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Fri, 09:42
Norman Lamb

A woman whose father was admitted against his will into a failing care home and had his home care package cancelled said the situation is an abuse of his human rights.

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Norfolk’s alcohol crisis is today deepening, as drink-related deaths have hit a 10-year high in Norwich and almost 60 people a day in Norfolk are being admitted to hospital with conditions linked to booze.

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Norfolk County Council

NHS bosses have admitted there is no “definitive timeline” for when changes will be made to the region’s failing mental health services.

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Clive Lewis

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney could soon be chatting to their GP on an app on their mobile phone instead of having to make a face-to-face appointment.

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United Kingdom

Elderly residents found in their own faeces, a lack of food and no hot water.

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Care Quality Commission

Couples in South Norfolk will once again be able to access fertility treatment after health bosses reversed a decision made two years ago.

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NHS

Health bosses have been urged to listen to how patients want to see mental health services change as they decide on a future for the region’s troubled provision.

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Chloe Smith

The owners of a mid-Norfolk eatery have got behind an initiative to help people living with dementia.

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Norwich

Health bosses have admitted a plan to overhaul services published in 2016 was “over optimistic” as it was revealed the budget for Norfolk and Waveney was £96m behind where it should be.

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NHS

They forego football practice, sacrifice schoolwork, and shoulder responsibilities far beyond their years.

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A Norfolk victim of the contaminated blood scandal has called for more support for those who have suffered.

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Facebook

The mother of a four-year-old boy who has been given just days to live has said she is “lost for words” after hundreds took to social media to show their support.

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Denver Clinton

Questions have been raised over the number of GPs available out of hours in Norfolk, Waveney, and Wisbech.

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NHS

A breast cancer survivor who was told she would have to give up her love of physical activities is defying the odds and running this year’s London Marathon in support of other women.

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Prince William says the support of his East Anglian Air Ambulance colleagues helped stop him sliding down a “slippery slope” towards mental health problems.

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William

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

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Clive Lewis

Carers can often be invisible - they look after members of their family and we know little about it. Among their numbers are 1.3 million people still caring for children while also looking after older family members. We found out more and hear one East Anglian woman’s story.

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United Kingdom

A care home has been given an outstanding rating and is offering residents a “vibrant, happy and thriving” environment, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said.

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Care Quality Commission

The uptake of young woman attending a potentially life-saving routine test is at an all time low after new research has revealed many feel too embarrassed, scared or vulnerable to go.

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NHS

Pharmacists in Norfolk are “at their wits’ end” as they struggle to get hold of many common medicines, including painkillers and anti-depressants.

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European Union

There is still time to have your say about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney, with local people being urged to join the conversation to help take the plans to the “next step and make it real.”

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Mental ill health in men has been called an epidemic. Health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at why men are struggling, and what is being done to highlight the issue.

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University of East Anglia

When our hospitals are full, ambulances are forced to queue outside, keeping them from getting to other patients. Here, an East of England Ambulance crew member - speaking anonymously - explains what this means for patient safety and why things have to change.

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Norwich

A company is looking for volunteers to try a new monitoring system that could save those with a risk of heart failure.

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Cambridge

A “cruel and desperately unfair” postcode lottery which locks some Norfolk families out of accessing fertility treatment on the NHS could come to an end after announcements made as part of a long term plan for the health service.

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Theresa May

Up to 500,000 lives could be saved under plans for the NHS in England over the next decade, health chiefs claim. But what does the announcement mean for Norfolk and Suffolk? Health correspondent Geraldine Scott explains.

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Theresa May

A Norfolk model and former winner of Miss UK who has been fighting cancer for five years has been told her brain tumour is inoperable.

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A senior manager at the region’s mental health trust’s troubled crisis service was previously dismissed from another NHS organisation for gross misconduct, it can be revealed.

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NHS

More than 700 patients waited more than an hour to be transferred from an ambulance into Norfolk hospitals last month.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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Yesterday, 11:30

Villagers have launched a campaign to save and reopen an 18th century pub which once served as the hub of a mid-Norfolk community.

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Breckland Council
Fri, 11:47

A Fakenham based lighting business which supplies over 30 jobs to the local area is celebrating its 30 year anniversary.

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Mon, 12:17

A driver failed to stop at the scene of a two vehicle collision which turned a car on its side.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fears have been raised this week about the impact controversial benefit reforms could have on some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

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Tom FitzPatrick
Fri, 16:50

A road in a north Norfolk village is set to shut for one week for essential works.

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Norfolk County Council

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