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Stat Chat: How big a challenge is giving up smoking?

News Shopper: Smokers urged to quit for Stoptober

6:30am Monday 6th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Giving up the cigarettes.

Stat Chat: What drives people to lose weight?

News Shopper: Being overweight could be the new ‘normal’

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What drives people to lose weight.

Stat Chat: Are you likely to be bitten by mosquitoes?

News Shopper: Under scrutiny: Mosquitoes

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Facts and common misconception about mosquitoes.

Building works begin on new Greenwich Birth Centre

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3:47pm Friday 12th September 2014

Building works on the new Greenwich Birth Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital has begun with the new facility aiming to deliver babies in January 2015.

NHS 'must expand local services' says new boss

News Shopper: Practice Nurse Lesley Dobson takes the blood pressure of the new chief executive of NHS, Simon Stevens at Consett Medical Centre in County Durham.

9:14am Friday 30th May 2014

The NHS must end "mass centralisation" and instead expand its local services to treat people in their own communities, the new boss of NHS England has said.

Woolwich hospital expands Critical Care Unit and recruits staff

News Shopper: Mewly recruited Critical Care Unit Staff Nurses, pictured L-R, Yamira Rodriguez, Tina Osagie, Jessica Leaton, Estafania Treus, Miriam Mantilla, Nalina Rajbhandari, and Hannah Cross.

3:20pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A Woolwich hospital has expanded its Critical Care Unit for seriously ill patients and taken on new staff.

Greenwich MS sufferer, 76, has council care hours slashed by half

News Shopper: Iris Ellis

11:22am Tuesday 20th May 2014

The son of a 76-year-old MS sufferer is “flabbergasted” her Greenwich Council-run care hours have been slashed by more than half.

PICTURED: Teen taken to hospital after falling off bike in a Lewisham park

News Shopper: London Air Ambulance flew into Northbrook Park after a teenage boy fell off his bike

11:37am Monday 19th May 2014

A teenage boy was taken to hospital yesterday (May 18) afternoon after falling off his bike in a Lee park.

What you need to know about hay fever - and how to beat it

News Shopper: Stop those itchy eyes and get the drop on hay fever

6:00am Friday 16th May 2014

Allergies season is well under way and if you’re one of the many people who have been sneeezing, blowing your nose and rubbing your eyes thanks to hay fever this guide is for you.

Woolwich A&E report 'backs Save Lewisham Hospital concerns'

News Shopper: Queen Elizabeth Hospital

3:02pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners say a report showing Woolwich’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital is “not fit for purpose” backs their concerns.

Woolwich Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E 'not fit for purpose'

News Shopper: Queen Elizabeth Hospital

9:22am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Woolwich's Queen Elizabeth Hospital is "not fit for purpose" and its newly-merged health trust with Lewisham "requires improvement", inspectors say.

Plan to build Eltham indoor athletics track on Sutcliffe Park 'bitterly disappointing'

News Shopper: Community group Friends of Sutcliffe Park protest at the site of the proposed indoor athletics track

11:15am Monday 12th May 2014

A community group is "bitterly disappointed" over plans to build an "elitist" indoor athletics track in an Eltham park.

Lewisham Hospital unveils new MRI scanner with music to calm patients

News Shopper: Pearl Morland is the first patient to test out a new MRI scanner at Lewisham Hospital, pictured with Lewisham Hospital deputy radiographer Sarah-Jane Platt

11:21am Friday 9th May 2014

A new MRI scanner with music and lighting to calm patients has been unveiled at Lewisham Hospital.

Forest Hill artist who warned of 'humiliating' mental health drugs found hanged

News Shopper: Forest Hill artist's death after mental health drug 'slavery'

2:17pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A Forest Hill artist with mental health issues died after being forced to take a “humiliating” drug regime which she likened to “slavery”, an inquest heard.

Biggin Hill woman gives 100th pint of blood to NHS

News Shopper: Patricia West

10:35am Tuesday 6th May 2014

A woman from the borough has donated her 100th pint of blood to help those in desperate need.

Greenwich walking events for National Walking Month

News Shopper: Dorset residents encouraged to discover joys of walking during Ramblers festival

5:02pm Friday 2nd May 2014

May is National Walking Month and Greenwich residents are encouraged to put their best foot forward and join in events.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust recruits Portugese nurses after national shortage

News Shopper: The new Portugese nurses recruited by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

4:16pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust recently welcomed 10 nurses from Portugal following a national struggle to staff wards.

Call to tackle poor rates of HIV diagnosis in Bexley

News Shopper: HIV charity Herts Aid welcomes legalisation of home testing kits

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An HIV charity is calling on future councillors in Bexley to help tackle poor rates of diagnosis in the borough.

