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Yesterday, 20:36

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has today announced the appointment of a new chair for its board, Nicola Scrivings.

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People living with mental health issues can now receive a lifeline of support to get back into work thanks to a new service.

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A woman who lost her sister to a brain tumour was just one of a number of people to take part in a walk to raise awareness.

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A merger bringing the region's five clinical commissioning groups (CCG) together as one is set to go ahead.

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How do we solve a problem as severe and wide-ranging as the nation's mental health crisis?

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"Can you help me? Something has been bothering me at night and I have a baby."

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It boasts a hydrotherapy pool, state of the art sensory room and music studio.

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Patients in Norfolk and Waveney have rated appointment times as their biggest source of frustration, with some complaining of waiting several weeks to see a doctor.

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Patients are being "frightened" off making dentist appointments due to a "belligerent" approach to fining those who wrongly claim exemption from charges, according to industry leaders.

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Almost £10m was spent on private ambulances for 999 and non-urgent work last year as the region's ambulance service's reliance on private transport has doubled.

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Carers in Norfolk are being encouraged to take advantage of grants available to improve their lives in the face of the increasing financial strains and stress of looking after a loved-one.

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Bespoke ambulances which have been specially designed to give patients a smoother journey while improving care have started to hit the roads.

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A 76-year-old who has not ridden a bike for 55 years is attempting to cycle across East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and the Midlands, as part of his aim to ride 2019 miles this year for charity and in memory of his wife.

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Outbreaks of measles have been detected in the east of England in the last year, it can be revealed, as it was announced that the UK has lost its measles-free status.

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More than 100,000 sick days were taken by NHS staff in Norfolk last year due to mental health struggles, it can be revealed.

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Middle-aged people need to stay physically active if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement, according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.

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The number of cases of the life-threatening infection sepsis in Norfolk hospitals has risen by more than 70pc in the last three years.

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Three mental health teams are set to be created which will go into schools and offer mental health support, thanks to a £2million cash boost.

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More than 25,000 abused and neglected children in Norfolk and Waveney could be sidelined by mental health services.

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Health services across Norfolk and Suffolk will benefit from a £135m funding boost as part of the prime minister's £1.8bn cash injection for the NHS.

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The region's mental health trust has moved to reassure over care as it was revealed patients were sent to a hospital with "unacceptable" standards.

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A couple whose lives have been ruined by Lyme disease are unable to get married because of the devastating impact on their day-to-day lives.

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The region's ambulance service still does not have enough staff to keep patients safe, as bosses were slammed in its latest inspection report.

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Norfolk County Council is to crackdown on poor care social care given by private providers.

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A bid to overhaul the region's air ambulance bases and ensure the service can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has been boosted by a government grant.

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Hundreds of thousands of pounds is owed to Norfolk's NHS by foreign patients not entitled to free healthcare.

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Staff on the frontline of community mental health services are reporting much longer waiting lists than those recorded by bosses.

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A six-year-old boy raised money for West Suffolk Hospital to say thank you for the care his younger brother received from staff.

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The new owner of a nightclub has promised safe nights out and special events as he takes over the venue with his family by his side.

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Yesterday, 16:10

A man in his 40s who was injured in a shooting has been named.

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Yesterday, 16:22

A scheme to develop council-owned land into more than 140 homes - and raise up to £3m in cash - will continue until 2035.

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A Norfolk family spent a weekend in Rome after receiving a personal invitation from the Pope himself.

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As shorts and T-shirts are being packed away and swapped for woolly hats and gloves, families are looking forward to this year's bonfire night, and where to see the best firework displays in south west Norfolk.

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