A popular nursery teacher has raised more than £7,500 to support stroke survivors like her husband after emotionally walking with him over the finish line of her 100th parkrun.

New technology is being used to help people across West Norfolk to stay well this winter.

A 71-year old has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for his energy and contribution to the care home where he lives.

County councillors took HIV tests to demonstrate just how simple it is to be checked for the virus.

When Paul Retallick became a well-paid factory inspector at just 18 years old, he thought it was a career move that would set him on course for a bright future.

“It’s an absolute pandemic” - that is a doctor’s stark warning amid the growing problem of diabetes.

Healthcare professionals who used to work at the region’s mental health trust have slammed “rotten foundations” stemming from a radical redesign six years ago.

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.

Sheringham’s Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre is inviting local families to take time out to swim together, by offering free weekly waterslide and waves sessions until after Christmas.

New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years - whilst the number of managers has risen.

The new manager at a north Norfolk residential care home has worked in the industry for more than 20 years.

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

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

The lives of people at a Norfolk asylum in the 19th century are on show this week at a thought-provoking exhibition.

A Fakenham medical centre is under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after 230 patients were affected by a member of staff inappropriately accessing their medical records.

The union representing ambulance crews in our region has called on chiefs to buy new jackets for staff for the winter months.

A new car will help carry vital blood donations around the region and beyond.

Staff from Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCHC) have been taking part in NHS Fab Change Week, with the aim of improving outcomes and experience for both patients and staff.

A day of celebration recognised almost 200 staff and volunteers from the region’s ambulance service.

The service desk team at Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCHC) has become the first in Norfolk to be awarded the customer-led certification by the Service Desk Institute (SDI).

Norfolk veterans with mental health problems can now receive help from man’s best friend as a new initiative which pairs ex-service personnel with rescue dogs in need of a new home.

It was an appeal which put Norwich on the map as one of the best centres in the country for diabetes treatment.

A little girl who spent time in hospital has returned to the ward which treated her to donate items for other ill children to enjoy.

People who volunteer to give blood in Beccles will now have to travel further afield after the NHS confirmed it would no longer be holding donor sessions in the town.

It is a disease which affects around 14.1m people worldwide every year and it touches every corner of the globe.

The organiser of the largest care convention outside of London has said Norfolk needs to look to the future of the sector if things are to change.

A campaign has been launched to urge diabetics to regularly check their feet to minimise the risk of amputation.

An ex-inspector made ill by his work for an asbestos manufacturer 46 years ago has been provisionally awarded more than £20,000 in compensation should he suffer any further.

Health professionals from across the region converged on Lowestoft for a special conference, which highlighted the latest thinking in the battle against diabetes.

Campaigners are calling for a public awareness campaign to encourage more women to go for routine cervical screening after numbers attending appointments in England fell to their lowest level in two decades.

A project supporting cancer patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has reached a milestone this month by assessing its 500th patient.

Scientists have warned that indulgent grandparents could be a health hazard for children - and could even increase their risk of cancer.

A drug used to treat epilepsy has been blamed for causing health problems in thousands of babies. Parents want to know why they weren’t warned about sodium valproate.

A year to the day since a Norwich man with schizophrenia died from a heroin overdose, his mother has said she should have been lighting a memorial candle instead of looking for answers.

The numbers are compelling – 1,900 social care vacancies in Norfolk alone. And with considerable growth predicted over the next decade, what can be done? Sophie Stainthorpe reports.

A man with paranoid schizophrenia and who died of a heroin overdose at his Norwich flat had not had face-to-face contact with a care worker for eight-and-a-half weeks before his death, an inquest has heard.

“Outstanding is the next step for us.”

Medical doctors are a must when it comes to treating us for serious illness but they’re not always a bundle of laughs. And laughter is an important medicine too. As Friday’s Children in Need fundraising day approaches, there’s no better time to bring on the Clown Doctors...

They are the heroes who rush to help us in times of emergency.

Volunteer paramedics, doctors and nurses have been taking part in a special training exercise organised by Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

They are the first port of call for members of the public in what could be their worst moments. Health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at the pressures faced by those in the ambulance control room - and the abuse they can sometimes face.

As swathes of Norwich city centre become ‘shared use’ the new chief executive of the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) has laid down a challenge for city planners.

The family of a man who died of a heroin overdose at his Norwich flat blamed “institutional failings of the mental health trust” for the circumstances surrounding his death.

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

If you’ve ever considered a career in care or are convinced it’s not for you, meet Matthew Anthony Knell, deputy manager at Westfields care home, Swaffham and find out more.

Broadcaster, EDP columnist and champion of the care sector Nick Conrad shows his gratitude to the carers who allow his beloved grandmother to stay in her own home.

Willie Cruickshank, director of Careology 
and organiser of the Norfolk Care Convention, sets the scene for the biggest care conference outside London.

Bill Borrett, chairman of Adult Social Care at Norfolk County Council, wants to talk about care.

Staff at the county’s community healthcare trust were celebrated for their achievements at a glittering ceremony hosted by a radio star.

A new management team, which has taken on the running of a Lowestoft GP surgery, is encouraging patients to share their ideas around future improvements.

Parent alcohol abuse is damaging the lives of more than 17,000 teenagers in Norfolk and Suffolk, according to research from a children’s charity.

More than 100 spaces could be created to help relieve car parking pressures in and around a busy Norfolk hospital.

Wellbeing services across Norfolk and Suffolk have secured additional funding of £1.5m to help people with mental health issues to return to work.

Two fundraisers who have raised thousands of pounds for the Norfolk Renal Fund have been honoured for their efforts over the years.

Adrian Forbes has today become the latest former Norwich City footballer to reveal his battle with depression, which he said left him in “utter despair”.

Health chiefs have vowed to spend £300,000 taken out of a budget for community foot and ankle services on other areas of the NHS.

A seven-year-old girl who was left profoundly disabled due to errors when she was born at a Norfolk hospital will receive millions in NHS damages.

A doctor is to give people advice on how to cope with diabetes in older age during an information event at a care home.

An occupational therapist inspired to pursue an NHS career thanks to the care her grandma received has described the satisfaction she gets from helping people regain their independence.

A consultant psychiatrist with the region’s mental health trust has been shortlisted in awards recognising dementia care.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has introduced an innovative way of increasing awareness and support for its hospital charity.

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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