Pioneering work to prevent bed sores scoops international award

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An information pack to help carers spot the early warning signs has sparked interest from medics worldwide

Stoptober: Can you kick your smoking habit?

Stoptober is a UK-wide event that encourages smokers to kick the habit by signing up to the 28-day challenge

World Cup winner supports abseilers raising money for hospital charity

Matt Dawson was on hand to support people raising money for Imperial College Healthcare Charity

West Middlesex Hospital shortlisted for national health award

The hospital's work to improve patient safety has earned it a place in the finals of the prestigious HSJ Awards

Ealing widow funds brain tumour research centre in husband's memory

The wife of a man who lost his battle with an aggressive brain tumour has raised funds for the opening of a centre to fight the disease.

NHS cash-injection gives hope for mental health crisis services

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Mental Health service provider CNWL will use the near-£2m investment for new Home Treatment Rapid Response Teams

William Morris Sixth Form nurse wins top honour at healthcare awards

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Camilla March, who lives in Stamford Brook and works with students in Hammersmith, was named 'children's healthcare professional of the year'

Stoptober roadshows to help people quit smoking for good

The roadshows roll into town during Stoptober as figures show one-in-five west Londoners smoke

Watchdog warns staff shortages could put mental health patients at risk

West London Mental Health Trust, which inspectors say 'requires improvement', was also criticised for the overuse of a face-down restraint

Care UK faces criticism following worries raised by documentary

Care UK and Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group were called to a council meeting after a critical ITV documentary, prompting criticism from Ealing Save Our NHS Campaign

Student undergoes pioneering brain surgery at Charing Cross Hospital

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iKnife is able to detect when surgeons are removing cancerous tumour from healthy brain tissue

West London hospitals join forces to become one NHS Foundation Trust

Staff celebrate day one of new trust formed by Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital

Councils vow to protect health visitors despite funding cut

With local authorities facing a 6.2% cut in health funding, getwestlondon asks what services could be chopped

Elderly woman's hour-long wait after fall for ambulance slammed as 'unacceptable'

Ambulance service apologises for delay, which Ealing health watchdog blames on cuts to the local NHS

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West Middlesex Hospital finance director cost £280,000 for eight months' work

Jonathan Molyneux, who has since left, oversaw a huge increase in the hospital's deficit

Brave dad who survived strokes caused by holes in heart raises thousands of pounds for Hillingdon Hospital

Ian Partridge discovered he had holes in his heart which he said affects one in six of the adult population

New e-cigarette findings welcomed by quit-smoking group

Kick-It hails new report, which suggests they are much safer than cigarettes and should be available on subscription

West Middlesex Hospital gets top ratings for cleanliness and food

The hospital in Isleworth also scored above average in a range of other criteria for non-clinical services

Practice receives 'outstanding' rating from health watchdogs

The Care Quality Commission was impressed with the Victoria Medical Centre in Pimlico

'Frightening' truth of Hillingdon's youth mental health services

One parent is desperate for her daughter to get help: "You wouldn’t treat a child that was sick with cancer in the same way”

Americanised scheme hosted by Hillingdon Hospital to alleviate pressure on doctors

The scheme could help tackle staff shortages in the NHS and encourage more UK candidates with science degrees, rather than medicine degrees, to enter the health service


Southall doctors surgery closed 'without warning' amid concerns for patient safety

Doctors claim they have been shut down due to issues with paperwork and policy, and that having no warning of the closure was putting patients' safety at risk

National accreditation for rehab service for people recovering from mental health problems

Ealing-based Mott House has been rated as excellent by the national AIMS accreditation programme

Doctor’s surgery provides ‘outstanding’ mental health care

"Good care isn’t just about the medical things, it’s about the things that are important to patients too"

Huge funding boost to help people with reduced mobility sleep at night

A total of £165,000 has been funded over two years to launch the sleeping accessory to aid people with posture problems and ease end of life care

Children's inpatient services at Ealing Hospital to close

A petition has been launched to save children's inpatient services at Ealing Hospital after it was announced that they would be closed

NHS Trust apologises for 'inadequate' mental health services in Hillingdon

The CQC found some patients were forced to sleep on sofas due to a shortage of beds

'Hospital staff missed ovarian cysts and told me I needed a poo'

Caroline Ballard is determined to raise awareness of the condition endometriosis, which affects one in 10 women, after her experience at West Middlesex Hospital

Ealing CCG encourages participation in groups designed to ensure patients' voices heard

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Patient Participation Groups are attached to GP surgeries and the CCG is trying to get more people involved in their local branch

Ealing maternity campaigners unconvinced closure was 'achievement'

"Ealing CCG reported the closure of the maternity unit had occurred safely and had achieved improved quality of maternity care for women across NW London"

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