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Date: 20 July 2018
Residents in Havering should check their pulse regularly it only takes a minute and it could save your life say local GPs marking Heart Rhythm Week (2-8 June).
NHS England has launched their next phase of engagement on proposals to improve specialist cancer and cardiovascular services in north and east London and west Essex.
Patients are giving new community services aimed at preventing them being admitted to hospital unnecessarily a resounding thumbs up according to latest survey results.
As the bank holiday approaches GPs in Havering are asking local people to make sure they know who to turn to in order to get the right care in the right place and not to go to A&E unless they have a serious life threatening injury or illness.
In the latest stage of a national cancer campaign GPs in Havering are urging people to be clear on how to recognise the symptoms of lung cancer and encouraging people to seek treatment early.
Local GPs are urging men in Havering to be aware of the symptoms of prostate cancer and visit their doctor if they are worried about the disease.
A GP practice in Havering estimates that it has almost 300 wasted appointments every month because patients simply fail to turn up to see their doctor. That s the equivalent of an entire week s worth of surgery appointments.
GPs in Havering have today taken a significant step in developing the service plans for the proposed new health and wellbeing centre on the site of St George s hospital in Hornchurch.
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