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West London mental health trust among worst for risk of poor care, warns watchdog

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The findings come just days after the Care Quality Commission said a quarter of GP practices in the borough could be putting patients at risk.

120 soldiers drafted in to drive ambulances during NHS workers strike on Monday

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From 7am to 11am on Monday November 24, workers at Ealing, Central Middlesex and Charing Cross hospitals will join hospitals across London by striking for a second day as part of nationwide action over pay.

'No surprise' a quarter of GP surgeries in Hillingdon are potentially putting patients at risk, says watchdog

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Healthwatch Hillingdon is urging practices in the borough to use the findings as an opportunity to learn and improve

Quarter of GP surgeries in Hillingdon could be putting patients at risk

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The national health watchdog has identified 11 practices in the borough that it says most urgently need inspecting.

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Silver Villages launch in west London to combat pensioner isolationism

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A new initiative that sees membership-based village communities for the over sixties is launching in west London.

Overweight patients being denied surgery referrals in Hillingdon, against NHS guidelines

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Healthwatch Hillingdon estimates up to 60 patients a year are not being referred to surgeons to discuss knee replacements because they are too heavy.

Jimmy Savile sex abuse inquiry extended to Harrow and Acton patients' hospital

A wave of other hospitals from Rochdale, Leeds and London are included in fresh allegations.

West London hospitals 'breaking under the strain' after closure of Hammersmith and Central Middlesex A&Es

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Each week hundreds wait for longer than the NHS target of four hours, as pressure has soared at the three nearest hospitals.

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Waiting times soar at West Middlesex Hospital after closure of A&E wards in west London

Hounslow and Richmond councils claim the figures show the hospital is feeling the impact of closures elsewhere, but West Mid says there is no link

Residents' group welcomes plans for £40million housing development in Yiewsley, but also raises concerns

The action group said it was generally pleased with the revised plans for 308 flats, but warned that the development could prove too much for local infrastructure.

Web-chat to mark World Diabetes Day in Hounslow next Friday

Experts will dispense advice online about managing diabetes and reducing the risk of developing the condition

Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood extends minor injuries unit opening hours

The hospital made the change in response to patient demand.

West London hospitals' boss: 'We need to change our outlook to wellness not illness'

Alix Culbertson spoke to Dr Tracey Batten, the chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the body which runs Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea, Charing Cross, St Mary’s and Western Eye Hospitals.

Labour MP launches campaign to extend clinic's opening hours to ease pressure on Northwick Park

Harrow MP Gareth Thomas has launched a campaign for longer opening hours at a busy clinic to ease pressure on Northwick Park Hospital.

Under-strain GP surgeries get an extra 650,000 patients in just 18 months

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GP surgeries across the UK are facing a growing list of patients with an extra 7,283 people signing up west London during October.

Hillingdon Council outperforming other local authorities on mental health spending

New figures show the amount spent by the council on mental health as a percentage of its overall health budget was three times the national average in 2013-14.

Dentists plot rebellion against 'punitive levy' they say could affect NHS patients

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Dentists in Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow are among those calling for a vote of no confidence in their regulator over a planned increase in registration fees

Hospital report indicates services in west London are ‘dangerously overstretched’

In response to the report, Ealing Council will write to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP to raise concerns over the conclusions made by the chief inspector of hospitals.

Healthy eating and dementia workshops in Hounslow

Discover what importance eating and drinking has on dementia at an event on Thursday, November 6

Plans for a coffee shop at Hatch End Station have been submitted to Harrow Council for approval exclusive

Ex-NHS manager's community cafe plan for Hatch End Station submitted to Harrow Council

Commuters could pick up hot drinks and snacks at a coffee shop planned by former NHS senior manager Adam Mackintosh to open in Hatch End Station's former bike store

Inspirational trainee midwife from Hillingdon wins national award

Denise Ahmed, 33, who works at Hillingdon Hospital, was named Thinkmoney's Inspirational Student of the Year for 2014.

More ambulances missing target response times as private spending rockets

The proportion of ambulances failing to arrive within eight minutes has increased by up to a fifth cent in west London

Health bosses ignore calls to meet IVF guidelines in North West London

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Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) say they will continue to offer women only one cycle of treatment, despite the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending three

Plans for temporary car park at Hillingdon Hospital do not go far enough, says campaign group

The Community Voice says the proposed 89-space facility would be 'better than nothing', but not enough to tackle queuing problems in the long-term.

Temporary car park at Hillingdon Hospital could be completed by 2015, if council consents

The 89-space facility could be finished by the summer if given the green light, easing parking for visitors and staff

Health minister visits Hillingdon Hospital to see how funding has improved labour wards

MP Dan Poulter, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, wanted to see how government money had been spent improving ten of the hospital’s labour wards

Russell Brand joins west London nurses on 'fair pay' march

Jeremy Hunt sparked anger from nursing staff by overruling the independent NHS Pay Review Body’s recommendation of a one per cent pay rise for all staff

Harrow Carers: Charities like us could disappear because of council cuts

Support charity for carers is facing extinction if proposed cuts to voluntary sector funding go ahead.

Project to tackle youth gang violence to launch at St Mary's Hospital Paddington

The project will launch at the Paddington hospital's major trauma centre where a third of last year's young patients were there as a result of gang violence

'Nearly 1,000 victims of Female Genital Mutilation in London'

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Figures recorded at hospitals suggest that as many as 1,000 women and girls have undergone FGM in the Captial.

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Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
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Caitlin Black
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Alix Culbertson
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Robert Cumber
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Zoe Drewett
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Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Rayners Lane, South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Wealdstone and Wembley
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter