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Concerns have been raised about the standards of staff training and medical education at Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

Residents are invited to take part in various events in Havering to mark Dementia Awareness Week.

A woman from Rainham is hosting a Red & Bling themed charity night in Upminster to mark 10 years since her diagnosis of cervical cancer.

King George Hospital's Emergency Urgent Care Centre (EUCC) has been taken out of special measures after receiving the rating six months ago.

An emergency department has opened a £1.2m assessment area to help quickly assess and treat patients arriving by ambulance.

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

A watchdog has raised concerns about chemotherapy services at Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT).

East London boroughs have higher numbers of people who smoke according to data from Public Health England.

GPs are reminding people in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge they can book appointments over the whole Easter holiday period.

GPs in Havering are backing a campaign to highlight the importance of bowel cancer screening - stressing that early diagnosis is crucial to saving lives.

The NHS trust which runs Queen's Hospital has reached an £11m High Court settlement with a 12-year-old boy who was left disabled by a brain injury suffered during birth.

Parents of children with autism have praised a new programme launched by the Sycamore Trust that helps youngsters to communicate using pictures.

Levels of teen pregnancy, family homelessness and young children attending A&E in Havering are worse than the national average according to a new report from Public Health England.

A grandmother-of-four is appealing for help in finding out why she contracted an asbestos-related cancer.

A Hornchurch care home has launched a series of videos giving advice on how to approach difficult conversations with your parents in later life.

A woman left severely brain damaged following failings in surgery has received a £15.6million settlement which will fund the specialist care she requires for the rest of her life.

The stroke team at the borough's NHS trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, recognising the huge improvements that have been made in the service.

A Queen's Hospital pharmacy technician whose quick work meant that she potentially saved the life of an 80-year-old-woman, has received a special award from the Pharmacy Congress.

A Rainham private ambulance service has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission in several areas, and the report includes allegations of bullying.

Planning the perfect date for Valentine's Day isn't always easy, especially if your partner has a long term condition that makes scheduling romantic evenings even more tricky.

Queen's Hospital celebrated their first group of nursing associates who graduated from a pilot scheme that will see the staff members provide essential hands-on care for patients.

The NHS trust which runs both Queen's and King George Hospitals has published a financial plan which it believes will help local healthcare bosses make £100million of savings over the next two years.

The family of a four-year-old are hoping to raise £236,000 to give their daughter the best chance of beating cancer.

Havering has received £10,000 to develop innovative plans to reduce childhood obesity that can then be shared across the country.

A girl who suffered a brain injury following failings in childbirth at King George Hospital will receive £8.2 million to provide her with the specialist care and therapies she needs for the rest of her life.

The NHS has been urged to take race discrimination more seriously as figures suggest ethnic minority staff face increasing prejudice.

For 80 years a Hornchurch charity has been finding ways to connect vulnerable and lonely people to the world through technology.

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in London to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year's resolution for 2019.

Thousands of women in Havering missed their last screening for breast cancer, NHS figures show.

People who need to see a GP or practice nurse urgently in Havering can book appointments on weekday evenings, weekends and bank holidays this winter.

The medical directors of three of east London's largest hospitals have issued a joint warning after a noticeable rise in cases of norovirus.

A 21-year-old singer from Hornchurch lost five stone so that he could fulfil his dream of performing in a boy band.

A nurse who has spent almost 30 years caring for the people of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was recognised with a special lifetime achievement award last week.

A disgraced former police officer who was jailed for blackmailing prostitutes worked at Queen's Hospital for a year after getting out of prison and never underwent a compulsory background check, the Recorder can reveal.

A Collier Row widower has been invited to speak about his wife's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer at the House of Commons by Pancreatic Cancer UK.

A free cancer advice service rolls into Barking, Ilford and Romford next week.

Redbridge Council's Labour administration held a formal protest at the borough's town hall yesterday (Monday, November 26) over concerns about long waits at A&E departments in local hospitals.

The mother of a boy awarded almost £13million after a catastrophic brain injury at birth has spoken of her anger at the botched delivery that changed his life.

Pupils from a Rainham school explored the realities of young people navigating their way through a technology dictated world in their debut novel.

Havering Council has set up a hotline to reassure worried residents after financial problems at one of the UK's largest home care providers raised concerns that services might be disrupted.

The NHS in Havering is spending £1.08 million more on diabetes prescriptions than it did three years ago, new NHS figures reveal.

NHS staff at hospitals across east London are almost twice as likely to be victims of abuse as the national average, according to the results of an England-wide healthcare survey.

Walk-in services will be closing at South Hornchurch Health Centre.

Upminster and Hornchurch youth leaders were presented with an award for using their specialist knowledge create a special youth unit for children with special needs.

The number of acid attacks in Havering has reduced by more than 50pc in the last 12 months, police have confirmed.

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