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Friday, October 11, 2019

A group is being set up to help the 17,000 diabetics in London's East End live normally.

A school sports coach whose leg injury stopped him playing football has since competed in 10 marathons and half-marathons and now wants sponsors for a three-mile charity run in Victoria Park.

The mother of a severely disabled girl who won the right to take her daughter to an Italian hospital has called for the law to be reviewed.

A couple given the go-ahead to move their severely disabled daughter to an Italian hospital will not face a further legal fight after the health trust caring for her has said it will not contest the decision.

Surgeons and medical staff have improved compared to three years ago at the London Independent Hospital and are now praised for their safe and effective healthcare.

The number of new cases of HIV has fallen by half in the East End in the past four years, new figures reveal.

A couple who want to move their severely disabled five-year-old daughter to an Italian hospital have won a High Court life-support treatment fight.

Mental health care in Tower Hamlets will be radically transformed thanks to a major cash boost announced by NHS chiefs.

Tens of thousands of A&E patients at Barts Health waited more than four hours to be seen last year, new NHS figures reveal.

More landlords are banning renters keeping pets in their properties with three of the worst areas found in east London.

A man whose mother committed suicide has taken to the stage as a stand up comedian to raise awareness of mental health.

Britain's biggest NHS trust which runs five major hospitals in the City and east London has taken action to improve medical procedures after being listed worst in the country for surgical blunders.

Boroughs in east London are projected to overshoot the government's "smoke free" targets by more than 20 years.

Hospital consultants are promoting public awareness of the potentially fatal sepsis condition with a mnemonic to help people spot the symptoms.

The mother of a brain-damaged five-year-old girl at the centre of a High Court life support treatment dispute has said she would want to stay alive if she were in her daughter's position.

There have been more attacks on east London's mental health staff in 2019 so far than in the whole of 2015, new figures reveal.

A judge must decide whether a brain-damaged girl in a minimally conscious state has any quality of life, a lawyer representing the youngster has said.

The Mayor's Cup competition attracted 1,000 spectators over the summer to watch the East End's expanding People's grassroots football.

Hundreds of patients have been given their own personal health budgets by their GPs in the East End to give them control over what services they choose.

East London's mental health trust is asking people to have a conversation about mental illness this World Suicide Prevention Day today, Tuesday, September 10.

Another 11 streets are being closed off to traffic around primary schools as part of Tower Hamlets Council's plans to discourage parents dropping off children by car.

A community choir in east London created partly on the advice of doctors to help patients with mental issues is performing in the BBC Proms on Sunday.

NHS staff across east London are taking thousands of sick days because of mental health issues, NHS figures show.

The prestigious English National Ballet is moving to its new east London headquarters to bring classical dance to the widest audience and shifting its cultural heartland out of the West End.

A man who was in a coma for two weeks after a motorbike crash and left in a wheelchair years afterwards now plans to walk six miles to watch his favourite football team.

Hospitals soon having to check if patients are eligible for free NHS care before they're treated has come under fire from East End GPs and Tower Hamlets Council.

More than 40,000 people in the East End may be suffering damage to veins and arteries caused by bad food, smoking and lack of exercise.

A woman evangelist who survived the 2017 London Bridge terrorist attack is finally learning to walk again after treatment at a therapy gym in Bow.

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.

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