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Friday, December 7, 2018
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Norfolk residents are being urged to help prevent the spread of Norovirus as several cases of the virus have been seen in the county.

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A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

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NHS

Around one in three children in Norfolk are doing fewer than 30 minutes of exercise a day, with even lower numbers doing the governmental guideline of one hour of activity a day.

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University of East Anglia

A Norfolk MP has been left “angry and upset” by a conference call with inspectors overseeing the region’s mental health trust.

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The number of additional deaths during winter almost doubled last year compared to the previous year across the UK, as the colder months took their toll on the elderly and infirm.

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Norfolk Community Foundation

East Anglian researchers are seeking volunteers to take part in vital dementia research studies through the Join Dementia Research initiative.

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University of East Anglia

More than 135,000 children in Norfolk and Suffolk have not seen an NHS dentist in the last year, according to newly released figures.

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NHS

MPs will demand answers over the future of the region’s mental health trust at a meeting with regulators.

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Mental health inspection report 2018

Applications to become a nurse in Norfolk have dropped by a fifth in just a year, new figures show.

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Care Quality Commission

Tens of thousands more people in Norfolk are opting to order their prescriptions online than two years ago, according to NHS data.

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NHS

A spike in emergency procedures at one of the region’s hospitals has meant patients awaiting pre-booked surgeries face cancellations and hold-ups.

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Mark Davies

The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust.

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Clive Lewis

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has admitted the organisation is on its “last chance” to get things right.

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Antek Lejk

The region’s mental health trust is today in special measures for the third time, after an inspection uncovered a litany of failings branded “deeply disturbing” by MPs.

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Care Quality Commission

Mental health services have been in crisis for at least five years.

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Antek Lejk

A number of people using mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have praised the care they receive despite a damning report from inspectors released today.

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Mental health inspection report 2018

The latest report’s into the region’s mental health trust - which brands it unsafe and poorly led - is the worst it has received, campaigners have claimed.

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Antek Lejk

Norwich South MP, Labour’s Clive Lewis, has led calls for the region’s mental health trust to be put into special administration - a classification kept strictly for the very worst of health organisations.

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Clive Lewis

Specially-designed ambulances giving patients a smoother journey while improving the working environment for crews are to be rolled out across the region.

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NHS

The rising tide of obesity has pushed the number of people in Norfolk and Waveney with diabetes past 50,000 for the first time - with warnings that the figure could be much higher.

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NHS

Top level staff at the region’s mental health trust are moving to new positions within Norfolk’s health service.

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Dawn Collins

The new chief nurse at the region’s mental health trust has pledged to help drive improvements to patient care.

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Antek Lejk

More than 2,000 people have participated in a conversation about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney

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NHS

The region’s mental health trust is celebrating the achievements of its newest nursing graduates who have spent the last 18 months completing their degrees while also caring for patients.

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NHS

Student nurses from East Anglia will meet members of parliament at Westminster today ahead of a debate which will discuss the future of nurse education funding.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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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Norfolk County Council

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

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Yesterday, 12:45

Police are appealing for information after a car was stolen in Little Melton and set alight.

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Yesterday, 14:01

A council which mistakenly allowed vans and bin lorries on the road for three months without valid MOTs has to date escaped punishment.

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South Norfolk Council
Saturday, December 8, 2018

After months of roadworks which left traffic gridlocked and traders frustrated, Attleborough’s new road layout has been unveiled - but was it worth the wait?

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Norfolk County Council
Sunday, December 9, 2018

A woman who improved her health after losing weight is urging others to follow her lead.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Villagers have expressed their shock after two newly-built houses were vandalised, with the word ‘ugly’ spray painted a number of times over them.

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