Fundraising fancy dress for cancer

Fundraising fancy dress for cancer

A woman who is three quarters through her cancer treatment will be going head-to-toe in fancy dress for her last appointment. All to raise money for The Royal Marsden Hospital who have supported her throughout the course of her treatment. Georgina Swallow, 26, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hogkin’s Lymphoma...

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‘Red letter day’ for IVF in the UK

‘Red letter day’ for IVF in the UK

More than 100,000 people are heading to Downing Street to end the ‘post-code lottery’ on IVF treatment. Jessica Hepburn, activist and author of The Pursuit of Motherhood, and theatre producer Gabby Vautier, marked it ‘red letter day’ as part of the official launch of their 2019 ‘Fertility Fest’, this morning....

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Sutton to see £30m investment for state-of-the-art Cancer Hub

Sutton to see £30m investment for state-of-the-art Cancer Hub

A multimillion Cancer Hub initiative has secured land in a south London borough, accelerating the UK’s mission to remain a leader in cancer research after leaving the EU. The £30m collaboration between the Institute of Cancer Research and London Borough of Sutton is supported by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation...

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Pensioners’ Patriarch: Gary Lashko, CEO of Royal Hospital Chelsea

Pensioners’ Patriarch: Gary Lashko, CEO of Royal Hospital Chelsea

Rarely do the words ‘royalty’ and ‘modesty’ go hand in hand. Standing atop a marble plinth in the main courtyard of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea is a gilded statue of King Charles II, garbed in Roman military gear. Presented to the King by Tobias Rustat in 1682, the looming 7ft6...

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Conditions you didn’t know your dentist could spot

Conditions you didn’t know your dentist could spot

To mark World Oral Health Day (20 March), Dr Kamala Aydazadas, dentist at Bupa Dental Care on Kensington High Street is on a mission to raise awareness of the importance of regular dental check-ups. People are usually unaware of this, but aside from the common teeth-related issues, there’s a whole host...

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New migraine drug could ‘halve’ the length of attacks

New migraine drug could ‘halve’ the length of attacks

A new migraine drug that can halve the length of attacks has been hailed as “the start of real change” in how the condition is treated. Erenumab, a laboratory-made antibody that blocks a neural brain pathway called CGRP, is the first drug in 20 years proven to prevent migraine attacks....

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Autumnal Health Tips

Autumnal Health Tips

The UK has been blessed with one of its best summers in recent memory, but the transition to autumn can be a challenge. To help ease the change, we have put together some autumnal wellness tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical!)...

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Cases of Mumps and Measles on the rise throughout London

Cases of Mumps and Measles on the rise throughout London

There has been a dramatic rise in reported cases of mumps, particularly in teenagers and young adults across London, public health officials warned. Public Health England (PHE), alongside the NHS, are investigating after nearly 450 cases were reported between January 1 and May 30 this year. This is an increase...

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Breathe Easy Week: Westminster campaigns for cleaner air

Breathe Easy Week: Westminster campaigns for cleaner air

This Breathe Easy Week 12-18 June, the British Lung Foundation’s (BLF) local lung health support group, Breathe Easy Westminster will be campaigning for cleaner air. The week coincides with National Clean Air Day, 15 June. Westminster is one of the most polluted boroughs in London, with some roads, such as Oxford Street and the Strand,...

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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust names new chief executive

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust names new chief executive

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has appointed Ian Dalton CBE as its new chief executive. Dalton brings extensive leadership experience gained in very senior roles within the NHS and the wider health sector. He was chief operating officer and deputy chief executive at NHS England and, prior to that, chief...

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