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A young volunteer who is still studying for his A-levels has been working to improve care for children and young people in hospital.

Around 30pc of women in Havering aged 25-49 are not getting smear tests when invited, according to worrying figures from the borough’s healthcare experts.

Havering had the highest number of cases in London of a chronic lung disease which has been associated with air pollution in the last year, new figures reveal.

The creation of the National Health Service in 1948 was not universally welcomed, as Prof Ged Martin discovered

Celebrations are underway as the rating of the trust providing mental heath care for Havering’s residents has been upgraded by inspectors.

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

More than one in four children finishing primary school in Havering are obese, shocking new data has revealed.

Pioneering senior nurses at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) have been inspired by a Hollywood film to start the country’s first nurse mentoring service.

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost the NHS trust running Queen’s Hospital millions of pounds a year.

One of Romford’s leading care homes has been celebrating a successful Christmas that saw it offer much needed to support to lonely members of the community.

Ambulances were forced to wait up to an hour at A&E 990 times last month, with emergency patients stranded inside the vehicles waiting to be admitted.

A doctor’s practice has been rated Good overall by the Care Quality Commission - after a period in which it was in special measures following a previous rating of Inadequate.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust came dangerously close to running out of beds over the Christmas period, new figures reveal.

Residents are being urged to only use A&E as a last resort while the annual winter pressure causes an increase in patients.

Patients could be affected by delays of non-urgent procedures at King George Hospital, Goodmayes and Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, until January 31, due to winter pressures.

Children at Queen’s Hospital will now have access to free wi-fi after parents and a charity called for cheaper access.

A year after Queen’s Hospital staff ensured she could go home for Christmas, Kate Baker returned as Santa’s little helper at Queen’s

The amount of revenue Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust made from car parking fees has been revealed today.

Here is a list of all the pharmacies across Havering that are open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day this year.

Sexual health services at Queen’s Hospital will be moving to a new location, following developments to improve care.

GPs in Havering will stop prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens and anti-malarial medication as part of a £3.75million cost-cutting drive.

The parents of a young girl being treated for cancer at Queen’s Hospital have criticised the fact they have to pay for wi-fi access.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt paid a flying visit to Havering’s hospital trust on Friday (December 8) to hear how staff have been pioneering improvements to patient safety.

A pioneering village for people with dementia has officially opened its doors and welcomed a number of new residents from Havering.

The trust which runs Queen’s Hospital has been recognised by NHS England as a nationwide example of how end of life care should be administered.

Plans to close a Redbridge A&E, which would have seen Queen’s Hospital require millions of pounds of upgrades, have been halted after health bosses ordered an immediate review of the decision.

Havering’s mental health trust is in the running to win two national healthcare awards.

A group of veteran doctors at Queen’s Hospital have urged bosses to deal with a host of behind-the-scenes issues they claim have left staff “isolated, intimidated and fearful”.

Rumours that the only swimming pool in the south of Havering is under threat of closure have been strongly refuted by the facility’s owners.

A landmark devolution deal was approved today allowing for greater integration between health and social care, meaning more people will be able to receive treatment in their own homes without having to go to hospital.

Havering’s hospital trust is having its finances formally investigated by the NHS after it was forced to take out a £15m bail-out loan.

It costs Havering’s taxpayers more than £4,000 to pay for a single person successfully treated by the borough’s alcohol addiction services, new figures have revealed.

Following a successful trial, Havering is one of the last London boroughs to be included in an initiative which sees police officers responding alongside paramedics to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrests.

Two landmark moments in the construction of the Romford Leisure Centre took place on Monday, as the final swimming pool tile and first ice rink seat were installed.

A clinical commissioning group (CCG) has requested a leading consultancy compiles a report into the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E department.

Queen’s Hospital has become the first in the UK to introduce innovative new technology that should help make cancer patients’ treatment much less arduous.

Experts believe one in six people across the UK will have a mental health crisis this week that could lead to them developing a serious disorder.

A new midwifery unit has been unveiled offering flexible antenatal and other maternity appointments.

MPs, council leaders and campaigners assembled at Redbridge Town Hall to protest against the planned closure of King George Hospital’s A&E department.

A Romford doctor being investigated after his ex-wife claimed he rubbed a soiled nappy in her face has been cleared by a medical tribunal.

The NHS is urgently appealing for Havering residents to sign up to donate their eyesight in the event of their death.

Havering’s healthcare commissioners are asking for the public’s thoughts on plans to stop funding minor procedures such as cataract surgery and osteopathy.

The vast majority of hospice care takes place in the community – at homes and day centres – rather than in the hospice.

Visitors to Queen’s Hospital might notice something a little different about their care starting this week.

Concerns have been raised over an “increasing number of serious incidents” at Havering’s NHS trust due to missed or delayed diagnoses for cancer.

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