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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Norwich

A health watchdog is calling for vast improvement to Norfolk’s autism services following extensive research with the families of children affected by the condition.

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More than 150 sexual safety issues have been reported at the region’s mental health trust this year, as regulators call for improvements nationwide.

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Care Quality Commission

Students to be taught CPR

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Secondary school students across the East of England region will be learning first aid skills that could save a life as part of World Restart a Heart day later this month.

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East of England Ambulance Trust

A controversial change to rotas at the region’s ambulance trust has been halted after staff raised concerns about the impact on their work-life balance.

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Robert Morton

Front line paramedics who work through agencies are being offered up to £51-an-hour to plug gaps at the region’s ambulance service ahead of another busy winter.

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NHS

The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities rose almost fivefold in the region’s mental health hospitals in the space of a year, figures show.

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Norman Lamb

Police have used stun guns to subdue mental health patients in Norfolk and Suffolk hospitals, it can be revealed.

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Norman Lamb

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is encouraging local people with an interest in mental health to consider standing for election as a governor and help drive improvements.

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The number of prescriptions handed out for antidepressants in Norfolk has soared to nearly 1.7 million in a year.

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NHS

Women in Norfolk are being spared an anxious wait for smear test results, with almost 100pc receiving them within two weeks.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Medical experts have been instructed to draw up official guidelines for social media use amid fears over its impact on child mental health, a minster has revealed.

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A DIY chain has launched an investigation into claims a seven-year-old girl needed 17 stitches in her leg following an incident at one of their Norfolk stores.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The chairman of the region’s troubled mental health trust has announced he is stepping down.

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Gary Page

Hospitals are still too slow at taking patients off the hands of ambulance crews, it has been revealed, as plans to avoid another winter healthcare crisis were put to health bosses.

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James Paget University Hospital

Rates of syphilis and gonorrhea in Norfolk have risen in part due to a drug which prevents the contraction of HIV.

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Norwich

Frontline staff at the region’s ambulance trust have launched a public petition in what they say is a bid to influence bosses.

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East of England Ambulance Trust

Fear, embarrassment, and stigma are just some of the reasons thousands of women in the country are putting off having routine cervical screening. Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP explores what can be done to break the shame.

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Elizabeth Hospital

There are no plans to scrap NHS parking charges in Norfolk, despite it being announced fees in Wales would be axed.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times.

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Robert Morton

As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county’s NHS.

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Clive Lewis

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has launched a Get Up and Go Yellow day this Thursday (September 13) to highlight the work they do and National Air Ambulance Week

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London

The new chairman of a county’s healthcare watchdog has vowed to push for more money to be given to the NHS.

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University of East Anglia

Around 40,000 fewer free dental treatments were carried out in Norfolk last year, with industry leaders saying a “hostile environment” is putting off low income patients.

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NHS

A targeted project designed to encourage more men to ask for help with mental health issues has been hailed a success after playing a key role in raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding emotional wellbeing.

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Harry

People who are contemplating suicide are being offered a powerful message of hope from others who have been in the same position as part of a new initiative designed to encourage them to stop, wait and talk while showing that someone cares.

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NHS

Over 150 people attended the official launch of the Brandon Day Centre and the newly opened Café 27 along with a new minibus enabling access to the centre’s services.

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Matthew Hancock

New nursing role launched

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The first 70 students have begun training for an new role which it is hoped will further improve the care which people in Norfolk and Waveney receive while helping increase capacity within the NHS and social care workforce.

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University of East Anglia

It has been a year of success for the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) despite a number of challenges, including seeing its busiest winter on record.

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Care Quality Commission

A former Norfolk MP and hospital chairman has been given one of the health service’s top jobs.

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Care Quality Commission

The boss of the region’s embattled ambulance service has revealed he will step down.

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Robert Morton

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