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A Dagenham-based charity working across east London has been awarded close to £300,000 to help young people most at risk from poor mental health.

The chief executive of a healthcare organisation providing GPs and other services across east London has promised he will continue searching for innovative new ways to meet the challenges the area faces.

NHS staff at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust took more than five weeks' worth of sick leave because of drug or alcohol abuse last year.

An autistic Dagenham man has won back the car he depends on.

NHS leaders have secured funding to open a new early diagnosis centre in March 2020 - the first of its kind in the country.

A Dagenham autism charity has won £90,000 to continue a programme that's often the first port of call for parents after their children are diagnosed with the condition.

There were 21,591 babies born in east London in 2018, and now the Office for National Statistics has revealed the number of births in each borough.

Fingerprint drug testing is being used to support health and justice rehabilitation services in the borough.

A scheme offering free NHS MOTs that can help spot a range of health conditions has been rolled out to eight more pharmacies.

When London's Air Ambulance landed at West Ham's training ground, it wasn't to tend to an injured player.

The NHS trust which runs Queen's and King George hospitals is on the lookout for a passionate member of the public to be the new chairman or chairwoman of its Patient Partnership Council.

More than 100 patients have gone missing from mental health hospitals at the North East London NHS Foundation Trust in the past two years.

People young and old from across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge came together at Queen's Hospital on Saturday (20 July) for a special anti-knife crime event.

Biomedical scientists are planning to take industrial action against the NHS trust that runs King George and Queen's hospitals following a dispute over shift changes.

A hospital director who turned around "one of the worst midwifery departments" in the UK has received a university's top honour.

Clinical commissioning groups in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge have been taken out of financial special measures.

A sight loss awareness-raising event is to take place before the launch of a new support group.

A Barking charity is trying to raise £10,000 to support young women facing period poverty and, at the same time, help save the planet.

An open day to raise awareness of macular disease will take place ahead of the launch of a new peer support group in Barking.

A Dagenham school has scooped a national award for their work to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.

Youngsters and their parents have been invited to take part in knife crime workshops at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

A black dog is standing vigil in a Barking secondary school in an effort to get pupils talking about mental health.

Two Barking and Dagenham schools have won prizes for their work keeping pupils healthy.

Patient satisfaction has fallen at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust over the last year, with doctors warning of "relentless pressure" building across the NHS.

Thousands of people across east London are being offered a free lung health MOT as part of the UK's largest ever lung cancer screening study.

There were more preventable serious medical mistakes made at Barking and Dagenham's NHS hospital trust last month than there were in the whole of last year, it has been revealed.

An NHS trust and doctor's surgery have been slammed for missing opportunities to help a 10-year-old schoolgirl who died of a severe asthma attack even though she had seen medics 48 times before.

People in east London are invited to have their say on proposals to move Moorfields Eye Hospital from its century-old site to a new facility at St Pancras Hospital.

Concerns have been raised about the standards of staff training and medical education at Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

Primary pupils in Dagenham were put through their paces by a former international basketball player.

The council is reviewing how it pays for care after a woman was overcharged when her mother moved into a home for the elderly.

Barking and Dagenham GPs have urged residents to seek help if body image is causing them stress.

The mother of an autistic man has said he will be a prisoner in his own home when the government takes away the car he depends on to get around.

A doctor has apologised after hospital staff failed to tell the family of a Ford Dagenham striker about a fall she suffered before her death.

King George Hospital's Emergency Urgent Care Centre (EUCC) has been taken out of special measures after receiving the rating six months ago.

A kidney charity has teamed up with two utilities companies to make sure vulnerable people get extra help during power cuts.

Peter Phillips is hoping to run his longest ever race while supporting a charity he knows first-hand makes a difference this year.

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

A legal eagle is running the marathon to prove his wife wrong - for once.

A watchdog has raised concerns about chemotherapy services at Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT).

East London boroughs have higher numbers of people who smoke according to data from Public Health England.

A GP practice in Barking has been rated 'inadequate' by the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

GPs are reminding people in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge they can book appointments over the whole Easter holiday period.

A Dagenham charity has hosted health secretary Matt Hancock as part of effort to raise the profile of autism.

The NHS trust which runs Queen's Hospital has reached an £11m High Court settlement with a 12-year-old boy who was left disabled by a brain injury suffered during birth.

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