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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.

Louise McCormick may have been born with a hole in the heart defect — but insist she’s fit enough for a 10k run at east London’s Olympic Park.

Hospitals across East London including the huge Royal London have been hit by a cyber attack with patients’ confidential records having to be taken offline.

Volunteers are running a soup kitchen at lunchtime today to help feed and clothe the homeless in London’s East End.

Inventor Kris Rogus has made a breakthrough walking on water—last time that happened was 2,000 years ago!

Sufferers of Sickle Cell disease have been behind the scenes to meet the scientists who routinely save their lives at the pathology research labs in east London where their blood is regularly screened.

A new security tagging system has been introduced for newborns at the Royal London Hospital’s new birthing unit after fears about babies being given back to the wrong mum after birth.

Babies being born at the Royal London Hospital are at risk of being given back to the wrong parents, a shock inspection has revealed.

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