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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.

As the majority of us are sitting down to roast turkey with all the trimmings on December 25, it’s important to remember the selfless few giving up their day to provide for others. We spoke to just a few of them.

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.

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.

Murder and mistaken identity muddy the line between good and evil in an NHS worker’s debut novel.

Politicians and community leaders shared their views on challenging disorder, racism and crime at an event in Dagenham.

Did you know one in five people think the NHS struggles during winter because people use the wrong services?

I had absolutely no idea that councillors were given free parking permits until Andrew Boff revealed it last week.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

The chief nurse at the borough’s NHS trust has received her OBE for her services to nursing from Prince William.

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.

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

Last week, we found out the awful news that the chemotherapy unit at King George Hospital is set to close in November, due to staffing issues.

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.

King George Hospital is closing its cancer unit.

A senior NHS nurse shook her eight-month-old son after momentarily losing control, a family court judge has decided.

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

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.

We’ve been doing all we can to ensure frontline services are shielded from government cuts despite our budget being halved in the last decade.

London’s deputy mayor for housing has approved controversial plans for a 3,000-home development in Rainham and Dagenham – a scheme that was initially rejected by Havering Council over fears about looming tower blocks.

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

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