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Lords and MPs debate the Health and Social Care Bill

Lords and MPs debate the Health and Social Care Bill

EastLondonLines reported live on the changes taking place in the NHS as the House of Lords and MPs debated the Health and Social Care Bill on March 13.…

Women to get better NHS breast screening services

Women to get better NHS breast screening services

Women in Hackney will benefit from improvements to breast screening equipment this year thanks to a £1.1 million NHS grant.…

GPs in south and east London attack David Cameron for claims they support the Health Bill

GPs in south and east London attack David Cameron for claims they support the Health Bill

East London GPs have attacked the Prime Minister for claiming they support the government’s controversial Health and Social Care Bill. In a letter published in the Times, GPs from Hackney, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Croydon, said: “David Cameron is wrong to claim that GPs support the Bill simply because they are members…

Better education and social care lead to drop in teenage pregnancy rates in east London

Better education and social care lead to drop in teenage pregnancy rates in east London

Teenage pregnancy rates have fallen in some of east London’s most deprived boroughs, new figures from the NHS show. Significant drops in Tower Hamlets and Hackney have placed the boroughs among the 23 best performing local authorities in the country. The Office of National Statistics reports teenage conceptions for the…

£1bn hospital’s dancers a sight for sore eyes

£1bn hospital’s dancers a sight for sore eyes

After six years and £1bn in public funds Whitechapel’s new Royal London Hospital opened its doors on Thursday with the start of a one-month arts festival.…

Second CCG joins doctors NHS bill revolt

Second CCG joins doctors NHS bill revolt

Hackney’s clinical commissioning group has joined that of Tower Hamlets in turning against against the Government’s Health and Social Care Bill.…

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.…