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Theresa May

It is an issue which is dominating the election agenda, taking a close second place only to Brexit in polls on the most important issue to voters.

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The region’s ambulance trust has launched a women’s special interest group in a unique style, with two of its female staff pulling off a feat of strength and determination in an ambulance pull challenge.

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NHS

Schools in the east are being urged to help nurture a nation of lifesavers by taking part in Restart a Heart Day.

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NHS

A Conservative government would consult on a possible cap on social care costs, Theresa May has announced.

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Theresa May

As the nation marks Dementia Awareness Week, employees at an opticians with branches across the region are becoming qualified to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

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Thetford

A Norfolk-based care home provider is celebrating receiving two new awards following feedback from an industry website.

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United Kingdom

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been presented with a special award in recognition of the contribution it has made to a nationwide programme which promotes equality and diversity across the NHS.

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NHS

Norfolk’s largest hospital was fined more than £2.5m for missing key NHS patient targets.

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England Ambulance Service

Some £700,000 a year is to be invested in a two-year service to help people in central Norfolk with dementia live more comfortably.

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NHS

The effects of a large-scale cyber attack are still being felt throughout the region’s NHS services today, as healthcare providers try to get back on their feet.

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Labour

The region’s mental health trust is celebrated the work of its 1,168 registered nurses who it says go the extra mile for patients and carers.

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NHS

A new kind of guardian responsible for helping members of staff to raise concerns about patient safety with the aim of further improving care has been appointed at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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NHS

A new diet and exercise regime including home-cooked, freshly prepared meals and swimming has helped a Thetford man shed an incredible 10 stone.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

In recent months we have seen huge progress in the fight to bring mental illness out of the shadows.

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Theresa May

New mothers with serious mental health problems will be able to receive specialist inpatient help closer to home as the region’s first dedicated mother and baby unit is set to open.

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NHS

Doctors in the region could soon use their own time to treat and charge patients outside their contractual arrangements with the NHS, but leaders insist it is not a move towards privatisation.

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NHS

Visitors to High Lodge in Thetford Forest were encouraged by scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) to participate in project which could help fight antibiotic resistance.

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University of East Anglia

More boys and men are suffering with eating disorders in the region, with the number being treated high compared to many other parts of the UK.

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BBC

An inspection of Buckingham Lodge Car Home in Carbrooke, near Watton, has rated the facility as requiring improvement after a report said the service “was not always safe”.

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Care Quality Commission

A couple whose lives were turned upside down when their son was diagnosed with a brain tumour have spoken of his bravery and their delight that their “little soldier” was well enough to be a page boy at their wedding.

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People from across Norfolk and Waveney will be encouraged to plan for their future, speak openly to their loved ones about death and make ‘dying well’ a natural part of a good life at a special event next week.

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A couple whose lives were turned upside down when their little boy was diagnosed with a brain tumour have spoken of his bravery and their delight that their “little soldier” is well enough to be a page boy on their wedding today.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

A care home in Swaffham has recognised sixteen members of staff for their long service with a special presentation.

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An independent ambulance service used in the region has suspended offering urgent care after it was hit with a long list of issues by health inspectors, including finding bodily fluids on equipment.

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Care Quality Commission

More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.

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Bill Borrett

Teenage parents across Norfolk will receive extra emotional and practical support from this autumn through a new one-to-one service.

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Norfolk County Council

No new beds for patients in psychiatric crisis will be made available by the region’s mental health trust, despite concerns being raised by the health watchdog over that a shortage of beds “had impaired patient safety and treatment at times”.

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West Suffolk Hospital

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” and called for a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that has blighted so many lives in this region.

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People affected by cancer in Norfolk will have access to information and support, wherever they are based, due to a collaboration between three organisations.

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Norfolk County Council

Patient experience and what is done to improve services will be the focus of the latest ‘takeover’ week by the region’s ambulance service.

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NHS

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Yesterday, 13:59

Police are appealling for information after an arson attack on a car in Thetford.

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Yesterday, 16:54

Strumpshaw Steam Rally fires up for its 25th anniversary, Dad’s Army invade North Norfolk Railway, there is two-wheel fun at Holkham and Sandingham, plus fireworks, country fairs, retro computer games and more for all the family.

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Dad's Army
Yesterday, 08:47

Four horses which have been illegally left on a common, known for its rare plant species, should be rehomed by next week as the site prepares for the next stage of a conservation project.

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Thetford Town Council
08:35

People desperate for help from a Norfolk charity have had to be turned away because of a ‘perfect storm’ of funding cuts and a shortage of volunteers.

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Norwich
Yesterday, 18:00

Three friends are running marathons to raise money for a charity that provides support for renal patients in Norfolk.

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