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A dedicated team of long distance runners will be pounding the capital’s pavements on Sunday as they take part in the Virgin London Marathon to raise funds for a Woodford Green children’s hospice.

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

Catriona Rowland can usually be found cheering on London Marathon runners - but this year she’ll be taking on the challenge herself.

Hundreds of super-size babies were born in Redbridge, Havering and Barking and Dagenham hospitals last year.

A watchdog has raised concerns about chemotherapy services at Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT).

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

A Redbridge doctor who issued prescriptions without a licence has been struck from the UK’s medical register after failing to appear at multiple disciplinary hearings.

Is it good immunity or great hygiene? Whatever the ‘secret’, Redbridge has almost 40per cent lower reports of diarrhoea than the national average.

GPs are reminding people in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge they can book appointments over the whole Easter holiday period.

From spring 2020 all residents will be considered organ donors unless they opt out.

GPs in Redbridge are backing a campaign to highlight the importance of bowel cancer screening – stressing that early diagnosis is crucial to saving lives.

A much-loved bagel shop lives to fight another day after a planning inspector refused an application to turn the premises into a private medical clinic.

Health experts have warned that the increase in cancer patients at a hospital serving the borough is outstripping the number of specialist doctors hired to diagnose and treat them.

The NHS trust which runs Queen’s Hospital has reached an £11m High Court settlement with a 12-year-old boy who was left disabled by a brain injury suffered during birth.

Parents of children with autism have praised a new programme launched by the Sycamore Trust that helps youngsters to communicate using pictures.

The number of children being born underweight in Redbridge is higher than the national average, but one in four of the borough’s children are obese by the time they leave primary school according to a new report from Public Health England.

Almost one in three children in Redbridge do not have the full MMR vaccination, as the NHS warns vaccine deniers are gaining traction on social media.

When Ilford resident Amanda Adams was diagnosed with cancer, the hardest part of the treatment was telling her family.

Children in Redbridge are far more likely to start smoking than in other parts of the country.

A woman left severely brain damaged following failings in surgery has received a £15.6million settlement which will fund the specialist care she requires for the rest of her life.

Redbridge has the third highest proportion of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in London, according to the latest stats.

A Barking woman is furious after being landed with an almost £3,000 bill for care that King George Hospital staff mistakenly told her was free.

Two siblings, whose dad died of a brain tumour, are starring in a charity campaign which will raise funds to help find a cure for the disease.

Cake and shakes, Gants Hill, has been given a zero hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency.

Whether you are an athlete, an elderly person, or both, residents suffering from knee conditions can now have treatment in Goodmayes rather than having to travel further afield.


The NHS trust which runs both Queen’s and King George Hospitals has published a financial plan which it believes will help local healthcare bosses make £100million of savings over the next two years.

A 25-year-old professional boxer from Ilford is calling on potential stem cell donors of Asian heritage to come forward and help him win his battle against cancer.

Would you like a dedicated cycle route between Ilford and Barking?

The answer is still – no. But Redbridge’s healthcare bosses are drawing up proposals for how emergency care can continue to be provided at King George Hospital for the next three years at least.

A girl who suffered a brain injury following failings in childbirth at King George Hospital will receive £8.2 million to provide her with the specialist care and therapies she needs for the rest of her life.

The NHS has been urged to take race discrimination more seriously as figures suggest ethnic minority staff face increasing prejudice.

Chemicals which have been linked to cancer are being used to kill weeds in green spaces and parks in Redbridge.

A resident is annoyed that a silver toilet - shaped like Dr Who’s Tardis - was installed near her house for W14 bus drivers to use.

A disabled 10-year-old girl who underwent hip surgery has been unable to shower for almost a week because her housing association has not installed the equipment she needs.

A hospital trust has been accused of closing a chemotherapy unit too quickly following a staff exodus.

Ilford town centre could be smoke-free after Redbridge Council unveiled plans to ban lit cigarettes in the shopping vicinity.

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in London to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.

There could be more nurses in the borough after a Goodmayes health recruitment agency won an £850,000 funding package.

As we prepare to welcome 2019, The Recorder takes a look at the last six months of the past year, and the biggest stories we have reported on. Yesterday we took a look at the first half of 2018.

Thousands of women in Redbridge missed their last screening for breast cancer, NHS figures show.

North east Londoners are being recruited for the biggest lung screening project in the UK.

People who need to see a doctor or practice nurse urgently can book appointments on weekday evenings, weekends and bank holidays over the Christmas period through the GP hubs service.

The medical directors of three of east London’s largest hospitals have issued a joint warning after a noticeable rise in cases of norovirus.

An eight-year-old boy’s dreams of playing sport and “living a normal life” are a step closer to becoming reality after he underwent a five-hour spinal operation to help him walk.

A nurse who has spent almost 30 years caring for the people of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was recognised with a special lifetime achievement award last week.

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