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Open Christmas and Boxing Day: Lewisham

Open Christmas and Boxing Day: Lewisham

Whether you need medical care, have forgotten a trimming to the Christmas dinner or feel like a festive tipple at a local pub, here are a few of the services that will be operating on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.…

Christmas openings in Tower Hamlets

Christmas openings in Tower Hamlets

Whether you need medical care, have forgotten a trimming to the Christmas dinner or feel like a festive tipple at a local pub, here are a few of the services that will be operating on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  …

Competition panel rules against hospital merger

Competition panel rules against hospital merger

The NHS competition watchdog has ruled against plans for the merger of three East London Hospitals after London’s health authority approved them this week.…

Report shows ‘obesity epidemic’ among children

Report shows ‘obesity epidemic’ among children

A report published today shows that the level of childhood obesity in Tower Hamlets is nearly 7 per cent above the national average as a quarter of children measured were found to be overweight.…

Locals donate blood for Christmas

Locals donate blood for Christmas

Litres of blood were collected in Tower Hamlets this morning as residents came to the Bishopsgate Institute to donate before Christmas.…

New NHS website tells patients about GPs

New NHS website tells patients about GPs

Lewisham patients can now access GP information through a new website launched by the NHS.…

Funkacise: the new fitness craze in Lewisham

Funkacise: the new fitness craze in Lewisham

A local fitness craze called Funkacise is set to increase in popularity after the creator received a grant that will see more classes available in the borough.…

Dr Steve Ryan on proposed NHS trust merger

Dr Steve Ryan on proposed NHS trust merger

The director of a major east London hospital group has claimed that proposels for the country’s largest NHS trust will lead to improvements in patient care.…

East London doctors speak out over leak they say proves Lansley wants to privatise NHS

East London doctors speak out over leak they say proves Lansley wants to privatise NHS

East London doctors are accusing the government of planning to privatise the NHS after a leak from the Department of Health. The draft document, entitled ‘Developing Commissioning Support: Towards Service Excellence’, lays out proposals for who will organise NHS care when the current system is replaced.…

Lansley TV beamed into Lewisham hospital

Lansley TV beamed into Lewisham hospital

A message from Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is being played on loop to patients at Lewisham University Hospital on their bedside televisions.…