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Thu, 18:14

More than 100,000 sick days were taken by NHS staff in Norfolk last year due to mental health struggles, it can be revealed.

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Middle-aged people need to stay physically active if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement, according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.

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Three mental health teams are set to be created which will go into schools and offer mental health support, thanks to a £2million cash boost.

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More than 25,000 abused and neglected children in Norfolk and Waveney could be sidelined by mental health services.

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Health services across Norfolk and Suffolk will benefit from a £135m funding boost as part of the prime minister's £1.8bn cash injection for the NHS.

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The region's mental health trust has moved to reassure over care as it was revealed patients were sent to a hospital with "unacceptable" standards.

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The region's ambulance service still does not have enough staff to keep patients safe, as bosses were slammed in its latest inspection report.

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Norfolk County Council is to crackdown on poor care social care given by private providers.

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A bid to overhaul the region's air ambulance bases and ensure the service can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has been boosted by a government grant.

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A midwife is to make an impassioned plea for hospitals to pay for more childbirth assistants in a bid to vastly improve babies' and parents' health.

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Hundreds of thousands of pounds is owed to Norfolk's NHS by foreign patients not entitled to free healthcare.

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Staff on the frontline of community mental health services are reporting much longer waiting lists than those recorded by bosses.

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The last of All Hallows' five care services has been transferred to a new organisation two months on from the hospital's closure.

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Three pupils have been diagnosed with the measles following an outbreak of the highly-infectious disease in Norfolk.

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Emergency beds for rough sleepers are to be provided in two Suffolk towns as part of a Government-funded £300,000 project to cut the number of vulnerable people on the streets.

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A mother has regained her ability to smile after she endured painful facial reconstructive surgery following a rare brain disease.

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Even in the depths of winter two-year-old Rhiannon Kay is forced to wear super-strength sunglasses to protect her delicate vision.

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TV presenter Jeremy Vine joined a group of Norfolk protestors in Westminister to discuss how the benefits system fails people with terminal illness.

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Another director has resigned from the region's ambulance trust as a major overhaul of its top management team continues.

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Healthcare trusts spent nearly half a million pounds on equipment specifically for obese patients, it can be revealed.

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A team supporting GPs in reducing strokes and heart attacks has received national recognition for its work.

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A grandmother took on a sponsored swim to thank a surgery for its continued support while she battled cancer.

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A person who called for an ambulance 1,136 times in the last 12 months is among dozens of notorious nuisances who are costing the service a fortune, it can be revealed.

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The region's ambulance trust received calls from people suffering with sunburn as the service almost reached capacity over the weekend.

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Vulnerable youngsters are being "failed by the system", a parent group is warning after a watchdog identified disparities in children's mental health provision across Suffolk and Norfolk.

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A Norfolk university is set to host a conference aimed at improving the support delivered to the bereaved across the county.

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An event will take place this weekend to raise funds and awareness on mental ill health in Lowestoft.

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Staff working in children and young people's mental health were forced to make their own waiting lists as official data was so inaccurate and cases "slipped through the net".

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Lessons have been learnt over a council owned company which failed to be self-sustaining, council bosses have said after agreeing its closure.

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A new initiative which aims to make sure that people who have suffered a cardiac arrest receive lifesaving help as quickly as possible has launched across the region.

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