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Yesterday, 08:18

Shocking shortcomings in care for the dying in Norfolk can today be revealed.

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The impact of alcohol-related liver disease on the health service in Norfolk has been revealed in newly released figures.

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NHS

Sometimes life can throw up unexpected obstacles, and families with poorly children will know all too well the struggles many can face.

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A health watchdog is calling for vast improvement to Norfolk’s autism services following extensive research with the families of children affected by the condition.

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Norwich

Patients at James Paget University Hospital have been allowed to return to their ward after a suspected gas leak forced them to be evacuated.

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James Paget University Hospital

A super slimmer from Fakenham is celebrating after reaching his goal weight despite tucking into food favourites such as curries, fry-ups and fish and chips.

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United Kingdom

Pro-life campaigners from across the country descended on a small Norfolk village this weekend in an annual pilgrimage.

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University of East Anglia

More than 150 sexual safety issues have been reported at the region’s mental health trust this year, as regulators call for improvements nationwide.

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Care Quality Commission

Students to be taught CPR

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Secondary school students across the East of England region will be learning first aid skills that could save a life as part of World Restart a Heart day later this month.

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East of England Ambulance Trust

A controversial change to rotas at the region’s ambulance trust has been halted after staff raised concerns about the impact on their work-life balance.

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Robert Morton

Front line paramedics who work through agencies are being offered up to £51-an-hour to plug gaps at the region’s ambulance service ahead of another busy winter.

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NHS

When Joe Harkness began writing a blog about how bird watching helped him manage his mental ill health he had no idea what it would lead to. Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10 he told Sheena Grant about his forthcoming Bird Therapy book, which has attracted the attention of Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and comedian Bill Bailey.

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NHS

Plans for a new Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) ambulance station in Dereham have been submitted to Breckland Council.

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Breckland Council

The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities rose almost fivefold in the region’s mental health hospitals in the space of a year, figures show.

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Norman Lamb

Police have used stun guns to subdue mental health patients in Norfolk and Suffolk hospitals, it can be revealed.

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Norman Lamb

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is encouraging local people with an interest in mental health to consider standing for election as a governor and help drive improvements.

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The number of prescriptions handed out for antidepressants in Norfolk has soared to nearly 1.7 million in a year.

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Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

Women in Norfolk are being spared an anxious wait for smear test results, with almost 100pc receiving them within two weeks.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Medical experts have been instructed to draw up official guidelines for social media use amid fears over its impact on child mental health, a minster has revealed.

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The chairman of the region’s troubled mental health trust has announced he is stepping down.

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Gary Page

Hospitals are still too slow at taking patients off the hands of ambulance crews, it has been revealed, as plans to avoid another winter healthcare crisis were put to health bosses.

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James Paget University Hospital

Rates of syphilis and gonorrhea in Norfolk have risen in part due to a drug which prevents the contraction of HIV.

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Norwich

A Norfolk victim of the contaminated blood scandal has called for the identification and prosecution of those responsible at the inquiry.

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Frontline staff at the region’s ambulance trust have launched a public petition in what they say is a bid to influence bosses.

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East of England Ambulance Trust

A mother-of-two from Fakenham is fighting back against a life-changing diagnosis by helping to raise awareness of the importance of going for a vital routine test.

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Fear, embarrassment, and stigma are just some of the reasons thousands of women in the country are putting off having routine cervical screening. Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP explores what can be done to break the shame.

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Elizabeth Hospital

A national care provider has opened a new office in Fakenham, creating 50 new jobs in the process.

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There are no plans to scrap NHS parking charges in Norfolk, despite it being announced fees in Wales would be axed.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times.

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Robert Morton

As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county’s NHS.

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Clive Lewis

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06:00

Empty homes are a major frustration for many communities at a time of a national housing shortage.

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North Norfolk District Council
Thu, 16:02

They looked like they had been to hell and back, but a group of abused dogs found abandoned in rural Norfolk are now on the road to recovery and could be welcomed into new homes as early as next week.

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West Norfolk
Tue, 14:57

An inspector for the RSPCA has spoken of his heartbreak after the discovery of a group of abandoned dogs on a country road in north Norfolk.

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Norfolk police
Wed, 10:50

Wells lifeboat and police carried out a four-hour search after reports that an elderly woman was at risk of entering the sea at Morston.

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58 minutes ago

Government figures reveal a third of all properties bought in north Norfolk in 2017-18 were second homes. JESSICA FRANK-KEYES looks into the effect this rise has had on the area’s coastal communities

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Norman Lamb

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