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Eating disorder charity Beat.

Norfolk charity Beat has joined forces with the Norfolk Community Eating Disorder Service to run another series of workshops.

Two years on from suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car crash which killed his wife, scientist James Piercy is planning a series of talks enitled

Doctors have used a Norwich man’s injury and rehabilitation to explore how they can treat people who suffer brain damage.

Sun Court nursing home is involved with a county wide campaign to encourage more nurses who are no longer working to sign up for a Return to Nursing course at the UEA because there is a growing shortage of nurses and the care-home sector is finding it difficult to recruit them. Pictured is Nurse Sue Churchyard RN and resident Pat Shaw

Picture: MARK BULLIMROE

A nationwide shortage of nurses is causing severe problems for nursing homes in Norfolk.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Norfolk’s biggest health provider is still failing to hit key performance targets.

Eastgate House, Thorpe Road, where the Coroner's Court is situated. Picture: Denise Bradley

NHS staff who were suspended after the death of a mental health patient 19 months ago are to return to work.

A new part of the A&E department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been designed with children in mind - Suzan Robinson in the new multi coloured waiting area. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The troubled hospital in King’s Lynn has outlined the progress it has made to turn around its services in advance of an inspection next month.

An image showing what the planned new Cromer doctors surgery at Cabbell Park will look like. Picture: MEDCENTRES

Townsfolk have welcomed plans for a new doctors’ surgery at Cromer at a public consultation session.

Work has started at Rouen House for the installation of the NHS Walk In Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

People are being urged to think carefully before choosing to use a walk-in centre at a Norwich health facility when it re-opens following a move to Rouen House.

A blood donation.

Our investigation has highlighted the many ways the region’s victims of the contaminated blood scandal continue to be failed decades on. Today investigations editor David Powles outlines the improvements needed, while the government gives its side of the story.

Active Norfolk's Adult Disability Games 2015. Photo: Active Norfolk

Hundreds of people from across the county came together at a special event which gives those with disabilities the chance to try a range of different sports.

James May, 76, of Great Yarmouth, died at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston on September 20, 2013.

A coroner has today expressed concern that on-call hospital consultants were not brought in to help at a busy A&E unit on the night that a patient died.

Anna Dugdale, chief executive at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Photo: Bill Smith.

Staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will work hard to improve care after a snap inspection by a health watchdog raised a series of concerns.

Some of the riders in the Budget Bike Challenge raising money to help cancer victim Thomas Andrews, from Sutton. Picture: SUBMITTED

Friends of a young north Norfolk dad who is fighting cancer took to the roads in a motley collection of vehicles to help make his house more like a home.

Former Norwich City footballer, Shaun Elliott, front, thanks the paramedics who helped him after he had a heart problem at his home at Poringland. From left, Jane Cossey, qualified student paramedic; Dave Smith, paramedic; and Jennifer Wicklund, student paramedic. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A former Norwich City footballer has been reunited with the ambulance staff who saved his life after he suffered a blood clot.

Zoe Bradshaw with her 6 month-old daughter Amy. Picture: Ian Burt

A couple must buy a special helmet to cure their baby daughter’s mis-shapen head, because they’re not available on the NHS.

Michael Colyer is one of many people in region impacted by the contaminated blood scandal and believes the Penrose Inquiry is a hatchet job.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Thousands were given contaminated blood products by the NHS in a scandal which has killed at least 2,000 people, and left many more suffering from serious health conditions. They tell their stories here.

The region’s biggest hospital was told to improve by regulators on Wednesday who criticised it for its “fragmented” leadership and delays in treating patients.

A Norfolk man who contracted a devastating disease after being given contaminated blood products by the NHS is now being denied a drug which could save his life.

Work has started at Rouen House for the installation of the NHS Walk In Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s walk-in health centre will finally move into a new location next week, after more than a year of uncertainty over its fate.

Hethersett Dementia steering committee at the launch of the movement.

A drive to turn Hethersett into a dementia friendly village has been launched.

Steve Sillett on his hospital bed

For 56 years, Steve Sillett has had to contend with more health problems than most would dare to even imagine.

Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

NHS nurses could strike if the Government threatens the payments they receive for working anti-social hours and weekends as part of David Cameron’s drive to create a seven-day service, a nursing leader has warned.

The Elms residential home on Elmgrove Road, Gorleston.

