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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.

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?”

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