Coroner's concern after Blackheath pensioner died on understaffed ward following string of failures

News Shopper: Coroner's concern after Blackheath pensioner died on understaffed ward following string of failures

11:45am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An inquest into the death of a Blackheath pensioner has revealed a catalogue of errors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and prompted a letter by the coroner to warn about national staffing levels.

Save Lewisham Hospital meeting: Campaigners vow to fight against 'future threats'

News Shopper: Department of Health 'disappointed' over Lewisham Hospital - as campaigners celebrate

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A packed meeting at Lewisham Hospital last night (April 16) showed the continued determination to protect the area’s health services from "future threats".

West Wickham woman first patient at new kidney clinics

News Shopper: Dr Satish Jayawardene with Sameena Ahad-Bokhari

10:24am Monday 31st March 2014

A woman suffering with kidney problems has become the first patient at one of two new clinics at Princess Royal University Hospital (PRU).

PICTURED: Fat cats and podgy pooches in UK pet obesity crisis

News Shopper: PDSA head nurse Lindsay Atkinson holds Jack Russell Ruby before Pet Fit Club 2013

11:29am Thursday 27th March 2014

These poor podgy pooches and fat felines are just a few examples of an animal obesity crisis spreading across the capital.

Mottingham mum 'NICE played Russian roulette with life-saving cancer drug for dead son'

News Shopper: Mum Maria Thurston with Ryan, 16

10:00am Friday 14th March 2014

A bereaved Mottingham mum is begging for a cancer drug which ‘might have saved’ her 16-year-old son to be given to other sufferers.

Lewisham and Greenwich health experts urge residents to wake up to sleeping disorders

News Shopper: A patient at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital's sleep unit in Woolwich

4:59pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Lewisham and Greenwich healthcare experts are urging people to wake up to sleeping disorders as part of National Bed Month.

UPDATE: Health secretary 'outrageously' changes hospital closure law to stop another Lewisham-style victory

News Shopper: Department of Health 'disappointed' over Lewisham Hospital - as campaigners celebrate

12:50pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

The health secretary ‘outrageously changed the law’ to downgrade hospitals next to cash-strapped trusts – following a landmark legal loss over Lewisham Hospital.

Labour appeal to block Care Bill closure measures following Lewisham Hospital debacle

News Shopper: Andy Burnham

9:10am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Labour is appealing for Tory and Liberal Democrat MPs to help block measures it says will give ministers sweeping powers to close hospitals in the wake of the Lewisham debacle.

Greenwich swimmers can take the plunge with Swimathon in Woolwich

News Shopper: Swimmer Ellie Simmonds

4:51pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Swimmers can take the plunge with a Swimathon at Woolwich’s Waterfront Leisure Centre.

Report reveals baby's rickets death was a 'preventable death' missed by authorities

News Shopper: Virginia Kunene

6:50am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A report published on Friday (FEB 28) has revealed a litany of agency failures in the case of an Erith baby’s “preventable death” from rickets and admits “a number of opportunities to protect the baby were missed”.

Plumstead weightlifters flex muscles over closed gym

News Shopper: PLUMSTEAD weightlifters are flexing their muscles and questioning the "Olympic legacy" in Greenwich after their gym was closed for two months, pictured Alison Miller and Barry Small

9:19am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Plumstead weightlifters are flexing their muscles and questioning the "Olympic legacy" in Greenwich after their gym was closed for two months.

Horse, fire-eating and false nails falling off: 7 weirdest things seen in A&E by Darent Valley nurse

News Shopper: Sam Elden-Lee in her role as A&E consultant nurse at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

9:55am Thursday 27th February 2014

A leading nurse at Darent Valley Hospital has shared a list of some of the most unusual things she has seen in A&E over the last 15 years.

Woolwich hospital's new tea round to cheers patients up with cake and a cuppa

News Shopper: Matron Kate Hudson serving tea and cake to patient Margaret Beadle at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

10:22am Tuesday 25th February 2014

MATRONS at a Woolwich hospital are cheering up patients with a new tea round where they dish out cake, a cuppa and a friendly chat.

Disabled New Eltham mum's life 'upside down' after left without bathroom for four weeks

News Shopper: Julianne Dillaway pictured in the broken wet room with husband Rob Dillaway and children Ben Dillaway, 8, and Zowie Dillaway, 4

1:07pm Monday 24th February 2014

A DISABLED New Eltham mum says her life has been turned "upside down" after being left with an unusable bathroom for four weeks and forced to wash at friends’ houses.

Elderly Bromley man told to 'dump' Zimmer frame by hospital after offering to return

News Shopper: John Parke was told to ditch his Zimmer frame

9:18am Monday 24th February 2014

AN ELDERLY man from Bromley tried to return a Zimmer frame to the hospital that supplied it - but was told to throw it away.

