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Friday, December 7, 2018
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Norfolk residents are being urged to help prevent the spread of Norovirus as several cases of the virus have been seen in the county.

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A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

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NHS

Around one in three children in Norfolk are doing fewer than 30 minutes of exercise a day, with even lower numbers doing the governmental guideline of one hour of activity a day.

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University of East Anglia

A Norfolk MP has been left “angry and upset” by a conference call with inspectors overseeing the region’s mental health trust.

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The number of additional deaths during winter almost doubled last year compared to the previous year across the UK, as the colder months took their toll on the elderly and infirm.

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Norfolk Community Foundation

East Anglian researchers are seeking volunteers to take part in vital dementia research studies through the Join Dementia Research initiative.

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University of East Anglia

More than 135,000 children in Norfolk and Suffolk have not seen an NHS dentist in the last year, according to newly released figures.

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NHS

MPs will demand answers over the future of the region’s mental health trust at a meeting with regulators.

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Mental health inspection report 2018

Applications to become a nurse in Norfolk have dropped by a fifth in just a year, new figures show.

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Care Quality Commission

Tens of thousands more people in Norfolk are opting to order their prescriptions online than two years ago, according to NHS data.

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NHS

A Norfolk council has launched a new fund to support projects improving residents’ health and wellbeing which has been welcomed by one of the area’s district councillors.

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NHS

The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust.

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Clive Lewis

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has admitted the organisation is on its “last chance” to get things right.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

The region’s mental health trust is today in special measures for the third time, after an inspection uncovered a litany of failings branded “deeply disturbing” by MPs.

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Care Quality Commission

Mental health services have been in crisis for at least five years.

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NHS

A number of people using mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have praised the care they receive despite a damning report from inspectors released today.

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Mental health inspection report 2018

The latest report’s into the region’s mental health trust - which brands it unsafe and poorly led - is the worst it has received, campaigners have claimed.

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NHS

Norwich South MP, Labour’s Clive Lewis, has led calls for the region’s mental health trust to be put into special administration - a classification kept strictly for the very worst of health organisations.

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Clive Lewis

The daughter of an ex-footballer who died in a Norwich hospital today blamed the care he received there for his death, and said she will not stop fighting for justice “even if it takes years”.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

The mother of a much-loved young man from Dereham who took his own life last year has backed a campaign for a drop-in listening centre in the town.

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The daughter of an ex-footballer who will represent herself at his inquest has spoken about her 15-month battle for justice while fighting aggressive breast cancer.

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Gary Page

Specially-designed ambulances giving patients a smoother journey while improving the working environment for crews are to be rolled out across the region.

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NHS

The rising tide of obesity has pushed the number of people in Norfolk and Waveney with diabetes past 50,000 for the first time - with warnings that the figure could be much higher.

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NHS

Top level staff at the region’s mental health trust are moving to new positions within Norfolk’s health service.

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Gary Page

The new chief nurse at the region’s mental health trust has pledged to help drive improvements to patient care.

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NHS

More than 2,000 people have participated in a conversation about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney

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NHS

The region’s mental health trust is celebrating the achievements of its newest nursing graduates who have spent the last 18 months completing their degrees while also caring for patients.

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NHS

Student nurses from East Anglia will meet members of parliament at Westminster today ahead of a debate which will discuss the future of nurse education funding.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A community has rallied round a family after their baby was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

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Cambridge

Former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie opens up about his own battles with mental health and tells men who may be struggling - talk about it.

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Norfolk County Council

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A Norfolk council which voted unanimously to approve a draft local plan is facing criticism from a town council for “disappointing and worrying” issues.

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Gordon Bambridge

A family have been left saddened after their Christmas decorations were stolen just two days after they were put up, with police also investigating another incident of a similar kind.

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An Indian restaurant is planning to help those who need it most by handing out free food in a Norfolk town centre on Christmas day “to give back to the local community”.

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A north Norfolk natural park is working to boost the declining population of red squirrels in north Wales thanks to a breed and release programme.

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Wales
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Broadland District Council says it will not challenge a decision to quash approved plans for a new processing plant east of Dereham.

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A Norfolk council which voted unanimously to approve a draft local plan is facing criticism from a town council for “disappointing and worrying” issues.

Read more
Gordon Bambridge

A family have been left saddened after their Christmas decorations were stolen just two days after they were put up, with police also investigating another incident of a similar kind.

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An Indian restaurant is planning to help those who need it most by handing out free food in a Norfolk town centre on Christmas day “to give back to the local community”.

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A north Norfolk natural park is working to boost the declining population of red squirrels in north Wales thanks to a breed and release programme.

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Wales
09:43

Broadland District Council says it will not challenge a decision to quash approved plans for a new processing plant east of Dereham.

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