Picture: James Bass

The owner of a Norfolk care home that was visited seven times in a year has hailed the hard work of the manager and staff in addressing issues flagged up by inspectors.

Susan Brand (standing centre) and Alzheimer’s Society volunteers (from left) Barbara Alexander, Colin Moir, and Jackie Spode with some of the hundreds of dementia packs they helped to collate at the charity’s office in Stody, North Norfolk.

Every person diagnosed with dementia in Norfolk will be given an information pack to help them and their loved ones cope with its life-changing impacts under a new county-wide project announced today.

Bowthorpe Care Village takes shape. Pic: Saffron Housing.

Work on a new £18.9m ‘care village’ on the edge of Norwich, which will create 118 jobs, has passed a crucial milestone quicker than planned, thanks to the mild winter.

Dr Ajay Kumar speaks out about NHS extreme wastage.

A well respected retired GP has added his voice to a chorus of concern about the state of the NHS saying patients lives are being put at risk by

A highly respected Norfolk GP has added his voice to a chorus of concern about the state of the NHS saying patients’ lives are being put at risk by “extreme wastage.”

An image showing what the planned new Cromer doctors surgery at Cabbell Park will look like. Picture: MEDCENTRES

Details of a long-awaited new doctors surgery for Cromer are set to be unveiled for public feedback.

The air ambulance were called to Stalham.

The air ambulance was called out to a man in his 70s who had a cardiac arrest.

File photo dated 22/10/2013 of David Prior. Photo: PA/PA Wire

Former North Norfolk MP David Prior has become a health minister in David Cameron’s new government.

A wellbeing festival at North Walsham hopes to launch a community choir like this one from Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley

A new community choir, a tea party with music hall entertainment and taster sessions in yoga, meditation and dance fitness are all planned for North Walsham’s first Wellbeing Week.

George Hacon, who has paid for a defibrillator to be installed outside Cromer parish hall. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

When Cromer pensioner George Hacon was rushed to hospital after having a heart attack on his way home from shopping, medical staff noticed his NHS number began with 007 and dubbed him “James Bond”.

A resident and staff at Cranmer House. Picture: Submitted

Cranmer House in Fakenham has been named top recommended care home in Norfolk and the ninth-best in the eastern region.

Lyles House in Hindolveston came 14th, while the Broadacres Residential Home in Norwich came 16th.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC launches its first Community Hub in Holt.  Pictured at front from left Kim Hendry, Glyn Williams, Pauline Pattinson, Tom Fitzpatrick and Sarah Hendrick. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A new “community hub” where people can keep fit and active has been opened at Holt.

East of England UKIP MEP Patrick O'Flynn

Nigel Farage has become a “snarling, thin-skinned, aggressive” man who is turning Ukip into a “personality cult”, the party’s campaign chief has said in a stunning attack on his leader.

Ruth Sanders

Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Surgeon Kamal Aryal has been leading a team helping the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Picture: James Bass

A Norfolk surgeon who returned to his native Nepal to help earthquake victims said many survivors still risk death if they cannot get treatment.

The Big C cancer support and information centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

An event is being held in Norwich this weekend to offer those living with cancer and their loved ones information.

Jonathan Fagge who has resigned from his role as chief executive of Norwich CCG

The chief executive of the Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Jonathon Fagge has resigned, it was announced today.

Ellen, centre, with some of the mums she has cared for over the years, and babies she has delivered

An “inspirational” midwife who has delivered generations of babies was bid a fond farewell as she stepped down from her caring career.

Catriona Finlayson-Wilkins back home with her new baby boy Euan Wilkins after pioneering use of an artificial pancreas to control her diabetes.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A world-first Norfolk mum, who successfully pioneered a new treatment for diabetes, is safely home with her healthy baby son.

An ambulance was called to the collision in Belstead Road. Photo: Simon Finlay

A union last night insisted patients would not be put at risk by plans to limit the number of 999 calls paramedics respond to in the last hour of their shift.

Photo: Press Association

Europe is heading for an unprecedented explosion in rates of obesity and excess weight - with the Republic of Ireland at the forefront of the trend, say researchers.

Action from the first day of Pedal Norfolk on the Holkham Estate. Picture: Ian Burt

Riders ranging from toddlers to grandparents and novices to an Olympic medallist were among those taking part in the third annual Pedal Norfolk Festival.

