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The number of people diagnosed with the sexually transmitted infection syphilis in Norfolk has risen by 88pc in the last five years.

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A Norfolk A&E consultant has spoken out about the ‘demoralising’ pressure on staff on the frontline and suggested more money for social care was the way to help.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A £500,000 review has revealed efforts to stem demand in Norfolk’s NHS has been “fire-fighting”, improvements were “starting from behind” and a lack of social care means patients stay in hospital eight days longer than necessary.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A thyroid drug which has been hailed as life-changing and has been at the centre of a fierce campaign for access will finally be available more easily in Norfolk and Waveney.

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NHS

The number of patients waiting more the four hours to be seen at Norfolk’s A&E departments has hit the highest levels since 2014.

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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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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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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New Zealand

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

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Yesterday, 21:39

Stephen Fry is set to appear as a special guest in the new series of Doctor Who.

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BBC
Yesterday, 14:55

The family of a Dereham teenager who took his own life have paid tribute to a “lovely, kind boy” with a “cheeky grin”.

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Dereham
Yesterday, 16:40

Peanut the cat is meowing with joy upon being reunited with his family, after he went missing 10 years ago.

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More than 3,500 drivers were caught speeding in Norfolk and Suffolk last month as part of three-week a police crackdown.

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