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Local GPs Back National Cervical Screening Campaign.

GPs in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are encouraging people to book their free cervical screening appointment – with a message that catching cancer early could save your life. The call comes at the start of this year’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week (10-16 June), which highlights the importance of attending screenings, also known as …

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Groundbreaking work by Barking and Dagenham GPs earns national award

NHS Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) saw off competition from across the UK to win the Diabetes Initiative of the Year accolade at the annual HSJ Value Awards. The award is a recognition of the groundbreaking work undertaken to improve diabetes care in Barking and Dagenham by tackling inequalities which can limit access …

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Early diagnosis of bowel cancer saves lives, say local GPs

GPs across Havering, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenahm, are backing a campaign to highlight the importance of bowel cancer screening – stressing that early diagnosis is crucial to saving lives. Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK but nearly everyone diagnosed with it at the earliest stage survives it. Despite this, …

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Social Prescribing Helps Change Lives Locally.

People in Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham are being supported to lead healthier lives, thanks to closer connections between the NHS, local council and charitable and voluntary sector. Under the borough’s social prescribing service, GPs are able to refer patients for non-medical support alongside existing treatments to improve their health and wellbeing. This ensures they are …

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Havering Turns Purple.

A local campaign has started to turn the entire London Borough of Havering purple in memory of murdered teenager Jodie Chesney. Havering Sixth Form College, Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, is planning a day to remember Jodie, with the college campus inviting everyone to wear something purple on Friday 8th March in solidarity and support of Jodie’s …

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