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Yesterday, 15:43
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The number of people diagnosed with the sexually transmitted infection syphilis in Norfolk has risen by 88pc in the last five years.

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A Norfolk A&E consultant has spoken out about the ‘demoralising’ pressure on staff on the frontline and suggested more money for social care was the way to help.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A £500,000 review has revealed efforts to stem demand in Norfolk’s NHS has been “fire-fighting”, improvements were “starting from behind” and a lack of social care means patients stay in hospital eight days longer than necessary.

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Patricia Hewitt

A thyroid drug which has been hailed as life-changing and has been at the centre of a fierce campaign for access will finally be available more easily in Norfolk and Waveney.

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NHS

The number of patients waiting more the four hours to be seen at Norfolk’s A&E departments has hit the highest levels since 2014.

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Suffolk will host the opening stage of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour for the second year running, bringing in a predicted £3.5 million to the county’s economy.

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Michael Ladd

It is often considered as an illness that affects people in older age rather than their youth.

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Norfolk’s alcohol crisis is today deepening, as drink-related deaths have hit a 10-year high in Norwich and almost 60 people a day in Norfolk are being admitted to hospital with conditions linked to booze.

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Norfolk County Council

A project which gave more than 70 high risk victims of domestic abuse additional security is to be extended for another 12 months.

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Suffolk County Council

A brother and sister are set to open a new residential care home in Beccles next month after more than three years of development on the site.

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Suffolk County Council

NHS bosses have admitted there is no “definitive timeline” for when changes will be made to the region’s failing mental health services.

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Clive Lewis

The scale of alcohol-related admissions to hospitals in Suffolk and Essex has been revealed - with the equivalent of 120 cases recorded every day.

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United Kingdom

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney could soon be chatting to their GP on an app on their mobile phone instead of having to make a face-to-face appointment.

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United Kingdom

Elderly residents found in their own faeces, a lack of food and no hot water.

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Care Quality Commission

Health bosses have been urged to listen to how patients want to see mental health services change as they decide on a future for the region’s troubled provision.

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Chloe Smith

Those who suffer with tinnitus are being invited to come together and share their experiences of living with the condition.

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A hospital has urged patients not to use its A&E department unless there is a genuine emergency.

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James Paget University Hospital

Health bosses have admitted a plan to overhaul services published in 2016 was “over optimistic” as it was revealed the budget for Norfolk and Waveney was £96m behind where it should be.

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NHS

A swimming pool have shut their doors after fears the fluctuating water temperatures could result in an increase of bacteria which causes Legionnaires’ disease.

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Waveney District Council

Questions have been raised over the number of GPs available out of hours in Norfolk, Waveney, and Wisbech.

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NHS

A Beccles woman has lost a staggering nine stone after more than a year of commitment to her diet.

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Beccles

Marie Gabriel CBE has been appointed as the new chair of the struggling Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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Libraries across the county will give visitors the chance to win free leisure centre passes whilst putting on health-related activities to blow away the January blues.

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Prince William says the support of his East Anglian Air Ambulance colleagues helped stop him sliding down a “slippery slope” towards mental health problems.

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William

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

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Clive Lewis

Carers can often be invisible - they look after members of their family and we know little about it. Among their numbers are 1.3 million people still caring for children while also looking after older family members. We found out more and hear one East Anglian woman’s story.

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United Kingdom

Transparency, openness and trust were the key ingredients to a care home transformation as inspectors upgraded its rating from inadequate to good.

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Care Quality Commission

Workers struggling with stress and mental ill health are often too embarrassed to raise it with their boss for fear their may be mocked, an MP has warned.

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Wed, 17:31

An inquest has been held into the death of man which caused a huge emergency response in Halesworth.

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Yesterday, 15:14

A former Suffolk Police special constable has been acquitted of assaulting a social worker - as she has a new job lined up with the prison service.

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Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court
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Plans to build 110 new homes on a north Suffolk chicken farm have been recommended for refusal – on the grounds the development is “inherently unsustainable”.

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A month after Cohen Messenger was laid to rest, thieves have raided his grave and stole his birthday presents leaving a trail of destruction.

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Yesterday, 10:17

A teenage boy has raised awareness of racial stereotyping after he claims he was profiled at a Beccles supermarket.

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