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A secondary school is launching a self esteem campaign for girls following the success of its mental health video campaign for boys.

We've all been there, calling our local surgery in the morning, hoping we might be able to secure a same day doctor's appointment.

Instagrammers and baby-boomers are setting a trend for the "Hollywood smile" as a pain-free dental procedure attracts people to south Essex from all over the UK and beyond.

A family is planning to take legal action against Havering Council after three years of misery in a home contractors said was up to scratch.

The chief financial officer of Barking, Havering and Redbridge's hospital trust has stepped down as a result of failing to deliver savings at a suitable pace.

East London's A&E departments are struggling to keep up with demand as national waiting times hit their worst level since 2011.

Strike action at Queen's and King George hospitals has been suspended while the unions resume talks with management staff at the hospital trust.

The blood testing departments at Queen's and King George Hospitals will be closed next week to protect patients' safety while some biomedical scientists go out on strike in a row over new shift patterns.

Havering is home to some of the most well-off neighbourhoods in England - and to one of the most 'deprived', according to the government.

Two of east London's largest NHS hospital trusts are to receive £45million of additional capital loan funding from the government to help complete building upgrades and buy new equipment.

People living in Barking, Havering and Redbridge will now be able to receive NHS-funded IVF treatment from a hospital trust closer to home.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) faced fines of up to £18,000 last year for breaking rules which ban mixed-sex wards.

Have you always wanted straighter teeth without uncomfortable, bulky metal braces? Gone are the days when braces were seen as something just for children or teenagers as more adults are opting to improve the look of their teeth.

Carers described their unease at an Upminster mother and son's living situation days before they were found dead in their home.

Patients, staff and other visitors to Queen's and King George hospitals might have noticed something different this week, as the borough's NHS trust celebrated national Play in Hospital Week.

A sixth former administered life-saving first aid after he saw a man collapse on the street.

Lens replacement surgery (also known as refractive lens exchange surgery) is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the UK according to clinical data.

It's easier than ever to transform your smile thanks to new and improved technology. Whether you want a slight improvement or a total transformation, there are various options available to you.

The NHS hospital trust that runs Queen's and King George hospitals has introduced a new team of specialists to support children living with asthma in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

Students are being encouraged to jog or run 15 minutes every day as part of a new joint venture between London Marathon Events and Havering Council.

A nurse at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS hospital trust put his expertise to good use earlier this month when he saved the life of a man who had a heart attack at the wheel of his car in Brentwood.

A mother has shared the story of how her daughter saved five lives after her death.

The health trust in charge of Queen's and King George Hospitals has revealed it is forming an NHS group with north east London's mental health trust - but chiefs insist the move should not be seen as a merger.

The NHS trust responsible for mental health support services in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge has had its quality rating cut from Good to Requires Improvement by health watchdogs.

A new partnership will allow pupils to use innovative technology and select lunches safe in the knowledge that their choice matches their dietary needs.

As part of Organ Donation Week 2019, a doctor at the NHS hospital trust which runs Queen's and King George Hospitals is urging would-be organ donors to make sure their families are aware of their intentions.

You might think that sitting in Queen's Hospital's cafe and talking about death over cake and a cup of tea makes for a dreary afternoon.

The NHS trust running King George and Queen's hospitals wants to hear what you think its healthcare services should look like in the future as part of a newly launched public consultation.

The organisers of the borough's upcoming Havering Mind half marathon are on the hunt for volunteers.

Four years after she was diagnosed with cancer a 22-year-old has launched her own business with the aim of supporting people dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy.

A Dagenham-based charity working across east London has been awarded close to £300,000 to help young people most at risk from poor mental health.

The chief executive of a healthcare organisation providing GPs and other services across east London has promised he will continue searching for innovative new ways to meet the challenges the area faces.

Residents are encouraged to visit a pop-up shop in Romford and learn life-saving skills from the borough's first aid volunteers.

NHS staff at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust took more than five weeks' worth of sick leave because of drug or alcohol abuse last year.

A baton representing the 50 patients who benefited from Tom Wilson's organs after he died at the age of 22 playing hockey has begun its symbolic relay from the Royal London Hospital to the World Transplant Games.

NHS leaders have secured funding to open a new early diagnosis centre in March 2020 - the first of its kind in the country.

More information has been released on the new health centre at the St George's Hospital site in Hornchurch following news of its £17million funding government funding boost yesterday.

A Dagenham autism charity has won £90,000 to continue a programme that's often the first port of call for parents after their children are diagnosed with the condition.

Plans for a health centre alongside 365 new homes at the former St George's Hospital site in Hornchurch will benefit from £17million additional funding as part of a nationwide boost for the NHS, it has been revealed this morning.

There were 21,591 babies born in east London in 2018, and now the Office for National Statistics has revealed the number of births in each borough.

A university manager who donated a kidney to her brother has called for more black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) donors after taking part in the British Transplant Games.

When London's Air Ambulance landed at West Ham's training ground, it wasn't to tend to an injured player.

The NHS trust which runs Queen's and King George hospitals is on the lookout for a passionate member of the public to be the new chairman or chairwoman of its Patient Partnership Council.

More than 100 patients have gone missing from mental health hospitals at the North East London NHS Foundation Trust in the past two years.

A 19-year-old beauty contestant from Romford is producing a film which tackles the issue of suicide.

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