East Barnet Health Centre improvement works – update for building users

East Barnet Health Centre in north London is temporarily closed to enable structural works to take place. NHS Property Services would like to update building users on our ongoing plans for this building. GP patients are advised to continue to refer any questions to their practice representative in the first instance: As landlords we take our responsibilities to patients and tenants extremely seriously. In September 2014 we wrote to all…

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London centre in the running for prestigious award

A health and leisure centre built in an innovative partnership between the NHS and a local council has been shortlisted for an award. West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre, in South London, has made it through to the final stage of the Health Service Journal Awards, in the “Improved Partnerships Between Health and Local Government” category. The £14.2 million centre, which houses a swimming pool, fitness suite, GPs and a…

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A right royal award for London’s Liliana

Left to right: Liliana Jenaru, Keith Lambert and Issa Tahhan of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, and Sue Pritchard, Liliana’s tutor at South Thames College.

A London staff member rubbed shoulders with royalty when she visited Buckingham Palace to receive an award for outstanding achievement in her vocational training. Liliana Jenaru, Team Leader Support Officer in North East London, was presented with an award by The Princess Royal in recognition of her hard work during the first two levels of her City and Guilds Facilities Services Apprenticeship, completed at South Thames College while working for…

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Former Olympic health centre hosts partnership launch

An iconic NHS Property Services building was chosen as the launch venue for a new partnership aimed at reducing health inequalities in East London. The Guttmann Academic Partnership brings together experts from across the healthcare and academic sectors to support projects to improve the health of residents in Newham – London’s most deprived borough. The launch event was held at the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre, which sits…

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Report to explore new uses for derelict London nursing home

A long-derelict former North London nursing home could soon be put to new use. The company inherited the vacant Marie Foster site in Barnet in April 2013, and is keen to see the site put back into use. Local firm North London Estate Partnerships has been appointed to carry out a feasibility study, which will look into all the potential options for the site including housing and healthcare provision. Tony…

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Expansion of London health centre begins

Work has begun on a project to expand a North West London health centre and provide much-needed extra space for its tenants. Contractors have stripped out the old Post Office building next-door to Hesa Primary Care Centre in Hayes, Hillingdon, and it has been knocked through to create an annex to the health centre. One of the two GP practices based in the building will move into the old Post…

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Patients and staff give their thoughts on London health centre furniture

An artist's impression of Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing

Future patients and staff of a new London health centre have been given a chance to test out the furniture for the building and have their say. Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing in White City is due to open in 2014, and before the furniture is commissioned a showcase has been held at the local community centre to get people’s thoughts. The well-attended event attracted residents from the local…

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Iconic London health centre turns 75

Residents and architecture enthusiasts came together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of London’s most iconic healthcare buildings. Finsbury Health Centre was built in 1938 and designed by renowned modernist architect Berthold Lubetkin, with an aim to provide quality healthcare for people living in central London’s slums. Today it is still a working health centre and more than 150 people turned out for a party in honour of the…

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