SX NICKY LEWIN. Generic image of an Essex Air Ambulance

A cricketer is in a critical condition in hospital after he collapsed during a “seniors” national championship game.

James Paget University Hospital surgeon is one of a team who are flying out to help survivors of the Nepalese earthquake.

Kamal Aryal, a general surgeon who first trained in Kathmandu and speaks Nepali.

Picture: James Bass

A Norfolk surgeon who hails from Nepal is returning to the country of his birth to help badly injured earthquake survivors.

Hockering Village Hall has now got it's own community defribillator. With the new equipment is George Leslie. Picture: Ian Burt

A community has to got to grips with how to use a defibrillator after the life-saving device was fitted at their village hall.

The blood scandal has left thousands needing health treatment

Thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and/or HIV through blood products supplied by the NHS in the 1970s and 80s.

Michael Scott CEO of the Norfolk and Suffolk FoundationTrust  answering questions on the findings in Care Quality Commission report. Photo : Steve Adams

Norfolk and Suffolk’s mental health services, which are in special measurers, will get help from a Nottingham health trust, regulators announced today.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney.

The region’s biggest hospital must come up with an improvement plan amid concerns over the “effectiveness of its board” and its repeated failure to meet waiting time targets.

Marcus Dunn, 7, of Wicklewood, recovering from acute leukaemia, getting ready to go back to school for a few hours. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The mother of a little boy who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia just before Christmas has told how she has been “overwhelmed” by the support of family, friends and even strangers through the darkest days of his illness.

Aylsham childminder Juliet Waller who is behind the group Holding Hands with Our Courageous Children, which raises money to provide

Mums who believe laughter is the best medicine have formed a group to fundraise for an entertainer to bring smiles to sick children’s faces.

A week's worth of wasted medicine at the Holt Practice.Holt Medical Practice medicine waste. Picture: Max Bennett.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds is being wasted in north Norfolk by patients stockpiling unused prescription medicines.

Norfolk farmer Hugh Alston has MS and his family have come up with the idea to lay a trail pound coins along a trail of 300 metres at Hall Farm which should raise £12,000 pictured is Victoria Alston, Jane Alston and Georgina Alston with Hugh in front.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A family coping with caring for a farmer suffering from a severe form of multiple sclerosis is battling back to help others with the condition.

Catriona Finlayson-Wilkins with baby Euan. PIC: Emma Jones

A diabetic Norfolk mother has become the first woman in the world to give birth naturally after using an artifical pancreas to produce insulin during her pregnancy.

Catriona Finlayson-Wilkins with a body-painted baby bump. PIC: Submitted.

A mother from Norfolk with diabetes has become the first woman in the world to give birth naturally after having used cutting edge technology to help her produce insulin throughout her pregnancy.

File photo dated 10/9/2014 of a GP with a patient. Family doctors need to be able to spot more cases of blood cancer at an earlier stage, a charity has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday September 21, 2014. GPs need better knowledge of blood cancers such as leukaemia so they can help diagnose patients when their cancer is at an earlier stage, Leukaemia Care said. See PA story HEALTH Leukaemia. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

It goes without saying now that at every General Election the NHS becomes a key political battleground as every party fights to prove they have the answers for this important and emotive issue.

Reporter KIM BRISCOE outlines the key challenges and policies for health and social care.

A national body wants hearing services, such as support with hearing aids, to be extended. Photo: Steve Adams

A nationwide body is calling on health bosses in Great Yarmouth to give patients more choice by rolling out hearing services to the high street.

Glenn  Burrows (right) of the national campaign group 38 degrees hands over a petition to save the NHS to three of the five general election candidates for North Norfolk, pictured from left Denise Burke (Labour), Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrats) and Mick Macartney-Filgate (Green Party).   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Campaigners have been calling on the public to back their fight to ‘Save the NHS’ by signing a petition.

Wells, where a dementia-friendly community initiative has been launched. Picture: Chris Bishop

The town is the sixth community in the county to sign up to an initiative by Age UK Norfolk, joining Aylsham, Wymondham, Swaffham, Diss and Wayland.

Diss Leisure Centre
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

The results of a £150,000 makeover will be unveiled on Monday when Diss Leisure Centre opens its doors to the public.

Abbeville Residential Care home on Wellesley Road, Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

A Great Yarmouth care home has successfully addressed a range of concerns but does have some issues with the management of medicines, inspectors have found.

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