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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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.

Parents of children with autism have praised a new programme launched by the Sycamore Trust that helps youngsters to communicate using pictures.

GPs in Barking and Dagenham are calling on people to do all they can to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes as part of diabetes prevention week.

The borough has come bottom in a capital-wide study of food hygiene ratings.

The boss of a leisure centre has apologised following claims it was charging people unfairly.

A woman left severely brain damaged following failings in surgery has received a £15.6million settlement which will fund the specialist care she requires for the rest of her life.

London's Air Ambulance was called to Barking and Dagenham 49 times last year, new figures have revealed.

This piece of undercooked chicken drumstick has cost a company thousands of pounds after they sold it to council officials.

GPs in Barking and Dagenham have urged those feeling under the weather this winter to see a pharmacist early on to get expert advice and treatment.

A Barking woman is furious after being landed with an almost £3,000 bill for care that King George Hospital staff mistakenly told her was free.

All pupils at Eastbury Primary School are being vaccinated after a second case of Hepatitis A.

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.

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