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NHS forced to apologise after meningitis victim was refused treatment at local clinic

NHS forced to apologise after meningitis victim was refused treatment at local clinic

A pensioner who was refused treatment at his privately-run local medical centre and then later diagnosed with meningitis has lashed out at the privatization of the NHS. Colin Boulter, 76, of Stamford Hill, felt unwell on March 31st and went to the Tollgate Centre on Stamford Hill, where he is…

Tower Hamlets’ markets in line for regeneration

Tower Hamlets’ markets in line for regeneration

Tower Hamlet’s markets will be among some of the nation’s high streets to receive an investment of £100,000 as part of a pilot regeneration scheme.  The government funding is part of a £1.5 million scheme headed up by consumer queen Mary Portas and is designed to revive flagging high streets…

Teenage pregnancies at lowest since 1998

Teenage pregnancies at lowest since 1998

Teenage pregnancies in Croydon have dropped by almost a third since 1998, it was announced last week. In 1998 the Government ordered Croydon Council to halve the rate of teenage pregnancies by 2010 when it was revealed that the area had the second highest level in outer London.…

Hospital kitchen upgrade after critical report

Hospital kitchen upgrade after critical report

Improved kitchen areas have been promised by Lewisham Hospital after local authority health inspectors discovered an infestation of cockroaches, mice and ‘’unacceptable cleaning standards.’’ The hospital said it was spending £500,000 on improving its kitchen facilities for patients after the Lewisham Council environmental health inspection. The Inspectors found cockroaches on…

Doctors ballot for industrial action

Doctors ballot for industrial action

NHS doctors in East London Lines boroughs have less than 2 days left to vote on taking industrial action against government changes to their pensions.…

Missing Croydon man found safe and well

Missing Croydon man found safe and well

The Metropolitan Police have thanked the media for assisting them in their search for Peter Carter, 60, of South Park Hill Road.…

Future of HIV services: “A real worry” [Audio]

Future of HIV services: “A real worry” [Audio]

NHS reforms will result in a fragmentation of services around HIV in Hackney and Jonathan McShane…

GPs urged to boycott government health pilot

GPs urged to boycott government health pilot

GPs in Hackney, Tower Hamlets and City have been advised not to take part in a practice boundary pilot…

Supermarkets rapped for checkout sweets [Audio]

Supermarkets rapped for checkout sweets [Audio]

A survey of supermarkets across London has named and shamed those judged to be selling ‘junk food’…

Hackney biodiversity project to help “clean air”

Hackney biodiversity project to help “clean air”

A five year biodiversity plan which is aimed at helping to improve air quality and reduce the risk of flooding in the area has been unveiled by Hackney Council. Under the council’s Biodiversity Action Plan, a wildflower meadow will be created, and developers of new buildings will be able to…