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Care Quality Commission

An independent ambulance service used in the region has suspended offering urgent care after it was hit with a long list of issues by health inspectors, including finding bodily fluids on equipment.

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More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.

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Norfolk County Council

Teenage parents across Norfolk will receive extra emotional and practical support from this autumn through a new one-to-one service.

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Norfolk County Council

No new beds for patients in psychiatric crisis will be made available by the region’s mental health trust, despite concerns being raised by the health watchdog over that a shortage of beds “had impaired patient safety and treatment at times”.

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NHS

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” and called for a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that has blighted so many lives in this region.

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One of the region’s hospitals has been handed £1m to help ease pressure on its accident and emergency (A&E) department this winter.

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James Paget University Hospital

New figures have found health providers issued more anti-depressant prescriptions in Suffolk last year than ever before.

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NHS

People with learning disabilities and their carers are being urged to make sure they visit their GP for an annual health check as part of a new national campaign which aims to improve access to care.

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NHS

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

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Mark Boggis

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

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Mark Boggis

Long-serving staff at the James Paget University Hospital have been formally recognised for providing decades of dedicated patient care.

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Christine Allen

Patient experience and what is done to improve services will be the focus of the latest ‘takeover’ week by the region’s ambulance service.

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NHS

A service of thanksgiving will be held at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate the contribution of nurses and healthcare staff.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The Lowestoft Parkinson’s Support Group is hosting a spring dance next month to raise money to support people locally and across the country who have been diagnosed with the disease.

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Concerns have been raised over changes made at Beccles Medical Centre.

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Families in north Suffolk coping with life-limiting illnesses will be able to get vital help closer to home when a new £714,000 charity project opens in a year’s time.

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A Norfolk woman left in a wheelchair after what she was told was a routine operation has spoken out about her ordeal on national television.

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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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Mark Boggis

A cancer support group, set up by friends from Lowestoft, is continuing to help others to overcome their fears and concerns about the disease.

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James Paget University Hospital

Patients from across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to help the NHS to help them by using healthcare services wisely over the Easter weekend.

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NHS

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

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Mark Boggis

The region’s ambulance service is urging the public to ‘be prepared’ ahead of what they predict to be a very busy Easter bank holiday.

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NHS

Beccles Medical Practice has announced changes to their system and the times patients can contact them.

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A Suffolk care farm providing hands-on activities for vulnerable people has celebrated the birth of its first kid goat.

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

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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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Mark Boggis

An online version of the NHS 111 service is being trialled across Suffolk as part of a study into how technology can improve patient access to non-emergency healthcare.

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NHS

Maternity care at a hospital has received a boost thanks to a new grant.

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James Paget Hospital

A hospital has introduced more stringent prescription guidelines and placed a nurse on restricted duties after a cancer patient was wrongly given 10 times a recommended dosage of ketamine.

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James Paget University Hospital

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Fri, 11:33

Bargain hunters will be descending on Beccles tomorrow as the town’s antiques street market returns for the eighth year.

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Christine Pinsent
Yesterday, 09:00

The region’s historic churches have been put at risk after a decision to scrap a vital Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme for places of worship.

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Heritage Lottery Fund
Saturday, September 17, 2016

A group of women have stripped off on the golf green to shoot a charity calendar.

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Fri, 08:29

Taxpayers forked out more than £1million on cars for Suffolk council workers this year, latest figures show.

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
Thu, 09:56

Residents have reignited concerns over speeding on a narrow Halesworth road.

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