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A smoke-free zone is set to be introduced in Ilford as part of a bid to reduce the number of smokers in the borough.

On Tuesday, it was announced a law will be implemented that will see everyone automatically registered as organ donors.

Met Police are reviewing how they deal with people going through a mental health crisis amid a surge in callouts.

The NHS trust that runs Queen's and King George hospitals has made improvements in its approaches to management and teamwork, according to the results of the annual NHS Staff Survey.

Thousands of east Londoners signed a petition to demand safe bed numbers for the new Whipps Cross Hospital.

Redbridge continues to have the third-highest proportion of people with Type 2 diabetes across London with numbers increasing, according to the latest figures.

Embedded in Redbridge Council's website are some of the highest numbers of third-party advertising trackers in the country, the Recorder can reveal.

Patients failed to show up for tens of thousands of GP appointments in Redbridge last year and cost the NHS millions of pounds in the process, new figures show.

People in Redbridge are being encouraged to act now in the fight against cancer by visiting their GP without delay if they are concerned about changes in their health.

More than 2,000 doctors, nurses and other frontline staff at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) have not had a flu jab to protect themselves and their patients, new figures reveal.

A dad who was left permanently disabled after a hospital wrongly flushed food into his lungs has called for lessons to be learned from his case.

A health and care director with a wealth of local knowledge has been announced as the new leader of north east London's emerging Integrated Care System (ICS).

A children's oncology nurse at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust who used her spare time to remake a patient's "beads of courage" has been praised for her efforts.

Three pilots are under way to help older patients in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

A dedicated Harold Hill nurse who works for Barking, Havering and Redbridge's mental healthcare provider has been honoured by the Queen for her services to nursing.

Improvements still need to be made at Queen's and King George hospitals but inspectors have noted the trust is "moving in the right direction" when it comes to staff leadership.

Urgent treatment centres at King George Hospital, Barking Community Hospital and the Harold Wood Walk-in Centre are all set to be open by July this year, it has been revealed.

A Romford mother tells how donating her son's organs helped save eight other lives, and how her sight is now being saved thanks to tissue donation.

The London Ambulance Service requires improvement to be safe despite being rated Good overall, inspectors said.

A senior coroner has criticised an NHS trust after staff missed a woman's suicide threat before she took her own life.

Hospitals usually see a drop in patients going to the emergency departments in summer - around 10 per cent.

A national orthopaedic expert is advising people to make just one New Year's Resolution this year - keep your car in its garage to improve your health.

A couple from Upminster returned to Queen's Hospital to thank the staff who cared for their 11-month-old baby after he was born prematurely at the hospital nearly a year ago.

More than 15 schools across Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge have taken part in a festive sponsored run to raise funds for King George and Queen's Hospitals' charity.

The maternity services at Whipps Cross Hospital remain Good, despite midwifery staffing challenges.

A hospital has apologised after a Woodford Green woman suffered a catastrophic brain injury when she was accidentally given a "toxic" overdose of an unlicensed and unapproved drug while in intensive care.

A "highly experienced leader" with a track record of managing large scale hospitals has been announced as the new interim chief executive of King George and Queen's Hospital's NHS trust.

A Muslim women's cycle group which connects cyclists for social rides was awarded a TfL grant to expand into Redbridge.

Metropolitan Police officers are asking the public to be on the look out for a 15-year-old girl who has gone missing in Ilford.

People who urgently need to see a doctor or nurse this winter can book appointments on the weekends and bank holidays including Christmas Day.

If the cold weather and short days have got you feeling blue a South Woodford church has you covered.

Get over your fear of dying and come along to a Death Cafe at King George Hospital in Goodmayes to have a cuppa and some cake and find the surprising positive side to the taboo topic.

The chief nurse at the NHS trust which runs Queen's and King George hospitals has been awarded an honorary doctorate of science from the University of East London in recognition of her outstanding service.

An Ilford photographer takes away the stigma of mental illness by empowering his subjects to proudly display their disabilities.

GPs in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, and Redbridge are encouraging people to have a free HIV test to ensure everyone living with the condition can receive the right support to stay healthy.

Several children are sick with the flu and suspected norovirus at a Woodford Green primary school.

East London's NHS trusts pay millions to patients claiming compensation for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose illnesses and conditions, NHS data shows.

A new study has revealed the impact dementia will have on east London by 2030.

The chief financial officer of Barking, Havering and Redbridge's hospital trust has stepped down as a result of failing to deliver savings at a suitable pace.

East London's A&E departments are struggling to keep up with demand as national waiting times hit their worst level since 2011.

Strike action at Queen's and King George hospitals has been suspended while the unions resume talks with management staff at the hospital trust.

The blood testing departments at Queen's and King George Hospitals will be closed next week to protect patients' safety while some biomedical scientists go out on strike in a row over new shift patterns.

Five neighbourhoods in Redbridge are among the 20pc most "deprived" in the country, according to government figures.

Two of east London's largest NHS hospital trusts are to receive £45million of additional capital loan funding from the government to help complete building upgrades and buy new equipment.

People living in Barking, Havering and Redbridge will now be able to receive NHS-funded IVF treatment from a hospital trust closer to home.

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