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Patient services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust are getting better - but improvement is still required.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest rate of abortions in the country last year, according to NHS figures published today.

There has been a drop in the number of women in Barking and Dagenham being screened for cervical cancer, according to NHS data.

In Barking and Dagenham there are 3,800 people at risk of losing their sight as a result of having diabetes, according to research by the Royal Institute of Blind People.

A former soldier from Dagenham who suffered two strokes that left him with life-changing disabilities will walk the distance of a marathon to raise funds for a health charity.

A mum and dad are carrying out their son’s dying wish by raising awareness of the rare form of cancer that took his life.

More than 275,000 people are battling high blood pressure across east London, and last month saw health agencies across the capital unite to take part in May Measurement Month to try to tackle the problem.

A consultation has launched asking residents for their views on proposed changes to community urgent care services.

Patients should be finding it easier to get a doctor’s appointment due the extended hours being offered by GPs working in the Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

A hospital trust has apologised to the family of a Dagenham grandmother whose painful death from bladder cancer the NHS watchdog ruled “avoidable”.

The number of pupils referred by their schools to Barking and Dagenham’s mental health trust has risen by over a third since 2014.

The Coventry University campus in Dagenham has just seen its first set of students complete a year of their course.

A paramedic from Barking has been honoured for saving the life of Britain’s youngest gunshot victim.

The MP for Dagenham and Rainham has spoken out about the importance of mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to ban junk food adverts on the capital’s trains and buses in a bid to crack down on “the ticking timebomb” of child obesity in the city.

A Barking schoolgirl has made a splash with her friends by winning a swimming lesson with double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington.

Staff employed by outsourcing giant Serco in east London hospitals yesterday staged a protest at the company’s board meeting over pay.

Pedal power and pads feature in two sports schemes aiming at help adults on recovery programmes get their lives back on track.

Children with learning disabilities are missing out on eye tests and the NHS is dragging its heels dealing with it, a charity said.

The council are appealing for people to check whether they have received the full course of MMR vaccinations.

Bosses at Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust have admitted the current state of its finances is “clearly not acceptable”, as a newly released report revealed the organisation is currently operating at a £481million deficit.

The National Health Service is calling for people to put forward the names of Windrush generation NHS workers for awards celebrating their contributions to the UK.

Barking and Dagenham Council has turned to a health programme in an effort to tackle the borough’s childhood obesity problems.

The NHS non-emergency helpline is sending an increasing number of people to emergency services, raising concerns about extra strain on A&E departments.

Spending on services for drug and alcohol addicts in Barking and Dagenham has been cut by more than £230,000, FOI figures have revealed.

Talented staff at Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust who have released a charity single to raise money for charity want to know, “what have you done today, to make you feel proud?”

Patients in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering have been trialling a new innovative new technology to help reduce the risk of patients developing diabetes.

The NHS trust responsible for Barking and Dagenham’s hospitals is taking part in a ground-breaking scheme hoping to encourage more black and ethnic minority candidates to apply for executive level jobs.

The family of a child who was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn have won their High Court claim against Barking’s hospital trust.

There were 209 serious incidents at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in two years, the latest figures show.

A man from Dagenham who was involved in a horrific motorbike accident last week remains in good spirits while he awaits further treatment, his family say.

Hospitals across east London are failing to report conflicts of interest of doctors and medical staff, new research reveals.

Recovering addicts in Barking and Dagenham will receive an improved service despite the closures of the only two permanent treatment facilities in Barking, says the borough’s new service provider.

London’s Air Ambulance treated 39 trauma patients in Barking and Dagenham last year.

There will soon be no permanent drug and alcohol treatment centre in Barking as the only two centres based there face closure.

Barking and Dagenham Council are urging smokers to take the first step towards kicking their habit by taking part in No Smoking Day tomorrow.

Without stepping outside the borough, four friends have walked from Barking to Barcelona, or rather the equivalent distance.

Nine days before Christmas, doctors told a father-of-five from Barking he had liver cancer. They gave him just days to live.

Children of a former factory worker from Dagenham are searching for their mum’s old workmates to help explain how she contracted the cancer that killed her.

Vulnerable residents were “deprived of their liberty” at a Barking care home slammed with a rating of “inadequate” by the health watchdog.

Children with coughs, colds, aches and pains should be taken to a pharmacy for treatment, not hospital.

Child obesity levels in Barking and Dagenham are the highest in the capital, a new survey reveals.

A kind-hearted community group in Rush Green has donated almost £500 to an intensive care unit for newborns.

Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust has been placed in financial special measures after an NHS investigation discovered “a rapid and significant deterioration” in its finances.

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