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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Staff working in children and young people's mental health were forced to make their own waiting lists as official data was so inaccurate and cases "slipped through the net".

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Lessons have been learnt over a council owned company which failed to be self-sustaining, council bosses have said after agreeing its closure.

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A new initiative which aims to make sure that people who have suffered a cardiac arrest receive lifesaving help as quickly as possible has launched across the region.

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People experiencing a mental health crisis will no longer be held in police cells, Theresa May has announced.

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Teenage pregnancy rates in Norfolk have risen amid a warning from experts that public health cuts could worsen progress.

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Health chiefs have said that there is not a threat to services for deaf and blind people in the county, after it emerged the council's specialist care company is to be wound up.

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The region's ambulance trust plans to appeal a court decision in which staff won a landmark victory over holiday pay.

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A brand new centre to support those in Norfolk battling cancer is set to open in Norwich - if £500,000 can be raised for the appeal.

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Only a complete overhaul of children's mental health services would have a shot at stopping long waiting times and youngsters being "bounced between" services.

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The number of sick days firefighters are having to take due to their mental health has more than quadrupled in the space of three years.

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Robotic cats, talking mugs and GPS pebbles are among the hi-tech items being used to help care for people in their own homes, it has been revealed.

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The new boss at the region's failing mental health trust has admitted he hears about the service's disastrous radical redesign "most days" as he set out his plans to turn fortunes around.

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Measures to provide maternity support for councillors are being explored by one of Suffolk's authorities as part of a bid to improve the take-up of women in politics.

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Thousands of men with prostate cancer will be able to avoid the damaging side effects of surgery thanks to a new research scanner that will be installed in Norwich.

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Governors at the region's mental health trust have demanded answers over why spending on children in London is more than three times that on those in the east.

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Concerns are growing after large amounts of palm oil were found scattered along our region's coastline.

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All GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney have now been fully linked up with the NHS App giving patients the ability to book and manage GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view their medical records and access a range of other services.

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All GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney have now been fully linked up with the NHS App giving patients the ability to book and manage GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view their medical records and access a range of other services.

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People requiring residential care in some areas of Norfolk are only left with services rated as 'inadequate', a report claims.

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Some 10,000 more sick notes were written for patients in Norfolk by GPs in 2018 compared to the year before - with the main cause being mental disorders.

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Nurses across Norfolk will came together on Sunday to mark Nurses' Day and celebrate their contribution to people's lives.

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Norfolk women are set to join mass protests in London and Manchester amid fears the UK is now in the grip of a pelvic mesh implant crisis.

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Three local mental health charities Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind and West Norfolk Mind, have officially announced that they have are merging.

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The best places for quality of life in Norfolk have been revealed by a major new study - with North Norfolk topping the table.

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More than a quarter of cancer patients in Norfolk had to wait more than two months for their first treatment as doctors' leaders declared there was a "hidden crisis" in the NHS.

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Thousands of pounds was spent at Norfolk's busiest hospital to tackle a national breast cancer screening scandal which it turned out never existed.

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Vulnerable care patients in Suffolk are facing an anxious wait after thousands of letters were sent out warning them of changes to their annual financial assessment forms.

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As Norfolk's Class A drug supply remains stable despite more than 1,000 arrests, calls are being made for a radical change in policy. Luke Powell reports.

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Children in the east of England have the least money spent on their mental health care in the country, as some were having to threaten suicide to fight their way into treatment.

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Almost half of Norfolk's dental surgeries are closed to NHS patients as a lack of dentists in the county impacts on care.

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People living in Norfolk have been warned about a council tax scam offering them a refund.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

It's 15 years since Paul Weller first made his debut at Thetford Forest.

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