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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.

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 dedicated volunteer at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is preparing to jump out of a plane to raise funds for charity.

A Hornchurch resident was stunned when he opened a parcel he thought contained jerk chicken sauce, and instead found a box filled with prescription medicines and the detailed medical history of a woman he had never met.

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.

London’s deputy mayor for housing has approved controversial plans for a 3,000-home development in Rainham and Dagenham – a scheme that was initially rejected by Havering Council over fears about looming tower blocks.

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

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.

The borough’s NHS trust will once again be holding its annual Pride awards to recognise the hard work and dedication of its staff.

Residents with diabetes in Havering will now have access to potentially life-changing technology free of charge.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Nearly a third of people in Havering don’t manage 30 minutes of exercise a week, according to a national sport survey in April.

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 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”.

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.

The results from the NHS GP Patient Survey have revealed what the best and worst surgeries in Havering are.

The mum of a nine-year-old boy who had a £100,000 life-changing operation says he is a “completely different child”, one year on.

One in three people in Havering does not do enough exercise, according to the NHS Active Lives Survey. So reporter Aaron Walawalkar and some Recorder colleagues tried out Zorb football to show one fun way to get active.

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.

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