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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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Urgent mental health-related incidents attended by police officers have almost doubled in four years as pressures on the 999 service grow.

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Another director has resigned from the region's ambulance trust as a major overhaul of its top management team continues.

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Healthcare trusts spent nearly half a million pounds on equipment specifically for obese patients, it can be revealed.

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More than one in every ten pregnant women in Norfolk smoke during their pregnancy, new figures have revealed.

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A person who called for an ambulance 1,136 times in the last 12 months is among dozens of notorious nuisances who are costing the service a fortune, it can be revealed.

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The region's ambulance trust received calls from people suffering with sunburn as the service almost reached capacity over the weekend.

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A Norfolk university is set to host a conference aimed at improving the support delivered to the bereaved across the county.

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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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