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

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

A dance teacher from Barking has secured a £15,000 grant to bring her inspirational life story to the stage.

Chief nurse Kathryn Halford has met the majority of the royal family during her 37-year career - and she’s set to do so again when she picks up her OBE for services to nursing.

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.

Paramedic James Lafferty, 29, was recently honoured for saving the life of Britain’s youngest gunshot victim. He speaks about his aspiration for everyone to learn CPR.

Friday will mark the second anniversary of Pamela North’s death.

A tragic death which was totally avoidable if it wasn’t for a series of hospital blunders.

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.

Spring has brought me one very significant change: I am honoured to be elected chair of Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and to serve our residents.

The MP for Barking, Dame Margaret Hodge, said she’d support higher taxes if it meant more funding for the NHS.

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

A kids club is opening this summer in an effort to get Barking’s children more active.

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

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

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

Parents at Village Infants School in Dagenham were leafletted during Friday’s school run in a bid to raise awareness of school funding cuts.

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

New figures show we Brits are looking after our health more with vitamin supplements and natural remedies.

Barking and Dagenham Council’s human resource team are officially transforming the working environment.

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.

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.

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?”


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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