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Anaesthetists at Homerton University Hospital became the first in the country to receive re-accreditation for a prestigious industry scheme.

East London NHS Foundation Trust is to review its procedures on mental health referrals after a coroner gave a narrative verdict in an inquest into the death of Kamil Seroka.

Stephen Fry has spoken out about the use of arts in treating mental health.

A rough sleeper being treated in hospital faces the stark choice of returning to a ‘building site’ B&B - or discharge to the streets.

Health chiefs have moved to address a multimillion pound overspend at Homerton Hospital.

A 20-year-old killed himself after his family had urged professionals to take action over his mental health, and neighbours had raised concerns with Hackney Council, an inquest heard on Friday.

When GPs across Hackney were asked to formally join forces in 2014 so they could better work together, no one expected them all to say yes.

Paul Oliver’s father joined the army at 17 thinking the war would be over in months. But, as many of his generation found out, the reality was totally different.

Smokers in Hackney trying to quit the habit are getting the best help in the country thanks to to a free service from GPs.

Hackney Council has defended its homeless services in the wake of a damning report by a health watchdog.

Hackney is the first council to officially oppose the criminalisation of Windrush familes, celebrate Windrush Day and call for a public enquiry into the scandal.

A troubled young man found dead in his Upper Clapton flat should have been saved, says a neighbour who made 200 calls in a year about his problem behaviour.

Hackney’s streets are not used to being scorched two weeks running and the aromas being revealed make for an intense running experience, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

More than 100 Gay Gooners, club staff and sponsors represented Arsenal at Pride in London 2018 at the weekend, as they marched with 30,000 other LGBT+ people and straight allies in the summer sunshine.

I was astonished to see TfL’s reference to “consultation” in respect of the 277 route change. (“No reversal of 277 bus decision – TfL”, Gazette, writes Geraint Davies, Parkholme Road, Hackney.

Fears are growing that valuable NHS buildings in Hackney will be sold off to developers with profits used to bail out other health trusts.

As part of their 70th anniversary celebrations the NHS are taking on the Royal Navy in a friendly hockey match at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Thursday, June 28.

An east London mental health trust has retained its ‘outstanding’ CQC rating.

Potentially life-saving breast cancer screening check-ups for women in Hackney have been delayed due to a shortage of specialist mammographers to carry out the service.

The 30-year-old was at the O’s again on Sunday to support Errol McKellar and Martin Ling’s ‘Big Match, Big Cause’ event and discussed the importance of talking

The family of a man with who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia have questioned how he was encouraged by his carers to travel to the Dominican Republic – where he is now stranded after having a mental breakdown.

The horror stories include cancer patients being forced to forgo treatment and terminally ill people being cared for by untrained hostel staff. As a landmark study reveals a health crisis in hostels, Hackney GP Dr Claire Davies talks to Emma Youle

Children unable to travel on their own; dangerously poor air quality; high road casualties; and older residents effectively barred from cycling, writes David Harrison, co-ordinator, Islington Living Streets.

The Primrose Hill director who now runs The Bridge Theatre in Borough speaks at Jewish Book Week on March 11 at King’s Place abot book Balancing Acts

Two-thirds of patients to use an innovative “A&E at home” service have avoided a hospital trip, figures from the first few months of operation reveal.

Diane Abbott made history as the first black female MP to hold a seat in the House of Commons. As the Gazette marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington talks to the Gazette about her election in 1987 and the challenges women still face

Homerton Hospital consultant dermatologist Sharon Wong tells the Gazette about hair loss and her work with Hackney’s black communities.

The A&E at Homerton Hospital is faring well in the ‘winter crisis’, with waiting time figures making it the best performing in London.

Arthur Collins once threatened his ex-girlfriend’s mother with an acid attack.

A total smoking ban on Homerton Hospital’s premises will come into force in the New Year.

A popular Columbia Road man lost six stone in three months – and is so much fitter he’s even been able to ditch the electric scooter he used to need.

Actress and campaigner Natasha Langridge tells Bridget Galton why performing her monologue In Memory of Leaves on a barge at Camden Lock and Hackney Wick will focus minds on London’s social housing crisis

Fresh from winning a national award, Asma Shah tells the Gazette about her journey from personal loss to helping underprivileged East End women with their own mental health.

The club night at The Yard in Hackney Wick raises money and awareness for Abortion Support Network, who assist people from Ireland and Northern Ireland in traveling to access a safe and legal abortion

Summer has left Hackney. Like the end of a party it’s loitering on the doorstep, unwilling to bid goodbye - but it’s over, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Medics are urging people to drink responsibly and look after friends who drink too much, so they don’t divert the service from patients in serious need of treatment.

The top cop in charge of tackling acid attacks in Hackney and across London this week called for the sale of strong acids to be licensed – and for tougher sentences for those carrying it.

I applaud Homerton Hospital for its efforts to protect staff and patients from smoke both on and off the premises.

A Hackney woman who lost her brother to suicide this year has spoken out to raise awareness about mental health issues – and is urging anyone who feels desperate to “try one more conversation or one more phone call”.

Homerton Hospital is planning a total smoking ban on its premises – and in patients’ homes – by the end of the year.

A fantasist who murdered two men had three years earlier absconded while on leave from the John Howard Centre – where he had been flagged as being highly dangerous.

A grief-stricken family are crowdfunding to fly their mum’s body home to east London after she died while on holiday in Turkey.

One of my favourite trees in London is a horse chestnut, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

If sometimes I am struck by the way the behaviour of my friends resembles that of animals, this week challenged me to see it from the other side, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Long, light evenings are making up for the cold and windy snap we had last week, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Homeless people have taken over the Barry’s Biscuits building in Stoke Newington High Street to protest against gentrification and the pricing out of working-class people from Hackney.

Hackney MPs Diane Abbott and Meg Hillier have retained their seats with a landslide – upping their majorities from 2015 by more than 10,000 votes.

Political parties have targeted people in Hackney more than 200 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

On Friday, May 26, a protest was put on in London Fields park as Theresa May wants to take money away from schools, writes Bruno Kelly Utz, a Hackney school year 4 pupil.

I’m dismayed that Haringey Council is yet again inflicting a tsunami of extra drug dealing, alcohol/drug misuse, noise pollution and anti-social behaviour upon Finsbury Park citizens (many of whom live within Hackney), writes T Simon Couzens, full address supplied.



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