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An information and support stall was set up outside Barking Town Hall to mark World Menopause Day.

Barking and Dagenham Council will receive extra funding from the government to help ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest level of obesity among Year 6 pupils in England, with more than four in 10 an unhealthy weight.

Pupils from two secondary schools organised their own summit to mark world mental health day.

A son who lost his father and two uncles as a result of the contaminated blood scandal, has demanded the government establish a proper compensation scheme ahead of a public inquiry taking evidence next year.

A flag was raised outside the Town Hall of Barking and Dagenham Council today to mark the beginning of Baby Loss Awareness Week, amid calls to break the taboo and wall of silence that exists around the issue.

Barking’s Studio 3 Arts held a summit to mark the end of year-long fitness programme, Too Fat To Run?

Concerns have been raised about the measures being taken to protect pupils following an outbreak of tuberculosis at a Dagenham school.

The government has said sorry for the infected blood scandal at the inquiry into the treatment of thousands of people given products containing hepatitis and HIV.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

The inquiry into the infected blood scandal should learn from the “chilling” lessons of the Hillsborough football disaster, a lawyer representing almost 250 victims has said.

An inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which left at least 2,400 people dead has begun today.

Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust has appointed the former chief financial officer of British Airways as its new CFO.

Residents of Barking Riverside will receive on demand access to local NHS services as a result of a partnership between Care City, Britannia Pharmacy and NHS England.

The amount of doctors shifts that were left uncovered in BHRUT’s accident and emergency departments has doubled in the last year, research has revealed.

Doctors, nurses and families across east London are urging people to talk about organ donation as part of UK Organ Donation Week.

Friends of family of a Dagenham forklift driver who killed himself following failings by mental health services raised £500 in his memory at a charity football match.

The medical director of Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust has left the organisation, less than a month after an independent report into its leadership determined his position was potentially “unsustainable”.

An urgent care centre used by residents in Barking and Dagenham has been placed in special measures and rated ‘inadequate’ after inspectors found a number of “extremely concerning” safety issues.

Sainsbury’s is trialling a summer holiday multi-sports camp in Barking where children can play and eat a healthy lunch, all for £7.50 a day.

Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust is celebrating after hitting cancer treatment waiting time targets for an entire year – a benchmark that hasn’t been managed nationwide in almost 13 years.

Children in Barking and Dagenham are being offered counselling throughout the summer holidays.

A financial investigation by the NHS into Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust has blamed a “lack of clear leadership” for the organisation having to take a £20.7million emergency bail out last year.

“Our volunteers are the workforce of tomorrow and play a major role in making patients’ experiences the best it can be”.

The chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has announced he is leaving the organisation after four years “to seek new opportunities”.

A forklift driver found hanged in his home committed suicide after health services failed repeatedly “to fully assess his mental state”, an inquest found.

A cricket coaching programme to help people get their lives on track is being run by Essex Cricket in Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham Council has commissioned a £1.5 million environmently friendly heating system.

Free sanitary products are to be given to teenagers in Barking and Dagenham as part of a new pilot scheme aiming to end ‘period poverty’ in the borough.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

With more than 8,000 babies delivered each year midwives at Barking’s hospital Trust are endeavouring to ensure that mothers in the borough make the most out of their specialist services.

Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust will have to foot a £26 million bill after losing a dispute with its commissioners.

Supermarket staff helped to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS by donating £25,000 to a hospital.

One of the first women to join the London Ambulance Service has a very special crewmate - her son.

A cancer patient has paid tribute to the hospital staff helping her fight the disease on the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Tomorrow (Thursday), hospitals, GPs and other healthcare specialists across the country will celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, one of the UK’s greatest achievements.

Eight schools in Barking and Dagenham have picked up awards in this year’s Mayor of London ‘healthy living’ programme at City Hall today.

The government is urging schools to get pupils walking a mile a day in ambitious plans to halve childhood obesity by 2030.

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.

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