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A Camden care provider has been rated 'outstanding' by the UK's health and social care watchdog, making it the top performing service in north London.

A West Hampstead charity worker has helped raise more than £17 million for good causes and worked with Boris Johnson - now she's turned to pilates.

Changes could be afoot at the Hampstead Heath bathing ponds after the City of London Corporation (CoLC) announced a new "review" of swimming facilities in light of a record number of visitors taking a dip in 2019.

The new director of Healthwatch Camden - the organisation designed to empower NHS patients in the borough, told this newspaper his priorities would be reacting to community concerns about young people's mental health and helping people to speak up about health and social care injustices.

Eight families were celebrating twice on New Years' Day this year - they welcomed new babies along with the start of 2020 at Hampstead's Royal Free Hospital.

A coroner has told police and health bosses to improve their communication after a mental health patient from St Pancras Hospital was found dead after going AWOL.

"My bladder stopped working last summer."

The decision to drop Ryhurst from a contract to manage the Whittington Hospital's estates transformation created a "quite ridiculous situation", the High Court heard on Thursday.

Whittington Hospital bosses have argued the NHS should not have to pay for a woman to have surrogate children in America after it missed signs of cervical cancer for four years, the Supreme Court has heard.

Whittington Health bosses knew "the direction of travel" was towards abandoning plans for an estates partnership with contractor Ryhurst months before the decision was officially announced in June 2018, the High Court heard last week.

Contractor Ryhurst's fight for £14m in damages after Whittington Hospital bosses ditched plans to hire it for an estates contract "flies in the face of normal commercial practice and common sense", the High Court heard on Tuesday.

With the High Court trial between the Whittington Health NHS trust and contractor Ryhurst set to begin tomorrow, protesters from the Defend the Whittington Coalition held a vocal demo outside of the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand.

Planned cuts to mental health supported housing services will strip away vital care for some of the most vulnerable people in Camden and Islington, according to a health expert.

Nicola Jones was given contaminated blood products on the NHS, which led to her developing hepatits C.

A Muswell Hill school is hoping an ambitious crowdfunder will enable it to keep up "essential" mental health provision as funding cuts bite and mean "day-to-day operations can be a struggle".

Parents of a toddler diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer are crowd funding to raise money for her treatment, and have already hit the £30,000 mark.

A team of health professionals from the Whittington who work with schools in Islington to make them more asthma friendly have won two top awards.

A controversial private contractor is taking the Whittington NHS trust to the High Court next month and it'll be met outside by a vociferous anti-privatisation protest.

After 12 weeks of public hearings, the Infected Blood Inquiry heard from the last - for now - "infected and affected" witnesses on Friday.

The NHS trust that runs the Whittington Hospital has apologised for the lengthy waits endured by patients using its recently outsourced transport system.

North London is home to 95 of England's most affluent zones - and to 85 of the most deprived, according to government figures.

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Carer Buki Krasniqi has been hailed a "superhero" after saving the life of a Hampstead pensioner who almost choked to death on a slice of toast.

Five years ago, Dr Nazim Mahmood was driven to suicide by his family's reaction to discovering his sexuality.

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