The Independent London Newspaper
18th December 2017

Health

    Hospital chiefs who are paid more than the PM face salary review

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and UCLH chief executive Sir Robert Naylor

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and UCLH chief executive Sir Robert Naylor

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    by TOM FOOT

    Whittington chief exec confirms jobs are likely to be cut and buildings will be sold off

    Simon Pleydell, chief executive at the Whittington Hospital

    Published: 11 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    STAFF cuts and building sell-offs at the Whittington Hospital will be announced later this year, the chief executive has said.

    Revealed: Financial turmoil at Whittington as hospital tackles worst-ever deficit

    Staff at the Whittington Hospital have been sent letters explaining the financial challenges

    Published: 4 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    CAMPAIGNERS who twice saved the Whittington from destruction are gearing up for another battle after hospital chiefs announced plans for 

    Camden's mental health trust boss: We need to find a board member who isn't white

    Camden's mental health trust boss: We need to find a board member who isn't whit

    Lisa Fullick

    Published: 1 June, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    THE chairwoman of Camden’s mental health trust says she is determined to find a new board colleague who isn’t white when the only ethnic minority member leaves this summer. 

    Is your toothache related to emotional problems? Retiring dentist links teeth and the mind

    Is your toothache related to emotional problems? Retiring dentist links teeth an

    Vicky Lee – seated, wearing red – with patients and friends at her  birthday party

    Published: 21 May, 2015
    By AMY SMITH

    FOR many, a trip to the dentist is a dreaded affair and people will often put up with excruciating toothache before making an appointment.

    Patients taught DIY dialysis care at St Pancras Hospital

    Patients taught DIY dialsyis care at St Pancras Hospital

    Twenty-seven-year-old William Tackie is now able to spend more time following his passion for music while managing his own dialysis treatment at St Pancras Hospital

    Published: 15 May, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    NHS patients are being shown how to treat themselves in a new “self care” dialysis unit in St Pancras Hospital.

    WATCH: Former Health Secretary Frank Dobson opens new health centre in Kentish Town

    Retiring MP Frank Dobson says we should all be a bit more like Usain Bolt

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By STEVE BARNETT

    FORMER health secretary Frank Dobson praised a “team effort” that Olympic champion Usain Bolt would be proud of as he opened a new health centre in Kentish Town on Saturday.

    Hundreds of patients face search for a new GP in West Hampstead as doctor retires

    Published: 6 May, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    HUNDREDS of patients will be asked to re-register with a new GP this month after NHS chiefs decided not to replace a surgery when it closes.

    Writer pens play to draw attention to Huntington's Disease after sudden family diagnosis

    Writer pens play to draw attention to Huntington's Disease after sudden family d

    Charles Shetcliffe (centre) in his play, From The Cradle To The Bin

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A PLAYWRIGHT who discovered he will inherit Huntington’s Disease (HD) from his father is bringing a dark comedy about his experience to the stage.

    Probe into beds shortage for mental health patients after ‘cluster’ of deaths

    Camden and Islington Foundation Trust chief executive Wendy Wallace

    Camden and Islington Foundation Trust chief executive Wendy Wallace has written to the Department for Health asking for help with mental health services

    Hundreds of families suffering health problems from overcrowded homes

    Published: 17 April, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    HUNDREDS of families living in overcrowded council homes are more likely to suffer serious health conditions such as tuberculosis or meningitis as a result, a new report has found.

    Legal challenge over £50 million out-of-hours health contract

    Richard Stein is part of the team working on the appeal

    Published: 30 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    CAMPAIGNERS who are fighting NHS privatisation have launched a legal challenge against the doctors’ group running the health service in north London.

    'I no longer smell of smoke and my self-esteem is better': Quitting, after 45 years with cigarettes

    Iain Wraith

    Published: 9 March, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    IAIN Wraith has quit his smoking habit of a lifetime after learning he was going to be a grandfather again.

    'Relieved' Whittington doctor cleared of FGM charge as jury returns verdict in 30 minutes

    The Whittington Hospital 

    Published: 4 February, 2015
    By KOOS COUVEE

    A JURY yesterday (today) took less than 30 minutes to clear the Whittington Hospital doctor accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on a patient, as the first ever prosecution since the p

    Patient who had to wait two weeks for appointment removes medical staples at home by watching YouTube video

    Published: 29 January, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    A DESPERATE transplant patient was forced into a DIY procedure to remove her own surgical staples after claiming she had been told by her doctor’s surgery that she would have to wait weeks fo