The Independent London Newspaper
26th June 2017

Health

    Warning as parents are told supplies of TB vaccine for babies are running out

    Tulip Siddiq learned of the dwindling supplies when she took her own daughter in for a BCG injection

    Published: 17 July, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    SUPPLIES of the tuberculosis vaccine are “close to exhaustion” and only the highest risk babies are being inoculated in Camden, the New Journal can reveal.

    Concerns over Whittington hospital partner

    Whittington Hospital

    Published: 4 July, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    HEALTH chiefs have warned the top boss of the Whittington they have “profound concerns” that a controversial new estates strategy is being pushed through without asking the public.

    Sharp shock of having diabetes in the 1950s

    Royal Free patient John Bailey

    Published: 23 June, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    JOHN Bailey has been a patient at the Royal Free Hospital since 1950 when he was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of seven.

    Arson charge after blaze at hospital secure unit

    Published: 10 June, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A WOMAN has been charged with arson after a fire gutted a recently-refurbished secure unit at Highgate Mental Health Centre, writes Tom Foot.

    Whittington Hospital set to take on private partner

    The Whittington Hospital

    Published: 10 June, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    CASH-strapped Whittington Hospital chiefs have agreed to team up with a profit-making company in a new private finance initiative-style deal.

    Woman who devotes spare time to mental health patients – and won them more time to eat!

    Camden Town resident Saira Nawaz with her award for being ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in 2014

    Published: 10 June, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    WITH mental health budgets bearing the brunt of austerity-driven NHS funding cuts, the role of committed volunteers to dignified human relationships with patients has become of great importance.&nb

    Princess Anne opens new heart scanning unit at Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead

    Princess Anne meets staff at the Royal Free Hospital

    Princess Anne meets staff at the Royal Free Hospital

    Published: 7 June, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    PRINCESS Anne has opened a new centre for specialist heart scanning at the Royal Free Hospital.

    Cancer patient begins fund-raising after being told by NHS that it will not pay for breakthrough drug

    Mo Haque, yesterday, being treated in hospital

    Published: 2 June, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A FITNESS fanatic who was stunned by a colon cancer diagnosis was told he needs to find £200,000 if he wants to access potentially life-saving treatment.

    Royal Free hands patient data to Google

    Published: 7 May, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    THE Royal Free has agreed to hand over all hospital patient data to Google so the company can create a new commercial range of artificial intelligence healthcare products.

    NHS protesters picket Virgin Care HQ and private health conference

    Protesters descend on the Virgin Care HQ [Pic: Michael Shaw]

    Published: 28 March, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    SUPPORTERS of the junior doctors’ strike unfurled an NHS banner outside the headquarters of a private healthcare company before moving into a second protest where they clashed with security g

    Kentish Town GP: 'Jeremy Hunt should win prize for biggest NHS cock-up of the century'

    Former mayor Gloria Lazenby on the picket line at UCLH, and inset: Dr Marek Koperski

    Published: 28 April, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A SENIOR GP at a Kentish Town surgery has taunted health secretary Jeremy Hunt, saying he should win a special prize for masterminding “the biggest organisational cock-up of the century&rdquo

    Royal Free researchers try to unlock twins' Parkinson's disease mystery

    Royal Free researchers try to unlock twins' Parkinson's disease mystery

    Twin brothers Paul (left) and Peter Rodriguez

    Published: 28 April, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A JAZZ musician who played piano with Amy Winehouse is on a quest to find out why his twin brother does not have his genetic disease, Parkinson’s.

    Cancer survivor who received marriage proposal in intensive care looks forward to big day

    Sheena Gibbs with Marie Curie occupational therapist Nicola Tinsley and Acorn se

    Sheena Gibbs with Marie Curie occupational therapist Nicola Tinsley and Acorn service engineer Sean Malee

    Published: 22 April, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A CARER who received an unexpected marriage proposal after she was diagnosed with cancer is in remission and preparing for her big day. 

    GP deal is won by not-for-profit docs

    Published: 8 April, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    CAMPAIGNERS are claiming a major victory against NHS privatisation after Camden’s out-of-hours GP contract was awarded to a not-for-profit group of local doctors.

    I was told I'd never be nurse: Woman recovers from brain surgery to clinch job at neurology hospital

    Published: 31 March, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A FEW years ago Jenny Marshall was recovering from brain surgery in the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery.