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A dad who was left permanently disabled after a hospital wrongly flushed food into his lungs has called for lessons to be learned from his case.

A health and care director with a wealth of local knowledge has been announced as the new leader of north east London's emerging Integrated Care System (ICS).

A scheme helping GPs tackle the root causes of ill health has been hailed a success following a trial.

A children's oncology nurse at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust who used her spare time to remake a patient's "beads of courage" has been praised for her efforts.

Three pilots are under way to help older patients in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

Medical professionals in Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets will receive extra training to recognise signs of domestic violence and offer victims support sooner.

A dedicated Harold Hill nurse who works for Barking, Havering and Redbridge's mental healthcare provider has been honoured by the Queen for her services to nursing.

Improvements still need to be made at Queen's and King George hospitals but inspectors have noted the trust is "moving in the right direction" when it comes to staff leadership.

Urgent treatment centres at King George Hospital, Barking Community Hospital and the Harold Wood Walk-in Centre are all set to be open by July this year, it has been revealed.

A Romford mother tells how donating her son's organs helped save eight other lives, and how her sight is now being saved thanks to tissue donation.

The London Ambulance Service requires improvement to be safe despite being rated Good overall, inspectors said.

A senior coroner has criticised an NHS trust after staff missed a woman's suicide threat before she took her own life.

Hospitals usually see a drop in patients going to the emergency departments in summer - around 10 per cent.

A new service connecting older people with the community is coming to Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

Young people across Barking and Dagenham are set to benefit from specialist mental health support thanks to a charity supported by the royal family.

More than 15 schools across Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge have taken part in a festive sponsored run to raise funds for King George and Queen's Hospitals' charity.

A GP practice led by a Havering NHS commissioning boss has been placed in special measures after a damning Care Quality Commission report.

A multi-agency programme to get people the help they need has been officially launched for Barking and Dagenham.

A "highly experienced leader" with a track record of managing large scale hospitals has been announced as the new interim chief executive of King George and Queen's Hospital's NHS trust.

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.

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