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Many hospitals' A&E units have struggled under the pressure this winter

6 things you need to know about A&E crisis

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

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

Nearly two thirds of the population are overweight or obese

Stat Chat: What drives people to lose weight?

There are 34 species of mosquitoes in the UK

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

The centre boasts a home-to-home feel

Building works begin on new Greenwich Birth Centre

NHS 'must expand local services' says new boss

NHS 'must expand local services' says new boss

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

Woolwich hospital expands Critical Care Unit and recruits staff

Iris Ellis

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

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

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

Around one in five people sufffer from hay fever during the summer months

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

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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

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

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

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

Lewisham Hospital unveils new MRI scanner with music to calm patients

Jean Cozens protesting against her antipsychotic drug regime

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

Patricia West

Biggin Hill woman gives 100th pint of blood to NHS

Greenwich walking events for National Walking Month

Greenwich walking events for National Walking Month

The new Portugese nurses recruited by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust recruits Portugese nurses after national shortage

Bexley has a poor record on diagnosing HIV in time.

Call to tackle poor rates of HIV diagnosis in Bexley

Violet Wood died in hospital following a series of falls

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

Save Lewisham Hospital campaign continues fight with packed meeting

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

Dr Satish Jayawardene with Sameena Ahad-Bokhari

West Wickham woman first patient at new kidney clinics

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

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

Maria Thurston pictured with son Ryan, 16, who died from a malignant melanoma

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

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

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

Lewisham Hospital campaigners

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

Andy Burnham

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

Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds is backing the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon

Greenwich swimmers can take the plunge with Swimathon in Woolwich

Report reveals "lack of professional curiosity" in religious Erith couple whose baby died of rickets

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

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

Plumstead weightlifters flex muscles over closed gym

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Parke was told to ditch his Zimmer frame

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

Interest in cosmetic surgery has risen in the New Year

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

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

New breast cancer unit opens at Darent Valley Hospital

Ella with her mum

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

Have your say on Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Have your say on Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

MPs want to stop children being exposed to second hand smoke in cars

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

The university has been told it must raise standards

Report finds significant failings at Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough

Satwant Singh-Taak is pleased with the surgery he received

First patients of upgraded Orpington Hospital happy with new hips

The current main reception at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

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

Over 64 per cent of adults in the county are said to be overweight or obese

Nearly two thirds of adults in Kent are overweight or obese

Man found after missing from Lewisham secure mental health unit

Man found after missing from Lewisham secure mental health unit

Greenwich families urged to swap sugary snacks for healthy ones with national campaign

Greenwich families given top tips for cutting sugar and fat intake

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

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

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

New health app for North Kent a success

Dr Louise Irvine

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

Greenwich urgent care health services consultation extended

Greenwich urgent care health services consultation extended

The mouse droppings found scattere among bags of flour

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

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