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Friday, July 21, 2017

A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

Hundreds of low paid hospital workers in east London begin a seven-day strike in a pay dispute for a 30p-an-hour pay rise claim.

Cleaners, porters and security staff at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals have walked out in a dispute over a 30p an hour pay rise.

Barts Health NHS Trust has been praised for its efforts to recruit more people from working-class backgrounds.

People across Tower Hamlets are being urged to stay cool, hydrated and to check on vulnerable neighbours during the extreme hot weather predicted this week.

A £2million obstetrics research centre to tackle problems that particularly affect mothers and their unborn and newborn children is east London will open in Whitechapel tomorrow.

Health chiefs are appealing for locals to join a new panel which will scrutinise the experience of patients at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals.

Non-medical staff employed by a private contractor at Barts Health NHS Trust say they are considering strike action in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

Patients at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals are facing cancelled appointments more than a week after their computer systems were hit by a cyber attack.

A month-long campaign to fight tooth decay and child obesity has been started by Tower Hamlets Council to tackle numbers of overweight youngsters which are among the highest in the country.

Patients are being warned that some planned appointments will be cancelled as The Royal London and Mile End hospitals aim to recover from Friday’s cyber attack.

Barts Health, which runs Mile End Hospital and The Royal London Hospital, has been hit by a ‘cyber attack’ reported to be affecting NHS services across the country.

Parent workshops on how to manage stress, anxiety, depression and low self-confidence are being held at Poplar’s Langdon Park Secondary.

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham (MiTHN) has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to provide new mental health support for young people.

A public campaign to stop smoking is being targeted at east London’s Muslim community by Tower Hamlets health chiefs in time for Ramadan.

A nine-year-old boy with hyperactivity disorder causing behaviour problems is helping a London charity’s ‘Action for Brain Injury’ week to highlight the unseen effects.

TV’s Dragons’ Den success Swing Patrol is planning a summer of free outdoor dance and fitness activities at Spitalfields Market to get east London to swing.

A charter drawn up by local authorities in east London to curb child obesity and reduce sugar in foods on public sale has been signed first by Tower Hamlets Council.

London’s Air Ambulance treated 97 patients in Tower Hamlets last year, making it the third busiest borough in the capital.

Protesters turned up along the A12 Blackwall Tunnel approach in east London armed with face masks.

Prison officer Baz Colley is one of a squad of 28 wellwishers running in Sunday’s London Marathon to support East London’s unique Bow Ability therapy gym.

The parents of a little girl who survived three major lung conditions in hospital at just five weeks old are taking part in a fundraising campaign for the charity that gave them free accommodation to be near the hospital bedside.

A pilot study to see if a simple test that can be done at home to ‘rule out’ the presence of bowel cancer has begun in east London.

Health chiefs have apologised to the family of an elderly father who had been wrongly booked in for a cremation in a blunder at the Royal London Hospital.

A GP practice in London’s East End has been placed into special measures today after being rated “inadequate overall” by inspectors.

The father of a little boy who needed lifesaving treatment when he was born at just 27 weeks is running the London Marathon for the charity which gives free accommodation to parents to be near their children in hospital.

Mum-of-two Meslime Grim is running her first marathon in memory of her father-in-law, a dedicated supported of Barnardo’s who died in tragic circumstances.

Tower Hamlets has the lowest uptake rate for bowel cancer screening tests in England, a study published today shows.

Little Oliver Tait was just hours old when he had to be rushed 40 miles by air-ambulance to the Royal London Hospital if his life was to be saved.

The first of a programme of new medical centres to meet the growing population of London’s East End has been officially opened.

A new community theatre project helping people affected by poor confidence and mental health problems has set up a support group in London’s East end using theatre as therapy.

More midwives are being recruited at the Royal London Hospital as it battles to cope with the East End’s rising birthrate and fears over security at its maternity unit.

Hundreds of campaigning citizens packed a rally in east London tonight to mark the 20th anniversary of a grassroots network that has been keeping government and authority on its toes for two decades.

There were 85 newly-discovered cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) of women living in Tower Hamlets recorded in just one year.

Cash has been rolling out onto the pitch for 23 East London grassroots football clubs which have scored with grants from Tower Hamlets council.

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