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Where is the Care?

Oct 15, 2015

Where is the Care is an innovative family run organisation that seeks to raise awareness of how vulnerable elderly people and their families can find the help they need. The family launched the initiative in response to their own poor experience of care, and aim to help people through complaints procedures. The website is a great source of information regarding not only the negatives of poor care but also the best practice of where good care has benefitted families.

Orchard Village walk-in service moves to South Hornchurch

Jul 13, 2015
Local residents who, due to the extensive water damage and vandalism of the Orchard Village Health Centre, have been awaiting a new walk-in service will be pleased to know that the old walk-in service has been relocated to South Hornchurch Health Centre on South End Road, Rainham.  Only one and a half miles from the original health centre, the South Hornchurch Health Centre will be able to provide a reliable service without the disruptions that caused the relocation from Orchard Village.  All of the services offered at the Orchard Village site will be readily available at the new centre, inclu

New local initiative to improve early cancer diagnosis

May 20, 2015

Last September a report highlighted that Barking and Dagenham had one of the lowest one-year cancer survival rates in our NHS England Local Region at 62 per cent. At the time of the report Havering was also just falling short of the UK average at 66 per cent.

Local MP for Dagenham and Rainham Jon Cruddas is keen to promote the importance of early diagnosis after learning that thirty per cent of deaths across the area each year are due to cancer.

Closure of Orchard Village walk-in centre

Feb 18, 2015

It has recently come to light that the Orchard Village walk-in centre is scheduled to close as part of the regeneration of the area formerly known as the Mardyke Estate. The walk-in centre is the only accessible clinic available to the residents of the estate and the surrounding area. Local residents have been advised that during the period of closure they must re-direct to Harold Wood health centre which is two bus journeys and a considerable walk away.

CQC report highlights BRHUT still failing to meet targets

Dec 10, 2014

The most recent Intelligent Monitoring Report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed that the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is still struggling to hit targets. Following an inspection by the CQC, these hospitals have been determined to be at risk for several indicators of poor care.

Jon Cruddas MP urges local NHS to improve IVF treatment

Nov 26, 2014

Recently both Barking and Dagenham CCG and Havering CCG, the two clinical commissioning groups in the constituency, have been singled out by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) due to their failure to provide the number of IVF cycles that they claimed were available to their patients. While Barking and Dagenham CCG and Havering CCG advertise that their patients are have access to three rounds of IVF, the number recommended to maximize fertility, NICE has discovered that in practice the CCGs generally provide only one round.

Havering Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Oct 23, 2014

Havering Council are currently running a survey on pharmaceutical services in the borough. The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment is used to identify the gaps in the services available so that they can be improved.

Jon Cruddas MP is currently running a large campaign to improve our local health provision, and this is the perfect chance for residents to share their views on Havering’s current pharmacy services.

Special events for local people to have their say about healthcare

Sep 10, 2014

Patients and local residents are being invited to attend three 'listening events' hosted by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and the national consumer champion for health and social care, Healthwatch.

The listening events, which will take place in September and October across Barking, Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge, are being held so that local people can raise issues and put their questions to Trust staff.

One-year cancer survival rates in the borough are lowest in the region

Sep 03, 2014

A recent publication has shown cancer survival rates in the UK to be low in comparison to neighbouring countries in Europe. The average one-year survival rate for the UK is 68 per cent, as a country with a long established and respectable National Health Service these statistics are not as good as they should be. At the moment, the UK lags far behind its international and European neighbours in cancer survival. By 2020, almost half of people will receive a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime.

Consultation on making intermediate care better

Aug 21, 2014

Recently the Havering and Barking & Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) contacted Jon Cruddas about their launch of a public consultation in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge on ‘making intermediate care better’. Intermediate care is the specialised care that is provided to people in their own homes to prevent them from needing to go or stay longer in hospitals. These services can also be provided in residential homes and community rehab units.

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