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Yesterday, 18:27

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Norfolk and Waveney could broker “single contracts” with major providers as part of the region’s healthcare overhaul.

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His son was born with a disease so rare that fewer than one in 15,000 children have it.

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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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Department for Education

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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NHS

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

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Norfolk and Waveney could have missed out on an earlier diagnosis as it was revealed GP surgeries may have been using out of date guidelines when deciding on urgent referrals.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

A new immune system is not what most people bring back from a holiday to a tropical country.

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BBC

Health organisations across Norfolk have highlighted ways they are tackling concerns which were raised by staff in a hard-hitting report released by consumer champion group Healthwatch.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The people who make Norfolk’s NHS function have opened their hearts about the “constant battle” they face to keep services afloat.

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Queen Elizabeth 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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Norfolk

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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Up to an extra £36m would be needed to provide mental health support for all children and young people who need it in Norfolk, it has been revealed.

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NHS

Could you imagine going from being an active, sporty teenager to having to spend most of your day lying down?

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Wymondham High School

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

More than 400 patients have been helped by a lifesaving partnership between firefighters and ambulance staff in Norfolk.

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NHS

“We need a bit of honesty” - that was the message given by many who attended a lively Question Time-style event designed to shed light on the health overhaul for Norfolk and Waveney.

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Norman Lamb

A bid by the region’s mental health trust to reduce the amount they were fined after a dementia patient drowned has failed at the Court of Appeal.

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Michael Scott

The chairman of the region’s mental health trust has hit back at claims that some of the organisation’s governors were unhappy about being unable to see confidential board papers.

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NHS

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Mon, 15:22

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision at Hilborough, near Swaffham on Friday, August 18.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Friday, August 18, 2017

The crash, between a Vauxhall and a Peugeot, happened at around 2.10pm today.

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Norfolk police
Thursday, February 6, 2014

It was its down-at-heel aura that first attracted Polly Grieff to the crumbling Old Manor at Saham Toney.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A rapist who subjected a young woman to a “truly horrific” ordeal after kidnapping her from a car park could be free within five years following an appeal court ruling last week.

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Yesterday, 12:32

Watton’s new museum will be opening its door for a special one-off event.

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