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The results from the NHS GP Patient Survey have revealed what the best and worst surgeries in Redbridge are.

Sainsbury’s is trialling a summer holiday multi-sports camp in Redbridge, where children can play and eat a healthy lunch, all for £7.50 a day.

There could be a baby boom in Redbridge after a condom product is being recalled.

Redbridge’s NHS hospital trust is celebrating after hitting cancer treatment waiting time targets for an entire year – a benchmark that hasn’t been managed nationwide in almost 13 years.

A financial investigation by the NHS into Redbridge’s hospital trust has blamed a “lack of clear leadership” for the organisation having to take a £20.7million emergency bail out last year.

“Our volunteers are the workforce of tomorrow and play a major role in making patients’ experiences the best it can be”.

A charity is concerned that pharmacies in the borough are failing to effectively demonstrate how to put a condom on in a mystery shopping test.

More than a 100 residents took the opportunity to look over plans for the new Wanstead swimming pool and leisure complex which will be built on Redbridge Lane West.

An Ilford poet, who is set to become the first British Muslim to travel in space, received an honorary fellowship for raising awareness about mental health.

The chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has announced he is leaving the organisation after four years “to seek new opportunities”.

The designs for the new Wanstead swimming pool are about to be unveiled.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

With more than 8,000 babies delivered each year midwives at Redbridge’s hospital Trust are endeavouring to ensure that mothers in the borough make the most out of their specialist services.

Redbridge’s hospital trust will have to foot a £26million bill over the next two years after losing a dispute with its commissioners.

One of the first women to join the London Ambulance Service has a very special crewmate - her son.

A cancer patient has paid tribute to the hospital staff helping her fight the disease on the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Tomorrow (Thursday), hospitals, GPs and other healthcare specialists across the country will celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, one of the UK’s greatest achievements.

Have you ever wistfully watched the kids swinging in the playground or even had a cheeky go yourself on the zip wire?

Patient services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust are getting better - but improvement is still required.

Redbridge residents can now use the first walk-in clinic in England which offerers cervical screening tests to women who have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM).

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.

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