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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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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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People with cancer can experience a range of hollistic and beauty treatments at a free evening event in Gorleston tonight.

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One of the region’s hospitals has been handed £1m to help ease pressure on its accident and emergency (A&E) department this winter.

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James Paget University Hospital

People with learning disabilities and their carers are being urged to make sure they visit their GP for an annual health check as part of a new national campaign which aims to improve access to care.

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NHS

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

Long-serving staff at the James Paget University Hospital have been formally recognised for providing decades of dedicated patient care.

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Christine Allen

A stop smoking scheme for Norfolk has been taken over by a new organisation, which will be using a mobile phone app and the internet to help people give up cigarettes.

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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

An event designed to get more young people into care work was a success for two promising candidates in our region, as they secured jobs following challenging interviews.

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Norfolk County Council

A proposed multi-million pound residential care home will bring a jobs boost to Gorleston’s industrial riverside.

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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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A mystery woman who saved the life of a total stranger has told how she performed CPR for an arm-straining ten minutes until paramedics took over.

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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

A mother diagnosed with cancer was forced to rely on food banks during her illness.

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The first trainees to benefit from East Coast Community Healthcare’s (ECCH) partnership with The Prince’s Trust have achieved a key healthcare qualification to use in their future careers.

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NHS

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

Maternity care at a hospital has received a boost thanks to a new grant.

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James Paget Hospital

A hospital has introduced more stringent prescription guidelines and placed a nurse on restricted duties after a cancer patient was wrongly given 10 times a recommended dosage of ketamine.

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James Paget University Hospital

A north Norfolk GP practice has been ranked among the best in the country after being rated outstanding by the independent regulator of health and social care.

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Care Quality Commission

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

A senior eye specialist has been awarded a professorship for his contribution to research.

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University of East Anglia

An event is being held to provide support for people who care for others with mental health issues.

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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

As mum-of-two Melanie Gilson watched her daughter Isla getting reading for her first day of school, she couldn’t help but reflect.

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A 23-year-old student is disputing a PIP decision that has stripped him of his mobility car.

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United Kingdom
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A reinforcement of uniform rules has seen more than a dozen youngsters told not to wear trainers for school in less than a week.

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Flegg High School
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Channel 4’s on-demand platform All 4 is set to film part of their latest show, Lee & Dean, in Great Yarmouth.

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Norwich
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A girl was treated by an air ambulance crew after she suffered a head injury in an accident involving a horse.

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James Paget Hospital
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A photograph has captured all the fun of the fair from Great Yarmouth’s Easter Fair.

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A 23-year-old student is disputing a PIP decision that has stripped him of his mobility car.

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United Kingdom
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A food bank is handing out ten times the number of food parcels to those in need in the space of a year.

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A family run cafe in Great Yarmouth is set to bring the magic of Hogwarts to the town with their Harry Potter afternoon tea.

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A circus venue is offering youngsters the chance to try their hand at tight-rope walking and clowning.

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Channel 4’s on-demand platform All 4 is set to film part of their latest show, Lee & Dean, in Great Yarmouth.

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