The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food

The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food

If you already believe in the power of words to alter our feelings, then seeing this title should have you racing to the checkout. Written by a young and vibrant looking Rachel Kelly, this book shares her personal experience of harnessing the power of food to stay calm and well....

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A sugar tax on Easter eggs?

A sugar tax on Easter eggs?

Easter eggs should be subject to the same sugar tax as fizzy drinks, according to some dentistry experts, as the number of children with tooth decay increases for the fourth year running. Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, told KCW Today, “Over the last year...

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Potential strike action by members of the Royal College of Nursing

Potential strike action by members of the Royal College of Nursing

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has opened a poll to members as to whether strike action would be appropriate. The poll, titled ‘Nursing pay: what should we do next?’ asks nurses’ opinions on the one percent cap on NHS pay, and what should happen next. The poll asks for...

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A simultaneous rise in depression and physical inactivity? No wonder…

A simultaneous rise in depression and physical inactivity? No wonder…

Physical activity has been universally recognised for decades as a method to improve physical health, trim the waistline, boost sex drive, and add years to our lives. But working up a sweat also works wonders for our grey matter. Somewhat confusingly, it actually makes us feel more energetic throughout the...

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Celebrities join 5,500 walkers in London for annual Royal Marsden Hospital March

Celebrities join 5,500 walkers in London for annual Royal Marsden Hospital March

Actor Larry Lamb, comedian Tim Vine and actor John Altman took part in the seventh annual Royal Marsden 14-mile or five-mile walk, to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The event has helped to raise over £8m for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity since 2011 and this March...

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New seven day GP services for Westminster residents

New seven day GP services for Westminster residents

Westminster residents can now book appointments to see a GP or practice nurse, seven days a week in new Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) push to help local people access routine medical appointments at times that suit them.   Patients can now arrange appointments with a GP or practice nurse...

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Malaria vaccine sparks new hopes of control

Malaria vaccine sparks new hopes of control

The devastating impact of malaria could be dramatically reduced after scientists from the University of Tübingen in Germany created a vaccine that, in limited trials, offered 100 percent protection against infection for at least 10 weeks after the final dose. The Tübingen study involved 67 healthy adults, with the best immune...

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Bluebird Care Westminster awarded £1.6m contract for 16,000 hours of care annually 

Bluebird Care Westminster awarded £1.6m contract for 16,000 hours of care annually 

The City of London Corporation has appointed Bluebird Care Westminster & City of London to provide up to 16,000 hours of person-centred care annually to service users in their own homes over the next five years in a contract worth over £1.6 million The City Corporation says its focus for 2017...

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Thousand strong march against closure of vital heart services at Royal Brompton hospital

Thousand strong march against closure of vital heart services at Royal Brompton hospital

On Saturday 18 March, more than 1,000 doctors, nurses and patients will take to the streets of Chelsea in protest against NHS England’s proposal to close the vital congenital heart disease (CHD) service at Royal Brompton Hospital. Royal Brompton operates the largest CHD service in the UK and consistently has...

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Medical centre makes annual £1 million donation to the NHS

Medical centre makes annual £1 million donation to the NHS

A unique medical centre said to “represent everything positive about privatisation” has been making £1m donations to the NHS annually for the last 12 years.  Neurology and Neurosurgery specialists Queen Square Private Healthcare is owned by the charitable arm of the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) trust.  It is the only business...

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