Public health news
Health visiting set for a £3.5m boost
A £3.5million cash injection will help to boost Havering’s health visiting services under new plans unveiled in the Council’s annual budget.
Let’s look after each other this winter
Havering Council is reminding residents of the best way to stay healthy and happy this winter. Check out some of the top tips and advice below – from overcoming loneliness to where to find an out of hours GP.
Local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group moves to Romford
Havering Council has welcomed Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group (BHR CCGs) to its new headquarters in North House, Romford.
New Havering health and wellbeing centre welcomed
In response to plans to build a new £17 million health and wellbeing centre at the former St George’s Hospital site in Hornchurch, Cllr Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:
Keep cool in the heatwave
With the weather set to soar to record temperatures in Havering this week, we want to ensure that our residents keep their cool.
Upminster crematorium raises £8,000 for Singing for the Brain
South Essex Crematorium raises £8,000 for Alzheimer's Society.
Events lined up to mark Dementia Awareness Week
With around 3,000 people believed to have dementia in Havering, the borough is marking Dementia Awareness Week (May 20-26) by continuing to raise awareness of the illness.
Veggie Run shortlisted for national award
Veggie Run, Havering Council’s innovative healthy eating app, has been nominated for a prestigious national award.
Havering is Breastfeeding Welcome
Havering Council is launching a Breastfeeding Welcome scheme and is encouraging cafés, restaurants and other local venues to register.
The Change4Life roadshow is coming to Havering
Families in Havering are invited on 24 and 25 January 2018 when Public Health England’s Change4Life roadshow comes to the Brewery shopping centre, to help families choose healthier snacks.
London’s devolution deal to benefit the people of Havering, Barking and Dagenham, and Redbridge
Today’s the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Health as well as health and care leaders across the capital, signed a landmark devolution deal to improve health and care in London.
Miles the Mole marks World COPD Day at Queen’s Hospital
The Council’s air quality champion, Miles the Mole, visited Queen’s Hospital, Romford yesterday (15 November), to mark World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day.
Have your say on your Local Pharmacy
The Havering Health and Wellbeing Board is undertaking a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA).
Council Leader calls on Jeremy Hunt to “urgently review” plans to close King George’s A&E
Leader of the Council, Councillor Roger Ramsey, has called on the Secretary of State for Health to urgently review NHS plans to close King George’s A&E department.
Cycle hubs open in Havering
Havering Council has partnered with Cycle Confident to offer free cycle training across the borough.
Havering pupils learn about air pollution with Miles the Mole
Havering Council has officially launched its Miles the Mole air quality campaign.
Change4Life's #BeFoodSmart roadshow
Change4Life's #BeFoodSmart Roadshow came to Havering on 8 & 9 February 2017 to educate on how to eat smarter @ The Brewery Shopping Centre. Check out a live demo of the 'Be Food Smart' app.
Change4Life Roadshow rolls into Romford to help families “Be Food Smart”
Families in Havering are invited to “Be Food Smart” on 8 and 9 February 2017 when Public Health England’s Change4Life roadshow comes to the Brewery shopping centre.