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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Figures from NHS Digital show that in Redbridge around 70 victims of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - were seen by doctors, nurses or midwives over the last year.

More than 275,000 people are battling high blood pressure across east London, and last month saw health agencies across the capital unite to take part in May Measurement Month to try to tackle the problem.

A new day care centre has opened in Chadwell Heath that is hoping to give the elderly a chance to get out of their homes and into a “bright and exciting” environment.

A consultation has launched asking residents for their views on proposed changes to community urgent care services.

Patients should be finding it easier to get a doctor’s appointment due the extended hours being offered by GPs working in the Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group.

Redbridge’s NHS hospital trust has apologised to the family of a grandmother whose painful death from bladder cancer the NHS watchdog ruled “avoidable”.

A new Chadwell Heath health centre celebrated its grand opening this week with plenty of cupcakes, face paint and balloon animals for its most important patients.

A Woodford Green mum and dad are urging the community to take on the #LemonFaceChallenge to raise awareness of an incurable brain tumour that has affected their daughter.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to ban junk food adverts on the capital’s trains and buses in a bid to crack down on “the ticking timebomb” of child obesity in the city.

GPs in Redbridge are urging people to help the NHS by using local health services wisely over the bank holiday weekend.

Children with learning disabilities are missing out on eye tests and the NHS is dragging its heels dealing with it, a charity said.

Bosses at Redbridge’s NHS hospital trust have admitted the current state of its finances is “clearly not acceptable”, as a newly released report revealed the organisation is currently operating at a £481million deficit.

Two nurses who work at Redbridge’s mental health trust are in the running for a prestigious national award recognising outstanding care.

The National Health Service is calling for people to put forward the names of Windrush generation NHS workers for awards celebrating their contributions to the UK.

Two eateries and two butchers in Redbridge have been slapped with the worst possible hygiene ratings, the Recorder can reveal.

Just as the warm weather kicks in, Redbridge Council has announced that the iconic water fountains in Valentines Park, Ilford and George Green, Wanstead could be reopened.

The NHS non-emergency helpline is sending an increasing number of people to emergency services, raising concerns about extra strain on A&E departments.

Talented staff at Redbridge’s NHS hospital trust who have released a charity single to raise money for charity want to know, “what have you done today, to make you feel proud?”

Patients in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering have been trialling a new innovative new technology to help reduce the risk of patients developing diabetes.

The NHS trust responsible for Redbridge’s hospitals is taking part in a ground-breaking scheme hoping to encourage more black and ethnic minority candidates to apply for executive level jobs.

The family of a child who was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn have won their High Court claim against Redbridge’s hospital trust.

There were 209 serious incidents at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in two years, the latest figures show.

Residents will be able to make a splash this summer as a new £4million pool nears completion in Goodmayes.

A much-loved Gants Hill bagel shop could be turned into a private medical centre.

Poorly Redbridge residents should to take a break from diabetes medicine, among other drugs, to avoid damaging their kidneys, GPs have urged.

Just one in twenty people who present themselves at King George Hospital’s A&E actually need to be there, shocking new statistics reveal.

A Gants Hill GP practice with around 4000 registered patients has been rated as requiring improvement by health inspectors following a comprehensive inspection in December.

An Ilford pharmacist is reminding residents that chemists are their first point of call for minor illnesses, not the GP or A&E.

Redbridge’s hospital trust has been placed in financial special measures after an NHS investigation discovered “a rapid and significant deterioration” in its finances.

Opening up about mental health issues is becoming easier for Redbridge teenagers thanks to an online anonymous counselling website.

Almost nine in ten patients visiting Whipps Cross Hospital’s accident and emergency department last month were treated within four hours, new figures have revealed.

An Ilford Vlogger has spoken out about the need for teachers to be trained in spotting mental health issues after a Barnardo’s commissioned study found that more than 50 per cent of 12-16-year-olds in London feel sad or anxious at least once a week and 77pc cited school was one of their biggest causes of stress.

Redbridge residents struggling with mental health issues are invited to take part in performance and creative art workshops to help improve their wellbeing.

From free gym sessions to community discussions, specialist GPs are offering a range of services to help residents detect, battle and defeat cancer.

A young volunteer who is still studying for his A-levels has been working to improve care for children and young people in hospital.

Around 40per cent of women in Redbridge aged 25-49 are not getting smear tests when invited.

Celebrations are underway as the rating of the trust providing mental heath care for Redbridge residents has been upgraded by inspectors.

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

Pioneering senior nurses at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) have been inspired by a Hollywood film to start the country’s first nurse mentoring service.

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost the NHS trust which runs King George Hospital millions of pounds a year.

Ambulances were forced to wait up to an hour at A&E 990 times last month, with emergency patients stranded inside the vehicles waiting to be admitted.

Residents eat less fruit than the average Londoner and three out of five adults carry too much weight.

Ilford is one of four places in the UK not to have any reported “Aussie flu” outbreaks.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust came dangerously close to running out of beds over the Christmas period, new figures reveal.

Residents are being urged to only use A&E as a last resort while the annual winter pressure causes an increase in patients.

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