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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.

Villagers pack out hall for meeting on Harefield dementia 'village' plan

Villagers oppose plan to build a 405-home dementia care centre on green belt land - but the developer argues there is a 'real need' for it in the borough

About 200 workers protest outside West Middlesex Hospital during NHS strike over pay

Union leader says no patients were put at risk and thanks members of the public for their support

Watch: Today's strike by hundreds of west London NHS staff comes to an end

They will continue their protests this week by not working any unpaid overtime and taking breaks which they are entitled to

NHS staff on strike at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals

Hammersmith and Charing Cross NHS staff man picket lines in strike over pay

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Non-critical patients being told to make their own way to hospital after London Ambulance Service workers joined in a four hour strike today.

Patients and staff embracing World Mental Health Day

The theme for this year is 'living with schizophrenia’

London's NHS staff to go on strike over pay this Monday morning

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Hospitals across London will have minimal NHS services on Monday morning, then staff will actually take their breaks from Tuesday to Friday, writes Goolistan Cooper

Dr Nick Broughton

Mental Health blog: Exploding the myths about schizophrenia

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According to the charity Time for Change, one in every one hundred people will experience schizophrenia during their lifetime, writes Dr Nick Broughton

Brentford a 'dumping ground' for new homes in Hounslow

Business leader says new transport links must be in place before more homes and offices are built along Brentford's Golden Mile

Ebola contingency measures in place at West Middlesex Hospital

Hospital says the risk is very low but staff have been trained in how to assess suspected cases of the deadly disease and what to do should there be a confirmed diagnosis

New consultation demanded over Charing Cross Hospital's A&E confusion

NHS bosses came under fire from Labour councillors after they could not clarify what kind of A&E would be at Charing Cross when it is turned into a local hospital

Brentford footballers back Stoptober campaign

Footballers, mascots, NHS advisors and councillor Sachin Gupta urge smokers to kick the habit as part of Stoptober campaign

Maternity unit at Ealing Hospital will close as soon as possible

No decisions on timings have been made yet but it could be any time from next March

Hospital steps up support for the one in 10 new mums suffering depression

West Middlesex Hospital aims to bust taboo surrounding the mental health problems which affect many new mothers

Health bosses meet to discuss earlier closure of Ealing Hospital maternity unit

No date has been decided yet as to when the maternity unit will cease to exist

Moulded mattresses helping give disabled people in Hounslow a good night's sleep

The tailored bed supports being trialled in the borough have seen Hounslow Wheelchair Service nominated for a prestigious Health Service Journal award

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Hannah Raven
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