Sunday, November 22, 2020

Two NHS staff members have been appointed as Diabetes UK clinical champions for their contributions to improving diabetes care.

Hospital staff will help to run a Covid-19 vaccine trial based in east London.

The town hall’s education chief has demanded the government do more to protect schools from Covid-19.

Newham Hospital staff are encouraging people to support Barts Charity’s Christmas appeal and ensure every patient spending the festive season in one of the trust’s hospitals receives a gift.

There are doubts about whether the Nightingale Hospital at the ExCeL centre will be needed again for Covid patients, and keeping in a “state of readiness” is costing the Barts Health NHS trust £1.2million a month.

Rapid coronavirus test kits that can provide results within an hour are set to be rolled out across east London.

A charity in Manor Park is running support services to help vulnerable community members affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Blood donors are urgently needed to fill appointment slots in Stratford as the NHS tries to build stocks for a potentially challenging winter.

The mayor has urged the government to make sure more people don’t fall into poverty as a result of the second national lockdown.

A roving mental health nurse will be stationed on train services in east London this autumn in an initiative to support rail users in crisis.

Private companies will be able to have a say in how NHS money is spent in the borough after a huge merger planned for next year.

It can be daunting being a new mum at any time - and for those giving birth this year, the coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges.

Newham Council has urged people to stay safe and socially distanced while enjoying spooky fun this Halloween.

More than 860 people and almost 70 businesses were reminded about wearing face masks indoors during three days of targeted patrols in Stratford.

The family of a young woman whose breast cancer was not diagnosed for 10 months have urged people to be persistant if they feel health concerns are being ignored.

A new fast-track surgery hub in Plaistow will help patients get routine orthopaedic procedures sooner and reduce waiting lists.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr Helen Stedeford, of Tollgate Medical Centre, is Newham’s clinical lead on cancer and explains why it is important to know your boobs

Sewage from the Beckton treatment works and other Thames Water sites is being tested for traces of coronavirus.

Town halls have teamed up with NHS Test and Trace in a bid to reach more people with Covid-19.

A Stratford school has received a national award for its mental health and wellbeing provision.

The mayor has urged people to do everything possible to slow the spread of Covid-19 ahead of an increase in lockdown measures.

London City Airport (LCA) has received international accreditation for its health standards in the pandemic.

London will be moved to Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Friday, MPs in the capital have been told.

People who are experiencing homelessness in the borough are telling their stories in hope of removing stigmas and correcting misconceptions about their circumstances.

Thousands of pupils and staff are now absent from London’s schools because of Covid-19, an investigation reveals today.

A new coronavirus testing facility has opened in Beckton.

Water supply to homes across east London should be restored today after engineers worked through the night to fix a burst pipe.

There has never been a better time to quit smoking. Dr Duncan Trathen, CCG respiratory clinical lead at Newham Transitional Practice, explains why

A service offering struggling families meals has been launched in the borough.

A Forest Gate man has launched a community running group aimed at encouraging people to talk about their mental health whilst getting fit.

Hospital bosses at the Royal London and the Newham University are ready to mobilise a 150 per cent rise emergency beds for Covid-19 patients if there is a major coronavirus spike this winter.

East London hospitals had the most outbreaks of “superbug” MRSA in London so far this year, Public Health England figures reveal.

A call has been made for every pupil in school bubbles to be sent home to self-isolate if classmates have coronavirus symptoms.

The council knows how many times the NHS Test and Trace app was downloaded during its trial in Newham, but is not allowed to make it public.

A dance organisation in Stratford has announced its upcoming season of online programmes promoting participation.

People with suspected coronavirus have been left unable to book a test slot anywhere in London, an investigation has found.

A union rep has suggested the return of students to the University of East London’s campuses could drive a surge in coronavirus cases.

An organisation in Plaistow supporting black and minority ethnic women and girls has received a government funding boost.

Health experts are encouraging simple steps to help children and young people manage their asthma and reduce the risk of ending up in hospital.

Redbridge is at risk of going into a local lockdown after it had the highest number of new coronavirus cases across all London boroughs, with Havering and Newham close behind.

A primary school in Forest Gate with three confirmed cases of Covid-19 has assured parents the infections have not spread and were caught elsewhere.

A fashion and creative arts education charity in Royal Docks is producing face coverings for key workers, community groups and vulnerable people during the pandemic.

From Monday people will be breaking the law if they meet socially in groups of more than six. And they could be fined.

Surgeons have performed the world’s first successful brain aneurysm surgery while a patient was still awake using a “tiny, cage-like” gadget.

Newham is taking part in a major study to evaluate the effectiveness of town hall responses to homelessness after Covid-19.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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