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Babies beat bullies by teaching empathy to students

Babies beat bullies by teaching empathy to students

Babies are being used as part of a new anti-bullying initiative in primary schools around Lewisham and Croydon. The toddler tutors scheme is part of the Roots of Empathy program, which has seen wide success in schools all over the world. It has now been brought to England and the…

Huge protest against planned Lewisham A&E closure

Huge protest against planned Lewisham A&E closure

Thousands of protesters braved the rain on Saturday to demonstrate against the planned closure of Lewisham A&E and maternity units. Despite the bad weather conditions, it has been estimated that nearly
 15,000 people attended the rally and spirits remained high all
 afternoon. The demonstration, organised by the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign,…

ELL LIVE BLOG: Residents march to save Lewisham Hospital’s A&E and maternity units from closure

ELL LIVE BLOG: Residents march to save Lewisham Hospital’s A&E and maternity units from closure

Demonstrators protested at the plans for the closure of Lewisham A&E and maternity units by joining hands around the hospital last Saturday. The demonstration, organised by the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign started at Loampit Vale roundabout at 2pm and arrived at Lewisham hospital where everyone, “held hands around our hospital”. Eastlondonlines live…

Bow rehabilitation centre at risk of closure as funds dry up

Bow rehabilitation centre at risk of closure as funds dry up

A specialised gym that serves hundreds of people suffering with long-term illnesses and injuries faces closure if it fails to find funding. Ability Bow, Tower Hamlets, was put under threat when its contract with the NHS, which made up 40 per cent of its budget, ended in March. Although they…

Lewisham Hospital ‘backdoor’ consultation slammed

Lewisham Hospital ‘backdoor’ consultation slammed

The public consultation process on the fate of Lewisham Hospital…

Residents to get tested for HIV and hepatitis

Residents to get tested for HIV and hepatitis

Get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C Hackney residents are being urged. Over 1,300 people in Hackney are estimated to be HIV positive and a similar number have been found to suffer from hepatitis B and C.…

Boy George backs save A&E campaign

Boy George backs save A&E campaign

Boy George has backed the campaign to save Lewisham Hospital’s A&E department.…

Lewisham hospital staff sing on new BBC show

Lewisham hospital staff sing on new BBC show

Doctors, nurses and staff at Lewisham NHS Trust have been featured in a BBC show forming a choir to represent their hospital.…

NHS reform pilot to be extended six months

NHS reform pilot to be extended six months

A controversial pilot scheme for the abolition of practice boundaries at doctors’ surgeries in Hackney and Tower Hamlets will be extended for six more months, the government has announced.…

New health centre open daily in Tower Hamlets

New health centre open daily in Tower Hamlets

A new health centre with a walk in facility has opened in Tower Hamlets on the site of a disused Victorian hospital. St Andrews Health Centre, which is part of the Barratt Homes new housing complex, occupies the former site of St Andrews hospital to the south of Bromley-by-Bow underground…