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Blood testing

From 21 September, there will be three additional blood testing clinics in Redbridge.

Please see the links below to the latest blood testing information:

Barking and Dagenham: https://www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/Local-services/blood-tests.htm
Havering: https://www.haveringccg.nhs.uk/Local-services/blood-tests.htm
Redbridge: https://www.redbridgeccg.nhs.uk/Local-services/blood-tests.htm

(Please note, the downloadable information is the same on each page)

Vaccines are vital

Vaccines are vital. We all know it, but it’s easy to forget, easy to put off and easy to miss out on life saving vaccines if we don’t stand up and take action. When you take your loved ones to get vaccinated, you are not only providing lifesaving protection to them, you are also contributing to greater protection for your entire community.

Currently we are facing the very real possibility of such a decline in having vaccines that our children, our wider families and communities will no longer be protected from many preventable diseases, and due to the ongoing pandemic the number of children and babies getting vital immunisations continues to drop.

Read more HERE.

NHS Test and Trace – Let’s get back

Coronavirus is still in circulation and a threat to our communities. Testing is free, quick and vital to stop the spread of the virus. Everyone with symptoms, no matter how mild, can now get a free test.
By getting tested and self-isolating, if you have symptoms, you will protect your friends, family, colleagues and community and will play a vital role in helping the country get back to the things they love.

Testing is free, quick and vital to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature or a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste. If you have symptoms do not leave your house other than to get a test.
The test can be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms begin at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 and you can expect your result the next day. The swab test takes less than a minute and is pain free.

Read more HERE.


Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition affecting children and young people with one in 10 affected by the condition in London – that means that 240,000 children and young people have asthma in London. Additionally, many have badly managed asthma – to the extent that 4,000 are admitted to hospital with asthma every year and 170 have such a severe episode that they require admission to intensive care.

Read about the #AskAboutAsthma campaign HERE.

Barts Health NHS Trust shares initial plans for Whipps Cross Hospital

A new Whipps Cross Hospital will continue to provide the same core services as today but will do so faster and more conveniently for patients. ‘Building a Brighter Future for Whipps Cross – Moving to the next stage’ offers a summary of the vision for the new Whipps Cross Hospital.

Read more HERE.