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Yesterday, 20:02
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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Little Kelsie May Goward has not had a life like other toddlers.

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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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Bill Borrett

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

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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Having a child is supposed to be one of life’s most rewarding experiences

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Harry

He was a brave boy whose tragic death after a brain tumour touched countless hearts.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

An artist is planning to create a sculpture out of 18,250 knitted and crocheted forget-me-nots to raise awareness of the need for more dementia nurses.

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Dianne Fernee

People affected by cancer in Norfolk will have access to information and support, wherever they are based, due to a collaboration between three organisations.

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Norfolk County Council

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

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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Facebook

She was a much-loved friend and daughter who died aged just 27 after a five-year battle with cancer.

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Wymondham

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

It is a debilitating condition which can rob people of their ability to walk, see and even think.

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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

More than £500,000 was spent on sending patients under the care of the region’s mental health trust to other facilities in the last month as bosses admit “still too many” patients were being sent out of the area for treatment.

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NHS

More than £42m will be spent on new buildings and vehicles for the region’s ambulance service, after bosses voted to press ahead with two new schemes.

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United Kingdom

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Norfolk and Waveney have welcomed a national review of the items available on prescription, as concerns are raised over the safety of withdrawing gluten-free food.

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NHS

Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans.

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The lives of children with long-term medical problems are being put at risk because schools are failing to take care of them as well as they should, claims a group of charities.

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Department for Education

Alarming figures have revealed that about a quarter of Norfolk four to five-year-olds are overweight or obese - and the figure rises to 32.1pc for 10 to 11-year-olds.

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Browick Road Primary School

A group of dedicated paramedics are hoping a new volunteering scheme could be the difference between life and death for people who suffer life-threatening health emergencies.

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England Ambulance Service

A charity is warning of a rising number of children referred to its sleep service.

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BBC

The number of people smoking in certain areas of Norfolk is on the rise despite figures showing that the proportion of smokers across Britain is at its lowest on record.

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United Kingdom

Four of Norfolk and Suffolk’s seven NHS trusts have scored below the national average in two key questions asked of staff in the annual NHS Staff Survey.

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NHS

Experts working in the social care have welcomed the government’s £2bn cash injection into the sector, but say more will be needed to make up for “years of under-funding”.

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Bill Borrett

A&E patients in the region may be triaged quicker next winter after the government announced a £100m scheme in the Budget.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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Yesterday, 17:58

A business owner has told how she struggles to trust people after a former employee stole almost £26,000 from her company.

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Norwich Crown Court
Yesterday, 15:47

A student from Watton is preparing to spend three months volunteering in West Africa in the hope she can make a positive impact in people’s lives.

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Norwich
Tue, 16:55

A symbol of the British countryside, the rabbit is a firm favourite among many, but to farmers they can be seen as pests.

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Heritage Lottery Fund
Tue, 16:22

A dramatic increase in speeding fines has not deterred one motorist who was caught speeding at 134mph on the A11.

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United Kingdom
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Thirty jobs have been saved after a caravan park group, which operates sites in Norfolk and Suffolk, was bought out of administration.

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