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Friday, April 21, 2017
Norfolk County Council

People affected by cancer in Norfolk will have access to information and support, wherever they are based, due to a collaboration between three organisations.

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Patient experience and what is done to improve services will be the focus of the latest ‘takeover’ week by the region’s ambulance service.

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NHS

A service of thanksgiving will be held at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate the contribution of nurses and healthcare staff.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

A Norfolk woman left in a wheelchair after what she was told was a routine operation has spoken out about her ordeal on national television.

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Patients from across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to help the NHS to help them by using healthcare services wisely over the Easter weekend.

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NHS

The region’s ambulance service is urging the public to ‘be prepared’ ahead of what they predict to be a very busy Easter bank holiday.

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NHS

A residential nursing home in mid Norfolk has been rated as ‘good’ for it quality of service by the industry’s independent regulator.

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More than £500,000 was spent on sending patients under the care of the region’s mental health trust to other facilities in the last month as bosses admit “still too many” patients were being sent out of the area for treatment.

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NHS

More than £42m will be spent on new buildings and vehicles for the region’s ambulance service, after bosses voted to press ahead with two new schemes.

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United Kingdom

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Norfolk and Waveney have welcomed a national review of the items available on prescription, as concerns are raised over the safety of withdrawing gluten-free food.

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NHS

Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans.

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The lives of children with long-term medical problems are being put at risk because schools are failing to take care of them as well as they should, claims a group of charities.

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Norfolk County Council

A mother from Watton appeared on ITV’s This Morning to talk about how she secretly gave her son cannabis to save his life.

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A group of dedicated paramedics are hoping a new volunteering scheme could be the difference between life and death for people who suffer life-threatening health emergencies.

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England Ambulance Service

It started as one man’s prescription to provide dignity and support for the elderly and vulnerable.

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When Mike Stone suffered a heart attack having a defibrillator close to hand helped him enjoy another decade of precious life.

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Italy

A charity is warning of a rising number of children referred to its sleep service.

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BBC

The number of people smoking in certain areas of Norfolk is on the rise despite figures showing that the proportion of smokers across Britain is at its lowest on record.

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United Kingdom

Four of Norfolk and Suffolk’s seven NHS trusts have scored below the national average in two key questions asked of staff in the annual NHS Staff Survey.

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NHS

Experts working in the social care have welcomed the government’s £2bn cash injection into the sector, but say more will be needed to make up for “years of under-funding”.

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NHS

A&E patients in the region may be triaged quicker next winter after the government announced a £100m scheme in the Budget.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Fresh hope has been given to campaigners fighting to save a highly-valued Fakenham care home.

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Six specialist dementia nurses will be recruited across Norfolk after health chiefs agreed a £300,000 deal with a national charity.

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Norman Lamb

Living in west Norfolk doesn’t provide much opportunity for climbing anything much more than a modest hill.

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Nepal

A council has pledged support to communities fighting any possible cuts to healthcare beds in north Norfolk.

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Tom FitzPatrick

Norfolk County Council says it has strong procedures in place for investigating allegations of care abuse in people’s homes after figures revealed more than 400 such complaints were registered in the last three years.

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County Council

The new regional head of the world’s largest nursing union has sounded a warning over an expected drop in the number of nurses qualifying in the next few years.

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NHS

The region’s mental health trust was the subject of a special investigations programme on the BBC last month - but what can we learn from its most recent reports?

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NHS

Tributes to a highly-regarded former social care chief brought a standing ovation on a poignant evening which celebrated the best of Norfolk’s carers.

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Norman Lamb

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A man who was wanted in connection with an alleged domestic-related assault has been arrested.

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Norfolk Police
Friday, April 21, 2017

Visitors to Wighton in north Norfolk are in for a treat this Spring as the local village pub opens its doors once more following a complete make-over.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

A Public Inquiry will start next week into a planning application to build up to 200 homes at Sculthorpe which was turned down by North Norfolk District Council.

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Sue Arnold

Terry Waite, the former envoy to the Archishop of Canterbury who was held hostage for five years in Beirut in the 1980s, will head to Wells next week for the town’s 20th Poetry-Next-The-Sea festival.

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