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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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.

Run, jump and have fun this February half term with a range of free sports sessions for kids.

A young volunteer from Dagenham who is still studying for his A-levels has been working to improve care for children and young people in hospital.

People in Barking and Dagenham are 61 per cent more likely to have a chronic lung disease which has been associated with air pollution, compared to the London average.

Women in Barking and Dagenham are being urged to attend regular cervical cancer screening appointments.

Celebrations are underway as the rating of the trust providing mental heath care for Barking and Dagenham residents has been upgraded by inspectors.

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

Pioneering senior nurses at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) have been inspired by a Hollywood film to start the country’s first nurse mentoring service.

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust millions of pounds a year.

Ambulances were forced to wait up to an hour at A&E 990 times last month, with emergency patients stranded inside the vehicles waiting to be admitted.

The swimming pools at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre have reopened.

Organ transplants have been performed on 151 people from Barking and Dagenham in the past decade, new figures have revealed - but there are still 39 people from the borough on the waiting list.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust came dangerously close to running out of beds over the Christmas period, new figures reveal.

Residents are being urged to only use A&E as a last resort while the annual winter pressure causes an increase in patients.

Patients could be affected by delays of non-urgent procedures at King George Hospital, Goodmayes and Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, until January 31, due to winter pressures.

The amount of revenue Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust made from car parking fees has been revealed today.

Here is a list of all the pharmacies across Barking and Dagenham that are open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day this year.

The mother of a Dagenham baby with a rare condition has launched a crowdfunding campaign to giver her daughter the “best Christmas present ever” — specialist treatment not provided on the NHS.

Only seven per cent of Barking and Dagenham’s opiate addicts were given potentially life saving medication last year, a charity has found.

Maternity services at Newham University Hospital require improvement, the health watchdog has declared - but are no longer inadequate.

The birth of every baby is special - but for staff at the Barking Community Birthing Centre, little Sharleen Islam’s birth was even more special than usual.

A former factory worker from Dagenham who is dying from an asbestos-related condition is appealing for his ex-work colleagues to help him in a possible legal bid for compensation.

GPs in Barking and Dagenham will stop prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens and anti-malarial medication as part of a £3.75million cost-cutting drive.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt paid a flying visit to Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust on Friday (December 8) to hear how staff have been pioneering improvements to patient safety.

The trust which runs Queen’s Hospital has been recognised by NHS England as a nationwide example of how end of life care should be administered.

Plans to close a Redbridge A&E, which would have seen Queen’s Hospital require millions of pounds of upgrades, have been halted after health bosses ordered an immediate review of the decision.

A group of veteran doctors at Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust have urged bosses to deal with a host of behind-the-scenes issues they claim have left staff “isolated, intimidated and fearful”.

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.

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