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In a second look at mental wellbeing in the borough, the Recorder hears from two individuals whose struggles with mental illnesses were exasperated by their homelessness.

Non-medical staff employed by a private contractor at Barts Health NHS Trust say they are considering strike action in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

Patients at Newham University Hospital are facing cancelled appointments more than a week after its computer systems were hit by a cyber attack.

An anonymous vigilante has been doing graffiti - for a good cause.

A doctors’ surgery in Forest Gate has been placed in special measures.

A GP surgery which is already in special measures has been rated “inadequate” for the second time in less than a year.

A campaigner is launching a landmark legal case against the government over the contaminated blood disaster - providing new hope that local victims of the health scandal will finally receive justice.

Patients are being warned that some planned appointments will be cancelled as Newham University Hospital aims to recover from Friday’s cyber attack.

Barts Health, which runs Newham University Hospital, has been hit by a ‘cyber attack’ reported to be affecting NHS services across the country.

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham (MiTHN) has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to provide new mental health support for young people.

A doctor at Newham University Hospital has warned an almost untreatable superbug “more deadly that MRSA” poses a grave threat to patients and needs urgent government action.

The family of a two-year old girl with a rare form of cancer are appealing for the public’s support to raise more than £190,000 for specialist treatment in the US.

Last May, the Newham Recorder ran a 10-week campaign to raise awareness about mental health issues and to help tackle the stigma around them.

Two in three Britons have had mental health problems with young people being the worst affected age group, new research suggests.

Two years after being branded ‘inadequate’ by inspectors, Newham University Hospital has worked hard to make improvements - and has been rewarded with an upgraded rating.

London’s Air Ambulance treated 74 patients in Newham last year, making it the eighth busiest borough in the capital.

West Ham legend Sir Geoff Hurst has spoken out about the struggle of seeing his World Cup-winning team-mates fight dementia.

Newham University Hospital has failed to hit A&E waiting time targets again, new figures reveal.

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

A doctor’s surgery is seeing up to 100 fewer patients a day than it could due to a clinical room being out of service for months, staff have alleged.

Teresa Onwere, is a lot younger than your average NHS worker.

Forty years after his first long distance run a 73-year-old man is preparing to complete his last marathon - before he decides whether to do an ultramarathon.

British track and field star Perri Shakes-Drayton helped launch a new project in Canning Town.

Free school meals for some primary school children in Newham could be under threat, a headteachers’ union has warned.

Aspiring Andy Murrays and Jo Kontas are to get a boost from a £370,000 tennis court revamp.

A pop-up event inviting people to wander through a giant inflatable intestine is coming to Newham.

Newham is one of the worst areas in London to see a GP, a study out today shows.

Campaigners chanted “Don’t lose the loos” while petitioning against the possible closure of public toilets.

Newham has the lowest uptake rate for bowel cancer screening tests in England, a study published today shows.

Two sisters want to start making people feel beautiful again with their new skin care business.

Custom House Medical Practice in Freemasons Road “requires improvement,” according to a report by the Care Quality Commission [CQC}.

Newham Council is raising awareness for tuberculosis on World TB Day, taking place today.

The trust which runs Newham University Hospital has announced the appointment of Ian Peters as its permanent chair.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has expressed his “disappointment” about the proposed closure of the Acute Day Hospital in Plaistow after meeting with health trust bosses.

Midwives at Newham Hospital have won an award for an innovative project that transforms the care women received during their pregnancy.

A trio of students have found a healthy way to keep history alive - by walking through it.

Users have expressed concerns about the future stability of their mental health service following the end of a funding contract, it has been claimed.

A&E waiting time targets have been missed again at Newham University Hospital (NUH) as it deals with increasing numbers of visitors.

The risks of radical plans which could transform the way people in the borough are cared for have been discussed by councillors.

A staff poll has shown the trust which runs Newham University Hospital is the “most improved” of 175 NHS organisations surveyed by healthcare charity Picker Institute Europe.

Users of a Newham wheelchair seating service are to benefit from an upgrade in facilities as of today.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has spoken out against closure of the Acute Day Hospital in Plaistow.

A GP practice in Plaistow faces closure unless it improves the quality of care it offers to patients in the next three months.

The vice-chairman of West Ham has unveiled a new all-weather 3G pitch in Beckton.

Guests at Secret Cinema, an immersive theatre and film event that is currently recreating Moulin Rouge in a Newham warehouse, have fallen violently ill after eating oysters.

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