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Saturday, August 12, 2017

A mother has described the life threatening daily ordeal her daughter must endure so that she can get enough food to survive a rare condition, for which there is no cure.

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The future of a highly-valued care home in Fakenham has been secured.

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Professionals who work with children and teenagers in Norfolk and Waveney will be given specialist training to identify the signs of harmful sexual behaviour following the launch of a new initiative designed to reduce offending and protect vulnerable young people.

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The EDP is to put a special focus on mental health and well-being in a unique special edition of the newspaper.

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Department for Education

The brother of a runner who suffered a cardiac arrest just before the end of the Run Norwich 10K road race said the father-of-two is “lucky to be alive” and keen to thank those who saved his life.

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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Patients are being urged to look after themselves when they have minor ailments - because more than £2m is being spent in Norfolk and Waveney on prescriptions that could be bought for less over the counter.

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NHS

A leading public health charity has called for more investment in substance misuse prevention, after deaths related to drugs in the region soared.

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United Kingdom

A decision on whether a £2.50 test - which could save newborn babies lives - will be offered routinely will be made today.

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Nearly 150 extra GPs will be needed in Norfolk and Waveney by 2036, as national figures show more GPs are retiring than are being recruited.

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NHS

The managing director of Norfolk County Council has stepped down from leading the region’s healthcare overhaul.

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NHS

The region’s NHS trusts have seen a huge increase in research activity in the last year, according to the annual National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Activity League Table, published today.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A Dereham fitness fanatic and world record holder is set to embark on his toughest challenge yet - running over 1,000 miles.

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Ireland

Breast cancer patients in Norfolk and Waveney could have missed out on an earlier diagnosis as it was revealed GP surgeries may have been using out of date guidelines when deciding on urgent referrals.

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The number of paramedics working in Norfolk and Suffolk has been boosted by almost 100 after the first cohort of paramedic science students graduated from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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University of East Anglia

It started as a small pilot project in Norfolk to help ex-service personnel get back into work on civvy street.

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Norwich University

A woman from Dereham has raised £2,387.50 for the oncology team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) in memory of her brother Lee Parker who received treatment from the hospital’s cancer centre.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Carers in Norfolk are being urged to plan for what would happen to their loved one if they were no longer there.

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Norfolk County Council

Parents of youngsters with profound disabilities are protesting against changes in the way residential short breaks are allocated, which they say have taken away a “lifeline” and left some of them with 50pc fewer respite hours or, in some cases, no residential respite at all.

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Norman Lamb

Health organisations across Norfolk have highlighted ways they are tackling concerns which were raised by staff in a hard-hitting report released by consumer champion group Healthwatch.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The people who make Norfolk’s NHS function have opened their hearts about the “constant battle” they face to keep services afloat.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest diabetes prevention research studies in the world has just finished recruiting after screening over 13,000 participants at risk of diabetes in Norfolk, Suffolk and north east Essex.

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Norfolk

More than 6,250 people who were arrested in the last two years were seen by a service which supports vulnerable people to get their lives back on track.

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NHS

Safety at all of the region’s mental health trust’s inpatient units has been improved after a £1.5m project to remove potential ligature points.

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Care Quality Commission

The plan to overhaul health services in Norfolk and Waveney has been rated as “advanced” in a new national assessment of its progress.

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Up to an extra £36m would be needed to provide mental health support for all children and young people who need it in Norfolk, it has been revealed.

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NHS

Could you imagine going from being an active, sporty teenager to having to spend most of your day lying down?

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United Kingdom

A sneak peek into a day in the life at the region’s ambulance service is set to be revealed when it runs its latest 24-hour Twitter-thon.

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England Ambulance Service

Plans to further transform mental health care in west Norfolk have received a £4m boost from a share of money pledged to the NHS in the spring budget.

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Michael Scott

More than 400 patients have been helped by a lifesaving partnership between firefighters and ambulance staff in Norfolk.

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NHS

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As the town is set to come together to pay tribute to the life of a popular young Dereham man, his parents have thanked the community calling the support “unreal”.

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A woman from Dereham has become the 150th person to complete an extreme open water swimming challenge.

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Thousands of Norfolk and Suffolk students nervously awaiting results will soon discover how they fared in their A-levels.

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The train operator has cancelled 15 train services today due to track problems near London and the derailed freight train in Suffolk. See if your travel plans have been affected here.

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The Holkham Estate has been praised by customers for the way it has handled complaints following disruptions at a Tom Jones concert at the end of July.

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As the town is set to come together to pay tribute to the life of a popular young Dereham man, his parents have thanked the community calling the support “unreal”.

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A woman from Dereham has become the 150th person to complete an extreme open water swimming challenge.

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United Kingdom
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Thousands of Norfolk and Suffolk students nervously awaiting results will soon discover how they fared in their A-levels.

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The train operator has cancelled 15 train services today due to track problems near London and the derailed freight train in Suffolk. See if your travel plans have been affected here.

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The Holkham Estate has been praised by customers for the way it has handled complaints following disruptions at a Tom Jones concert at the end of July.

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