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The NHS in Havering is spending £1.08 million more on diabetes prescriptions than it did three years ago, new NHS figures reveal.

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.

Walk-in services will be closing at South Hornchurch Health Centre.

Upminster and Hornchurch youth leaders were presented with an award for using their specialist knowledge create a special youth unit for children with special needs.

The number of acid attacks in Havering has reduced by more than 50pc in the last 12 months, police have confirmed.

As flu season approaches, GPs are reminding the borough’s most vulnerable to get their free vaccination.

More than one in 10 midwives working at Queen’s Hospital’s NHS Trust are EU nationals, figures show.

Thousands of people have signed a petition to extend the amount of time you can park for free in Harold Hill in a bid to save small businesses.

Patients at Queen’s Hospital face some of the longest waiting times for tests for bowel cancer but the hospital trust insists those who are suspected of having cancer are seen to within two weeks.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

Havering’s NHS services will receive more than £1million of extra funding this winter to help alleviate growing pressures on our hospitals, the Department for Health announced today (Wednesday, October 17).

A chance to visit the borough’s various parks, good company and multiple health benefits makes joining Havering’s Walking for Health scheme a great way to stay active.

After five years of applications a woman from Upminster fulfilled her dream of taking part in a special fashion show to support Breast Cancer Care and raise awareness about the importance of regular health checks.

Newly trained family doctors have started work in Havering as part of a successful scheme to boost the number of GPs able to care for patients in the borough.

A keen horse rider from Hornchurch will be riding five miles a day throughout October to raise money for a charity that supports people with high cholesterol.

It most commonly occurs in young children, but everyone is at risk of contracting meningitis and the consequences can be fatal.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

A community project that trains Havering residents to become Health Champions has seen the applicants successfully adopt healthier lifestyles.

A Havering care home is trying to raise awareness about dementia by supporting World Alzheimer’s Day.

Havering’s NHS hospital trust has appointed the former chief financial officer of British Airways as its new CFO.

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.

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