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Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost the largest NHS trust in the UK tens of millions of pounds a year.

Organ transplants have been performed on 150 people from Tower Hamlets in the past decade, new figures have revealed - but there are still 32 people from the borough on the waiting list.

The trust which runs the Royal London and Mile End hospitals has said it will try to carry out as many planned appointments as possible despite facing winter pressures.

Doctors’ surgeries are getting a £7.5 million from Tower Hamlets Council’s planning revenue to cope with the growing population of London’s East End.

Only 2 per cent of Tower Hamlets’ opiate addicts were given potentially life saving medication over a five month period, according to a charity’s research.

Jeremy Hunt has lauded a NHS mental health trust for its dedication to patient safety after it “overhauled” its way of working.

Government ministers visited Swanlea Secondary in Whitechapel to monitor how its pupils’ mental health awareness strategy has been functioning.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

A formal inquiry has been opened into the financial affairs of the controversial Island Health Trust in east London which holds £1.3 million public assets after a wave of protests and questions in Parliament.

The University of East London has launched a nursing course to help tackle NHS shortages in the area.

A new way of testing the DNA of unborn babies has been started in east London to help pregnant women get the right hospital care and avoid unnecessary jabs for antibody treatment.

The fascinating story of how a single unexploded wartime bomb had a ‘ripple affect’ that led to hundreds of deaths in a school in east London is told on BBC 2 tonight.

First time buyers will benefit from not having to pay stamp duty on homes costing £300,000 or less, the chancellor has announced.

Cancer survivors in east London are set to benefit after a £2.5 million grant was awarded to develop and test a new talking-based therapy.

Barts Health NHS Trust has been upgraded by inspectors, two years after it was placed into special measures.

Up to 150 people have now been treated for serious injury at the Royal London Hospital’s new emergency burns unit, the first to be attached to a major London trauma centre.

A popular Columbia Road man lost six stone in three months – and is so much fitter he’s even been able to ditch the electric scooter he used to need.

Experts believe one in six people across the UK will have a mental health crisis this week that could lead to them developing a serious disorder.

Last year the British Red Cross declared that the NHS faced a ‘humanitarian crisis’ after our hospitals struggled over the winter period.

Teams of emergency paramedics are heading on the road with high-tech medical equipment across east London treating patients in their homes up to 12 hours a day including weekends.

The future of NHS prescriptions is on the line with NHS consultations now under way that could decide if some items should not be routinely prescribed by GPs.

Parents and workers were in tears over the closure of a Bengali advisory service for families caring for those with severe learning disabilities and physical problems.

Blood donor sessions are to be held at Shadwell Fire Station as the NHS looks to increase its stocks from black, Asian and minority ethic communities.

Moves have been made for a Parliamentary debate over the controversial funding of east London’s Island Health clinic where the chair of the charity that owns the building has been paid £180,000 “consultancy fees” from NHS funds.

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