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Yesterday, 16:33
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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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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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United Kingdom

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

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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Rescue Service

“We need a bit of honesty” - that was the message given by many who attended a lively Question Time-style event designed to shed light on the health overhaul for Norfolk and Waveney.

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Norman Lamb

A bid by the region’s mental health trust to reduce the amount they were fined after a dementia patient drowned has failed at the Court of Appeal.

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Michael Scott

The chairman of the region’s mental health trust has hit back at claims that some of the organisation’s governors were unhappy about being unable to see confidential board papers.

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NHS

A Norfolk artist who received support from the region’s mental health trust to overcome challenging behaviour within her family is exhibiting a series of works charting her journey through therapy.

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Benjamin Foundation

The provider of drug and alcohol services in Norfolk is set to change, as priorities shift in how to approach misuse.

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Michael Scott

A Suffolk doctors’ practice has improved since its last inspection to be rated as ‘good’ by a health watchdog.

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Care Quality Commission

Parents are being urged to stub it out on the sidelines in a new campaign aimed at making youth football pitches across Norfolk smoke free zones.

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Inspectors have returned to rate the region’s mental health trust, a year after it was lifted out of special measures.

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Michael Scott

A man was held in police custody for nearly 60 hours while he waited for a mental health bed to become available.

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NHS

Confidential papers will no longer been seen by governors of the region’s mental health trust after a set was leaked to the BBC’s Panorama programme.

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NHS

The number of dedicated ambulance stations in Norfolk could be reduced from 15 to three as part of plans to share more facilities with other emergency and community services.

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United Kingdom

Relatives concerned about the safety of care homes are being pushed to become unpaid carers, a charity has claimed, as it was revealed the region had more than the national average of unsafe care provision.

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Care Quality Commission

The number of serious incidents and complaints reported to the region’s mental health trust rose last year, it can be revealed.

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One in four social care services are failing on safety, the care regulator has said.

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All of the region’s accident and emergency departments have beat the national average in the level of satisfaction from inpatients.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

At least 25 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were uncovered in our region last year, according to new statistics from NHS Digital.

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Suffolk Police

The region’s mental health trust has reported it has seen financial growth at the same time as slashing its deficit for the first time in five years.

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Michael Scott

Funding worth almost £600,000 has been awarded to improve services for people with diabetes living in Norfolk and Waveney.

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NHS

A care home which failed to meet standards and was rated as “inadequate” has been taken over by a new owner who has spent tens of thousands of pounds on refurbishment works.

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Care Quality Commission

The region’s mental health trust has been listed in the top five in the country for sending patients out of the area for their care.

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NHS

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Yesterday, 20:32

Commuters are facing traffic turmoil after road accidents in three parts of Norfolk.

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Yesterday, 18:55

A woman who visited the British Sugar plant in west Norfolk says she has doubts over whether the mysterious smell that swept the county last month could have originated there.

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Yesterday, 17:32

Norfolk police know how to get creative when it comes to Twitter - with regular updates accompanied by pictures, hashtags and emojis, here are top ten accounts to follow.

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Yesterday, 18:00

A 76-year-old moving truck owned by a Suffolk firm came away with two awards after taking part in the prestigious London to Brighton Commercial Vehicle Run.

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London
Yesterday, 11:08

A man who died following a serious two-car crash on the A11 at Barton Mills has been named as Charles McCulloch.

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