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The number of diabetic people having “devastating” toe, foot and limb amputations in Havering has risen by almost a third since 2014, shocking figures reveal.

An Upminster mum has shared the “traumatic” experience of when her 15-month-old daughter had a serious infection to mark world sepsis day.

After a few years off the court Recorder reporter Liam Coleman donned his sweatbands and backwards cap and went along to Gidea Park Lawn Tennis Club to give cardio tennis a try, and by the looks of things it was good fun!

The amount of doctors shifts that were left uncovered in BHRUT’s accident and emergency departments has doubled in the last year, research has revealed.

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

The pregnancy rate among under 18s in Havering has almost halved since records began but is still slightly higher than the London-wide average, with experts saying sexting and online chats are replacing sexual relationships.

The medical director of Havering’s NHS hospital trust has left the organisation, less than a month after an independent report into its leadership determined his position was potentially “unsustainable”.

Obesity-related hospital admissions in Havering soared over the past three years, so reporter April Roach went ice skating in Romford as part of the Recorder’s Healthy Havering campaign.

A Hornchurch bus driver who spent £20,000 on pioneering prostate cancer treatment in the Czech Republis says he returned to work the following day.

Nearly a quarter of people in Havering have never tried to book themselves an appointment with an NHS dentist, as they increasingly prefer to use private services.

GPs in Havering are urging people to help the NHS by using local health services wisely over the long bank holiday weekend.

I’m met off the train by Barry waiting at the ticket barrier. We exhange greetings before he leads me to his car, a silver Mercedez parked just outside.

“It’s a great way to connect your body and mind. We live such hectic lifestyles that we sometimes just need some time to relax and forget about all our worries.”

The results from the NHS GP Patient Survey have revealed what the best and worst surgeries in Havering are.

Havering’s NHS hospital trust is celebrating after hitting cancer treatment waiting time targets for an entire year – a benchmark that hasn’t been managed nationwide in almost 13 years.

A financial investigation by the NHS into Havering’s hospital trust has blamed a “lack of clear leadership” for the organisation having to take a £20.7million emergency bail out last year.

An ex-gambler is starting a daytime support group for compulsive risk-takers.

“Our volunteers are the workforce of tomorrow and play a major role in making patients’ experiences the best it can be”.

The mum of a three-year-old from Hornchurch has said there is still hope for her daughter after doctors found spots of cancer on her for the third time.

The chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has announced he is leaving the organisation after four years “to seek new opportunities”.

Hornchurch resident with a severe chronic fatigue syndrome is challenging her carers to remain silent for 24 hours to raise funds and awareness.

The lucky pupils were winners of a competition that took place through the council’s new app - Veggie Run.

A Breastfeeding Welcome scheme is launching in the borough, encouraging cafes, restaurants and other venues in Havering to register.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

With more than 8,000 babies delivered each year midwives at Havering’s hospital Trust are endeavouring to ensure that mothers in the borough make the most out of their specialist services.

Havering’s hospital trust will have to foot a £26 million bill after losing a dispute with its commissioners.

Supermarket staff helped to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS by donating £25,000 to a hospital.

A special charity golf day raised an impressive £20,000 for care services for the elderly at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way.

A cancer patient has paid tribute to the hospital staff helping her fight the disease on the NHS’s 70th birthday.

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 Romford business was inspired to raise awareness about a kidney care support charity after the daughter of one of its workers was diagnosed with a rare and incurable kidney disease.

Patient services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust are getting better - but improvement is still required.

A doctor who works at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way helped save the life of a passenger on a recent flight to London.

A 14-year-old born with a rare heart condition has eagerly waited until he was old enough to finally take on the London to Brighton bike ride and support a heart charity.

Figures from NHS Digital show that in Havering at least 25 victims of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - were seen by doctors, nurses or midwives over the last year.

A Romford five-year-old diagnosed with a rare eye cancer helped open a new Gallows Corner opticians.

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.

A consultation has launched asking residents for their views on proposed changes to community urgent care services.

Hundreds of people with disabilities in Havering lost their benefits when they were reassessed for a new government payment.

A teenage baker from Hornchurch who has a rare kidney condition has created her own dessert to be sold in a high-street restaurant to raise money for charity.

Patients should be finding it easier to get a doctor’s appointment due the extended hours being offered by GPs working in the Havering Clinical Commissioning Group.

A dedicated room for terminally ill patients and their loved ones has officially opened at Queen’s Hospital in memory of a beloved grandfather.

Havering’s NHS hospital trust has apologised to the family of a grandmother whose painful death from bladder cancer the NHS watchdog ruled “avoidable”.

A father who lost his son to an undiagnosed heart condition returned to his son’s school to help deliver free heart screenings.

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.

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