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Friday, June 15, 2018

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.

High blood pressure affects thousands more patients in Havering than it did eight years ago, as experts warn it may be the tip of the iceberg.

A Queen’s Hospital midwife inspired a Romford mum to re-train as a midwife after supporting her through the birth of her third child.

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

Children with learning disabilities are missing out on eye tests and the NHS is dragging its heels dealing with it, a charity said.

Bosses at Havering’s NHS hospital trust have admitted the current state of its finances is “clearly not acceptable”, as a newly released report revealed the organisation is currently operating at a £481million deficit.

The National Health Service is calling for people to put forward the names of Windrush generation NHS workers for awards celebrating their contributions to the UK.

The first council-created app has launched to encourage children to eat healthier and to target childhood obesity in the borough.

Nearly a third of people in the borough don’t manage thirty minutes of exercise a week, a national sport survey has shown.

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.

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