The Independent London Newspaper
14th December 2017

Health

    Hospital board investigates spike in unexpected deaths

    The Whittington Hospital in Archway

    Published: 19 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    HOSPITAL chiefs have reported a spike in unexpected deaths and warned of “immense pressure” on the NHS during the winter months.

    Hundreds sign petition urging council to halt closure of dementia care centre

    Campaigners at the Netherwood Day Centre

    Published: 19 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    MORE than 600 people have signed a petition against the closure of a dementia centre. 

    ‘Mind over batter’ It’s a brainy bake off fund-raiser at Bloomsbury hospital

    Sophie Thompson and Joanna David inspect a cake

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    TELEVISION actresses Sophie Thompson and Joanna David judged a “bake off” competition at the country’s leading brain hospital. 

    Chorus of approval for care home piano

    Music therapist Gary Ansdell at the piano with Rathmore House resident John Beaver

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT and ZITA LANZARA

    THE triumphant conclusion of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy resonated through a care home as one resident rekindled childhood memories of playing the piano.

    Royal Free Hospital boss David Sloman is knighted among New Year's honours

    Sir David Sloman

    Published: 5 January, 2017
    By TOM FOOT

    THE top boss of the Royal Free Hospital and the artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre were among those collecting awards in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

    Health boss in charge of NHS overhaul insists there are no plans to axe Whittington Hospital's A & E

    The New Journal has campaigned to save the emergency department from closure twice before

    Published: 21 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    THE man in charge of one of the biggest reorganisations of NHS services in north London in recent history has insisted there are “no plans to close the A&E at the Whittington” as co

    Camden Council leader publishes secret study into health funding plan

    Sarah Hayward

    Published: 3 November, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A SECRET study into what health and social care services will be funded in the future has been leaked – by the leader of Camden Council.

    'Half of Camden's pharmacies could close' due to funding cuts

    Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq met Camden pharmacists to discuss their funding concerns at Portcullis House on Monday evening

    Published: 27 October, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    HALF of Camden’s pharmacies are at risk of closing due to cuts to health grants, chemists have warned.

    Mental health chiefs to launch expanded service for war veterans

    Published: 13 October, 2016

    MENTAL health chiefs are launching a new, expanded service for “war veterans” on ­Monday in the St Pancras Conference Centre. 

    Warning over five-year ‘secret’ healthcare plan as services are re-organised

    Published: 30 September, 2016
    By TON FOOT

    HEALTH chiefs have warned that “difficult decisions” lie ahead as they justify another major reorganisation of north London’s National Health Service.

    Hampstead comic David Baddiel stages theatre fundraiser for dementia charities

    David Baddiel and Stephen Mangan at the Vaudeville Theatre

    Published: 29 September, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    DAVID Baddiel said he was pleased to “give something back” before performing his comedy show about dementia at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End on Friday.

    Man died after four-hour wait at Whittington A&E

    An inquest has heard how Paul Gage entered the Whittington’s emergency departmen

    An inquest has heard how Paul Gage entered the Whittington’s emergency department at 7pm but was not seen until four hours later

    Sacked hospital technician was a victim of race bias

    Jean Michel Tchamba

    Jean Michel Tchamba with his dismissal notice

    Published: 12 August, 2016
    by TOM FOOT

    MP takes up case of patient crowd-funding for cancer drug that NHS won't pay for

    Momenul Haque

    Published: 27 July, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    THE health secretary has been alerted to the “extremely serious” plight of a young man with terminal cancer whose hospital consultant has recommended a treatment that the NHS will not p

    Patients and staff make scathing criticisms of Camden's health services in confidential survey

    Town Hall

    An investigation into Camden’s mental health services was ordered by the Town Hall after the death of Jeffrey Mann, who took his own life last year after being told he could no longer attend