The county’s flagship hospital has been branded unsafe and poorly led in an inspection report which found an “obvious deterioration” in how it was run.

Leadership at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital came in for criticism from inspectors at the Care Quality Commission.

A mother who gave her dying son cannabis oil has said MPs coming out in support of legalising cannabis has been ‘a long time coming’.

Britain is set to go bonkers for barbecues during the World Cup but for the unwary there could be health risks involved. Sheena Grant finds out how to avoid food poisoning when you light the coals.

Thousands of pounds are hoped to be raised for dementia nurses through dismantling a sculpture made of wire and crocheted forget-me-not flowers.

Norfolk’s busiest hospital has been plunged into special measures just months after a challenging winter for the health service.

An inspirational slimmer lost nearly ten stone and dropped eight trouser sizes after realising the health risks of his lifestyle.

A specialist nurse has been appointed to help a number of families living with dementia.

It’s called forest bathing but thankfully, perhaps, neither water nor the necessity to take off any clothes is involved.

A hospital has raised “very serious concerns” over plans to build a car park next to their site, saying the construction could effect the flight path of Search and Rescue helicopters.

The ambulance trust has defended itself after an MP criticised a “scandalous” decision to spend public money on challenging the release of patient safety information.

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

Pharmacists are being trained to help spot the signs of cancer in a bid to ensure those who fear they have the deadly illness can get support faster.

Healthcare staff at a social enterprise in Lowestoft have been praised by the former Secretary of State for Health Patricia Hewitt.

Norwich City Hall is to be illuminated blue and orange to mark Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Day on Thursday.

A Norfolk man who thought he would never be able to have children is speaking out ahead of Father’s Day to encourage other men in the same situation to seek help.

Thousands of Norfolk residents are proud to have been born and bred in the East of England for generations.

More than 85pc of cancer patients started their treatment within two months of GP referral, with Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hitting the NHS target.

Volunteers from across the county have celebrated their hard work and dedication with a picnic at Norwich Cathedral.

An 85-year-old suffering with dementia has learned to swim for the very first time, having lived her life afraid of water.

“You don’t choose learning disability nursing, it chooses you.”

Paramedic Tracy Nicholls has been appointed as director of clinical quality and improvement at East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST).

A west Norfolk doctors’ surgery has revealed the steps it took to turn its performance around to become rated outstanding by its regulators.

Shedding the Light on loneliness and isolation will be the focus of a conference next week.

A street medic is to be introduced to check on the health of people rough sleeping in Norwich.

Two nurses from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have been honoured with a national award from the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) at a glittering awards ceremony in Reading.

Healthwatch Norfolk, the consumer champion for patients in Norfolk, will hold its annual general meeting on July 24, at the Forum, in Norwich, from 9.30am to 11am.

A Norfolk hospital hopes changes to immigration rules could help ease staff shortages.

Thousands of people across Norfolk could be living with Diabetes and unaware they have the condition.

New victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Norfolk have been seen by NHS services over the last year.

Almost a quarter of women in West Norfolk aren’t taking up free cancer screening.

A Norwich energy broker has marked National Carers Week by supporting a charity in the city.

People are being given the chance to find out more about men’s mental health during a special event next month.

The cost to the county’s mental health at the hands of cuts elsewhere has been laid bare as it was revealed one in seven people in Norfolk are living with depression or anxiety.

Almost 18,000 people in Norfolk are at risk of losing their sight due to diabetes, research claims.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has been sharing best practice with healthcare professionals from across Europe as part of an innovative programme designed to promote the exchange of experiences and ideas.

A north Norfolk doctors surgery has been nominated in a people’s choice category in this year’s general practice awards.

Three brave men from Great Yarmouth who had the strength to make a healthy change have lost 10 stones between them.

We’ve long been a nation of shed lovers but even that can’t account for the extraordinary rise of the men’s shed movement.

An action-packed day out has been planned at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s (NNUH) summer fete and dog show which is taking place on Saturday, June 16.

A new chief nurse has been appointed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Volunteers are being urged to come forward and help combat isolation for veterans.

A Norwich-based home care company has been named one of the top 20 most recommended care providers in the UK.

One in seven people in Norfolk are living with depression or anxiety, according to a survey of patients registered with GPs.

Generous slimmers from Fakenham and Briston have raised £1,740 for charity by donating clothes they have successfully slimmed out of.

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

Free parking and discounted meals will be offered to carers who support their loved ones in the county’s biggest hospital.

A series of drop-in sessions will be available to people caring for those with mental health difficulties.

A former Norwich adult nursing student has urged men to look after their skin this summer, having been diagnosed himself with skin cancer.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, a young girl celebrated her 11th birthday with her family in the back garden.

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

The 70th anniversary of the National Health Service was celebrated by almost 300 people who took part in a special parkrun at Colney Lane.

A man who “died” outside his sailing club only survived because he was within 10ft of a defibrillator.

Ageism is the most common form of discrimination and the most unlikely to go unchallenged, a report by a public health charity has found.

Trading Standards officers in Norfolk have discovered a Norwich retailer was selling apricot kernels containing high levels of cyanide.

Two areas of Norfolk have been dubbed as “crunch zones” which may not be prepared for ageing populations while at the same time suffering from an underfunded social care system.

Norfolk’s holidaymakers can fly direct to Dubai from Stansted for the first time today – but be careful what medicines you take with you.

A nurse at the James Paget University Hospital has published a report which aims to help hospitals develop research and midwifery teams.

Ageism is the most common form of discrimination, and the most unlikely to go unchallenged, a report by a public health charity has found.

Researchers in Norwich are inviting members of the public, health professionals, carers and anyone who would like to know more about dementia to a free event on Thursday, June 21.

Geraldine Scott

Geraldine Scott

Health correspondent



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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