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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.

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.

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