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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.

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.

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