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Healthcare professionals who used to work at the region’s mental health trust have slammed “rotten foundations” stemming from a radical redesign six years ago.

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The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.

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Julie Cave

New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years - whilst the number of managers has risen.

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The union representing ambulance crews in our region has called on chiefs to buy new jackets for staff for the winter months.

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A day of celebration recognised almost 200 staff and volunteers from the region’s ambulance service.

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Norfolk veterans with mental health problems can now receive help from man’s best friend as a new initiative which pairs ex-service personnel with rescue dogs in need of a new home.

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It was an appeal which put Norwich on the map as one of the best centres in the country for diabetes treatment.

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A little girl who spent time in hospital has returned to the ward which treated her to donate items for other ill children to enjoy.

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Outdoor gym equipment has been installed on a village playing field to help its residents keep fitter and healthier.

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“Outstanding is the next step for us.”

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Julie Cave

They are the heroes who rush to help us in times of emergency.

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They are the first port of call for members of the public in what could be their worst moments. Health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at the pressures faced by those in the ambulance control room - and the abuse they can sometimes face.

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Bill Borrett, chairman of Adult Social Care at Norfolk County Council, wants to talk about care.

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Bill Borrett

Staff at the county’s community healthcare trust were celebrated for their achievements at a glittering ceremony hosted by a radio star.

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Wellbeing services across Norfolk and Suffolk have secured additional funding of £1.5m to help people with mental health issues to return to work.

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One in 10 people in England will be on the NHS waiting list unless the health service is given more money, the head of NHS England has said.

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Some £5m could be saved in Norfolk’s NHS if doctors stop routinely prescribing some medicines.

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Two services which support prisoners who have a personality disorder have been praised as excellent in an inspection report.

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Parenthood leaves many mothers and fathers feeling lonely or “cut off” from family and friends, according to a poll.

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United Kingdom

Chefs and carers from a range of care homes caring for the elderly, those living with dementia and learning difficulties joined together for a study day aiming to put food first for residents.

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The probe into the contaminated blood scandal will be a “full statutory inquiry” and will come under the responsibility of the Cabinet Office after victims and families “expressed strong views” over the potential involvement of the Department of Health, Downing Street said.

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Theresa May

Campaigners have reacted with outrage after it emerged four bosses at the region’s failing mental health trust were each awarded £10,000 pay rises last year.

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Care Quality Commission

Seven MPs from across Norfolk and Suffolk met with mental health bosses to thrash out an action plan for recovery.

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Norman Lamb

Patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are being offered a new service which will help them leave hospital as soon as they are ready and support them in their own homes.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

A care home is to close despite a community campaign to save it.

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Patients in Norfolk and Waveney hoping to see their GP could be offered an appointment away from their normal surgery or with a doctor from another practice.

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Healthcare heroes will be recognised when an NHS community trust holds their annual awards evening next week.

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A doctor has warned people not to underestimate the power of the flu virus and how easily it can spread as winter approaches.

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A supported living service for people with complex learning disabilities across East Anglia has been given top marks by inspectors.

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Care Quality Commission

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Tributes have been paid to a 30-year-old father of four who died in a crash near Thetford on Sunday.

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Police are appealing for information after a number of electrical items including a Go-Pro camera were stolen.

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