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MPs have called for swift and decisive action to improve mental health services in our region.

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

Two teams from Drayton completed a 24-hour dartathon to help fund a life-changing operation for a two-year-old 
girl.

A woman who said her life was given back to her by access to a thyroid medication faces paying for the drug abroad as it is not funded by the NHS.

A “unique and landmark” battle to redevelop a former hospital site has reached another milestone after being awarded a £150,000 grant.

This week Carl Lamb, managing director of Almary Green, answers questions on employing carers or domestic help.

One of Europe’s largest endoscopy centres will open in Norwich next week, promising an improved service for people being screened for diseases and medical conditions.

A family has criticised a mental health service after a mother-of-three took her own life just 10 days after being discharged from a mental health ward.

A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

A family had to wait nearly three years to appeal a decision which stripped their disabled son of NHS funding.

As Theresa May battles to get the country onside with her Brexit deal, EDP readers had the chance to put their questions to the prime minister.

The number of additional deaths during winter almost doubled last year compared to the previous year across the UK, as the colder months took their toll on the elderly and infirm.

MPs in Suffolk and Norfolk hope to meet with regulators over the future of the region’s crisis-hit mental health trust before Christmas, it has emerged.

An inquest into the death of a 16-year-old at a hospital in King’s Lynn is due to last for five days.

A former Norwich City star was among the guests sharing their stories at an event to raise awareness for men’s mental health in memory of a Lowestoft powerlifter.

The family of a former Liverpool footballer who died in a Norwich hospital say they will continue their fight for justice despite a coroner finding “no evidence of neglect” in his care.

A Norfolk woman was not dying quick enough to access NHS funding for her care, her husband has claimed.

A Harleston man has called for a “universal roll out” of a drug which protects people from HIV.

Two people waited 10 hours for ambulances and three others waited a year for mental health support, a survey of north Norfolk’s NHS services found.

An innovative group which helps men to tackle mental health issues has been shortlisted for a top national award.

More than 135,000 children in Norfolk and Suffolk have not seen an NHS dentist in the last year, according to newly released figures.

Bereaved parents highlighted a number of “vile and sad” suicides in Cromer following a meeting to discuss the mental health “crisis in north Norfolk and beyond”.

People living in a south Norfolk village which has been left without a dentist have told how they are now having to travel for miles to receive care, with some missing out altogether.

Applications to become a nurse in Norfolk have dropped by a fifth in just a year, new figures show.

One of the main reasons why the NHS is creaking is because it is weighed down by so many people unfairly labelled “burdens”.

Tens of thousands more people in Norfolk are opting to order their prescriptions online than two years ago, according to NHS data.

The people of Harleston turned out in their hundreds to watch Britain’s Got Talent star Ben Langley switch on the Christmas lights on Saturday.

Campaigners, an MP and grieving parents have called for the restoration of mental health services to north Norfolk at a meeting “prompted by a series of desperate tragedies”.

Radical action is needed to tackle the crisis facing Suffolk’s mental health trust, the health secretary has said.

Nearly £32m has been cut from mental health services in the region in the last five years, it has been claimed.

Muscly men at the gym aren’t normally known for opening up about their feelings.

A sepsis survivor has raised £2,000 for the James Paget University Hospital to help continue work to raise awareness of the condition and to say thank you to staff.

Volunteers are needed more than ever inside hospitals. Rachel Moore asks if you have it in you to become one

West Suffolk MP and health secretary Matt Hancock is facing calls to intervene over the future of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

A Norfolk council has launched a new fund to support projects improving residents’ health and wellbeing which has been welcomed by one of the area’s district councillors.

The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust.

As yet another damning report about Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is released, we need to take a look at why local mental health services are in such a mess.

Mental health services have been in crisis for at least five years.

The latest report’s into the region’s mental health trust - which brands it unsafe and poorly led - is the worst it has received, campaigners have claimed.

Norwich South MP, Labour’s Clive Lewis, has led calls for the region’s mental health trust to be put into special administration - a classification kept strictly for the very worst of health organisations.

The British Dental Association has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to tackle a crisis in access to dental services that is forcing new patients in Norfolk to travel over 60 miles.

A distressed mother felt “utterly sick” after discovering her 14-year-old autistic son had been under the care of a fake psychiatrist.

A unit tipped as crucial in a Norfolk hospital’s battle to cope with added winter pressures is already making a difference.

A bogus psychiatrist who practised in the UK for more than 20 years with no qualifications worked at the region’s mental health trust, it has been revealed.

Another 291 homes are set to be built on the outskirts of Dereham after Breckland Council’s planning committee approved the plans despite significant opposition.

All senior doctors at one of the county’s failing hospitals have slammed a proposal to send the sick, including cancer patients, 40 miles away for operations.

“It is the difference between falling asleep in the school car park to now being a director of a company.”

The daughter of an ex-footballer who will represent herself at his inquest has spoken about her 15-month battle for justice while fighting aggressive breast cancer.

A life-saving charity has added to its fleet of ‘blood bikes’ thanks to runners who took part in a Norwich race.

A new test that can diagnose a patient with flu in just 20 minutes could save the NHS up to £24m - and was tested at a Norfolk hospital.

