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Wed, 22:03
Alan Waters

The facade of Norwich City Hall has come alive in bold blue and brilliant orange in recognition of a growing awareness of a debilitating disease.

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The number of nurses coming to work in our region from the European Union has fallen, hospital leaders have said.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

As Norfolk County Council looks at new ways to bring more people into the adult social care sector, chair of the authority’s adult social care committee, Bill Borrett, explains the various ways of getting into the rewarding career.

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Norfolk County Council

A national initiative to improve mental health services for patients with learning disabilities or autism has been introduced at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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NHS

Time is running out for your chance to receive a slice of a funds designed to support existing or new groups for carers.

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Men who are facing mental health difficulties such as PTSD will soon be able to take part in an innovative form of therapy as the international expert who developed the initiative visits the UK to share his knowledge with local mental health staff.

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NHS

Carers across Norfolk now have access to a wealth of helpful information about caring thanks to a new partnership.

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Norfolk County Council

The region’s ambulance service has seen a 360pc spike in community first responder (CFR) registrations of interest following National Volunteers’ Week.

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NHS

More than £1.6m has been spent by the region’s mental health trust on sending patients to a private hospital since it was put into special measures by inspectors last year.

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Care Quality Commission

Concerns that members of the public have not had enough of a say in the changing face of the county’s health system have prompted a Question Time style event.

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Norman Lamb

A former Labour health secretary has been appointed to guide Norfolk and Waveney through what could be the more radical revolution the health system has ever seen.

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Norman Lamb

An acupuncturist who lost his mother to cancer will start volunteering at Star Throwers in Wymondham to help others with the disease.

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China

A sexual health charity has said it is “concerning” to see a rise in the number of teenage pregnancies in Norfolk.

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Norfolk County Council

As research suggests around 10m British adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition, and more than 55,000 people in Norfolk and Suffolk were treated by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) last year, mental health could be a key issue for voters in next week’s election.

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Jeremy Corbyn

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

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It is an issue which is dominating the election agenda, taking a close second place only to Brexit in polls on the most important issue to voters.

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Theresa May

The region’s ambulance trust has launched a women’s special interest group in a unique style, with two of its female staff pulling off a feat of strength and determination in an ambulance pull challenge.

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NHS

A nurse has been handed a three-year caution order by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) after failing to call 999 or administering CPR to a care home resident, who was later declared dead.

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NHS

Schools in the east are being urged to help nurture a nation of lifesavers by taking part in Restart a Heart Day.

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British Heart Foundation

A Conservative government would consult on a possible cap on social care costs, Theresa May has announced.

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Jeremy Corbyn

A Norfolk-based care home provider is celebrating receiving two new awards following feedback from an industry website.

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United Kingdom

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been presented with a special award in recognition of the contribution it has made to a nationwide programme which promotes equality and diversity across the NHS.

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NHS

A campaigner whose husband died of motor neurone disease (MND) is looking forward to positive action being taken following a Norfolk County Council decision to ratify an MND Charter.

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Joe Mooney

Isolation, desperation, exhaustion and love.

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Dianne Fernee

Some £700,000 a year is to be invested in a two-year service to help people in central Norfolk with dementia live more comfortably.

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NHS

The effects of a large-scale cyber attack are still being felt throughout the region’s NHS services today, as healthcare providers try to get back on their feet.

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Jeremy Corbyn

Wymondham Dementia Support Group is planning a series of events to mark Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from May 14-20.

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Dianne Fernee

The region’s mental health trust is celebrated the work of its 1,168 registered nurses who it says go the extra mile for patients and carers.

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NHS

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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, June 14, 2017

The body of a man was found in a property in Watton during the early hours of this morning.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It is a popular tourist attraction and destination for locals but Thetford’s Castle Hill is the centre of a storm surrounding a controversial staircase.

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United Kingdom
Wed, 17:42

Up to 500 jobs will be created as part of a £135m contract to provide facilities for RAF Marham’s new state-of-the art fighter jets.

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Ministry of Defence

An attempt to revive a Breckland heritage site has failed after dwindling visitor numbers forced the owners to close the attraction.

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