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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Norfolk County Council

Former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie opens up about his own battles with mental health and tells men who may be struggling - talk about it.

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Serious safety incidents led to 35 deaths at the region’s mental health trust over a six month period, figures have revealed.

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Dawn Collins

Proposals to bring the five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in Norfolk and Waveney under one single management team will be approved later this month.

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West Norfolk

Defibrillators are very easy to use and public ones are becoming more and more available at locations across Norfolk and Waveney.

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A much anticipated £1.2 million improvement project is nearing completion at Kett’s Park in Wymondham.

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Yvonne Bendle

Despite more fast food outlets opening in Norfolk the amount, compared to restaurants and cafes, has decreased in the past eight years, according to figures released by the BBC Shared Data Unit.

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BBC

The number of safety incidents reported at the region’s ambulance trust nearly doubled in the space of a year.

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Healthcare staff across Norfolk are being offered rewards ranging from shopping gift cards to prize draw entries to entice them to have a free flu jab.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Couples in Norfolk and Suffolk are being turned down for fertility treatment because men are too old or overweight, it can be revealed.

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Residents across Norfolk and Waveney are being invited to a number of public events to discuss the future of mental health services.

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Plans on how to spend £4.2m to help with health and social care winter pressures in Norfolk - which was dubbed a ‘sticking plaster’ by a leading councillor - have been revealed.

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NHS

An interactive map created by researchers in Norwich shows that more years are lost for people in Norfolk who die in road accidents and from drug use compared to the national average.

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University of East Anglia

The woman tipped to temporarily take the reins at the region’s ambulance trust when the service’s chief executive steps down has a history of turning around a failing hospital.

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Norfolk hospitals depend on the European Union for more than one in 10 doctors, new figures revealed, as uncertainty over Brexit threatens to worsen the crisis in the NHS.

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Theresa May

Survey results have revealed which Norfolk district has the fittest residents.

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Yvonne Bendle

A woman who has suffered six miscarriages is using her own experiences and her running shoes to help other women and their partners who find themselves in the same situation.

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Wymondham

Shocking shortcomings in care for the dying in Norfolk can today be revealed.

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A first aid worker is campaigning to get a defibrillator on her road after a friend died of cardiac arrest without one nearby aged 47.

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A village will be left without dental care at the end of next month, with no nearby practices accepting new patients.

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NHS

The impact of alcohol-related liver disease on the health service in Norfolk has been revealed in newly released figures.

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NHS

A health watchdog is calling for vast improvement to Norfolk’s autism services following extensive research with the families of children affected by the condition.

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Norwich

More than 150 sexual safety issues have been reported at the region’s mental health trust this year, as regulators call for improvements nationwide.

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Care Quality Commission

Students to be taught CPR

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Secondary school students across the East of England region will be learning first aid skills that could save a life as part of World Restart a Heart day later this month.

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East of England Ambulance Trust

A controversial change to rotas at the region’s ambulance trust has been halted after staff raised concerns about the impact on their work-life balance.

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Robert Morton

A care home has bought an £8,000 machine it hopes will revolutionise the way residents spend their days.

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Front line paramedics who work through agencies are being offered up to £51-an-hour to plug gaps at the region’s ambulance service ahead of another busy winter.

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NHS

Long-distance runners speak of a “second wind”, when having lost breath and energy during a race, they suddenly find the strength to keep going.

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Facebook

The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities rose almost fivefold in the region’s mental health hospitals in the space of a year, figures show.

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Dawn Collins

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is encouraging local people with an interest in mental health to consider standing for election as a governor and help drive improvements.

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The number of prescriptions handed out for antidepressants in Norfolk has soared to nearly 1.7 million in a year.

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Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

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A group of neighbours are preparing to once again dazzle festive fans with their legendary round about Christmas display.

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Christmas 2018
11:55

Plans to build a farm shop incorporating a cafe and butchery at a farm in Great Ellingham have been approved by planners.

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Breckland Council
Yesterday, 22:05

Residents in Wymondham could face another day of disruption to their water supply as work continues to fix a burst water main.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Witnesses have described their shock at the moment armed police had to clear a town centre square while they confronted a man.

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Hundreds of villages in the region are at risk of becoming “fossilised” and trapped in a cycle of decline due to failures in planning policy, a report has found.

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West Norfolk

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