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

A charity that provides a vital service of transporting blood to people in need outside of normal working hours has reached another milestone.

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.

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.

Carrying on from where I left off last week with regards to us trying to be more aware of our health and the wellbeing of others, particularly those who supervise group sessions, where the ages and abilities vary greatly, this week local exercise expert Chas Allen lends his thoughts to the subject.

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

Read this - to help you through tantrums, tiredness, trolling, the toddler years, the teen years and all parenting points in between.

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

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

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

A cyclist who was taken to hospital after a crash remains in a critical condition, police say.

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

Seventy years of the NHS were celebrated at parkruns this weekend. Mark Armstrong rounds up what happened at Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Gorleston

Air pollution from cars is estimated to cause thousands of premature deaths a year. Now researchers are calling for more people to work from home, a move they reckon could help prevent 10,000 deaths annually. Homeworker Sheena Grant looks at the evidence...

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

He set out from rural Norfolk with the aim of raising £60,000 to support unpaid carers.

Location, location, location is often highlighted as the key reason for choosing a new home but recent research from the NHBC Foundation and Savills finds that whilst it remains a contributory factor, a number of other priorities are equally important, states Edward Parker, managing director of Bennett Homes.

Schools and community groups gathered to see the launch of the new GoGoCreate learning project.

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.

If we want a better society then we should roll up our sleeves and help, says Nick Conrad.

People affected by muscle and joint pain can attend a free NHS event in Dereham to get help and advice about managing their conditions.

Patients are outraged after learning a staff member at a doctors’ practice had been inappropriately accessing their medical records.

In my work, I have some simple goals.

Fifty-one young people who care for someone with a mental health condition enjoyed a two-day event designed to give them a break from their caring duties.

Our weekly parkrun round-up focuses on the runners at Lowestoft, Gorleston Cliffs, Brandon Country Park and Thetford. Mark Armstrong reports

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June is the official start of summer, and many of us will already have spent time outside enjoying the recent warm weather. So we spoke to dermatologist Dr Deepak Rallan about why it’s so important to use sunscreen to protect our skin from the effects of the sun.

Private ambulance crews have been accused of leaving the personal details of a patient on show on a vehicle’s dashboard while parked up at a Thetford pub.

The wife of a man who died amid winter pressures on the NHS is still waiting for answers over whether he could have been saved nearly five months on.

A student who watched his mother undergo years of dialysis due to chronic kidney disease has designed an ingenious device to help others undergoing the treatment.

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has appointed two new directors.

A mother from Costessey has written a poetry collection about living with mental illness, partly inspired by hearing everything in rhyme during a period of psychosis.

A consultant clinical psychologist from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has spoken at one of the world’s top literary festivals on the subject of men and suicide.

A damning review into the leadership at the region’s mental health trust has identified a “tolerance of poor standards”, it can be revealed.

Young people with mental health issues can attend a free event to provide them with information about coping with their conditions.

A mental health pharmacist is the first in the country to get a funding award to help people with bipolar disorder take their medication.

One reader is concerned that all the planned extra housing will only add more pressures to our region. What do you think?

Record numbers of visitors enjoyed a charity gardening day at north Norfolk’s Creake Abbey, raising more than £4,000 for a vital Wells service.

People from across Norfolk and Suffolk are being invited to venture into the Wild West by supporting a summer fun day raising money for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

A second whistleblower has come forward from the region’s ambulance trust to claim an independent report into winter delays “does not tally with the experiences of front line staff”.

Former Norwich City manager Ken Brown has praised hospital staff following a successful operation to have a pacemaker fitted.

More than 500 people have joined a groundbreaking project at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to help develop tailor-made treatments.

This Writers’ Centre Norwich event brought together five speakers for a diverse set of 15 minute talks on our often frustrating and surprising bodies.

A major hospital is under fire as staff are set to protest an increase in proposed parking charges a trade union has announced.

A slimming expert who lost two and a half stone and set up her own weight loss group says there is no need to go hungry to lose weight.

The £9m revamp of a Norwich hospital could cause an “unacceptable” risk of flooding of foul sewerage downstream from the site, a water company has warned.

Aldwych House in Bethel Street, Norwich, will be a building many of you will remember as a former NHS council owned office.

You’ve seen the scaffolding around Norwich but now it’s the ‘big reveal’ as hundreds of new apartments in three major developments in the city centre reach various stages of completion. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit Sentinel House, Skipper House and Aldwych House, all for sale with abbotFox.

Doctors, nurses and hospital staff have agreed to suspend a protest over car parking charges for further talks.

A Norfolk hospital could look for more commercial opportunities and upgrade facilities for private patients amid “NHS financial constraints”.

An ambulance boss has said pressures on the NHS are no longer confined to just the winter and are instead seen all year round.

Nurses, doctors and other hospital staff are set stage a protest to denounce impending increases to car parking charges.

Winston Churchill remains a towering political figure not only in Britain but also far beyond these shores.

A health body serving residents of the east coast area has been placed out of special measures.

No patients died as a result of winter ambulance delays, analysis has said - but three people did suffer severe harm.

