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Friday, December 7, 2018
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Norfolk residents are being urged to help prevent the spread of Norovirus as several cases of the virus have been seen in the county.

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A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

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West Suffolk Hospital

Around one in three children in Norfolk are doing fewer than 30 minutes of exercise a day, with even lower numbers doing the governmental guideline of one hour of activity a day.

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University of East Anglia

A Norfolk MP has been left “angry and upset” by a conference call with inspectors overseeing the region’s mental health trust.

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The number of additional deaths during winter almost doubled last year compared to the previous year across the UK, as the colder months took their toll on the elderly and infirm.

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Norfolk Community Foundation

East Anglian researchers are seeking volunteers to take part in vital dementia research studies through the Join Dementia Research initiative.

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University of East Anglia

More than 135,000 children in Norfolk and Suffolk have not seen an NHS dentist in the last year, according to newly released figures.

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NHS

People living in a south Norfolk village which has been left without a dentist have told how they are now having to travel for miles to receive care, with some missing out altogether.

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NHS

MPs will demand answers over the future of the region’s mental health trust at a meeting with regulators.

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Mental health inspection report 2018

Applications to become a nurse in Norfolk have dropped by a fifth in just a year, new figures show.

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Care Quality Commission

Tens of thousands more people in Norfolk are opting to order their prescriptions online than two years ago, according to NHS data.

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NHS

The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust.

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Clive Lewis

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has admitted the organisation is on its “last chance” to get things right.

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Antek Lejk

The region’s mental health trust is today in special measures for the third time, after an inspection uncovered a litany of failings branded “deeply disturbing” by MPs.

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Care Quality Commission

Mental health services have been in crisis for at least five years.

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Matt Hancock

A number of people using mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have praised the care they receive despite a damning report from inspectors released today.

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Mental health inspection report 2018

The latest report’s into the region’s mental health trust - which brands it unsafe and poorly led - is the worst it has received, campaigners have claimed.

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Antek Lejk

Norwich South MP, Labour’s Clive Lewis, has led calls for the region’s mental health trust to be put into special administration - a classification kept strictly for the very worst of health organisations.

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Clive Lewis

The British Dental Association has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to tackle a crisis in access to dental services that is forcing new patients in Norfolk to travel over 60 miles.

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Matt Hancock

A nursing home in Suffolk which delivers “exceptional care” has been rated outstanding.

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Care Quality Commission

“Eat your own placenta” sounds like an Alan Partridge gameshow pitch or a bushtucker trial.

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Specially-designed ambulances giving patients a smoother journey while improving the working environment for crews are to be rolled out across the region.

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NHS

The rising tide of obesity has pushed the number of people in Norfolk and Waveney with diabetes past 50,000 for the first time - with warnings that the figure could be much higher.

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NHS

Top level staff at the region’s mental health trust are moving to new positions within Norfolk’s health service.

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Gary Page

The new chief nurse at the region’s mental health trust has pledged to help drive improvements to patient care.

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Antek Lejk

More than 2,000 people have participated in a conversation about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney

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NHS

The region’s mental health trust is celebrating the achievements of its newest nursing graduates who have spent the last 18 months completing their degrees while also caring for patients.

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NHS

Student nurses from East Anglia will meet members of parliament at Westminster today ahead of a debate which will discuss the future of nurse education funding.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A day to celebrate and inform about the rights of unpaid carers is being supported by Carers Matter Norfolk.

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Thetford Garden Centre

Step by step a brave 10-year-old learned to walk again after she was paralysed by an extremely rare disease.

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A nurse has told an inquest into the death of a 79-year-old woman at a Suffolk hospital that the ward where the patient fell was not safe because of a staff shortage.

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Thetford
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A 52-year-old man from West Yorkshire has been given a suspended prison sentence for grooming offences against a teenage girl from north Suffolk.

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Suffolk Police
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A mentally ill Thetford man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison after assaulting and threatening to “execute” his partner.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Family, a creamcake and a weekly EDP are the secrets to a long life according to Stella Bedingfield who turned 100 on Sunday.

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Wales
Sunday, December 9, 2018

A 600-tonne straw fire which took 15 hours to finally die down has been described as “catastrophic” by the mayor of Watton.

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Norfolk Police

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