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People who urgently need to see a doctor or nurse this winter can book appointments on the weekends and bank holidays including Christmas Day.

A Dagenham charity which helps expectant autistic mums has won a national award.

Get over your fear of dying and come along to a Death Cafe at King George Hospital in Goodmayes to have a cuppa and some cake and find the surprising positive side to the taboo topic.

The chief nurse at the NHS trust which runs Queen's and King George hospitals has been awarded an honorary doctorate of science from the University of East London in recognition of her outstanding service.

GPs in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, and Redbridge are encouraging people to have a free HIV test to ensure everyone living with the condition can receive the right support to stay healthy.

East London's NHS trusts pay millions to patients claiming compensation for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose illnesses and conditions, NHS data shows.

A new study has revealed the impact dementia will have on east London by 2030.

The chief financial officer of Barking, Havering and Redbridge's hospital trust has stepped down as a result of failing to deliver savings at a suitable pace.

East London's A&E departments are struggling to keep up with demand as national waiting times hit their worst level since 2011.

The family of a father who died of cancer has described the comfort they feel after his corneas donation helped others "see again".

Strike action at Queen's and King George hospitals has been suspended while the unions resume talks with management staff at the hospital trust.

The blood testing departments at Queen's and King George Hospitals will be closed next week to protect patients' safety while some biomedical scientists go out on strike in a row over new shift patterns.

Two of east London's largest NHS hospital trusts are to receive £45million of additional capital loan funding from the government to help complete building upgrades and buy new equipment.

Sixty neighbourhoods in Barking and Dagenham are among the 20pc most "deprived" in England, according to government figures.

People living in Barking, Havering and Redbridge will now be able to receive NHS-funded IVF treatment from a hospital trust closer to home.

Young architects from the University of East London have designed a shed for marginalised and excluded men, young people and volunteers in Barking.

Barking & Dagenham College has signed up to a new national mental health and wellbeing charter.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) faced fines of up to £18,000 last year for breaking rules which ban mixed-sex wards.

Patients, staff and other visitors to Queen's and King George hospitals might have noticed something different this week, as the borough's NHS trust celebrated national Play in Hospital Week.

More landlords are banning renters keeping dogs in their properties, with aptly-named Barking of all places listed as one of the worst areas.

The NHS hospital trust that runs Queen's and King George hospitals has introduced a new team of specialists to support children living with asthma in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

Boroughs in east London are projected to overshoot the government's "smoke free" targets by more than 20 years.

A nurse at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS hospital trust put his expertise to good use earlier this month when he saved the life of a man who had a heart attack at the wheel of his car in Brentwood.

A mother has shared the story of how her daughter saved five lives after her death.

The health trust in charge of Queen's and King George Hospitals has revealed it is forming an NHS group with north east London's mental health trust - but chiefs insist the move should not be seen as a merger.

The NHS trust responsible for mental health support services in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge has had its quality rating cut from Good to Requires Improvement by health watchdogs.

As part of Organ Donation Week 2019, a doctor at the NHS hospital trust which runs Queen's and King George Hospitals is urging would-be organ donors to make sure their families are aware of their intentions.

A newly signed indie rock band are taking aim at the taboo surrounding men talking about their mental health with its latest single.

What a stink! People daring to visit Valence House Museum are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells.

The NHS trust running King George and Queen's hospitals wants to hear what you think its healthcare services should look like in the future as part of a newly launched public consultation.

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.

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