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Five eateries and one shop in Havering have been slapped with the worst possible hygiene ratings, the Recorder can reveal.

The NHS non-emergency helpline is sending an increasing number of people to emergency services, raising concerns about extra strain on A&E departments.

Talented staff at Havering’s NHS hospital trust who have released a charity single to raise money for charity want to know, “what have you done today, to make you feel proud?”

Patients in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering have been trialling a new innovative new technology to help reduce the risk of patients developing diabetes.

The NHS trust responsible for Havering’s hospitals is taking part in a ground-breaking scheme hoping to encourage more black and ethnic minority candidates to apply for executive level jobs.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

The family of a child who was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn have won their High Court claim against Havering’s hospital trust.

Obesity-related hospital admissions in Havering have soared over the past three years.

The scale of the risks for people in Havering, where 61 per cent are overweight or obese, has been underlined by figures from the NHS.

Children with brain related cancers were given special toothbrushes and toothpaste as part of a charity’s new campaign.

Queen’s Hospital in Romford has been chosen as one of the NHS’s new ‘one stop shops’ designed to speed-up cancer diagnosis.

After helping her husband lose six stone, a Hornchurch nutritionist has been helping people adopt healthy lifestyle habits with her new book.

Havering has the fourth highest teenage pregnancy rate in London, figures show.

There were 209 serious incidents at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in two years, the latest figures show.

There are almost 25,000 more patients registered to NHS services in Havering than there are people in the borough, according to newly released patient records.

Shocking figures have shown that more than 27,00 children in Havering didn’t make a visit to the dentist last year.

A woman whose vision has always been a challenge due to her eyes not being fully formed when she was born prematurely, has received successful treatment from new laser eye surgery.

Just one in twenty people who present themselves at King George Hospital’s A&E actually need to be there, shocking new statistics reveal.

A Romford resident with a rare immune deficiency disease wants to raise awareness on Rare Disease Day.

The number of hospital admissions in the borough for patients with drug related mental health issues has increased by more than 70pc in the past four years, according to NHS England.

A police officer who spent a year recovering after a stroke, wants people who have been in the same situation to, “not give up and push through their boundaries.”

A kind-hearted community group in Rush Green has donated almost £500 to an intensive care unit for newborns.

Havering’s hospital trust has been placed in financial special measures after an NHS investigation discovered “a rapid and significant deterioration” in its finances.

Havering residents struggling with mental health issues are invited to take part in performance and creative art workshops to help improve their wellbeing.

A manager from a Romford care home says “they have put many changes in place” following a rating of inadequate by inspectors.

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.

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