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Peter Chapman, the new permanent medical director at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Norfolk’s biggest health trust has made its medical director a permanent appointment.

Imogen La Chapelle, 14, who has scored the highest score possible in a Mensa test, which is 162. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking are both renowned for their phenomenal intelligence, but one 14-year old girl from Norwich can lay claim to having a similar amount of brain-power.

Sally King and Anita Lusher finish their 52 miles in a day walking challenge at Cromer Pier. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The weather may have been less than kind but there was no doubting the warmth of the welcome as walkers Anita Lusher and Sally King reached their destination at the end of 52 long miles completed in one day.

Baby life saving classes were organised by East Coast Community Healthcare
Donna Tuttle (centre) and other mums practice vital infant life-saving techniques

Parents learned vital skills that could save the lives of their children during free first aid classes organised by East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH)

Sarah Beart dontated her kidney to brother Andrew Stevenson. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A mother and nurse has described donating a kidney to save the life of her brother as “absolutely the easiest decision” of her life.

Students at the University of East Anglia. Picture: Supplied

The region’s mental health trust risks financial losses and reputational damage because of its poor performance training medical students.

Michelle Tolley had blood transfusions twice when she was pregnant in the 1980s and early 1990s. Six months ago was she diagnosed with Hep C. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

For nearly three decades she suffered a debilitating condition, not knowing what it was.

Ryan Harman mum. Photo: Submitted

The mother of well-known Gorleston footballer Ryan Harman, has been recognised for the 24 hour care she provided after her son was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Our region's ambulance trust is under enormous pressure from patients and the government to hit emergency response times.

An MP has criticised the region’s ambulance service for re-employing six managers after handing them almost £1m in redundancy payments.

Delphine Fulcher

A generous parting gift to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has allowed it to take great strides in the field of gastroenterology.

Physiotherapist Rosie Tulloch helps a patient with the bed bike at West Suffolk Hospital.

Critical care patients at a Suffolk hospital are now being given a better chance of making a good recovery following the introduction of a specialist ‘bed bike’ which aims to keep joints moving while combatting muscle wastage.

Members of the Wymondham Demetia Support Group with their book, Poems from our Hearts. Picture, back, left to right, Stephen Kerrison, Mandy Blackman, Jean Eaglen, Dave Gudgeon, front, Pippa Chapman, Ann Bennett and John Rogers

Love, loss and healing are some of themes explored in a new book of poetry produced by the Wymondham Dementia Support Group.

A computer generated image of the new Cromer medical centre. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A new £3.5m medical centre providing for 21st century health care needs in Cromer has moved a step closer.

Hellesdon Hospital, the headquarters of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.  Photo: Bill Smith

Staffing levels at mental health wards are under the spotlight today after figures revealed a reduction of permanently employed nurses filling shifts.

Raising awareness of breastfeeding in public places, mums feed their children at Norwich Castle. From left, Amy Parkins and her daughter, seven-month-old Sofia Webber; Lisa Dymond and her son Leo, 11months; Cathy Cordiner_Achenbach with her daughter Martha Smith-Cordiner, eight-weeks-old; Martina Honniball with her son Tobias, four months; and Amabel<cor> Gilding with Alba, five months.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It is one of nature’s most normal, yet necessary, acts.

Mark Taylor, who has resigned as chief executive of the North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

One of Norfolk’s most experienced NHS chief executives has decided to resign.

Hamish Kidd, left, and Joe Murray, who are taking part in a rickshaw challenge across India in memory of their friend Ollie Towler-Jones who died two years ago at the Latitude Festival from meningitis. With them is Ollie's mum, Jojo Towler. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A mother has today made a heartfelt plea for people to get vaccinated against a rare form of meningitis following the death of her son.

Participants before the start of the Run or Dye 5k colour run. The events are held across the country. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Runners of all abilities are invited to a cancer charity’s first colour run as it seeks to raise funds.

Millions of pounds are lost each year in our region due to people wasting medicines. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Health bosses across the region are urging people to help save millions of pounds by reducing the amount of wasted medicines.

