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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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.

A former mental health minister has praised Newham pupils who are supporting their peers with better mental wellbeing.

A bus with a difference pulled into a Custom House school’s playground.

First impressions of Victoria Huntley are that she has a beaming smile and hearty hello - she looks a youthful 48.

Volunteers have started packing rucksacks to distribute to those sleeping rough on the streets of east London.

Young adults with complex needs proved they were mini master chefs after creating a meal in an inclusive kitchen challenge.

GPs and health professionals were joined by a Newham councillor for a workplace HIV screening session to raise awareness of early testing.

Newham Council is to pool resources with local NHS partners to build and own health and care premises in a UK first.

Young patients at Newham University Hospital were given an early Christmas treat when Cinderella and co visited their ward.

Cancer survivors in east London are set to benefit after a £2.5 million grant was awarded to develop and test a new talking-based therapy.

A Forest Gate stroke survivor has spoken out about his struggles with speech.

Barts Health NHS Trust has been upgraded by inspectors, two years after it was placed into special measures.

The Macmillan information bus will visit Newham next week to offer free advice and information on cancer.

Newham, despite having a whole host of Olympic-standard facilities, is one of London’s most inactive boroughs, a study has found.

A Canning Town woman who has overcome ovarian cancer twice is one of the faces of a new national campaign raising awareness of the disease.

Meet the emergency team at the London Independent Hospital in Stepney Green who are on official standby for the World Taekwondo grand prix and World Para Taekwondo championships.

Experts believe one in six people across the UK will have a mental health crisis this week that could lead to them developing a serious disorder.

Newham has one of the lowest proportion of people with dementia than any other area in the UK.

A Newham GP surgery which looked after more than 1,300 people has closed after three scathing inspection reports in a row.

Contaminated blood victims have today won the right to sue the government in the High Court in a new legal case over the health disaster.

In the first in a series of monthly health specials, we look at north east London’s healthcare and discuss with local experts the biggest challenges it faces.

Police and hospital staff are appealing for the mother of a newborn baby found in a park in east London to come forward so that she can get medical care and help.

Modern life can be stressful, and finding someone to listen to your worries with a sympathetic ear can be difficult.

A Beckton toddler is set to receive potentially life-saving treatment on her brain tumour.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

A Beckton couple trying to save the life of their seriously-ill toddler are appealing for help to raise money for specialist treatment in Europe.

A multi-million pound project to make Newham the first place in the country to set up a partnership to own and build integrated health and care facilities is a step closer to reality.

A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

Newham has the fifth lowest child smoking rate in the country, new data has revealed.

Barts Health NHS Trust has been praised for its efforts to recruit more people from working-class backgrounds.

People across Newham are being urged to stay cool, hydrated and to check on vulnerable neighbours during the extreme hot weather predicted this week.

Celebrity ballet dancer Wayne Sleep is leading a march in the Olympic Park to help beat prostate cancer.

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