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  • Stay well this winter

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is supporting the 2016 NHS Stay Well This Winter campaign. The Stay Well This Winter campaign is a joint initiative from NHS England and Public Health England, to help people with long-term health conditions and those over 65 prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses.

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  • Join us for an annual event to celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital are holding an annual ‘Light up a Life’ event, which is a non-religious occasion to celebrate and remember loved ones and patients who are no longer with us. The service includes a minute’s silence, music and readings, followed by refreshments.

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October 2016

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  • Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex fighting flu this winter

    Staff at Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex University Hospital are together working hard to reduce the spread of seasonal influenza (flu) this winter by vaccinating as many frontline staff as possible. The trust had the second highest uptake up-take last winter from its staff for the flu jab and since starting the campaign on 3 October some 744 / 23% of front line staff have been vaccinated already.

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  • Trust leading the way in research

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has once again seen a boost in the number of studies offered to patients. According to league tables published today the Trust came third in North West London for the number of research studies opened in 2015/16 and second after Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust when it came to the increase in the number of studies compared to the previous year and fifth in the country.

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  • Notice of election to our Council of Governors

    The Trust gives notice that it will hold elections to the Council of Governors of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Elections are held in the following constituencies...

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September 2016

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  • Staff Awards 2016 a success!

    Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners at the staff awards which took place on Wednesday 28 September. Thank you to everyone who helped organise the evening and to all of our judges who had the difficult task of choosing our winners.

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  • Hot weather - what you need to know

    Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. We are currently experiencing some particularly high temperatures—make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.

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  • Hospital backs dementia campaign

    West Middlesex University Hospital is backing a dementia-friendly campaign. The hospital has introduced more flexible arrangements for carers visiting their loved ones who have dementia.

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  • Suspension of industrial action – services run as normal next week

    The British Medical Association (BMA) has suspended the industrial action planned for the week of 12 September. This means that all services will run as normal – if you have an appointment or planned operation booked for next week please be assured that it will go ahead as detailed in your appointment letter.

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August 2016

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  • Pathology services in North West London strengthened by merger

    Pathology services in three North West London Trusts have joined forces to create a modern and more efficient service. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have agreed to consolidate their pathology services to better manage demand, standardise operations, improve value for money and make use of new technologies.

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  • Hot weather this week—what you need to know

    Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. This weekend and early next week is expected to see particularly high temperatures—make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.

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  • New cardiology service set to benefit local community

    A brand new service for people with heart conditions is set to bring a range of benefits to the local community. West Middlesex University Hospital is expanding its existing cardiology service so that patients, as well as their family and friends, will no longer need to travel to other hospitals for diagnosis and treatment of common heart conditions.

July 2016

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  • RideLondon—Sunday 31 July road closures

    On the 30 and 31 July, Prudential RideLondon, a world-class festival of cycling, is taking place in central London and Surrey. On Saturday 30 July the Freecycle is taking place around central London and on Sunday 31 July the RideLondon Surrey 100, RideLondon-Surrey 46 and RideLondon Classic take place throughout London and Surrey.
  • Hospital staff take on 100 mile cycling challenge for bowel cancer

    Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Peter Dawson, and Colorectal Nurse Endoscopist, Charlotte Dawson from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are cycling the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile challenge on Sunday 31st July to raise awareness and fundraise for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer.

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  • Cardiac cath lab coming soon to West Mid

    We are developing a new cardiac diagnostic and interventional service to be based at West Middlesex University Hospital. This new service will bring a number of benefits to patients, as well as their family and friends, who will no longer need to travel further to other hospitals for diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Hot weather—what you need to know

    Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know.

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June 2016

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  • High obesity rates put children in Hounslow at higher risk of diabetes

    In the London Borough of Hounslow, nearly a quarter of children (23.9%) in Year 6 are classified obese, worse than the average in England, and nearly 22% of adults in Hounslow are obese. Comparing obesity data in Hounslow to the national picture and neighbouring Richmond Upon Thames, it is apparent that there is a continued increase in obesity in Hounslow.

