Health

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

Ealing maternity closure has brought 'positives' to Hillingdon

"It's been a positive thing for us because we've been able to put services into place that we've never been able to do before"

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

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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

Ealing maternity closure has brought 'positives' to Hillingdon

"It's been a positive thing for us because we've been able to put services into place that we've never been able to do before"

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

The London underground calorie map shows you how many calories you could burn if you walked between stations instead

How many calories can you burn by walking instead of taking Tube?

Taking the tube may not always be the best option in many cases, as this research has shown

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

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

Hillingdon CCG warn women to be breast cancer aware

Dr Ian Goodman, chair of Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group, said: "You are never too old to get breast cancer"

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

Weight loss: Rika Pegasiou lost four stone, 11 inches from her waist and nine inches off her hips and bust.

Harrow woman drops four dress sizes in 18 months

Rika Pegasiou went from a size 18 to size 10 in just 18 months due to a exercise regime at Harrow Leisure Centre

'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

'Inadequate' GP surgery in Hounslow placed in special measures

The Dr Sunil Mayor practice in Bath Road has been given six months to improve or face action

'Heartlink' Ealing support group celebrates 21st birthday in style

The role of groups such as Hearlink is vital in supporting cardiology patients and their families

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

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"

Royal Brompton named one of best NHS places to work

Hospital trust's chief executive says: "If anyone can see us through the challenges in the NHS, it is our dedicated staff"

Council bosses say they're being kept in dark over hospital merger plans

Plans to see Chelsea & Westminster Hospital take over the running of West Middlesex could be a reality by September, but Hammersmith & Fulham Council say not enough is known about the financial impact

Hospital students and staff triumph at health education awards

Two wins and a highly commendable scheme at West Middlesex Hospital are cause for celebration

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