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Hornchurch and Upminster MP Julia Lopez raised the case of a three-year-old battling a rare cancer in the House of Commons.

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.

The family of a “determined” three-year-old boy with cerebral palsy are aiming to raise £50,000 in the next year for a life-changing operation.

Chief nurse Kathryn Halford has met the majority of the royal family during her 37-year career - and she’s set to do so again when she picks up her OBE for services to nursing.

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.

The NHS turns 70 on July 5, and as we approach this big institutional anniversary questions confront us about how to improve health services, care for our ageing population, and take advantage of new technology as we go forward.

The director of midwifery at the trust that runs Queen’s Hospital described the memorable experience of collecting her OBE from Princess Anne.

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”.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way on Sunday, May 13.

More than 50 cyclists braved the wind and wet weather at a special bike ride fundraiser to support a hospital charity.

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

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.

Kindhearted knitters have donated special ‘twiddlemuffs’ to help keep dementia patients occupied at Queen’s Hospital.

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

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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?”

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.

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