Olive House Residential Care Home in Newton Flotman

A residential care home in the village of Newton Flotman, south of Norwich, has been judged as “good” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after an unannounced inspection.

Antek Lejk, the new chief officer at South Norfolk CCG.

For Antek Lejk, the challenge is a steep one.

He is six months into his role as chief officer of South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), arguably the toughest jobs in the region’s NHS.

East Anglian Ambulance Trust ambulance answering emergency call in Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Front-line ambulance staff have accused their bosses of disrespect and poor management after letters were sent to paramedics effectively blaming them for taking too long to handover patients to hospitals’ A&E departments.

Scenes from Wellbeing and Slow Festival at the Fire Pit Camp in Wendling - Sally Collins on the swing. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It was, claimed organisers, a festival with a difference – one that celebrated the joys of simply taking one’s time.

Ruby Blyth-Smith, 21, who is visually impaired, with her guide dog Ziggy. 
Photo: Steve Adams

A visually-impaired student today said laws to prevent discrimination against people who use guide dogs need to be tightened up and enforced more frequently.

Patient Nora

Patients with certain skin cancers are being treated with a new piece of specialist radiotherapy equipment at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (N&N).

Naomi Farrow and Andrea Bell who are behind the new community cafe is set to open in the old railway station in Corpusty for people with ADHD and mums suffering with post-natal depression. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Two mothers with separate conditions hope a new community cafe will bring like-minded people together to share experiences and and advice - and provide a day out for the whole family.

Lucas Pontes, 8, from Great Yarmouth was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2015. Now his family have been told there is nothing doctors can do and he only has 12 months to live.

Lucas with sister Luana, 2.

The family of a boy diagnosed with a brain tumour have been told the “worst news” - their son has just 12 months to live.

Can the humble potato be used for a beauty cream? Photo: PA

Potato crop waste could be turned into beauty creams thanks to a new UEA research project.

The Mental Health Social Care Service conference at the Holiday Inn Norwich North. Speaker Peter Beresford, professor of social policy, Brunel University, London. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Experts, service users and charities gathered to hear an alternative vision for mental health services in Norfolk at their second conference in Norwich. DOMINIC GILBERT heard lead speaker Peter Beresford condemn the existing system.

James Thorpe was left paralysed after a freak accident on his stag do. On his hospital bed in Mallorca. The couple have postponed the wedding. Pictures submitted

A Norfolk firefighter has been flown home after being left paralysed on his stag do in Mallorca following a freak accident.

From L-R: Mabel Anderson and Jo Barber, who are both appealing for more volunteers to help with the N&N's 'settle in service'.

Norfolk’s biggest hospital is urging people to join its volunteering scheme which helps discharged patients settle back into domestic life.

Andy Bell, who has been raising funds for Add Norfolk.

A husband raised nearly £700 after donning his walking boots and trekking 70 miles for charity.

Cranmer House, in Fakenham, where beds are under review. Picture: Chris Bishop

Health chiefs want to replace six beds at the care home, on the town’s Norwich Road, with a community care team which would look after frail elderly patients in their own homes.

Members of the Motiv8 powerlifting team, who will aim to lift the equivalent of three Concordes to raise money for the Excel Appeal.  The two pensioners in the story are Dan Ellington (second from left) and Jim Bird (second from right - both in the back row.

A pair of powerlifting pensioners will be helping to lift the weight of three Concordes to raise money to boost elderly care in west Norfolk.

Paramedics and the East Anglian Air Ambulance have been called to an incident on the A11, Attleborough.

The air ambulance and two fire crews have spent three hours trying to free an obese man from a house in Brandon.

James Thorpe was left paralysed after a freak accident on his stag do. James Thorpe and his fiancee Michaela Watson. Pictures submitted

A Norfolk firefighter who has been left paralysed after a freak accident just hours into his stag do could be coming home later this week.

Ben Cronin in hospital after an allergic reaction.

As he started to brush his teeth, little did Ben Cronin know it would lead to him being rushed to A&E.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A hospital trust has been ordered to pay £1,000 to a patient who waited more than 10 months for medical treatment.

