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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Care Quality Commission

An independent ambulance service used in the region has suspended offering urgent care after it was hit with a long list of issues by health inspectors, including finding bodily fluids on equipment.

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A new weight loss programme is coming to Aylsham next month to help inspire people to shift unwanted pounds in a healthy and sustainable way.

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Broadland District Council

A quarter of mental health beds in Norfolk and Suffolk have been lost in the last four years.

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NHS

More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.

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Norfolk County Council

Teenage parents across Norfolk will receive extra emotional and practical support from this autumn through a new one-to-one service.

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Norfolk

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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NHS

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 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

A drop-in group for people living with cancer has been launched at Sheringham, with a start-up grant from a local singing group and the backing of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Norwich

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

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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Facebook

A sculpture emblazoned with dozens of messages of support for victims of domestic violence has gone on show at Sheringham library before going on a county-wide tour.

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Sheringham Town Council

A family’s fundraising campaign to push for the meningitis B vaccine to be made available free on the NHS to all children, not just babies, has raised about £100,000 in total, after its latest events.

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Aylsham

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

Patients from across Norfolk are being asked to nominate the health professional or hospital team who has gone the extra mile in providing their care at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) or Cromer Hospital.

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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

Fears have been voiced that some of Aylsham’s most vulnerable residents could miss out on vital medication or information after their pharmacy’s phone line was cut off.

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BT

People in Cromer are urged to support and donate to the local branch of Parkinson’s UK, ahead of the national research charity’s awareness week, which runs from Monday, April 10 to Sunday, April 16.

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United Kingdom

Sheringham has been hailed as a flagship town by Age UK, for its work in helping people living with memory loss engage with the community.

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United Kingdom

A special meeting will be held in Cromer to discuss any possible cuts to healthcare beds in north Norfolk.

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John Lee

“Bright, natural light is good as darkness can be confusing and frightening. The black mat at the entrance to the museum could have been mistaken for a hole in the ground.”

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Cromer

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 north Norfolk-based health and wellbeing charity has launched twin projects aimed at supporting children with additional needs and socially isolated older people, after receiving £20,000 in National Lottery and Children in Need grants.

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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

Cromer Hospital is celebrating treating its one millionth patient, as well as the 150th anniversary of its opening in 1867.

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Norwich University

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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A middle-aged woman is pictured leading a child down crumbling cliffs along the North Norfolk coast – despite repeated warnings of landslides.

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Europe
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Another one of the county’s churches has been targeted by lead thieves causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

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St Andrew's Church
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A train was forced to follow a dog for nine miles from Acle to Yarmouth after it refused to get off the line this morning.

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Great Yarmouth
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A boy was kicked in the face several times when he was attacked by a group of teenagers on bikes in North Walsham.

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North Walsham police

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