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An active Crouch End pensioner is thanking his lucky stars, and two life-saving staff at the Park Road Leisure Centre, that he's still alive after he suffered a heart attack while at the gym.

Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on plans to move Moorfields Eye Hospital to St Pancras.

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal spent decades criticising the bureaucratic and demeaning charitable trusts that were set up to provide them with financial support.

The Royal Free's chief executive says the trust is going on a "journey" after a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report downgraded it to "requires improvement" and criticised bullying and its finances at the trust.

Staff at a Highgate gym are hoping to raise £4,500 this month to provide publicly accessible defibrillators to the community.

A number of Holocaust survivors in Golders Green's Selig Court independent living block have again spoken out against the controversial plans to "relocate" the Ravenscroft Medical Centre.

A letter from Royal Free Hospital staff to Colette Wintle's then GP in 1984 shows hospital staff were aware some products were safer than others for treating haemophiliacs, but didn't stop using the riskier treatments.

Giving evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry on Thursday, Highgate's Della Ryness-Hirsch, 75, said her son Nick grew to be "so, so frightened" of the Royal Free Hospital during the 1990s, where she said staff were "so without care".

The Royal Free Hospital Trust is struggling to pay staff and suppliers on time, the care watchdog has found, as the healthcare provider is downgraded to "requires improvement".

The Royal Free Hospital has asked patients needing blood tests to avoid peak times, as it struggles to cope with an increase in demand.

A former Crouch End resident who contracted HIV after her husband was given contaminated blood products in the 1980s told an inquiry on Thursday they had been co-erced into "signing away our home" by a charitable trust set up to help those affected by the scandal.

Environment-conscious pupils at Highgate School are doing their own air quality analysis in hope of encouraging more sustainable transport options.

The family of a late pioneering breast cancer surgeon opened a new expanded breast cancer unit at the Royal Free on Friday April 26.

The benefits reading can have on mental health were highlighted at an NHS event to mark World Book Night.

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

A Kentish Town disability charity has published a magazine produced entirely by students on its further education programme for the first time.

Archer Academy can break ground on its new library after a local children's author donated enough to allow work to get going.

A Camden councillor urged the government to make the preventative HIV drug PrEP more available, during a passionate speech at a council meeting last night.

Queues for blood tests at the Royal Free Hospital are stretching down corridors because of excessive demand, it is claimed - after Barnet GPs stopped carrying out their own bloods work.

Artwork created by a mental health patient is now being displayed at the NHS centre where she was treated in the hope of inspiring others.

Two cases of measles at a Golders Green school have shocked parents - as the Ham&High can reveal there have been scores of children infected in Barnet and Haringey since October.

The Royal Free Trust is expected to sell nurses home Queen Mary's House this summer, as it is currently checking its planning status with Camden Council.

A pill that takes photos inside patients' bowels at the Royal Free to screen for cancer could make endoscopies a thing of the past, bosses say.

As King's Cross charity New Horizon Youth Centre continues its crusade against youth homelessness, its latest plans include making sure Londoners remember April Fool's Day isn't always funny - and tentatively trying to build a new homelessness shelter.

Air pollution outside of a Crouch End primary school is so bad that the lollipop lady who helps children cross the road has bought a gas mask.

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