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Staff at three north Norfolk GP practices are celebrating, after being honoured in the annual awards presented by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), East Anglia Faculty.

A Norfolk hospital has seen an unexpected spike in the number of patients over the last six months.

Health leaders in North Norfolk have voted to save all 18 beds at Benjamin Court in Cromer.

Sheringham Little Theatre is inviting people of all ages to take part in a series of wellbeing-boosting community music workshops featuring activities ranging from drumming and ukulele strumming, to singing sea shanties and writing a community song.

Philanthropic fundraisers, specialist services and future plans were all discussed at the annual general meeting of Norfolk’s busiest hospital.

Those who raised impressive sums of money for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) were recognised for their hard work at the hospital’s annual meeting.

Patients who rely on a life-changing thyroid medicine to lead a normal life say rising costs mean it is being withdrawn.

Walkers have a chance to explore part of east Suffolk during a walk this weekend.

A document released ahead of the final vote on the future of Benjamin Court has revealed another option for the care unit.

Health and wellbeing will be in the spotlight at an upcoming regional conference of the Anglia Pensioners’ Association.

Norwich has been named as one of the worst cities for loneliness in the UK.

Patients are dying at higher than expected rates at two Norfolk hospitals, according to a measure which NHS chiefs say should be used as a “smoke alarm” for safety.

More than 17,000 meals were wasted at Norfolk’s hospitals over the course of a year, new figures have revealed.

More than £760,000 has been handed to the University of East Anglia (UEA) to explore a link between diet, activity and Alzheimer’s disease.

Writing about health it seems like every week is a different awareness week, or a special day, highlighting a variety of conditions and diseases.

A national charity has called for action amid fears money is being skimmed off budgets for people with long-term health conditions in Norwich.

A north Norfolk day centre with an international reputation for its work with adults with learning difficulties is celebrating its 30th anniversary next month.

Care homes across Norfolk celebrated becoming accredited in a programme which deliver compassionate end-of-life care.

A hospital matron is promoting the importance of getting up and dressed to patients in order to prevent them losing basic life skills due to so-called Deconditioning Syndrome.

An appeal is being made to reunite the owner of a sizeable sum of money which has been found at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

They are the pieces of equipment located around our towns and villages that are able to save someone’s life should they go into cardiac arrest.

Student mental health is a fast-growing concern for universities.

Sport students learnt more about protecting their mental wellbeing in a workshop at the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn.

An eye care expert in 
Great Yarmouth is urging locals to put eye health at the top of their agenda during National Eye 
Health Week.

A decision to make a life-extending cancer drug available on the NHS has come too late for one Halesworth family after a campaigning mother and grandmother died earlier this year.

A major innovation which will save the lives of patients has been invented by doctors in King’s Lynn.

Changes will be made to a service which provides short term support for patients with life-limiting illnesses and palliative care needs across Waveney and Great Yarmouth.

Nursing home workers were jubilant after achieving a double success at their company’s awards.

Free tampons will be given away from Norwich libraries to homeless women and those on low incomes, thanks to a new community project.

More than 1,000 people in Norwich now understand more about what it is like to live with dementia as part of a bid to make the city more accessible.

The region’s ambulance service has more than doubled its spend on private ambulances in just one year, new figures reveal.

A carers’ organisation has suggested family carers in Norfolk need to keep up-to-date with technology to make caring easier.

A new support group to help pregnant mothers give up smoking is to be launched in Norwich by Smokefree Norfolk as part of this year’s Stoptober Campaign.

A voluntary-led breastfeeding café and clinic run by mums and professionals is opening soon in Holt.

The region’s mental health trust has topped the list for the number of referrals to treat children and young people it turns away.

The question mark which hung over a vital link between North Walsham’s hospital and it’s community has now been cleared.

A former international footballer and Norwich City Academy director has thrown his support behind a cancer fund at one of the region’s hospitals.

Sight is something which is often taken for granted - until there is a problem.

When Callum Metcalfe began training to become a nurse, he had no idea of how demanding or rewarding the job could be.

The family of a little boy born with a congenital heart defect have released a heartwarming video of his difficult start in life to raise awareness of the condition.

Budding musicians will show off their talents at a mental health fundraiser.

Social care experts in Norfolk have warned of the additional challenges faced by family carers as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter.

Students studying at a Norwich university are to be offered mental health first aid training to spot the early warning signs of mental illness.

Patients and visitors are warned building work may cause disruption at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

A summit looking at children’s mental health and work to protect wellbeing in Norfolk schools will be launched next week.

More than £50,000 has been raised by those who took part in a Norwich 10k race under the name of Norfolk’s Cancer charity, Big C.

Whether looking at our own futures, or those of loved ones, adult social care is a sector which will come into everyone’s life at some point.

The Waveney and District Group of Ramblers have two walks coming up in the week ahead.

Smokers are being told to kick the habit at youth football games in a bid to stop impressionable youngsters lighting up.

Firefighters from Norfolk stations will no longer respond to medical emergencies, raising fears lives could be put at risk.

Staff members, parents and children have said farewell to a service that has helped hundreds of families over the past decade and half.

Skin cancer is on the rise, and Dr Deepak Rallan is tackling the problem head on with a screening process which offers a life free of worry from the disease.

The manager of a Lowestoft care home insists measures have already been taken to address concerns raised in a scathing inspection report.

Oak Manor care home in Dereham held a free event to raise awareness of dementia in the community.

Those living in south Norfolk are at the lowest risk in the country of dying of liver disease, new figures have revealed.

A lack of integration, a £60m shortfall, and staff shortages have all contributed to a vision to move specialist care out of hospitals in two areas of Norfolk.

The outstanding work of care home staff was celebrated at a glitzy awards ceremony in Lowestoft.

It was a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons.

Geraldine Scott

Geraldine Scott

Health correspondent

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Based in Norwich, Geraldine keeps an eye on developments in health affecting people in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. This includes news from the region’s hospitals, clinical commissioning groups, and other areas of the NHS.

She also covers personal stories of the public’s experience with health and wellbeing, including mental health.

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