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Newham has one of the highest levels of obesity among Year 6 pupils in England, with more than four in 10 an unhealthy weight.

A care service which operates in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands has been rated good by the health watchdog.

Residents in Newham have better access to contraception choices, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment through a new service that been rolled out across the borough.

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 doctor’s surgery in Custom House has been placed in special measures.

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.

A GP surgery in Upton Park has been placed in special measures after an inspection by a health watchdog found its management team were unable to deliver high-quality care.

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.

A St John Ambulance volunteer from Canary Wharf has received an award for his first aid work around Newham.

The charity supporting Tower Hamlets and Newham’s hospitals aims to raise £1million for life-saving trauma research and care.

Local people have been invited by NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group to attend the group’s annual public meeting.

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

Newham mayor Rokhsana Fiaz today (Friday) backed an NHS campaign encouraging people to sign up to the organ donation register, two years after giving away her own bone marrow.

The NHS trust running Newham University Hospital has reported improved patient feedback following an annual inspection.

Doctors, nurses and families across east London are urging people to talk about organ donation as part of UK Organ Donation Week.

A Beckton couple have been recognised for their work campaigning for dementia research.

A citizens’ panel on health and care services in Newham needs volunteers.

Newham’s GPs are urging people not to use health services unnecessarily over the bank holiday weekend.

Campaigners have slammed hospital bosses accusing them of targeting “vulnerable” pregnant women with identity checks.

A work experience programme set up by a Newham University Hospital doctor has seen students receive offers to study medicine at Oxford and Cambridge.

A group of mums has called on the mayor to spare their youngsters’ blushes by keeping a park’s loos open longer.

The mum of a three-year-old has said there is still hope for her daughter after doctors found spots of cancer on her for the third time.

A group of former NHS workers have celebrated the 40th birthday of their retirement fellowship for ex-healthcare workers.

A woman from the Docklands went to Westminster to campaign for more brain tumour research funding last week.

A widow battling cancer is getting her neighbours dancing to defeat loneliness.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

Barts Health Trust is one of the top 50 employers in the UK for boosting equality.

Talented young artists have seen their designs turned into bunting to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

The Olympic Stadium in Stratford will be celebrating the NHS’ 70th birthday with a tribute video on its outdoor screen tonight.

Tomorrow (Thursday), hospitals, GPs and other healthcare specialists across the country will celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, one of the UK’s greatest achievements.

A Stratford GP is retiring after 40 years in the NHS.

An east London mental health trust has retained its ‘outstanding’ CQC rating.

A Newham GP is retiring after more than three decades in the health service.

Wendy Holland is living on borrowed time after being diagnosed with the deadly mesothelioma “asbestos disease” caused by hugging her dad as a toddler when he came home every night from working in the docks in the 1960s.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms hosted an event on Tuesday to highlight the problems caused by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

A clinic has opened for women from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbrige who have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM).

There has been a drop in the number of women in Newham being screened for cervical cancer, according to NHS data.

Potentially life-saving breast cancer screening appointments for women in Newham have been delayed due to a shortage of staff to carry out the service.

Newham University Hospital’s unveiled its new £1m MRI scanner on Friday.

A-thousand cyclists are planning a night ride tomorrow from the Olympic Park through central London taking in iconic sites like Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.

More than 275,000 people are battling high blood pressure across east London, and last month saw health agencies across the capital unite to take part in May Measurement Month to try to tackle the problem.

For more than 20 years, outpatient physiotherapist manager Pat Stephenson has been helping people at Newham University Hospital.

Thousands of people don’t realise they have high blood pressure which could lead to hypertension, strokes and heart disease, it has emerged.

A men’s health charity arrived in Stratford on Friday with an installation raising awareness of prostate cancer.

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