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Tower Hamlets Council will receive extra funding from the government to help ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah took to the track with Isle of Dogs pupils as part of the Daily Mile initiative.

Tower Hamlets has one of the highest levels of obesity among Year 6 pupils in England, with more than four in 10 an unhealthy weight.

A care service which operates in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands has been rated good by the health watchdog.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs has launched a new Early Help Service which aims to support vulnerable families facing serious issues such as family breakdown, housing problems, emotional health and well-being or money troubles.

A robot that has helped surgeons carry out 230 operations at the Royal London in 12 months has had its first birthday public debut with some of the patients it has treated.

A counselling service for people with mental health problems has launched in Tower Hamlets.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

A week of events for the elderly is being championed by Tower Hamlets Council to tackle isolation and keep them active.

The NHS body buying and planning most health services in Tower Hamlets invites people to its annual general meeting.

A St John Ambulance volunteer from Canary Wharf has received an award for his first aid work around Newham.

The charity supporting Tower Hamlets and Newham’s hospitals aims to raise £1million for life-saving trauma research and care.

A meeting has been set up for people to have their say on how to help the environment.

A ‘carcinogenic’ weedkiller should be banned, according to a garden society chairman.

A fact-finding visit to see how school pupils are keeping fit with sports has been made by Tower Hamlets councillor Danny Hassell.

Campaigners set up a mock immigration checkpoint outside the Barts Health Trust AGM at Mile End Hospital yesterday and demanded an end to immigration checks for patients.

Campaigners are to set up a mock immigration checkpoint outside the Barts Health Trust AGM at Mile End Hospital today, in protest at immigration checks and charging of overseas visitors.

The Alzheimer’s Society brings dementia advice and expert help to Whitechapel next week.

An ex-police officer now retired and confined to a wheelchair through ill health is one of nearly 400 NHS patients who have been switched to personal healthcare budgets by Tower Hamlets GPs.

Hospital teams caring for children at the Royal London are up for a prestigious national health award.

Doctors, nurses and families across east London are urging people to talk about organ donation as part of UK Organ Donation Week.

Crime is the top concern of people living in the borough, a survey has revealed.

Tower Hamlets Council have launched an online tool which helps people keep tabs on their drinking habits.

Former BBC Countryfile TV presenter Julia Bradbury is urging people to cross Tower Bridge in her campaign to stop people dying of bowel cancer.

A clinical trial has begun by researchers at Whitechapel using stem cell transplants to grow new immune systems for people with untreatable Crohn’s disease.

A new device to help Type 1 diabetics monitor their glucose levels without having to go through blood tests with needles is now available on the NHS after its approval by Tower Hamlets GPs’ commissioning group.

A GP surgery on the Isle of Dogs will get almost £1million of council funding to help the area cope with a growing population and improve services.

Little Freddy Cooper has to have breathing mask to survive the day living next to a massive demolition site on the Isle of Dogs.

Bad housing and the struggle to find decent accommodation can affect people’s health such as obesity and mental stress, a conference of Tower Hamlets professionals has been told.

A man who survived an avalanche and still recovering from brain injury six years later has been back to the Alps to return to snowboarding after long treatment at Ability Bow therapy gym.

A big-hearted big brother who cares for his little sister with a rare disease persuaded his school in Wapping to hold a fundraising day for a charity that helps children with liver conditions.

A dreary, clinical area at the new Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel has now been turned into the first A&E room in Britain with artwork created for people with mental health conditions.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

Barts Health Trust is one of the top 50 employers in the UK for boosting equality.

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