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Age-old disease stalks streets of east London

Age-old disease stalks streets of east London

As Rare Disease Day launches, figures show Tower Hamlets is still one of the worst affected places in the country for the killer infection tuberculosis.…

Tower Hamlets GPs become first in country to openly revolt and urge Cameron to drop NHS Bill

Tower Hamlets GPs become first in country to openly revolt and urge Cameron to drop NHS Bill

Doctors in charge of implementing the government’s Health and Social Care Bill in Tower Hamlets have written to David Cameron demanding the bill be scrapped. Tower Hamlets’ Clinical Commissioning Group was chosen this month to pilot the government’s reforms but is now the first in the country to speak out…

Video: Hackney healthcare workers picket Parliament in protest at contentious NHS reforms

Video: Hackney healthcare workers picket Parliament in protest at contentious NHS reforms

Hackney residents and health workers joined a national campaign outside the House of Lords on Wednesday in protest over proposed NHS reforms. The demo, organised by the Hackney division of ‘Keep Our NHS Public’, took place while the controversial Health and Social Care Bill was being scrutinised by the chamber.…

New elderly mental health service to launch

New elderly mental health service to launch

A number of new psychiatric Liaison Services for older people will launch accross east London, the NHS anounced yesterday.…

NHS Trust launches new learning disability scheme

NHS Trust launches new learning disability scheme

Lewisham NHS Trust has launched a new scheme for residents in the borough with learning difficulties.…

Croydon hospital food spend lowest in area

Croydon hospital food spend lowest in area

Croydon University Hospital spent only an average of £1.73 per meal on food for patients last year, new figures show.…

Residents dissatisfied with GP services

Residents dissatisfied with GP services

Patient satisfaction levels at many GP practices in Hackney are lower than the London average, new figures reveal.…

Free sporting initiatives in Hackney for the over 50′s

Free sporting initiatives in Hackney for the over 50′s

Hackney residents over the age of 50 are being offered the chance to sign up for a free place on a 12 week healthy lifestyle training programme as part of The New Age Games 2012 initiative.…

Hospital entrance to get a welcome facelift

Hospital entrance to get a welcome facelift

Work has begun on a £56K revamp for the entrance of Croydon University hospital.…

New child poverty report names Tower Hamlets as the worst local authority in UK

New child poverty report names Tower Hamlets as the worst local authority in UK

Over half of the children in Tower Hamlets are living in poverty, according to a report released today by the Campaign to End Child Poverty coalition. In February 2011, Tower Hamlets was also reported to have among the highest proportion of child poverty by the Save the Children charity. Material…