Norman Lamb MP is calling for the use of tasers on mental health patients to be banned. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A former Government minister is calling for a change in the law to prohibit tasers being used on mental health patients.

Emergency Operating Theatre No 1 was one of four theatres in the new A&E department in 1971.

Today we go behind the scenes at Norfolk’s largest hospital in its original home in the centre of Norwich.

General view of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney.

Norfolk’s biggest hospital has become the first in the eastern region to carry out a medical procedure which helps men with prostate problems.

Euan and his brother Finley, 7, get ready to eat cake during Euan's first birthday party.

Chomping on cake and fresh from a trip to a play farm, little baby Euan enjoyed his first birthday just like a normal child.

A restructure of the ambulance service in the region is not on the cards, the health secretary has said.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Photo: PA

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admits in an interview with this newspaper today that the NHS is in turmoil. He tells Annabelle Dickson about his future plans.

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He was a pillar of the community who spent his life in the service of others.

Graham Tuttle, chief executive of Norfolk Community Foundation. Picture: Ian Burt

Donations amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds towards a new mental health fund have left its founder “amazed and humbled”, just two months after it launched.

Mark Flowers is organising a sponsored weight lifting session at his gym, Motiv8 in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A former military man is encouraging the public to take part in a weightlifting challenge to help raise funds for a hospital appeal.

Photo credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

A Norfolk MP has questioned the “understandable yet disastrous” decision by local health bosses to withhold £7m in funds from social care services after raising the issue with a government minister today.

Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

A snapshot survey of the health and wellbeing of more than 3,000 Norfolk schoolchildren has revealed one in three had been bullied in the past year – with the problem described as “horrifying” by the county’s director of public health.

The first ever road ract to be run at the site of the former RAF Coltishall airbase since the Coltishall Jaguars moved in. with over 300 runners taking part in the Mike Groves 10k race.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A record number of people took part in a race at the weekend in memory of talented runner killed in a traffic collision.

Members of Stalham First Responder Group which has been honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

They can be the difference between life and death, providing emergency care to critically ill patients. And now the vital work of Stalham First Responders have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Protest against the closure of Greyfriars Medical centre, Yarmouth.

Figures used in an official report about the numbers using the Greyfriars Medical Clinic have been called into question by staff at the walk in centre.

Hospital Governor Pam Ford who served the NHS for 44 years

She spent her final days in the same wards which became so familiar to her over a distinguished career spanning more than four decades.

The Aviva Women's Tour is coming to Norfolk and Suffolk on June 15. Pro riders Rebecca Durrell and Laura Massey.

Women of Norfolk! Get on your bicycle this June and win a spa day to celebrate the Aviva Women’s Tour coming to Norfolk for the first time.

Chapelfield Gardens children's play area.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A bid to stamp out smoking around children may see a “voluntary ban” introduced at more than 80 play areas around Norwich - and could be extended to even more public places.

Ambulances stacking up outside A&E at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Patients have been left outside hospitals for up to six hours as new figures show the number of hand-overs missing the national target of 15 minutes in the region run into thousands.

Former boxing champion Frank Bruno has joined forces with North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

It is a cause close to both their hearts, and now a former Government minister and a boxing legend are teaming up to support young people with mental health problems.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Date: Aug 2014. Picture: MIKE PAGE

Hundreds of cancer patients in the region are waiting longer than they should to start treatment amid a 25pc rise in diagnosed cases, new figures reveal today.

Robert Morton, chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Trust.

Our region’s ambulance trust has “not got the capacity” to deliver the service expected by the public, its boss admitted today.

Janette and Duncan Forbes at their home in Thorpe St Andrew

The wife of Norwich City legend Duncan Forbes has cautiously welcomed new medical research into the relationship between football and brain illnesses.

Robin Rye and Sabrina Barrow are cycling 22 miles and raising money for the Excel Appeal.

A slimming specialist is teaming up with one of her clients to embark on a cycling challenge and raise money for a hospital appeal.

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