The Independent London Newspaper
13th December 2017

Health

    Award for engineer who has worked at Royal Free Hospital for 40 years

    Stephen Ainger, non-executive director of the Hampstead NHS Trust, John Coughlan

    Stephen Ainger, non-executive director of the Hampstead NHS Trust, John Coughlan, and director of nursing Deborah Sanders

    Published: 19 January, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    HE was first hired as a plumber when the Royal Free Hospital was built, and he was there when it was opened by the Queen in 1972.

    ‘Euston on track for more air pollution’ – warning over HS2 and Crossrail 2

    HS2 Train

    Cllr Flick Rea has put forward a motion calling for special monitoring of air pollution levels around Euston, ahead of the proposed HS2 development

    Sectioned mental health patients in Camden will be forced to give up smoking

    No smoking

    Camden and Islington Foundation Trust has become one of the first in the country to stop offering supervised smoking breaks to inpatients.

    Published: 16 January, 2015
    By TOM FOOT
     

    PEOPLE ‘sectioned’ in Camden will be forced to give up smoking under new rules.

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt abandons visit to Whittington Hospital amid protest plans

    Jeremy Hunt

    Jeremy Hunt could not come to the Whittington due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

    Published: 13 January, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    UNDER-FIRE Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt scrapped plans for a tour of the Whittington Hospital's new emergency care department after a major protes

    Camden hospitals miss four hour target for seeing accident and emergency patients

    The Royal Free says the closure of Chase Farm A&E contributed to missed targets

    Published: 7 January, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    STAFF at the Royal Free have warned board chiefs that the “closure of neighbouring accident and emergency departments” was to blame for ma

    Royal Free scientists believe they are "one step closer" to cure for Type 1 Diabetes

    Prof Lucy Walker at work

    Published: 6 January, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    RESEARCH scientists at the new institute in the Royal Free say they have made a giant leap towards discovering a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

    Learning disabilities charity appeals for volunteers to help prevent sex offence cases

    Published: 6 January, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A CHARITY is looking for volunteers to help young people with learning disabilities who display “sexually harmful behaviour”.

    Work on Ebola vaccine should have started years ago, Frank Dobson tells government

    Work on Ebola vaccine should have started years ago, Dobson tells government

    Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson said that a vaccine for Ebola should have already been worked on

    Published: 6 January, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    FRANK Dobson has warned that an Ebola vaccine “should have been looked for years ago” and urged the Government to plough funds into a pioneering research project based in Camden.

    Royal Free patients reassured they are not in danger as Ebola treatment continues

    Dr Mike Jacobs at the Royal Free unit.

    Dr Mike Jacobs at the Royal Free unit

    Published: 5 January, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    PATIENTS worried about catching ebola in the Royal Free Hospital have been reassured “there is no danger” and that the Hampstead hospital is “open for business as usual”.

    Nurse Pauline Cafferkey treated at Royal Free for Ebola after return from Sierra Leone

    The Royal Free has an isolation unit to treat Ebola patients

    Published: 30 December, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    THE Royal Free’s isolation unit chief has said the system of transferring Ebola patients in and out of the Hampstead hospital could be “improved further” despite a dummy run last

    IT switch at Royal Free hospital 'threatens patient care'

    Consultants have voiced fears over scanning of patients’ records into computer system 

    Published: 15 December, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    A LEAKED report has revealed senior hospital consultants’ concerns that a massive programme to scan millions of pages of medical records into a new computer system could be putting patients a

    Wrong message? Fried chicken bar opens inside Whittington Hospital

    Fried chicken and onion rings are available at Yard Bird

    Published: 11 December, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    NHS staff say their bosses are sending out the wrong message on healthy eating by allowing a fast food-style fried chicken bar to open inside the Whittington Hospital.

    Royal Free to ban political photo-shoots ahead of General Election

    Lib Dem Maajid Nawaz, Tory Simon Marcus and Labour's Tulip Siddiq may find it hard to get a snap inside the Royal Free

    Published: 3 December, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    POLITICIANS wanting to pose for photos drinking tea with nurses or landing a smacker on a newborn baby will not be allowed in the Royal Free in the build up to May’s General Election.

    Former postman hit by car says carer kids need more help

    David Horn-Marquez was hit by a car in 2003

    Published: 24 November, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    A FORMER postman signed off work with disabilities since he was run over by a car on his rounds is calling for more to be done for children who look after their parents.

    Vaping cafe opens in Somers Town

    Claire Riddington’s café in Somers Town has a selection of vaping flavours

    Published: 24 November, 2014
    By TOM FOOT

    ENTREPRENEUR Claire Riddington kicked her heavy smoking habit around three years ago thanks to vaping sticks.