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

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Newham Council

Eastside Community Heritage are appealing for stories from Newham’s nurses.

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NHS

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

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Newham University Hospital

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.

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NHS

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.

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Newham University Hospital

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

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Care Quality Commission

The NHS winter crisis reached a new peak this month. At the beginning of January, NHS Trusts were told to cancel operations, in order to free up 5,075 extra beds – equivalent to nine whole hospitals.

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Labour Party

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

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NHS

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

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Newham University Hospital

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.

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NHS

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.

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Newham University Hospital

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

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Care Quality Commission

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.

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NHS

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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Metropolitan Police

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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NHS

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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United Nations

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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European Union

The University of East London has launched a nursing course to help tackle NHS shortages in the area.

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University of East London

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

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Robin

First time buyers will benefit from not having to pay stamp duty on homes costing £300,000 or less, the chancellor has announced.

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Theresa May

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.

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NHS

The University of East London is holding a blood donation event to boost the number of black and minority ethnic donors on the register.

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University of East London

The family of a frail cancer patient requiring 24-hour care after thugs badly beat him fear he will never leave home again.

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NHS

Being the shadow minister for police and fire services was the highlight of my parliamentary career so far.

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Theresa May

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Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

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Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

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