Search

NHS

The father of a 19-year-old Suffolk girl who died from anorexia fears many more patients have died as a result of how eating disorders are still treated.

The daughter of a severely schizophrenic woman who died choking on chocolate cake in the care of a Reading psychiatric hospital has spoken of her grief at the death of her “loving, supportive and intelligent” mother.

Potentially life-saving surgery at a failing Norfolk hospital could be suspended, this newspaper can reveal today.

Do-it-yourself blood pressure checks can be done at Cromer’s new GP surgery thanks to the fundraising efforts of a patients’ group.

A psychiatric intensive care unit in Ipswich which closed on safety grounds due to a lack of staff will reopen next week, it has emerged.

Former health minister Norman Lamb says the key to tackling mental health issues is helping struggling families as early as possible.

A former medical centre in Great Yarmouth could become the regional headquarters of a ‘luxury’ tobacco and whisky seller.

There are no plans to scrap NHS parking charges in Norfolk, despite it being announced fees in Wales would be axed.

A care centre in Great Yarmouth designed to provide residents with additional short-term support has helped 24 people return to their own homes following treatment in hospital.

A disabled boy went 18 months without having their social care needs met because of mistakes made by Norfolk County Council, a watchdog has said.

As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county’s NHS.

It is a place where no one wants to have to go.

New rules introducing tougher sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting an emergency service worker are to become law today.

The new chairman of a county’s healthcare watchdog has vowed to push for more money to be given to the NHS.

A Lowestoft-based social enterprise has been shortlisted for two national awards.

Around 40,000 fewer free dental treatments were carried out in Norfolk last year, with industry leaders saying a “hostile environment” is putting off low income patients.

A targeted project designed to encourage more men to ask for help with mental health issues has been hailed a success after playing a key role in raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding emotional wellbeing.

People who are contemplating suicide are being offered a powerful message of hope from others who have been in the same position as part of a new initiative designed to encourage them to stop, wait and talk while showing that someone cares.

This year’s Dereham Christmas lights are set to be switched on by Denver Clinton, a brave young boy from Mattishall battling a rare form of cancer.

Re Rachel’s Moore article (EDP, September 6) I hate to tell you this but I am fitter than lots of skinny people out there.

Five health groups in Norfolk and Suffolk are set to pump £2.6million in preparing for the coming winter it has emerged, with plans to dramatically cut hospital admissions.

Safeguarding the mental wellbeing of health and social care staff will be discussed by the region’s NHS trusts and charities at a conference organised by the University of East Anglia (UEA), which will take place today (Friday).

New nursing role launched

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The first 70 students have begun training for an new role which it is hoped will further improve the care which people in Norfolk and Waveney receive while helping increase capacity within the NHS and social care workforce.

Just 30 people have had their say over what healthcare might look like in Norwich in the future.

Is it on-the-move Chris Evans? Or Sara Cox? Or maybe that bloke from Kiss? Do let us know who puts a spring in your step

It has been a year of success for the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) despite a number of challenges, including seeing its busiest winter on record.

EDP employee Jamie Brown says Rachel Moore’s claim yesterday that Norwich has too many fat people, whether true or not, was very hurtful to read

Stephen Fry’s prostate cancer diagnosis led to a surge in referrals to NHS services and contributed to missed waiting time targets, it has been claimed.

Two University of East Anglia (UEA) graduates have teamed up to launch an online health hub, where patients can talk to a pharmacist or order medication from their phone.

A new campaign, spearheaded by a “well-known” figure with links to Norfolk, is to be launched to try to improve the health of men aged 40 to 75.

Blood donors in Holt will still be able to donate blood at the town’s community centre, an NHS spokesperson has confirmed.

Young women receiving support from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) are being offered the chance to boost their confidence, fitness and self-esteem by joining a new boxing group.

A north Norfolk mother-of-two and the living donor who gave her one of his kidneys have spoken movingly about how the donation transformed both of their lives.

A former Norfolk MP and hospital chairman has been given one of the health service’s top jobs.

Rachel Moore is horrified by the number of overweight people she spotted in Norwich. It’s time we took responsibility, she says.

A new specialist service to support dementia patients has been launched in Waveney.

The resignation of the boss of the region’s ambulance service has been met with a mixed reaction.

Inspectors have returned to the region’s struggling mental health trust to find out how the service has progressed since May.

An NHS trust in Norfolk has been shortlisted for three awards celebrating excellent healthcare around the country.

Work on a £40million public services hub for Mildenhall is set to get under way in the coming weeks.

Five people a year die in Norfolk waiting for a organ transplant, it can be revealed.

A national charity car wash event is coming to Norfolk for the first time next month.

NHS dentistry in Norfolk is “heading towards the cliff edge” it has been claimed, as figures reveal nearly two thirds of dentists are thinking of leaving the profession.

Our reader wants to know if her NHS pension pot is going to tip over the tax-free lifetime allowance for pensions.

The boss of the region’s ambulance trust will leave the service.

There’s nothing more cringeworthy than watching your own profession portrayed in a drama on TV. Spare a thought for us journalists when Press begins on BBC1 - before then, we look at eight other shows which have featured reporters.

People living in Waveney and Norfolk are being urged to help save lives by talking to their families about organ donation ahead of a national awareness week.

Fewer than half the people using the NHS Stop Smoking Service in Norfolk managed to quit, according to the latest figures.

The specialist nurses for organ donation at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are excited to be involved in a lot of events and activities during Organ Donation Week 2018, from September 3 to 9.

