Friday, August 23, 2019

One of the first school breakfast clubs in Britain has just completed six years of serving up a nourishing start to the day for children in Bethnal Green thanks to online shoppers.

A physiotherapist braved more than 11 hours of freezing water, strong currents and jellyfish stings - all while battling a shoulder injury - to raise funds for healthcare.

The chief executive of a healthcare organisation providing GPs and other services across east London has promised he will continue searching for innovative new ways to meet the challenges the area faces.

Drug deaths have bucked the national trend in the East End and gone down compared to the shock 16 per cent rise across the country in just 12 months.

An "urgent treatment" clinic has opened at the Royal London Hospital to take the pressure off the A&E department that is now only treating emergencies.

A baton representing the 50 patients who benefited from Tom Wilson's organs after he died at the age of 22 playing hockey has begun its symbolic relay from the Royal London Hospital to the World Transplant Games.

A team of mental health professionals working with the East London Mosque in Tower Hamlets have been praised for their work in the Bengali community.

Violence against staff at east London hospitals is on the rise, new figures reveal.

Schoolgirls have been visiting hospital staff to learn about healthcare and research careers.

The largest ever lung cancer screening study in Britain has begun seeing volunteer patients at Mile End Hospital.

A mobile dental service that treats homeless people in Tower Hamlets and Newham is celebrating one year on the road this summer.

NHS leaders have secured funding to open a new early diagnosis centre in March 2020 - the first of its kind in the country.

There were 21,591 babies born in east London in 2018, and now the Office for National Statistics has revealed the number of births in each borough.

Rising levels of antibiotic resistance have been found in public places such as shopping centres and rail stations as well as hospitals, researchers at the University of East London have found.

When London's Air Ambulance landed at West Ham's training ground, it wasn't to tend to an injured player.

Thousands of free meals are being given out to children in the East End during the school summer holiday to tackle pressures for families on the poverty line.

The Charity Commission has appointed interim managers to the controversial Island Health Trust.

More than 300 patients have gone missing from mental health hospitals run by the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) in the past two years.

A family's fight to take their seriously ill daughter to Italy for treatment after doctors said it would be in her best interests to be allowed to die will be heard at the High Court in September.

The parents of a schoolgirl left in a coma after a sudden brain injury have launched a legal fight to take their daughter abroad and keep her alive.

A team helping homeless people improve their lives after leaving hospital has earned national acclaim at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.

An organisation helping vulnerable people live independently has won a national award for its work housing people in crisis in Tower Hamlets.

A space that's been empty for years has been opened up as a people's community hub in Bromley-by-Bow to bring a run-down neighbourhood back to life.

A team that makes sure homeless people who end up in A&E aren't discharged back to the streets has won a parliamentary award.

Three Tower Hamlets schools have won prizes for their work keeping pupils healthy.

A new clinical research centre has opened at the Royal London in the week the trust running the hospital is named top NHS organisation for the sixth year running for medical trials.

This old tram shed in Hackney Wick that's been used as a storage depot for the past 60 years is about to be turned into a vibrant community hub.

Staff working for housing developers in east London have scaled the Brecon Beacons raising £14,000 to help disadvantaged youngsters.

Thousands of people across east London are being offered a free lung health MOT as part of the UK's largest ever lung cancer screening study.

Meet the cat which has been recruited as a volunteer hospital visitor at the Royal London to get well.

Women recovering from mental health conditions who've been learning musical instruments on their path back to the community got together in the open to practice in Victoria Park.

A city worker has cycled the London to Brighton bike ride in memory of her aunt who passed away after a sudden heart attack.

The NHS has named a top surgeon as its first clinical director for violence reduction to help stem the tide of stabbings and violent crime in the capital.

Minister for care Caroline Dinenage says unpaid carers are "fundamental to supporting our health and care system" and "immeasureably improve lives".

Professor Mark Caulfield has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his world ground-breaking work at Queen Mary University with cancer therapies in helping to create faster and more accurate diagnoses.


It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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