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

  • NHS

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

Hillingdon Hospital in 'absolute chaos' after being evacuated

The hospital was evacuated just before 10am this morning after a fire alarm went off.

Brent pregnant teenagers can benefit from new scheme to help their babies

Brent Council launched on Wednesday last week a new service called The Family Nurse Partnership, a public health programme to provide on-going, intensive support to new teenage mothers and their children.

West London estate agents brand Labour's Mansion Tax 'ill thought out'

Labour announced they would place an annual levy on all properties worth £2million or above but estate agents in the country's most expensive areas said this would not put buyers off the most pricey houses, writes Rahul Vashisht

West Middlesex Hospital

Remembrance service at West Middlesex Hospital for children taken too soon

Family and friends of those who died during pregnancy or very young are invited to pay their respects next weekend

Dr Manisha Desai

Mental Health Matters: Early Intervention in Psychosis

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Dr Manisha Desai, a psychiatrist for over 15 years, discusses one of the psychosis - a common and misunderstood condition in this column.

Former London Assembly member for Hillingdon, Richard Barnes

Former Hillingdon councillor and Boris deputy ditches Tory party for UKIP

Richard Barnes, a former right hand man to Mayor Boris Johnson, has defected to the UK Independence Party who he said had the "right answers" to Britain's issues.

Hammersmith and Fulham pensioners least likely in England to get flu jab

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West London pensioners were among the least likely to get a flu jab last winter

Cllr Gregory Stafford: Labour party-politicking devalues debate about local NHS

Councillor Gregory Stafford , leader of the Ealing Conservatives, charges Labour with political point scoring over local NHS changes in his latest column.

Hesa Primary Care Centre in Station Road, Hayes

Patients to benefit from refurbishment of Hayes health centre whose walk-in service closes next week

The internal revamp of Hesa Primary Care Centre in Station Road, Hayes, will see the two resident GP surgeries relocated to the ground floor and a three new consulting rooms, record storage space and a new reception and waiting area provided

Octogenarian is Hillingdon Hospital's longest-serving volunteer

84-year-old Miriam Hewlett has no plans to stop volunteering any time soon

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West London Mental Health boss said whistleblower 'reminded him of his first wife', employment tribunal told

Tribunal also hears how Steve Shrubb called Broadmoor Hospital doctor a 'disturbed woman'. Vicky Smith reports

Mansion tax will hit a quarter of Kensington and Chelsea homes

A 'mansion tax' on homes worth £2 million or more would be implemented by Labour if they win the next election. They have been accused of taxing just Londoners.

Ruth Cadbury, Labour candidate for Brentford & Isleworth

Brentford and Isleworth candidate backs Labour plans for 'mansion tax' to fund NHS

Labour parliamentary candidate Ruth Cadbury says NHS investment is needed but support must be provided for those on low income hit by the tax on £2 million-plus homes

Multi-million pound investment at Harefield Hospital

The investment is part of The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust expansion plan, worth at least £20million

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