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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A landmark devolution deal was approved today allowing for greater integration between health and social care, meaning more people will be able to receive treatment in their own homes without having to go to hospital.

Essex Cricket are throwing their support behind Alcohol Awareness week by staging events in Barking.

Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust is having its finances formally investigated by the NHS after it was forced to take out a £15m bail-out loan from the NHS.

A Barking running club wants to help women over 30 build confidence, stay healthy and meet new friends.

Barking and Dagenham is London’s least active borough with 67 per cent of residents not participating in any sport, a study has found.

Experts believe one in six people across the UK will have a mental health crisis this week that could lead to them developing a serious disorder.

Barking has one of the lowest proportion of people with dementia than any other area in the UK.

MPs, council leaders and campaigners assembled at Redbridge Town Hall to protest against the planned closure of King George Hospital’s A&E department.

Advice, support and neck massages were laid on for hundreds of people who wanted to learn more about mental health in Barking yesterday as part of World Mental Health Day.

Barking and Dagenham’s healthcare commissioners are asking for the public’s thoughts on plans to stop funding minor procedures such as cataract surgery and osteopathy.

How to get your free flu jab

Friday, October 6, 2017

Barking and Dagenham residents are eligible for a free flu jab to help them stay well this winter.

Concerns have been raised over an “increasing number of serious incidents” at Barking and Dagenham’s NHS trust due to missed or delayed diagnoses for cancer.

A “mental health marketplace” is being held on World Mental Health Day to help people suffering with mental illness find and hold down jobs.

Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust has narrowly missed out on a £55m contract to take over a treatment centre, which will instead be run privately.

Contaminated blood victims have today won the right to sue the government in the High Court in a new legal case over the health disaster.

In the first in a series of monthly health specials, we look at north east London’s healthcare and discuss with local experts the biggest challenges it faces.

Plans to close the A&E service at King George Hospital will leave only one emergency unit for the borough, Barking and Dagenham council has warned.

Barking’s healthcare hub says it has found a cheap way to prevent up to 1,700 strokes each year.

An innovative programme that matches up residents in need of support with those who require somewhere to live is looking for participants in Barking and Dagenham.

A mental health service helping Barking and Dagenham’s vulnerable youngsters is one of just three healthcare schemes shortlisted for a national award celebrating its compassion and ambition.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

Cancer patients across the borough are benefiting from a new machine designed to make their treatment more comfortable.

A hospital trust that worked hard to come out of special measures, has hit a national patient target for the first time in three years.

The Biking Riverside cycle hub was launched yesterday with a day of speed, spokes and smoothies.

A hospital trust is encouraging people to become ward managers as part of a 10-year development scheme.

A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

It was a time for reflection at an NHS trust’s annual general meeting, looking back at a year of achievements.

Procedures including boob jobs and face lifts will no longer be funded by the NHS in the borough, as well as limited access to IVF treatment.

A hospital trust has been praised by health secretary Jeremy Hunt in a report focusing on the significant improvements it has made.

People across Barking and Dagenham are being urged to stay cool, hydrated and to check on vulnerable neighbours during the extreme hot weather predicted this week.

A care home is lending helping hands to carers of people over the age of 55.

A mother has raised concerns over plans to close a day centre which has performed “miracles” for her disabled son.

Welcoming a baby into the world is a profound, life-changing event, where much can be overwhelming.

Tory politician Iain Duncan Smith teamed up with a disabled teenager to raise awareness about young people “falling through the gaps” when transitioning to adult care services.

A campaigner is taking a landmark legal case against the government over the contaminated blood disaster - providing new hope that victims of the health scandal will finally receive justice.

Barking and Dagenham’s NHS trust managed to avoid the worst effects of Friday’s cyber attack by taking systems offline immediately, the Post can reveal.

In the wake of Friday’s cyber attack on the NHS, Barking and Dagenham’s health trust is urging patients to only visit A&E in real emergencies.

Residents have had their say on their vision for their healthy new town.

Two in three Britons have had mental health problems with young people being the worst affected age group, new research suggests.

Disabled mentors celebrated being able to help their peers at a buzzing launch on Friday.

London’s Air Ambulance treated 26 patients in Barking last year, making the IG11 postcode was the seventh busiest in the capital.

A former health secretary has presented evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

A mother whose son went into septic shock with meningitis after being turned away from A&E is fundraising for a specialist centre which saved his life.

A GP practice lagging behind the national average on care plans for schizophrenics and people with dementia was rated as “requires improvement”.

Barking and Dagenham is the fourth worst place to see a GP in England, a study out today shows.

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