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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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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More than 200 NHS staff, service users and members of the community have been reminded of the importance of showing empathy and compassion to others during Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) second equality, diversity and inclusion conference.

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Norfolk Family Carers is offering help for families navigating the NHS Continuing Healthcare system, which pays for care for those with long-term significant health conditions.

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More and more people in Norfolk are surviving cancer when they are diagnosed with the devastating disease.

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A man who was paralysed from the waist down after suffering a horrific accident as a teen is backing a national campaign to get people swimming.

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A group of teenagers from Norfolk and Suffolk who care for relatives with mental health conditions are being treated to a festival-style mini break to reward them for their dedication.

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Norfolk’s three hospitals look set to end another year in deficit, as NHS cash comes under the spotlight.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Scores of mental health patients in “acute distress” were sent out of Norfolk and Suffolk for care - despite five years of promises that the practice would end.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

The new boss of the region’s failing mental health has a difficult task in front of him - to turn around a trust first branded as inadequate four years ago and twice again since.

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Antek Lejk

A woman has joined an increasing number of child minders across the country in offering free child care so mothers can attend cervical screenings.

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NHS

A domestic abuse charity is one of several groups to receive a boost in funding aimed at improving health and wellbeing in Breckland.

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Paul Claussen

Health checks for 40 to 74-year-olds are on the rise again following concerns that confusion over new GDPR laws was causing fewer people to take them up.

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Suffolk County Council

One of the UK’s top poets will be performing a free and sign language-interpreted gig at a Norfolk village pub next month.

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United Kingdom

Concerns have been raised over where mental health nurses to be placed in doctors’ surgeries are going to come from amid a shortage in the profession.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

Patients and carers are being invited to help shape the future of mental health care delivered by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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Rickets, scurvy, malnutrition and other Dickensian-era diseases were all treated at Norfolk hospitals last year.

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People living in a north Norfolk town wait longer for an ambulance than anywhere else in Britain, new figures show.

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Patients will have a greater say and involvement in their care following their treatment for breast cancer, under new guidance published by the East of England Cancer Alliance.

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United Kingdom

Norfolk and Waveney’s NHS has been snubbed in every single bid for big ticket money - bar one - made to the government over the last two years, with £417m of funding it asked for denied.

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Chloe Smith

A mum-of-three and new grandmother has called for assisted dying to be legalised after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Lauren Cope reports on the end-of-life debate.

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The four-hour A&E target in hospitals, which has not been hit in Norfolk for four years, is reportedly set to be scrapped.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Support for people suffering mental ill health will be “beefed up” in the period following Brexit over fears of how it could impact them.

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Antek Lejk

Parents have slammed health and council officials for long delays in getting speech therapy assessments for their children, with many resorting to private care instead.

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Ambulance response times in Norfolk have steadily climbed since the start of the new year, with health chiefs blaming difficulties in recruiting emergency staff.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

More than half of NHS staff in Norfolk are working extra hours to help prop up the health service, it can be revealed.

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Norman Lamb

Virtual sexual health clinics, webchats, and ordering contraception online - those are just three ways it is hoped sexual health services in Norfolk will be overhauled as part of a new review.

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Norfolk County Council

Look out for the early symptoms of cancer as early intervention does make a difference, says sportsman and ex city footballer Darren Eadie

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Norfolk County Council

A pension fund which covers many of Norfolk’s public services invested more than £1m in a pharmaceutical firm which has been accused of “holding the NHS to ransom” by the health secretary.

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Matt Hancock

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