Appeal for blood plasma donations as London moves from ‘medium’ to ‘high’ Covid alert level

The NHS Blood and Transplant service is appealing for donations from people who have recovered from coronavirus to help save lives as London moves from "medium" to "high" alert. NHS Blood Donor Centre, 26 Margaret Street. “If you’ve had coronavirus, donation is a way you can help London during the lockdown," says an NHS Blood …

Portraits for NHS Heroes, an online exhibition at The Fitzrovia Chapel

The Fitzrovia Chapel, in Pearson Square, is hosting a virtual exhibition entitled “Portraits for NHS Heroes” showcasing portraits of NHS staff, created during the current crisis. There is some very accomplished work on display, elegantly complemented by the Chapel’s extravagant interior. The Net Gallery in partnership with Tom Croft have created the virtual exhibition at …

Floral rainbow at UCH Euston Road to thank and reassure the public that the NHS is here for all patients

Floral rainbow.

A giant floral display in the colours and shape of a rainbow is on display outside University College Hospital, Euston Road, to say thanks and reassure the public that the NHS is open to all patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cheryl Lobo, UCLH cancer doctor, along with her colleagues Joanna Franks and Sohier Elneil, were …

Say thanks to NHS staff during coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pod sign.

A round of applause will take place tonight (Thursday 26 March) to give thanks to the NHS staff working tirelessly during the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers of "Clap for our Carers" are asking everyone to clap at 8pm from your front door, window, balcony, garden or wherever you are. The event follows similar rounds of applause …

New plans for mental health services in Camden and Islington

Front of building with sign.

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust are consulting on plans to change mental health services and build a new hospital and community health hubs, a project to be partly funded by the sale of a property at Tottenham Mews in Fitzrovia. The consultation is seeking the public's views on moving patient beds from St Pancras …

A readable public sector how-to for council officers and Whitehall mandarins

Part of book cover.

Book review -- The Public Sector: Managing the Unmanageable, by Alexander Stephenson. Reviewed by Amaan Ali The public sector concerns us all at this very delicate time in British politics. The NHS is poised to be the major election issue in May. Moreover, a still sluggish economy is bringing yet more critics to call public expenditure …

Private laboratory in Fitzrovia drains blood from NHS hospitals

By News Reporters A private laboratory in Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia, is about to take control of the pathology service overseeing blood tests at the Royal Free and University College London hospitals, reports Tom Foot in this week's Camden New Journal. The Doctors Laboratory who are also founder members of The Fitzrovia Partnership Business Improvement Disctrict (BID) …