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Bespoke ambulances which have been specially designed to give patients a smoother journey while improving care have started to hit the roads.

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Outbreaks of measles have been detected in the east of England in the last year, it can be revealed, as it was announced that the UK has lost its measles-free status.

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More than 100,000 sick days were taken by NHS staff in Norfolk last year due to mental health struggles, it can be revealed.

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Middle-aged people need to stay physically active if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement, according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.

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The number of cases of the life-threatening infection sepsis in Norfolk hospitals has risen by more than 70pc in the last three years.

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Three mental health teams are set to be created which will go into schools and offer mental health support, thanks to a £2million cash boost.

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More than 25,000 abused and neglected children in Norfolk and Waveney could be sidelined by mental health services.

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Health services across Norfolk and Suffolk will benefit from a £135m funding boost as part of the prime minister's £1.8bn cash injection for the NHS.

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The region's mental health trust has moved to reassure over care as it was revealed patients were sent to a hospital with "unacceptable" standards.

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The region's ambulance service still does not have enough staff to keep patients safe, as bosses were slammed in its latest inspection report.

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A bid to overhaul the region's air ambulance bases and ensure the service can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has been boosted by a government grant.

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Amateur athletes laced up their running shoes to take part in a special race to mark the fifth anniversary of the Great Run Local Southwold.

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A midwife is to make an impassioned plea for hospitals to pay for more childbirth assistants in a bid to vastly improve babies' and parents' health.

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Hundreds of thousands of pounds is owed to Norfolk's NHS by foreign patients not entitled to free healthcare.

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Staff on the frontline of community mental health services are reporting much longer waiting lists than those recorded by bosses.

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The last of All Hallows' five care services has been transferred to a new organisation two months on from the hospital's closure.

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Three pupils have been diagnosed with the measles following an outbreak of the highly-infectious disease in Norfolk.

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Emergency beds for rough sleepers are to be provided in two Suffolk towns as part of a Government-funded £300,000 project to cut the number of vulnerable people on the streets.

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A mother has regained her ability to smile after she endured painful facial reconstructive surgery following a rare brain disease.

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TV presenter Jeremy Vine joined a group of Norfolk protestors in Westminister to discuss how the benefits system fails people with terminal illness.

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Another director has resigned from the region's ambulance trust as a major overhaul of its top management team continues.

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Healthcare trusts spent nearly half a million pounds on equipment specifically for obese patients, it can be revealed.

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A team supporting GPs in reducing strokes and heart attacks has received national recognition for its work.

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A grandmother took on a sponsored swim to thank a surgery for its continued support while she battled cancer.

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A person who called for an ambulance 1,136 times in the last 12 months is among dozens of notorious nuisances who are costing the service a fortune, it can be revealed.

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The region's ambulance trust received calls from people suffering with sunburn as the service almost reached capacity over the weekend.

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Vulnerable youngsters are being "failed by the system", a parent group is warning after a watchdog identified disparities in children's mental health provision across Suffolk and Norfolk.

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A Norfolk university is set to host a conference aimed at improving the support delivered to the bereaved across the county.

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An event will take place this weekend to raise funds and awareness on mental ill health in Lowestoft.

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Staff working in children and young people's mental health were forced to make their own waiting lists as official data was so inaccurate and cases "slipped through the net".

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A Lowestoft woman who relied on walking aids before she lost weight has now signed up to tackle a 50 mile challenge.

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A careless driver, who put a motorcyclist in hospital last Christmas, later discovered the rider was a friend's father.

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A 16-year-old who set up his own theatre company has taken a leap towards chasing his dream on GCSE results day.

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A gas cylinder fire has sparked an evacuation of an industrial unit.

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A town centre building which has been closed since 2016 is to open its doors once again next month.

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