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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 and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust has announced the appointment of a former BT board member as its new chairman.

A march and rally is being held tomorrow to protest the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E.

What sport significantly improves physical and mental health, saves the NHS millions and is available for people to do every 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.

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.

When I first heard about the contaminated blood scandal I was horrified.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

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.

Q&A: Tracy Agidi, a 14-year-old poet

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Teenager Tracy Agidi has wasted no time in publishing her own poetry and is keen to highlight her positive experience living in the borough

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.

Tracy Agidi is a 14-year-old poet who recently had an anthology published.

Street Tag launches around Mayesbrook Park this week offering participants the chance to win a prize worth up to £1,000.

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.

Passengers have been venting their fury as they brace themselves for yet more travel disruption, with the Overground line to Gospel Oak set for its second period of extended closure.

Stars from EastEnders have pledged their support for a two-year-old girl with a rare childhood cancer.

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

The top police officer in charge of tackling acid attacks in Barking and Dagenham, and across the capital, this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed – and tougher sentences for those carrying them.

From today, pregnant women will be asked to provide two forms of identification when they attend Queen’s Hospital’s maternity care department.

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.

Carers recommended an elderly Dagenham woman remain permanently in bed - because her housing association failed to replace a broken hoist which gets her up in the morning.

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