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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As Norfolk’s Class A drug supply remains stable despite more than 1,000 arrests, calls are being made for a radical change in policy. Luke Powell reports.

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Two Norfolk men have been handed five-figure settlement packages after they were left with burns from e-cigarette batteries that exploded in their pocket.

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A 70-year-old man has used a ground-breaking scalp cooling treatment to keep his hair during chemotherapy.

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When words fail, music often has the power to heal.

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Children in the east of England have the least money spent on their mental health care in the country, as some were having to threaten suicide to fight their way into treatment.

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A nurse at a Norfolk hospital was sacked after asking a patient how many siblings she had, which was the “sexiest”, and whether she would go on a date with him to McDonald’s.

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Almost half of Norfolk’s dental surgeries are closed to NHS patients as a lack of dentists in the county impacts on care.

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Paths back to mental and physical health are often made by walking.

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A 24-year-old man who has battled vivid suicide thoughts for five years claims he had no choice but to leave Norfolk due to the “disgusting” way he was treated by the region’s mental health trust.

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A grandfather today describes how he became hooked on powerful painkillers as GPs try to fight back against addictive opioid prescriptions.

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More than 200 NHS staff, service users and members of the community have been reminded of the importance of showing empathy and compassion to others during Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) second equality, diversity and inclusion conference.

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Norfolk Family Carers is offering help for families navigating the NHS Continuing Healthcare system, which pays for care for those with long-term significant health conditions.

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A mother has paid proud tribute to her “bright bubbly” organ donor daughter who helped six people to live after her tragic death.

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More and more people in Norfolk are surviving cancer when they are diagnosed with the devastating disease.

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A man who was paralysed from the waist down after suffering a horrific accident as a teen is backing a national campaign to get people swimming.

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Specialist palliative care is now being provided in Great Yarmouth and Waveney after a new service began.

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A tube which was supposed to be put into a patient’s stomach was instead put into a lung.

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James Paget University Hospital

A special event aimed at inspiring local people with cancer to plan their lives for the future will take place next month in Great Yarmouth.

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James Paget University Hospital

Norfolk’s three hospitals look set to end another year in deficit, as NHS cash comes under the spotlight.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A social worker has been suspended for a year after recording details of meetings she did not attend while working in Norfolk.

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Norfolk County Council

A senior midwife is begging women not to use a popular app claiming it is “extremely dangerous” and could offer false reassurance about the health of their baby.

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James Paget University Hospital

Scores of mental health patients in “acute distress” were sent out of Norfolk and Suffolk for care - despite five years of promises that the practice would end.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

The new boss of the region’s failing mental health has a difficult task in front of him - to turn around a trust first branded as inadequate four years ago and twice again since.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

A Norfolk filmmaker has claimed many young people are in a “narcissistic relationship” with social media which is damaging their mental health.

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Pensioners have been travelling across the globe, visiting far-flung mountain ranges, and enjoying adrenaline-fuelled feats.

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A 27-year-old man who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour just months after getting married wants to raise funds and awareness of the condition.

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Mary Coleman

Concerns have been raised over where mental health nurses to be placed in doctors’ surgeries are going to come from amid a shortage in the profession.

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Suffolk Foundation Trust

A fearless foursome is testing its nerve and fundraising mettle by jumping out of a plane to help a three-year-old girl who has an aggressive form of cancer.

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James Paget University Hospital

Patients and carers are being invited to help shape the future of mental health care delivered by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

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Yesterday, 20:18

Great Yarmouth’s “magnificent” historic Waterways have reopened after a 10 month restoration project.

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09:44

A family had a costly trip to Great Yarmouth seafront over the Easter weekend after police stopped a driver allegedly caught without insurance.

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Yesterday, 15:00

A man’s body was found on Kessingland beach on Sunday morning.

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Yesterday, 10:49

More than 65 homes and business in Great Yarmouth are currently without power.

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08:12

Norfolk and Suffolk are in for another warm and sunny day for Easter Monday and forecasters say Saharan dust could make for a memorable sunset tonight.

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