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Pollution could be worsening the condition of those suffering with asthma if they are not doing enough to manage their illness.

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One of the county’s worst performing healthcare trusts could merge with Norfolk’s best in a bid to bring together care in the community.

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Care Quality Commission

Hundreds of thousands of women and their families were left terrified over a breast cancer screening scandal which never existed, a review has found.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Hospital admissions of young people with asthma are rising in Norfolk, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

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NHS

Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

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NHS

A Norfolk MP has called for urgent action after claiming people with mental health issues are still being unlawfully detained and transported in police vehicles.

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Norman Lamb

More private ambulances on the road, nearly 2,000 extra doctors’ appointments, and measures to get patients out of hospital quicker.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region.

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Care Quality Commission

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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United Kingdom

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

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Police are linking two burglaries in south west Norfolk which saw thieves make off with jewellery.

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One in every five recycling trucks in Norfolk is contaminated as people are putting the “wrong things” in their bins, councils have warned.

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