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Norfolk County Council

More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.

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A quarter of mental health beds in Norfolk and Suffolk have been lost in the last four years.

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NHS

Teenage parents across Norfolk will receive extra emotional and practical support from this autumn through a new one-to-one service.

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Norfolk County Council

No new beds for patients in psychiatric crisis will be made available by the region’s mental health trust, despite concerns being raised by the health watchdog over that a shortage of beds “had impaired patient safety and treatment at times”.

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NHS

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” and called for a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that has blighted so many lives in this region.

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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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Norfolk County Council

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

Two of Norfolk’s social care providers have joined forces after Independence Matters acquired Breckland Care at Home.

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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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Care Quality Commission

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

Vital life-saving equipment is now up and running in a rural village thanks to a concerted fundraising effort.

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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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Department for Education

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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Watton

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

Carers in Dereham have been given a better understanding of the effects of autism thanks to an innovative new simulation launched in the UK.

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United Kingdom

A new dementia support group is starting up in Mattishall next week to offer friendship, advice and support to those living with the condition and their carers.

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She may be 70 years old and has an extreme fear of heights - yet that is not stopping pensioner Jenny Holland from taking her fundraising challenge to new levels.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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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Bill Borrett

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

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Three generations of the same family were among the runners who successfully completed the London Marathon on Sunday.

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More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.

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Norfolk County Council

As the excitement builds for this year’s Holkham Country Fair, organisers have announced more of what’s to come - including new attractions.

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Residents of Yaxham are being asked to vote twice on May 4 - firstly for a county councillor and secondly for their Neighbourhood Plan.

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Breckland Council
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A quarter of mental health beds in Norfolk and Suffolk have been lost in the last four years.

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NHS

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Three generations of the same family were among the runners who successfully completed the London Marathon on Sunday.

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More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.

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Norfolk County Council

As the excitement builds for this year’s Holkham Country Fair, organisers have announced more of what’s to come - including new attractions.

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Residents of Yaxham are being asked to vote twice on May 4 - firstly for a county councillor and secondly for their Neighbourhood Plan.

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Breckland Council
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A quarter of mental health beds in Norfolk and Suffolk have been lost in the last four years.

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NHS

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