Breast cancer risk to 1.4 million Londoners

Breast cancer risk to 1.4 million Londoners

  One in four women in London don’t check their breasts and many would delay seeking help, even with symptoms Londoners report difficulties accessing medical help while others aren’t clear on symptoms Bupa and HCA UK launch specialist centres to give patients fast access to diagnosis and expert treatment for...

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Friends of Chelsea and Westminster Bric-a-Brac stall needs you

Friends of Chelsea and Westminster Bric-a-Brac stall needs you

The Friends charity, raise money for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, for the benefit of patients, their families and staff. Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, the charity relies on large donations and supporters, but is also dependent on its smaller entrepreneurial fundraisers such as the hospital’s book shop and trolley...

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Cancer research, homelessness and prison pregnancy peer-groups triumph in New Year’s honours

Cancer research, homelessness and prison pregnancy peer-groups triumph in New Year’s honours

Professor Melvyn Greaves of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has been honoured for his vital work for leukaemia research, along with Dennis Rogers, for spearheading a mentor-scheme which bridges the gap between the homeless community and medical experts, and Diana Parkinson for collaborating with midwives to create a new...

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Cancer survival rates increasing

Cancer survival rates increasing

Statistics have shown fifty percent of cancer patients will survive for at least ten years or be cured but researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) are determined to make further progress through their discoveries. The ICR headquarters in Kensington is one of the world’s most influential cancer research...

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Local residents asked for views on palliative care services

Local residents asked for views on palliative care services

Residents and organisations in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster are being asked for their views on how well palliative care services are working across the three boroughs. NHS commissioners are launching an independent review of local services, which care for people with advanced progressive illnesses. These services...

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Bupa Cromwell Hospital opens new paediatric outpatient department

Bupa Cromwell Hospital opens new paediatric outpatient department

Bupa Cromwell Hospital has today relaunched its paediatric outpatient department providing a wide range of specialist care and support for children and young people aged up to 18-years-old. The Skyline department, which also includes a children-only ward, will provide patients with access to leading consultants from across London’s top teaching hospitals. A...

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Spotlight on the Petra Ecclestone foundation

Spotlight on the Petra Ecclestone foundation

Petra Ecclestone was born into a privileged family but has spent most of her adult life supporting others, always from a deep personal connection. After suffering from meningitis at 14 years of age, she resolved to raise awareness and fund research. She has delivered petitions to increase vaccine availability to...

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Healing restoration and festive indulgence

Healing restoration and festive indulgence

Last year Grayshott, England’s award-winning favourite spa and fitness retreat was sold. Its long and loyal list of clients, were more than concerned. Committed fans of the trusted establishment in the heart of Surrey were only too well aware how hard it would be to replace their much-loved institution which...

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Christmas dinner may be helping your children’s diet

Christmas dinner may be helping your children’s diet

Eating meals with the family, including Christmas dinner, is beneficial to teenagers’ diet and puts them on the path towards healthy eating later in life. This is according to research from the US which used data from a 2011 survey of teens and young adults aged 14 to 24. They...

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Free NHS app launches in Westminster

Free NHS app launches in Westminster

The NHS has launched a new app to help Westminster residents and patients. Health Help Now will allow people to manage GP and hospital appointments, as well as access the right local services and find health advice “in a hurry.” This comes as the NHS prepares for increased demand in...

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