Newham University Hospital has celebrated 35 years of helping sick and injured people.

A disgraced former police officer from Newham who was jailed for blackmailing prostitutes worked at a hospital for a year after getting out of prison and never underwent a compulsory background check, the Recorder can reveal.

A paediatrician from Newham has turned her attention to TV presenting.

Newham’s MPs have revealed they both plan to vote against prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

A grandmother from Newham spent months in agony after doctors failed to diagnose her bladder cancer.

When most 12-year-olds are out with their friends, Ilyan Benamor spends time cooking, cleaning and doing the shopping.

Stephen Fry has spoken out about the use of arts in treating mental health.

An unflappable Ilford grandmother helped deliver the baby of a pregnant Gravesend mother after her waters broke unexpectedly on the train to Stratford International.

NHS staff at hospitals across east London are almost twice as likely to be victims of abuse as the national average, according to the results of an England-wide healthcare survey.

A road in Canning Town has been named one of the unhealthiest high streets in London.

An NHS body has held an awards ceremony to congratulate hundreds of east Londoners who took part in their training programme.

Patients have urged health bosses to save a surgery in West Ham threatened with closure following their doctor’s retirement.

Young patients at Newham University Hospital were greeted by a very special visitor - Dodger the dog.

Newham Council will receive extra funding from the government to help ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Newham has one of the highest levels of obesity among Year 6 pupils in England, with more than four in 10 an unhealthy weight.

A care service which operates in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands has been rated good by the health watchdog.

Residents in Newham have better access to contraception choices, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment through a new service that been rolled out across the borough.

A son who lost his father and two uncles as a result of the contaminated blood scandal, has demanded the government establish a proper compensation scheme ahead of a public inquiry taking evidence next year.

A doctor’s surgery in Custom House has been placed in special measures.

The government has said sorry for the infected blood scandal at the inquiry into the treatment of thousands of people given products containing hepatitis and HIV.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

A GP surgery in Upton Park has been placed in special measures after an inspection by a health watchdog found its management team were unable to deliver high-quality care.

The inquiry into the infected blood scandal should learn from the “chilling” lessons of the Hillsborough football disaster, a lawyer representing almost 250 victims has said.

A St John Ambulance volunteer from Canary Wharf has received an award for his first aid work around Newham.

The charity supporting Tower Hamlets and Newham’s hospitals aims to raise £1million for life-saving trauma research and care.

Local people have been invited by NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group to attend the group’s annual public meeting.

An inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which left at least 2,400 people dead has begun today.

Newham mayor Rokhsana Fiaz today (Friday) backed an NHS campaign encouraging people to sign up to the organ donation register, two years after giving away her own bone marrow.

The NHS trust running Newham University Hospital has reported improved patient feedback following an annual inspection.

Doctors, nurses and families across east London are urging people to talk about organ donation as part of UK Organ Donation Week.

A Beckton couple have been recognised for their work campaigning for dementia research.

A citizens’ panel on health and care services in Newham needs volunteers.

Newham’s GPs are urging people not to use health services unnecessarily over the bank holiday weekend.

Campaigners have slammed hospital bosses accusing them of targeting “vulnerable” pregnant women with identity checks.

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.


Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

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