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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.

A campaign has been launched to celebrate careworkers in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands.

Muslims are being warned to take extra care when fasting following the beginning of Ramadan this week.

Hospital chiefs are turning to Michelin ‘star’ restaurants to help serve up new ideas to improve life for patients on the wards at the Newham General.

Hundreds of volunteers took to their heels for the British Heart Foundation’s annual Olympic Park fundraising runs aiming for a cool £100,000.

Newham University Hospital has been kitted out with life-saving equipment to treat people with the serious infection sepsis.

Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, visited the Macmillan Information and Support Service at Newham University Hospital to see how the facility works.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to ban junk food adverts on the capital’s trains and buses in a bid to crack down on “the ticking timebomb” of child obesity in the city.

Staff employed by outsourcing giant Serco in east London hospitals yesterday staged a protest at the company’s board meeting over pay.

The MP for East Ham has praised new care standards for patients with sickle cell disease.

Children with learning disabilities are missing out on eye tests and the NHS is dragging its heels dealing with it, a charity said.

A GP surgery in Forest Gate faces closure unless it improves the care offered to its patients within six months.

A podiatry service in Newham is trying to do good for the local community – by providing cheap footcare.

The National Health Service is calling for people to put forward the names of Windrush generation NHS workers for awards celebrating their contributions to the UK.

Newham’s NCT is saying goodbye to its branch coordinator after eight years.

Young patients enjoyed a fairytale treat when a performing arts group visited Newham University Hospital.

There were 290 serious incidents at Barts Health NHS Trust in two years, the latest figures show.

Hospitals across east London are failing to report conflicts of interest of doctors and medical staff, new research reveals.

Patients at Newham University Hospital are benefiting from a new state-of-the-art MRI scanner.

Newham was the second busiest borough for London’s Air Ambulance last year.

A GP surgery in Canning Town has been branded “inadequate” across the board in a scathing inspectorate report.

Mental health is being given a platform at spoken word and music show, It’s in Your Head, at Gerry’s Studio.

A GP and pharmacy in Plaistow are using computer software to treat TB patients.

Child obesity rates in Newham are the third highest in the capital, a new survey reveals.

The mum of Murad Shaikh, an 18-year-old from East Ham with a rare kidney and blood disorder, is appealing for people to donate blood.

A new pharmacy has opened at Newham University Hospital, meaning patients can get their prescriptions faster and go home sooner.

Two-thirds of patients to use an innovative “A&E at home” service have avoided a hospital trip, figures from the first few months of operation reveal.

Almost nine in ten patients visiting Newham University Hospital’s accident and emergency department last month were treated within four hours, new figures have revealed.

Four “unexpected” deaths occurred in seven months on a mental health ward with more than the recommended number of beds.

Residents in Newham are being urged to have their say over plans to stop GPs in the borough from prescribing over-the counter medications.

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost the NHS trust which runs Newham University Hospital tens of millions of pounds a year.

Organ transplants have been performed on 256 people from Newham in the past decade, new figures have revealed - but there are still 55 people from the borough on the waiting list.

The trust which runs Newham University Hospital has said it will try to carry out as many planned appointments as possible despite facing winter pressures.

Maternity services at Newham University Hospital require improvement, the health watchdog has declared - but are no longer inadequate.

The birth of every baby is special - but for staff at the Barking Community Birthing Centre, little Sharleen Islam’s birth was even more special than usual.

Jeremy Hunt has lauded a NHS mental health trust for its dedication to patient safety after it “overhauled” its way of working.

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