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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Care Quality Commission

Police are investigating reports of ill treatment or neglect of residents at a mid Norfolk care home, which announced its closure on Thursday.

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The region’s mental health trust has appointed an interim director of nursing, quality and patient safety.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

An NHS Action group will visit Dereham ahead of plans to sell off nearly six acres of land at the town’s hospital.

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NHS

A mid-Norfolk care home has announced its closure ahead of the publication of a damning report into its failing standards of care.

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Care Quality Commission

Two executive directors have handed in their resignations at the region’s beleaguered mental health trust.

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Care Quality Commission

Ambulance staff have been praised for their commitment to ensuring new response standards for crews to reach sick patients went live.

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NHS

Dereham’s air cadets have ditched the normal browns and greens of their camouflage gear to stand out and stand up to cancer.

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Dereham

The family of a former Liverpool footballer have called for an inquiry after he died in a Norfolk mental health hospital.

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A call has been made to end massive pay outs to public sector bosses when they leave organisations – often to reappear in similar roles merely months later at another agency.

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Clive Lewis

A finance professional with more than 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sector has been appointed as Interim Director of Finance with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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NHS

More patients will be prescribed walking classes, soup socials and debt advice by GPs rather than medication under a radical plan to transform the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney.

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NHS

The East Anglian air ambulance has been called to a patient in Dereham.

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The region’s mental health trust has once again been branded as failing as inspectors found serious issues first raised three years ago had not been fixed.

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Care Quality Commission

Pressure is mounting on the executive directors of the region’s mental health trust to step aside.

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Clive Lewis

The new chief executive of the region’s failing mental health trust has said things need to go back to basics to fix problems highlighted by inspectors.

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Care Quality Commission

The region’s mental health trust has once again been branded as failing as inspectors found serious issues first raised three years ago had not been fixed.

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Care Quality Commission

Rail passengers are being asked not to pull the emergency cord if there is a medical emergency on board a train.

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NHS

Six youth football teams in Breckland have signed up to a campaign that encourages people not to smoke pitchside when watching matches.

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Alison Webb

The chairman of the region’s mental health trust warned of “considerable challenges” ahead at the service’s annual general meeting.

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NHS

More ambulances could be hitting our roads as part of a 999 overhaul designed to reach rural patients more quickly.

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England Ambulance Service

More than 50 members of staff at Archant, this newspaper’s publisher, have become dementia friends - in a bid to better understand the condition.

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Eastern Daily Press

A resident and an apprentice from a Dereham carehome have been shortlisted for prestigious national care awards.

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As the region’s mental health trust looks set for turbulent times ahead, with the retirement of its chief executive and pending inspection report, health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what has changed since this newspaper started its campaign for better mental health services two years ago.

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Care Quality Commission

More than 27 years of a charity’s mental health services in Norfolk are to come to an end.

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NHS

Working together will be the only way to tackle the gap left between dwindling budgets and growing healthcare needs, a new report has claimed.

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Norfolk Community Foundation

Social isolation can be as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and with 21,000 people in Norfolk over the age of 65 lonely all or most of the time, efforts are today being made to combat the problem.

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Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council’s Cycling and Walking Festival kicked off this week with a five mile walk around Dereham on Sunday.

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A management consultant with a wealth of NHS and both public and private sector experience has joined the region’s mental health trust’s board as a non-executive director.

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A lung cancer sufferer and fundraiser has spoken out about the news that a life-saving cancer treatment will be made available to patients on the NHS.

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NHS

Smokefree Norfolk will host an event in Dereham to tackle the issue of smoking during pregnancy.

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Yesterday, 20:51

Motorists were warned to avoid part of the A148 following a three vehicle crash near Fakenham.

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The founder of a charity that improves the lives of some of the poorest communities in West Africa is calling for support after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

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Yesterday, 17:28

Ten schools in Norfolk accounted for more than a third of all permanent exclusions made in the county last year.

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Breckland could see the installation of four charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles after councillors agreed to bid for Highways England funds.

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A Member of the European Parliament was in Fakenham on Friday to warn of the impact that leaving the European Union could have on jobs related to horse racing.

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