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Norfolk County Council

Norfolk’s alcohol crisis is today deepening, as drink-related deaths have hit a 10-year high in Norwich and almost 60 people a day in Norfolk are being admitted to hospital with conditions linked to booze.

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NHS bosses have admitted there is no “definitive timeline” for when changes will be made to the region’s failing mental health services.

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Clive Lewis

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney could soon be chatting to their GP on an app on their mobile phone instead of having to make a face-to-face appointment.

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United Kingdom

A five-year-old girl suffered a serious allergic reaction which “could have killed her” during a special family holiday.

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West Suffolk Hospital

Elderly residents found in their own faeces, a lack of food and no hot water.

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Care Quality Commission

Couples in South Norfolk will once again be able to access fertility treatment after health bosses reversed a decision made two years ago.

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NHS

Health bosses have been urged to listen to how patients want to see mental health services change as they decide on a future for the region’s troubled provision.

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Chloe Smith

Health bosses have admitted a plan to overhaul services published in 2016 was “over optimistic” as it was revealed the budget for Norfolk and Waveney was £96m behind where it should be.

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NHS

The mother of a four-year-old boy who has been given just days to live has said she is “lost for words” after hundreds took to social media to show their support.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Questions have been raised over the number of GPs available out of hours in Norfolk, Waveney, and Wisbech.

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NHS

Marie Gabriel CBE has been appointed as the new chair of the struggling Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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Prince William says the support of his East Anglian Air Ambulance colleagues helped stop him sliding down a “slippery slope” towards mental health problems.

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New Zealand

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

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Clive Lewis

Carers can often be invisible - they look after members of their family and we know little about it. Among their numbers are 1.3 million people still caring for children while also looking after older family members. We found out more and hear one East Anglian woman’s story.

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United Kingdom

A care home has been given an outstanding rating and is offering residents a “vibrant, happy and thriving” environment, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said.

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Care Quality Commission

The uptake of young woman attending a potentially life-saving routine test is at an all time low after new research has revealed many feel too embarrassed, scared or vulnerable to go.

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NHS

Pharmacists in Norfolk are “at their wits’ end” as they struggle to get hold of many common medicines, including painkillers and anti-depressants.

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European Union

There is still time to have your say about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney, with local people being urged to join the conversation to help take the plans to the “next step and make it real.”

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Mental ill health in men has been called an epidemic. Health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at why men are struggling, and what is being done to highlight the issue.

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University of East Anglia

When our hospitals are full, ambulances are forced to queue outside, keeping them from getting to other patients. Here, an East of England Ambulance crew member - speaking anonymously - explains what this means for patient safety and why things have to change.

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Norwich

A company is looking for volunteers to try a new monitoring system that could save those with a risk of heart failure.

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Cambridge

A “cruel and desperately unfair” postcode lottery which locks some Norfolk families out of accessing fertility treatment on the NHS could come to an end after announcements made as part of a long term plan for the health service.

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Theresa May

Up to 500,000 lives could be saved under plans for the NHS in England over the next decade, health chiefs claim. But what does the announcement mean for Norfolk and Suffolk? Health correspondent Geraldine Scott explains.

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Matt Hancock

A senior manager at the region’s mental health trust’s troubled crisis service was previously dismissed from another NHS organisation for gross misconduct, it can be revealed.

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NHS

More than 700 patients waited more than an hour to be transferred from an ambulance into Norfolk hospitals last month.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mental health services for those with more serious issues at a Norfolk prison have been taken back into NHS hands from private firm Virgin Care.

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Antek Lejk

Ambulance staff in the region were assaulted on average three times a day last year, it can be revealed.

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More women have come forward to describe the risky ways they are having to obtain medication not available on the NHS for thyroid issues.

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NHS

Norfolk’s community healthcare is applauding the fact that over 1,500 members of staff have been vaccinated against the flu, after its most successful vaccination drive to date.

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NHS

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army

A decade ago, one village gained a new landlord who managed to turn it from an unloved, run-down dying business into a thriving community pub.

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Hundreds of people from Norfolk have signed an online petition to ban all ISIS members from returning to the UK.

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