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Monday, February 4, 2019

The NHS trust which runs both Queen’s and King George Hospitals has published a financial plan which it believes will help local healthcare bosses make £100million of savings over the next two years.

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A girl who suffered a brain injury following failings in childbirth at King George Hospital will receive £8.2 million to provide her with the specialist care and therapies she needs for the rest of her life.

The NHS has been urged to take race discrimination more seriously as figures suggest ethnic minority staff face increasing prejudice.

A grandfather battling against cancer has spoken of his agony after being conned out of his life savings.

A fitness centre has launched a new app in a bid to make exercising easier.

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in London to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.

The number of undiagnosed diabetes sufferers has fallen by 60 per cent, from 1,642 in 2012-13 to 624 in 2017-18, according to the Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group.

What was the best Christmas present you received this year – a nice watch, a video game, or some brand new socks?

A deaf student from Dagenham looking after military veterans wants to break down the barriers facing people with hearing problems.

Opening hours at GP surgeries in Barking and Dagenham have been extended over the holiday period, including Christmas Day. Residents can now book to visit a GP Hub in the area which will be open for same day, urgent appointments every weekday evening between 6.30pm and 10pm or weekend appointments between 8am and 8pm.

The medical directors of three of east London’s largest hospitals have issued a joint warning after a noticeable rise in cases of norovirus.

Parents in Dagenham are outraged after their children became sick the night after eating the school Christmas lunch.

Homeless people have been given free flu vaccines to help prevent them from getting the illness this winter.

A nurse who has spent almost 30 years caring for the people of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was recognised with a special lifetime achievement award last week.

Health and social care students from a university in Dagenham were given a real-life taster of working in the health industry.

A free cancer advice service rolls into Barking, Ilford and Romford next week.

The council has marked World Aids Day by renewing a commitment to supporting people with HIV and Aids.

Redbridge Council’s Labour administration held a formal protest at the borough’s town hall yesterday (Monday, November 26) over concerns about long waits at A&E departments in local hospitals.

The mother of a boy awarded almost £13million after a catastrophic brain injury at birth has spoken of her anger at the botched delivery that changed his life.

Pupils from a Rainham school explored the realities of young people navigating their way through a technology dictated world in their debut novel.

NHS staff at hospitals across east London are almost twice as likely to be victims of abuse as the national average, according to the results of an England-wide healthcare survey.

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Health bosses have been slammed for refusing to vaccinate every pupil at a primary school after an outbreak of Hepatitis A.

Users of Barking and Dagenham’s GP services are being called upon for their experiences.

A woman from Barking has spoken out after her son was posthumously awarded for donating his organs.

As flu season approaches, GPs are reminding the borough’s most vulnerable to get their free vaccination.

More than one in 10 midwives working at Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust are EU nationals, figures show.

Takeaway shops outnumber all other types of food outlets in Barking and Dagenham — a situation unmatched in any London borough, figures reveal.

An information and support stall was set up outside Barking Town Hall to mark World Menopause Day.

King George Hospital is closing its cancer unit.

Barking and Dagenham Council will receive extra funding from the government to help ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest level of obesity among Year 6 pupils in England, with more than four in 10 an unhealthy weight.

Pupils from two secondary schools organised their own summit to mark world mental health day.

A son who lost his father and two uncles as a result of the contaminated blood scandal, has demanded the government establish a proper compensation scheme ahead of a public inquiry taking evidence next year.

A flag was raised outside the Town Hall of Barking and Dagenham Council today to mark the beginning of Baby Loss Awareness Week, amid calls to break the taboo and wall of silence that exists around the issue.

Barking’s Studio 3 Arts held a summit to mark the end of year-long fitness programme, Too Fat To Run?

Concerns have been raised about the measures being taken to protect pupils following an outbreak of tuberculosis at a Dagenham school.

The government has said sorry for the infected blood scandal at the inquiry into the treatment of thousands of people given products containing hepatitis and HIV.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

The inquiry into the infected blood scandal should learn from the “chilling” lessons of the Hillsborough football disaster, a lawyer representing almost 250 victims has said.

An inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which left at least 2,400 people dead has begun today.

Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust has appointed the former chief financial officer of British Airways as its new CFO.

Residents of Barking Riverside will receive on demand access to local NHS services as a result of a partnership between Care City, Britannia Pharmacy and NHS England.

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