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  • Safe sex over the summer

    Condoms—don’t leave home without them! Over the summer season of holidays and festivals it can be easier to get carried away and have unprotected sex, which could lead to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or unintended pregnancy. Dr Caroline G. Turner, Specialty Doctor in Genito-Urinary Medicine, gives essential advice on staying safe this summer.

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  • Members are invited to diabetes talk at West Middlesex University Hospital

    Foundation Trust members are invited to learn about diabetes at an upcoming health education event hosted by clinicians at West Middlesex University Hospital. Incidence of diabetes is relatively high in Hounslow and Richmond—with 1 in 5 of the hospital’s inpatients patients having the condition—making education essential in preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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  • State-of-the-art NHS hubs now offer seven day GP appointments

    Everyone in Kensington and Chelsea and Queen’s Park and Paddington now has access to GP and practice nursing services seven days a week at one of two special hubs, thanks to a new service commissioned by NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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  • An impressive start for West Mid’s new emergency surgery services

    West Middlesex University Hospital’s recently launched innovative service for patients with surgical problems is proving extremely successful. Early results, after the first few months of running, indicate that the new Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) and Emergency Surgical Ambulatory Care (ESAC) service are performing well and making a real difference to patient care.

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  • New qualification enables overseas nurses to gain UK nursing registration

    Staff at West Middlesex University Hospital with overseas nursing qualifications are benefiting from an exciting partnership between Middlesex University London and Health Education England: North West London (HEE:NWL), which will enable them to achieve registration with the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

April 2016

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  • Information about this week’s junior doctors strike

    The British Medical Association has confirmed further dates of proposed strike action. This means there will be a full withdrawal of labour—including emergency services—between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 and again on Wednesday 27 April.

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  • Junior doctors’ strike—what you need to know

    The British Medical Association has confirmed further dates of proposed strike action. This means that, from 8am on Wednesday 6 April until 8am on Friday 8 April, junior doctors will only be providing emergency care at hospitals across England for this 48 hour period.

March 2016

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  • Chelsea and Westminster nurses training at top UK faculty

    It has been announced this week that King’s College London, who collaborate closely with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been ranked as the best Nursing Faculty in the UK and amongst the top ten in the world, according to the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

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  • World TB Day: Be TB Aware!

    The specialist Tuberculosis (TB) team at West Middlesex University Hospital are raising awareness for World TB Day this Thursday 24 March, with Hounslow continuing to have one of the highest TB rates in London.

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  • Upcoming junior doctors strikes

    The British Medical Association has confirmed further dates of proposed strike action. This means that, from 8am on Wednesday 9 March until 8am on Friday 11 March, junior doctors will only be providing emergency care at hospitals across England for this 48 hour period.

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February 2016

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  • Molly a patient’s best friend

    At Chelsea and Westminster Hospital we have introduced the PAT (Pets As Therapy) Dog First Programme in the stroke ward thanks to a former patient Amanda who understood the value of stimulating patients’ interaction with her lovely dog Humphrey.
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital marks World Cancer Day

    On Thursday 4 February Chelsea and Westminster Hospital joined people across the world to mark World Cancer Day with a stand in the main atrium where members of the public, relatives, patients and staff can come and talk to members of our cancer team to find out more about our services and development in the treatment of cancer.

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January 2016

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  • Safe Place scheme launched

    The innovative Safe Place scheme was recently launched at both West Middlesex Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals.

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  • West Mid midwife recognised for Unicef work

    Katie Arneil, Infant Feeding Coordinator at West Middlesex University Hospital, has been recognised for her work with Unicef UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative and treated to an afternoon of special treats and surprises by Marks & Spencer to say thank you.

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  • Carol-singing and present-giving

    Following on from the great success of my idea last year at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, [Staff Governor] Lou and I rallied together all the people we could to give gifts.

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  • Union J joins Christmas party at Chelsea Children’s Hospital

    Being in hospital for any length of time can be very hard, for the child and also their family. Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity is delighted to have funded a Christmas party for the children and young people who have been treated at Chelsea Children’s Hospital over the current year.

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