Thursday, June 13, 2019

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.

A doctor at the Royal London Hospital has created software that speeds up the time it takes police to collect crucial medical evidence for crime investigations.

Mile End Hospital played host to secretary for health and social care Matt Hancock MP this week as he launched the NHS' plan to boost staffing.

The legal team for east London's mental health trust has won a national award for its work.

Money raised from the 'sugar tax' has provided a £250,000 sweetener for schools in Tower Hamlets which will improve pupil's physical and mental health.

The first ever week-long push to improve awareness about the debilitating effects of long-term wounds is kicking off this June.

A coroner has criticised a hospital trust over the death of a man who had a cardiac arrest after surgeons tried to remove a device trapped inside him during an operation.

A clinical trial led by researchers at Queen Mary University is looking for volunteer patients who are intolerant to the controversial statins to see if a new alternative cholesterol-lowering drug could save lives.

A fundraising appeal is to be launched in a bid to introduce life-saving equipment installed in a park.

A 'touchy feely' sensory mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch for the deaf and blind close to the site where Shakespeare's original Curtain Playhouse was discovered.

Work has started on the new £5 million Wellington Way health centre in Bromley-by-Bow where patients will be able to opt for self-diagnosis with state-of-the-art NHS technology.

Shoppers and office workers have been peddling away with energy to make fruit smoothies during Canary Wharf's promotion for Mental Health Awareness week which began on Monday.

A prize-winning researcher whose pioneering bone graft work has been celebrated on a stamp hopes being recognised in the same way as Harry Potter and Marvel Comics will finally impress her children.

Thousands of Tower Hamlets residents are being invited to get their health checked in what will be the UK's largest ever lung cancer screening study.

School pupils launched a campaign in Whitechapel this week to raise public awareness about mental health and not be afraid to seek help.

A programme for victims of knife crime in east London which supports them after being discharged from hospital has been recognised in national medical awards.

A coroner has criticised the Royal London Hospital after a patient's body went undiscovered beneath a pile of clothes.

A makeshift garden set up on wasteland to help people with their mental wellbeing is soon going on the move again from its temporary space behind the Royal London Hospital.

A bank worker from Canary Wharf makes his London Marathon debut this month, to raise money for people who can't see or hear.

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

A 'Breathless Olympics' has been staged at Bromley-by-Bow to draw attention to the East End's chronic air pollution 'legacy' in what was one of the five 'host' London boroughs for the 2012 Games.

A kidney charity has teamed up with two utilities companies to make sure vulnerable people get extra help during power cuts.

Another Tower of London charity run is set to kick off next month to help raise funds for research into heart disease.

Anyone with 'a welcoming heart' and a spare room is being urged by Tower Hamlets Council to open their home to help adults with learning disabilities.

East London boroughs have higher numbers of people who smoke according to data from Public Health England.

Appeals to medical students and newly-qualified GPs to stay in east London were made at an NHS careers fair.

Maternity and end-of-life care at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel has been rated 'good' by the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

No mistaking Doug Braidwood when he runs the London Marathon dressed as a giant poo to "stand out from the crowd"—which no doubt he will stand out.

The public toilets at the busy Liverpool Street main-line terminus are free to use from today, passengers will be relieved to hear.

Protesters have walked from the East London Mosque to Royal London Hospital to oppose the hostile environment in Barts Health NHS Trust.

An NHS trust that provides mental health care to thousands of patients in east London is going green by getting 100 per cent of its energy from renewable sources.

A leader doctor based in Tower Hamlets believes a new innovative programme could tackle toxic air pollution in the capital.

A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been devised by surgeons at Barts and the Royal London that reduces blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months.

A mother whose baby died after medical failings has said it is vital no one else suffers what she has been through.


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.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

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