Vulnerable drug users will be given additional support to access treatment services thanks to a new partnership which will see mental health staff work alongside police to take help direct into people’s homes.
A new year has dawned on an NHS which is rarely out of the headlines. But what are the key issues facing the health service in our region? Health correspondent Nicholas Carding explains what to expect in 2017.
Extra training for teachers, £80m funding for digital access and community services, and a review of young people’s mental heath treatment are among a raft of measures unveiled today by Prime Minister Theresa May.
A crucial health scheme which aims to treat patients in their own homes - instead of hospitals - is up and running in Norwich. Health correspondent Nicholas Carding went behind the scenes to find out how more of us could receive NHS services at home.
A former health minister who left the department just weeks ago has raised the prospect of another reorganisation of health and social care “within years” and said a tax rise to pay for healthcare is “possible”.
It has applied to North Norfolk District Council for permission to make alterations to an existing wing to create six new bedrooms for patients, including an overnight guest room which could provide the link to a further expansion of the property.
A charity which hands out cash to some of the region’s most vulnerable residents to keep them warm over winter revealed it is currently receiving calls for help every day – the majority from north Norfolk.