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

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

Meet the UK's fittest great-grandfather who has just turned 100 years-old

Britain's oldest gym buff Sam Heggessey from Ickenham got a personal message from Sir Richard Branson at his Virgin Active gym as he celebrated his 100th birthday

Four young ballet dancers from Harrow to star in Swan Lake

Lucy Gordon, 13, Megan Hondius, 13, Tamara Katerinchuk, 15, and Martha Wrench, 15, attend The Van Niekerk Academy of Dance in Stanmore and will perform in the touring English Youth Ballet production

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

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

Meet the UK's fittest great-grandfather who has just turned 100 years-old

Britain's oldest gym buff Sam Heggessey from Ickenham got a personal message from Sir Richard Branson at his Virgin Active gym as he celebrated his 100th birthday

Four young ballet dancers from Harrow to star in Swan Lake

Lucy Gordon, 13, Megan Hondius, 13, Tamara Katerinchuk, 15, and Martha Wrench, 15, attend The Van Niekerk Academy of Dance in Stanmore and will perform in the touring English Youth Ballet production

Ready made or make it yourself? It's your choice

Simply Healthy: Eat want you want, as long as you make it yourself

Home cooked meals may require more time and effort, but the health benefits can be considerable, writes weight management expert Aaron Grewal

Smoking. (Pic credit: Joe Bailey)

Health report calls on Boris Johnson to ban smoking in public squares and some parks

Former health minister Lord Ara Darzi also suggests a ban on fast food outlets near schools to tackle London's obesity problem.

NHS staff on strike at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals

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

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

Dr Nick Broughton

Mental Health blog: Exploding the myths about schizophrenia

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

Smokers across Ealing urged to quit during Stoptober

Smokers across Ealing are being encouraged to kick the habit for a minimum of just one month as part of the annual Stoptober campaign.

Dr Manisha Desai

Mental Health Matters: Early Intervention in Psychosis

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

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

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

A quarter of west London three year olds have tooth decay

One in four west London three-year-olds has tooth decay

Shocking statistics reveal that up to a quarter of west London three-year-olds have obvious tooth decay, and Hillingdon is among the worst.

Walk-in service at Hayes health centre to close

Patients without appointments will no longer to be treated by medical staff once a walk-in service at a Hayes health centre shuts for good

Does your packed lunch need more variety?

Simply Healthy: Time to inject some life into your tired packed lunch

West London weight management guru Aaron Grewal offers readers some alternatives to tired and repetitive packed lunches in his latest column.

Chief exec of North West London Hospitals NHS Trust to step down

David McVittie, the chief executive of the trust that runs hospitals in Harrow and Brent, will leave his post next year following a merger.

Sarah Rushton

Trust announces key director appointment to its local services

West London Mental Health NHS Trust has appointed Sarah Rushton as its executive director of local services.

Help plan Hillingdon’s future healthcare services 

Patients, carers and residents are being encouraged to attend a workshop to help plan the health services that need to be provided over the next two years

Quick-thinking daughter saves mum’s life using Heimlich manoeuvre

Hera jumped to mum Sheba’s rescue after seeing her choking - now her family want to spread the importance of simple first aid training

Simply Healthy: Look to the past to gain for the future

Weight management guru Aaron Grewal reveals how to use past experiences to your advantage when it comes to changing habits.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign is celebrating a milestone

Special event will celebrate 20 years of saving lives of people with severe allergies

The Anaphylaxis Campaign is to hold a special reception on Monday September 8 to celebrate 20 years of supporting people with severe allergies.

People in Hounslow urged to sign up for free diabetes advice day next month

Practical advice on living with type 2 diabetes will be available at Heathrow Park Inn on September 15

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