A Norfolk hospital has been named as one of the top hospitals for 2018 by a provider of healthcare intelligence.

A woman who has taken up a new and unique apprenticeship at an NHS research institute has said how proud she is to work for the organisation.

The Jobcentre is aiming to tackle the employment gap between men and women in Great Yarmouth, which is the widest in East Anglia.

With dementia figures on the rise, we need to create communities with kindness, understanding and inclusion at their heart. We find out more about Norfolk’s Dementia Friendly Communities and how they’re making a difference this Dementia Action Week.

Employees at a housing association were offered a week of activities to support wellbeing in the workplace to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

Money could be shifted between health and social care organisations in Norfolk and Waveney under a new structure which aims to integrate different groups more effectively.

Norfolk’s former High Sheriff is 500 miles into a 1,500 mile walk to raise awareness for unpaid carers.

After former BBC health correspondent Clare Smith and her teenage daughter Ally were diagnosed with autism on the same day, they vowed to battle to raise awareness and improve the lives of others living with the condition. KAREN BETHELL spoke to them about their efforts...

It is still too early to say exactly what impact Brexit will have on jobs, business and personal finances.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has given its backing to a new national campaign which supports the ambition of creating a world where suicide does not exist.

A new 1950s hospital day room which aims to engage patients and their memories has been completed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Dialysis treatment for those with kidney issues will be provided from a purpose-built premises in Bowthorpe when it is moved out of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

A former health minister has claimed ambulance bosses “misled” MPs on a number of matters relating to winter pressures.

Communities such as Norfolk and Waveney which are worst affected by suicide are being given funding to develop suicide prevention and reduction schemes.

Dental services in West Norfolk are among the worst in the region, with fewer children visiting an NHS dentist than anywhere else in Norfolk.

The region’s mental health trust has hit back at claims from campaigners that plans are afoot to split into two organisations.

A hub which aims to be a single point of access for Norfolk’s healthy child programme has been chosen as a regional champion in a competition to mark the NHS’ 70th birthday.

Patients, carers, relatives, supporters and partners are being invited to find out more about the challenges of engaging men in mental healthcare during a special event exploring what it means to be a man in 2018.

A specialist team from the region’s mental health trust which helps people at hospital is now able to offer faster help to more patients after the service more than doubled in size.

A new training programme for staff in most of Norwich’s GP practices is launching next week.

The region’s mental health trust launched a campaign to recruit staff to run a new service providing vital support for mothers with severe mental health conditions.

A mother whose life was devastated by a serious spinal condition that is frequently misdiagnosed by the NHS has been awarded a seven-figure compensation settlement by the county’s busiest hospital and community health trust.

Residents in Watton are being encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood.

A baby girl who was just 30 minutes from dying was saved by her mother’s insistence something was wrong when she realised her daughter was not moving in the womb.

Nearly 300,000 patients across Norfolk and Waveney cannot make a doctor’s appointment at the weekend or outside normal hours, it has been revealed.

A £75m scientific institute will put Norfolk at the forefront of research into health and food, a government minister said as he announced a further £40m funding for the project.

An extra 330 staff are to be recruited as part of a multi-million pound boost for the region’s under-pressure ambulance service to help it cope with an intense rise in demand.

A generous couple made a special delivery by motorcycle convoy to express their gratitude for the care staff at a Norfolk hospital gave to their daughter.

Health bosses have shown their appreciation for nurses and midwives on the same day as Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Hundreds of nurses worked the equivalent of 7,500 extra shifts to help an under pressure hospital cope with the most difficult period in its history.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has received the highest grade for infection control following a recent inspection.

Key services are being moved out of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to free up space in a bid to avoid a repeat of the winter capacity crisis.

A West Norfolk nurse practitioner who has helped thousands of poorly children and adults is celebrating her 40th anniversary with the NHS.

Maxine Copson did not want to be a nurse at first, but after a friend’s mother wanted to go into the profession she decided to apply.

For brothers, Andy and Rob Mack, Nurses’ Day will be a family affair.

Francesca Hankins joined Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) in 1998 as a part-time medical secretary and now, having trained as a nurse, is deputy locality manager in West Norfolk.

George Gardner, a charge nurse at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston “can’t imagine doing anything else” with his career.

Wayne Butler was keen to offer student nurses support and is now a clinical educator at East Coast Community Healthcare.

Maternal Mental Health Week inspired Wymondham mum-of-two and blogger Sally White to share some tips

A Halesworth doctor’s surgery is set to stage its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and inform patients of NHS changes impacting the area.

Three new non-executive directors have joined the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).

Two people believed to be in their 70s were taken to hospital yesterday following a crash near Beccles.

More than 200 comments have been lodged over controversial proposals to revamp Norwich’s Anglia Square, with the clock ticking on the final deadline for views to be submitted.

Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) has appointed Melanie Craig as its interim executive lead.

A £1m robot at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has helped its 500th patient – two years after being unveiled.

The great outdoors has become even more exciting for youngsters at a Beccles nursery.

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