Specially-designed ambulances giving patients a smoother journey while improving the working environment for crews are to be rolled out across the region.

The rising tide of obesity has pushed the number of people in Norfolk and Waveney with diabetes past 50,000 for the first time - with warnings that the figure could be much higher.

The answer to most difficult questions is the same: money.

A nurse at Norwich’s NHS walk-in centre is the new face of an eye catching publicity campaig.

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCHC) is celebrating after being highly commended for two Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards at a glittering ceremony.

The new chief nurse at the region’s mental health trust has pledged to help drive improvements to patient care.

More than 2,000 people have participated in a conversation about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney

Campaigners have shared their views on the sudden resignation of a mental health trust chief – just days before a new inspection report is due to be published.

The region’s mental health trust is celebrating the achievements of its newest nursing graduates who have spent the last 18 months completing their degrees while also caring for patients.

Student nurses from East Anglia will meet members of parliament at Westminster today ahead of a debate which will discuss the future of nurse education funding.

Even the brightest and best trained people can benefit from upskilling in new and highly relevant disciplines.

It is a daunting challenge, but one that a determined Lowestoft woman is intent on completing.

A mother is appealing for help to meet the cost of a specialist helmet for her 18-month-old daughter, which she hopes will help her head grow normally.

One reader is concerned about the welfare of patients if NHS staff can’t speak English fluently. What do you think?

More than half of people in Norfolk who receive social care feel lonely, new figures have revealed.

So what does the draft Brexit deal mean for us?

A Norwich band has organised a charity gig to raise funds for a 21-year-old battling a rare and aggressive bone cancer.

Mental health campaigners will hold a public meeting in Cromer to call for the return of support services to north Norfolk.

A new digital healthcare platform has launched aimed at helping children, young people and their parents in Norfolk better understand pertinent issues relating to younger people’s health, wellbeing and care.

Tinnitus affects one in five people in the UK. Charlotte Smith-Jarvis talks to one Norfolk woman who says more needs to be done to support sufferers.

The leader of a Norfolk council has spoken about a lack of mental health services in the area and said he “can’t imagine” what families who have lost sons to suicide are feeling.

Today, thousands of people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes will be remembering their Date of Diagnosis; the day their life changed irrevocably.

Fears have been raised that a Norfolk hospital could become a “second-rate service” if cancer surgery is moved to Norwich and a ward closed.

Almost two months after patients at a west Norfolk hospital were reassured they would not have to travel to Norwich for surgery, including that for cancer, a leaked memo has revealed a lack of staff may force the move.

Intrepid staff from a Lowestoft-based social enterprise have scaled new heights to raise money for charity.

Serious safety incidents led to 35 deaths at the region’s mental health trust over a six month period, figures have revealed.

A group of vulnerable people were left without hot water and heating for six days after a boiler broke in their care unit.

A Norwich tattooist is using his artistic talents to help fund a young musician’s life-saving cancer treatment.

A £1.65m project to transform a ward at Beccles Hospital has been presented with a national award for the quality of its designs.

A Suffolk health watchdog has claimed that poor access to mental health services “has not significantly improved” since the region’s mental health trust was first placed in special measures.

Firefighters were called out to 111 false alarms at Norfolk hospitals and NHS trusts within a year.

Norwich could be set for a new public swimming pool, with council bosses ready to spend more than £200,000 to explore whether it would be feasible.

A nurse has been banned from working in the UK after her lack of English meant she could not treat patients safely.

She has been tasked with turning around the region’s troubled ambulance service, but Dorothy Hosein, equipped with a wealth of experience under her belt, is confident she will rise to the challenge.

Patients in Norwich are being encouraged to take part in one of the growing number of parkrun events in the county as part of a drive to get them fighting fit instead of fighting illness.

Shop workers worried about the future of their jobs are to be targeted in a recruitment blitz for care workers - to help ease winter pressures on hospitals.

Concerns have been raised that people are not getting the chance to have a good death in Norfolk - because there are not enough palliative care beds.

Hardworking healthcare heroes from the county’s flagship hospital were awarded on Friday night and recognised for all they do.

Employers from across Norfolk and Suffolk are being encouraged to help staff look after their mental health and wellbeing.

A new mental health clinic which hopes to provide an online programme of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has held its inaugural training conference in Dereham.

Although from today, medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients in the UK for the first time, one Suffolk mum claims she will still have to commit a crime to get her daughter’s life-changing cannabis medicine.

A team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has begun a clinical trial to help reduce treatment times for people with advanced skin cancer.

Past Budgets have quickly fallen to pieces.

An exhibition, which created widespread interest, has been moved to a new venue as it is extended until the end of November.

Plans to build 97 more homes on the Swan’s Nest site in Swaffham have been approved by Breckland Council’s Planning Committee.

Concerns have been raised over the use of more than £2m donated by the public to a charity bid to open a new hospice on Norfolk’s coast.

Beccles nursery children got into the spooky spirit this Halloween in spooktacular style.

A crewman has been evacuated from a vessel 20 miles off the coast of Great Yarmouth after sustaining a serious leg injury.

Plans to improve road safety by removing slow-moving vehicles from fastest routes sparked a surge in conversation from our readers.

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