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James Paget University Hospital

A state-of-the-art building at the James Paget University Hospital has won a prestigious construction industry award.

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The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have two walks coming up in the week ahead.

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A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

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Professionals who work with children and teenagers in Norfolk and Waveney will be given specialist training to identify the signs of harmful sexual behaviour following the launch of a new initiative designed to reduce offending and protect vulnerable young people.

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The EDP is to put a special focus on mental health and well-being in a unique special edition of the newspaper.

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Patients are being urged to look after themselves when they have minor ailments - because more than £2m is being spent in Norfolk and Waveney on prescriptions that could be bought for less over the counter.

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The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have three walks coming up in the week ahead.

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A leading public health charity has called for more investment in substance misuse prevention, after deaths related to drugs in the region soared.

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United Kingdom

The chairman of East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) Paul Steward has been appointed as chief executive officer of Iceni Healthcare, the federation of independent GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney.

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NHS

A decision on whether a £2.50 test - which could save newborn babies lives - will be offered routinely will be made today.

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Nearly 150 extra GPs will be needed in Norfolk and Waveney by 2036, as national figures show more GPs are retiring than are being recruited.

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NHS

The managing director of Norfolk County Council has stepped down from leading the region’s healthcare overhaul.

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NHS

The region’s NHS trusts have seen a huge increase in research activity in the last year, according to the annual National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Activity League Table, published today.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Breast cancer patients in Norfolk and Waveney could have missed out on an earlier diagnosis as it was revealed GP surgeries may have been using out of date guidelines when deciding on urgent referrals.

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The number of paramedics working in Norfolk and Suffolk has been boosted by almost 100 after the first cohort of paramedic science students graduated from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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University of East Anglia

The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have three walks coming up in the week ahead.

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A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

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The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) paid more than £1m to taxi firms last year, figures reveal.

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NHS

Mental health care in the UK has been given a massive boost thanks to a £1.3 billion NHS expansion drive that will see thousands of new posts created.

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Norman Lamb

Members of the public trying to telephone the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) in Gorleston have been told to avoid calling the main switchboard number, as it is currently unavailable.

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An investigation has been launched by a hospital after a piece of a screw was left inside the toe of a patient.

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James Paget University Hospital

One of the largest diabetes prevention research studies in the world has just finished recruiting after screening over 13,000 participants at risk of diabetes in Norfolk, Suffolk and north east Essex.

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United Kingdom

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

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The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have three walks coming up.

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More than 6,250 people who were arrested in the last two years were seen by a service which supports vulnerable people to get their lives back on track.

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NHS

Safety at all of the region’s mental health trust’s inpatient units has been improved after a £1.5m project to remove potential ligature points.

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Care Quality Commission

The plan to overhaul health services in Norfolk and Waveney has been rated as “advanced” in a new national assessment of its progress.

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A sneak peek into a day in the life at the region’s ambulance service is set to be revealed when it runs its latest 24-hour Twitter-thon.

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England Ambulance Service

Plans to further transform mental health care in west Norfolk have received a £4m boost from a share of money pledged to the NHS in the spring budget.

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Michael Scott

When cyclist Karl Dawson was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year, his passion for pedalling had to be put on hold.

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Yesterday, 15:04

A man has been charged following an incident at Beccles Yacht Station in which a fight broke out and boats were damaged.

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Wed, 16:05

Young gymnasts have proudly returned home with more than 60 medals after competing in the Special Olympics GB National Games.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

AS actors in Beccles prepare for the opening night of their new musical production, a Hollywood well-wisher has put pen to paper to settle their pre-show nerves.

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Yesterday, 12:25

The car park at Beccles Common will be temporarily closed next week while repair work is carried out.

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Wed, 11:06

A frustrated commuter is trying to take rail operator Greater Anglia to court after suffering a catalogue of delays on his daily journey on the East Suffolk line.

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