The Independent London Newspaper
17th October 2017

Health

    Leukaemia patient Lara Casalotti returns home after 'miracle' transplant success

    Published: 31 March, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A LEUKAEMIA patient whose life was saved by a 25-million-to-one transplant has returned home after the successful operation.

    Fears for future of only GP surgery in Somers Town

    Published: 28 March, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    NHS chiefs are considering shutting down the only doctors’ surgery in Somers Town following the resignation of its GP.

    Awards for Royal Free Hospital nurses

    Royal Free nurses Lynda Greenslade and Kay Greveson with their awards

    Published: 29 March, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    TWO Royal Free nurses are celebrating after scooping prestigious awards.

    Diabetic woman rushed to hospital by taxi after ambulance delay

    The patient, who asked not to be named, says she had to get to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead by taxi

    Published: 28 March, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A DIABETIC woman says she is “terrified for the next time I fall unconscious” after her daughter rushed her to the Royal Free hospital by taxi because of ambulance delays. 

    Observer war reporter Ed Vulliamy tells how NHS saved his leg from amputation

    Published: 14 March, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A WAR reporter has praised the NHS for saving his leg with a specialist bone-healing method first used on Russian soldiers in the 1940s.

    Jeffrey Mann death: Services return at cuts-hit mental health day centre

    Published: 26 February, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    STAFF and services have been temporarily reinstated at a mental health day centre where one of its users stabbed himself to death after being told cutbacks meant he could no longer use its faciliti

    Whittington hospital chairman tells how his leg was amputated after he was struck down by rare flesh-eating bug

    THE chairman of Whittington Hospital has told how his life was saved by his expe

    Whittington chairman Steve Hitchins with Mikel Arteta and David Ospina during the Arsenal players’ annual visit to the hospital before Christmas

    Published: 23 January, 2016
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    THE chairman of Whittington Hospital has told how his life was saved by his expert NHS colleagues after he was struck by a rare flesh-eating bug.

    Doc's decade of preventing HIV

    Dr Mike Youle

    Published: 1 September, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A NOT-for-profit organisation set up by a top HIV consultant is marking 10 years of tackling the spread of the disease abroad.

    Pregnant MP Tulip Siddiq demands free Down's syndrome screening on NHS after feeling forced to choose private provider for test

    Tulip Siddiq with her husband Chris Percy earlier in her pregnancy

    Published: 7 January, 2016
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    AN MP says she was forced to turn to private healthcare providers for a simple pin-prick test to check whether her unborn baby may have Down’s syndrome because it was not available on the NHS

    Oscar winner Emma Thompson praises remarkable UCLH staff as she turns on hospital's Christmas lights

    Emma Thompson with UCH chairman Richard Murley at the Christmas lights switch-on

    Published: 11 December, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    ACTRESS Emma Thompson has praised the “absolutely remarkable” staff of at University College Hospital who helped her sister-in-law after she was diagnosed with cancer.

    Korean tourists interrupt holiday to help tidy up Royal Free garden

    Holidaying Korean volunteers at the Royal Free

    Published: 4 December, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    GREEN-fingered Koreans have helped spruce up the garden outside the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. 

    New MP Tulip Siddiq challenges Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to meet frustrated junior doctors at Royal Free

    New MP Tulip Siddiq challenges Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to meet frustrated j

    Tulip Siddiq campaigning with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

    Published: 5 November, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    NEW Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt inviting him to meet frustrated junior doctors from the Royal Free Hospital who are thinking of quitting the jo

    TV news crews covering Ebola nurse given parking tickets and told to move on by police

    Royal Free Hospital

    Broadcasters were moved on from Pond Street

    Published: 16 October, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    TELEVISION news crews camped outside the Royal Free Hospital to report on the worsening condition of a British nurse infected with Ebola were handed parking tickets and told to move on by police af

    'My illness does not define me': Writer of new film tells how she coped with being diagnosed with schizophrenia at 20

    Alice, who lives in Camden Town, is calling for better understanding of the problems faced by people who suffer from schizophrenia

    Published: 8 October, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    ALICE was diagnosed with schizophrenia aged 20 when the pressures of working three jobs while at university pushed her over the edge.