A boy from mid-Norfolk is all smiles after Dereham’s community rallied together to create a safe environment for him to call his own.

The standard of care provided by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is well above the national average, according to the latest inspections carried out by patient representatives.

When it comes to drinking, do you know what is a safe level? Try our quiz - the results might surprise you.

She was a woman born in London during the 1930s who moved to Norwich to become a much-loved nurse, health visitor, historian and great ambassador for the city and county. Derek James pays tribute to June Marriage.

A 14-year-old dancer with a painful health condition has won a prestigious Diana Award.

An in-depth film has shown how NHS staff jump into action when a patient is brought to hospital after having a heart attack.

Rachel Shingler was just 24 when her heart failed - and has more than one reason to be grateful to organ donors and transplant teams

The government has released 24 technical papers outlining preparations and scenarios that could play out if no Brexit deal can be agreed before Britain leaves the EU in March.

Brexit will define the United Kingdom for many years to come – but exactly how, it is too early to tell.

A Great Yarmouth vlogger has spoken out over what she sees as NHS cost cutting after problems with medication for her rare condition.

With the increasing liberalisation of cannabis laws gathering pace around the world, a company in Essex is keen to take advantage of the opportunities.

A man admitted sparking a full scale alert by making a hoax call to police claiming there was a bomb at a block of flats in Norwich.

A Norfolk woman infected with contaminated blood in what has been described as one of the worst scandals in NHS history hopes to be able to speak at the pending inquiry into the tragedy.

A department of a community hospital in Thetford has been reopened and is being run by a new provider.

Elderly residents are invited to a free information event about services, clubs and activities in the local area.

Emergency services were called after a woman collapsed on a bus.

Blood donors in Norfolk are being urged to come forward ahead of new appointment slots.

A Great Yarmouth man was one of at least four patients who may have died when the NHS continued using syringe drivers over which safety concerns had been raised.

A Lowestoft mother is appealing for help in setting up a charity in memory of her son, who died earlier this year.

A Norfolk MP has led calls for rules around e-cigarettes to be relaxed to help accelerate already declining smoking rates.

It is often easy to forget the innovations in health we have on our doorstep.

Find out when you need to seek medical attention, what to do when you have been bitten and why some are prone to bites more than others.

More than a quarter of children with eating disorders seen by the region’s mental health trust are waiting too long to begin their treatment, with some having to wait months for care.

A Suffolk teenager hopes to follow in the footsteps of those who saved her fathers life as she achieved top marks in her A-level results.

Before her father took his own life, Charlotte Underwood remembered him as a lively, energetic person who was loved by many.

A new pop-up minor injuries unit will be set up by the beach over the next two weekends to treat coastal residents and holidaymakers.

Parliament is in recess. But, as Norwich North MP Chloe Smith explains in her monthly column, that does not mean politicians put their feet up

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has been shortlisted for a prestigious regional award for their work to promote apprenticeships at the trust.

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney have had their say on their GP surgeries in a wide-ranging survey.

The adult critical care unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) was running above maximum safe capacity at the end of June, according to NHS England.

A Norfolk doctors’ surgery has been rated as the third best in the country by its own patients.

If you are interested in the NHS and have recent financial experience, then the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston would like to hear from you.

A bowel cancer screening programme which was launched in Norfolk has been so successful the age at which it is offered is to be lowered.

Three minutes: that’s all the time you may have to find and use a defibrillator if you see someone having a heart attack.

Paramedics have claimed morale is at an “all time low” after new rules put restrictions on holiday time for half the year.

West Suffolk is the best performing area in the country for minimising the amount of time patients stay in hospital longer than they need to.

Dehydration and severe sunburn are just two complaints clinicians at Norfolk’s hospitals have been confronted with during the recent heatwave.

Equipment donated by a group of fundraisers to a community nursing service is set to benefit many patients with lower leg conditions.

From creams to pungent vegetables, here are the things our readers say can help prevent horseflies ruining your summer.

The mother of a toddler who needs a £50,000 life-changing surgery has praised the community ahead of a village fund-raising day for her daughter.

Young parents and their children had fun in the sun as a special beach party was hailed a success.

A former RAF man has put his skills to good use in the NHS, after Norfolk’s busiest hospital saved his mother’s life.

UK workers are among the most stressed in the world, according to a new survey. Sheena Grant finds out about an initiative to try and redress the balance.

A father will take on the challenge to cycle 150 miles - having not ridden a bicycle in 10 years - to raise vital funds for his baby daughter to have life-changing surgery in America.

A Norfolk dentist has had restrictions placed on her practice after allegations of “poor treatment” carried out over “an extended period of time”.

A charity offering specialist support for Armed Forces veterans is to celebrate its fourth birthday by expanding its services.

More people will be able to remain at home following a 999 call instead of going to hospital thanks to extra funding for an early intervention scheme for Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

A race against time is on in a mother’s plea to raise money for treatment for a her 10-month-old son’s flat head syndrome.

A couple of years ago, after questioning in this column why anyone would choose to live in a village, I was told to buzz off (though far less politely) to a faraway metropolis, taking my opinions with me.

Inspectors have told the region’s struggling mental health trust that issues last year have not been fixed quick enough.

The Ministry of Defence has announced that the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) has gained the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award for showing outstanding support for its Armed Forces staff.

Most Read

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Latest from the EDP

Show Job Lists

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 5°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast