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Yesterday, 18:00
Brandon Lewis

Doctors and health staff met with charity volunteers to discuss how they can work together.

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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 21-year old has told of his joy after surgeons from two Norfolk hospitals teamed up to perform sight-saving eye surgery described as “mind boggling”.

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David

Vital, life-saving equipment has been installed on a housing estate – thanks to the generosity of a cardiac arrest survivor and a Norfolk charity.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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

Little Harry Addy is having to endure 18 months of chemotherapy but his family revealed they have been comforted by the community’s support

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Stalham

A new health initiative designed to improve the living standards of vulnerable people in the Great Yarmouth area and alleviate pressure on hospitals has been introduced.

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NHS

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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NHS

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

Young people are being helped into a career in healthcare thanks to a new course.

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NHS

The James Paget University Hospital is urging people to have their say on the care on offer at the hospital.

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James Paget University Hospital

The principal of a sixth form has emphasised the importance of acknowledging mental health, after making it a priority at the college.

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Sixth Form College

More than a dozen volunteer life-savers have joined the ambulance service after completing community first responder (CFR) training.

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England Ambulance Service

A support group which saw just three people at its inaugural meeting is celebrating two years of success and reaching out to new people.

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Louise Hamilton Centre

Norfolk County Council says it has strong procedures in place for investigating allegations of care abuse in people’s homes after figures revealed more than 400 such complaints were registered in the last three years.

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County Council

The new regional head of the world’s largest nursing union has sounded a warning over an expected drop in the number of nurses qualifying in the next few years.

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NHS

More than 20 new nurses could be joining the staff at the James Paget University Hospital as it makes use of an overseas recruitment agency.

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James Paget University Hospital

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney and Great Yarmouth area have been organised for the coming week by OneLife Suffolk.

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The region’s mental health trust was the subject of a special investigations programme on the BBC last month - but what can we learn from its most recent reports?

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NHS

Tributes to a highly-regarded former social care chief brought a standing ovation on a poignant evening which celebrated the best of Norfolk’s carers.

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Norman Lamb

Hundreds of ambulance staff say they have experienced bullying or harassment in the workplace - but bosses have responded by branding the evidence as inaccurate.

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Norman Lamb

An artist has created four stained glass windows to brighten up the James Paget University Hospital’s day care unit.

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James Paget University Hospital

Improving treatment for men and teaching medics to identify people at chronic risk of suicide are among steps set to be rolled out to reduce the number of people who kill themselves.

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NHS

Staff at a learning disability home in Browston, near Great Yarmouth, are celebrating getting the seal of approval from the Care Quality Commission.

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Care Quality Commission

Families have had to “fight every step of the way” to get help for the children with the greatest needs in Suffolk.

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Care Quality Commission

A college principal has issued a desperate call for school leaders to tackle mental health problems - as he revealed a 156pc rise in referrals in just one year.

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Stuart Rimmer

A Great Yarmouth principal has said colleges must combat the rise in mental health issues among students - revealing that his college has seen a 156pc rise in referrals.

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Stuart Rimmer

The controversial decision to close a Great Yarmouth walk-in medical centre has been justified, a report has said.

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Brandon Lewis

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Tue, 15:45

Police are investigating following the sudden death of a man in a Great Yarmouth hotel.

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Yesterday, 14:07

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who is wanted in Norwich.

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Mon, 14:50

Three teenagers are to appear in youth court later this month, after allegedly breaking into academy grounds after school hours.

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Mon, 17:42

A 10-year-old boy was hit in the head by a stranger in Gorleston.

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Mon, 11:53

A pensioner who runs a takeaway in Great Yarmouth has described a break-in over the weekend as “gut-wrenching”.

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