Beckenham hospital urges residents to think before they go under the knife after plastic surgery enquiries soar

News Shopper: Learn about plastic surgery

10:45am Friday 21st February 2014

CLINICIANS are discouraging Bromley residents from rushing into cosmetic surgery after seeing enquiries for procedures soar.

New breast cancer unit opens at Darent Valley Hospital

News Shopper: A NEW breast cancer unit will give patients all they need at a one-stop clinic has opened at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

10:37am Friday 21st February 2014

A NEW breast cancer unit will give patients all they need at a one-stop clinic has opened at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

Hither Green mum's battle to solve asthma 'medical mystery' that killed 9-year-old daughter

News Shopper: Hother Green mum's battle to solve asthma 'medical mystery' that killed 9-year-old daughter

3:32pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A HITHER Green mum is hoping a foundation she has set up will help research the "medical mystery" which killed her asthmatic nine-year-old daughter.

Have your say on Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


3:56pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

ENGLAND'S chief inspector of hospitals is inviting people to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

Poll: MPs back plans to ban smoking in cars with children

News Shopper: Embargoed to 0001 Friday October 11..File photo dated 12/03/13 of a man smoking a cigarette as patients prescribed stop-smoking pills do not suffer an increased risk of suicide compared with those using nicotine patches and gum, a study has found. PRESS A

8:24am Tuesday 11th February 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed plans backed by MPs which could save hundreds of thousands of children from being exposed to second-hand smoke in cars.

Report finds significant failings at Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough

News Shopper: The Princess Royal University Hospital's decision to reduce restaurant opening hours has been met with anger among the public.

11:16am Thursday 6th February 2014

“Significant failings” at Farnborough’s Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) have been found in an independent report.

First patients of upgraded Orpington Hospital happy with new hips

News Shopper: Satwant Singh-Taak is pleased with the surgery he received

3:09pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

THE FIRST patients treated at Orpington Hospital’s new orthopaedic centre have praised the care they received.

Work on £2.5million expansion of Darent Valley Hospital A&E gets underway

News Shopper: The current main reception at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

11:08am Wednesday 5th February 2014

A HUGE £2.5million revamp of the A&E unit at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford is starting this week.

Nearly two thirds of adults in Kent are overweight or obese

News Shopper: Some children in schools are still classed as overweight

1:27pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

NEARLY two thirds of adults in Kent are overweight or obese, according to a health report published today.

Man found after missing from Lewisham secure mental health unit

News Shopper: Police officer to stand trial charged with stealing from the Met

10:53am Tuesday 4th February 2014

A MAN who went missing from a secure mental health unit in Lewisham and was thought to have been carrying a knife has been found.

Greenwich families given top tips for cutting sugar and fat intake

News Shopper: South west Hertfordshire residents some of 'healthiest' in country

10:47am Friday 31st January 2014

GREENWICH COUNCIL is encouraging families to change to healthier eating habits by cutting sugar and fat intake for healthier snacks.

Channel 5 Medicating Lewisham series to film at St John’s Medical Centre

News Shopper: Video nasty for Wanderers players

12:13pm Monday 27th January 2014

EVER wondered what goes on in your local surgery? One GP practice in Lewisham has given Channel 5 exclusive access to the 500 patients who pass through it every day.

New health app for North Kent a success

News Shopper: GP Dr Bhaskar Bora, clinical chair of NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

2:17pm Friday 24th January 2014

A FREE NHS Health Help Now web app launched across North Kent has already been used more than 3,000 times in a month.

New Cross GP who led campaign to save Lewisham Hospital stands for European Parliament

News Shopper: Dr Louise Irvine

4:44pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

A CAMPAIGNER who helped win the battle against the Health Secretary over Lewisham Hospital is to stand for the European Parliament.

Greenwich urgent care health services consultation extended

News Shopper: Free NHS health checks at Bucks libraries

5:00pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

A CONSULTATION into urgent care services in Greenwich has been extended until the end of the month (JAN 31) after resident feedback.

Charlton food warehouse fined for food hygiene offences after mouse droppings found among flour sacks

News Shopper: The mouse droppings found scattere among bags of flour

10:22am Tuesday 21st January 2014

THE owner of a Charlton food warehouse has been fined for poor hygiene after mouse droppings were discovered among sacks of flour and dead insects were found in a basin.

Forest Hill mum fears for asthma-suffering son's health after 'disgusting damp'

News Shopper: Victoria Nash with her son Ronnie, 3,

10:40am Thursday 16th January 2014

A FOREST Hill mum is desperate to move after she claims "disgusting" damp is further damaging her chronic asthma-suffering son’s health.

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