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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.

As the majority of us are sitting down to roast turkey with all the trimmings on December 25, it’s important to remember the selfless few giving up their day to provide for others. We spoke to just a few of them.

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

Leisure centres in Hornchurch and Romford are opening their doors for free to NHS frontline staff and emergency service workers this Christmas.

Kindhearted Frankie Cook may be just 10, but it’s down to her that all 482 children at her school in Romford took part in a Reindeer Run raising hundreds of pounds for the King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity.

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.

The discovery that a man who had been jailed for using his position as a police officer to prey on vulnerable women could have been allowed to work at Queen’s hospital without a compulsory background check is worrying both for staff and patients.

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.

The Met Police has launched a video campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and encourage victims to seek help and support.

The chief nurse at the borough’s NHS trust has received her OBE for her services to nursing from Prince William.

Care workers in the borough have been awarded funding to support a digital innovation projects that will help transform social care.

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.

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

Volunteers from the Muslim Support Service (MSS) are providing emotional support to patients at the borough’s hospital.

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.

As flu season approaches, GPs are reminding the borough’s most vulnerable to get their free vaccination.

More than one in 10 midwives working at Queen’s Hospital’s NHS Trust are EU nationals, figures show.

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.

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