uncertainty over immigration on the other, we’ll probably have queues out of the door.” That’s the warning from Sean Canning, director of the Camden Community Law Centre, as it celebrates its 45th birthday.

They say today’s newspapers are tomorrow’s chip paper.

A new GP super-surgery is to be set-up in Muswell Hill, merging three practices that fail to meet disability and equality laws.

The Highgate Care Home is tackling the epidemic of loneliness and isolation in elderly people with a hotly-anticipated tea dance this Saturday to celebrate Silver Sunday – a national event drawing attention to the needs of older people.

The annual general meeting of Whittington Health – the trust who run the Whittington Hospital in Archway – saw the board’s chairman Steve Hitchins admit community engagement is not up to scratch.

Mark Stewart implored the Infected Blood Inquiry to investigate “why he was given contaminated Factor 8 when it was not necessary” by doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

Highgate mother Della Hirsch welcomed the chance to finally hold the medical community to account for the “truly horrendous wrong that has been visited upon us” during her speech on the second day of the Infected Blood Inquiry’s preliminary hearings.

Former Royal Free patients who were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C by being given contaminated blood spoke at an emotionally charged independent public inquiry that began today – after a wait that has lasted decades.

There’s “room for improvement” for Camden’s community centres when it comes to access for people with disabilities, according to a report from campaigners and the borough’s Healthwatch group.

Contaminated blood scandal victims have slammed the former director of the Royal Free Hospital’s haemophilia centre after unearthing a recording which sees her admit to non-consensual blood testing of patients and criticise campaigners.

A filmmaker from Crouch End has produced a “no-holds barred” documentary about a brain injury survivor’s life-changing experience.

A West Hampstead mother whose husband saved her life by giving her a kidney after a shock diagnosis has urged others to sign up to the donor register.

South Hampstead care provider SweetTree Home Care Services will once again be supporting National Dementia Carers’ Day which takes place on Sunday 9 September.

A breast cancer survivor who turned serial fundraiser upon her recovery will shave her head live on stage midway through a concert for the Whittington Hospital’s Macmillan nurses.

Contractor Ryhurst is suing the Whittington Hospital over its decision to abandon a controversial regeneration deal.

On Friday August 3, 2018, nine residents from Camden’s Oldfield Estate performed as part of Garsington Opera’s Community Company.

Contact the Elderly, a charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness in older people, launched its new West Hampstead offshoot with a tea party at a volunteer’s home.

The head of a Camden ovarian cancer charity is to retire, after 13 years leading the organisation.

Students from William Ellis School and LaSWAP sixth form centre were given the chance to highlight the health concerns that mattered to them in a video campaign produced with the help of Healthwatch Camden.

Police are investigating after a pensioner was injured in a hit-and-run on Sunday morning.

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