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Saturday, August 19, 2017

The clinical commissioning group (CCG) for North East Essex is seeking views about services provided at three Clacton practices.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Suffolk mayor praised the attention given by staff to residents of a care home.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cystic fibrosis patient Holly Randall has always been an advocate of organ donation, knowing one day she will need a double lung transplant to keep her alive.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Urgent action needs to be taken against childhood obesity, leaders have warned, as new figures show at least 34 people aged under 25 in the East of England have Type 2 diabetes.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Proposals to merge the management of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals have been given a cautious welcome – but have come with a warning that any changes for patients should be based on clinical need rather than cutting costs.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ipswich and Colchester hospitals are set to merge in a bid to create an organisation that can stand the test of time within an NHS that is at breaking point.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A 75-year-old slimmer from Rendlesham who has been nominated for Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2017 says losing four stone has ‘changed her life’.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Attitudes on what should be available on prescription have radically changed, a Suffolk survey has found, with 96% of people saying they are now prepared to buy medicine for minor conditions from a pharmacy.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hospital staff have been dismissed and suspended for looking up patients’ confidential medical information.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A doctors’ surgery in Ipswich has been pulled out of special measures by the health watchdog and rated ‘good’ following its latest inspection, demonstrating an “incredible turnaround” in less than a year.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Former Ipswich Town football star John Wark has backed a new project launched in Suffolk which will use sport to tackle loneliness, depression and poor health among older people.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A former Suffolk teacher who had to give up his job after being diagnosed with cancer is stepping back into the role that he enjoyed for 31 years by sharing his skills with fellow hospice patients.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The director of a Suffolk care home has expressed her gratitude to a group of teenagers who gave up their spare time to make the centre a brighter place for residents.

Monday, August 14, 2017

A colourful floral display has been laid out in an Ipswich park to mark 100 years since the formation of a social club for nurses.

Monday, August 14, 2017

A general practice in Ipswich has become one of the first in England to pilot a new digital triage system in a bid to cut down patient waiting times.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

There was ducking, diving and flying through the air as adults revived playground games at Ipswich’s latest exercise group.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Ipswich Hospital is hiring a specialist nurse to support domestically abused families, as trust documents show staff are treating patients who have suffered physical, financial, sexual and psychological harm.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Staff across Ipswich Hospital will be given more support to identify patients who develop potentially fatal conditions such as sepsis and acute kidney injury (AKI) thanks to the introduction of a dedicated specialist role.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A patient who is receiving treatment for incurable cancer at Ipswich Hospital has thanked the “angels in uniform” for giving him “excellent” care by walking the Norfolk coastal path.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Evidence from a Suffolk watchdog has contributed to a new national report, which has found too many care homes are ‘failing to get the basics right’.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A former stray pup has become a therapy dog at a care home in Ipswich, providing residents with “life-changing” support and companionship.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Police have upped patrols in key areas of the River Gipping in Bramford and Sproughton after reports that people have been putting themselves at risk diving into the river.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Residents at retirement housing in Ipswich have been ‘trapped in their homes’ four times in six months due to the lifts in the building breaking down.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A solicitor specialising in asbestos-related disease cases says the number of school teachers, health care professionals and DIY enthusiasts making claims has risen in recent years.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Children under the age of 12 are to be banned from pregnancy scans at Norfolk’s main hospital to allow sonographers to do their job without any “potential distractions”, it has been revealed.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The NHS is now spending almost £18milllion a year on everyday medication for diabetics in Suffolk and north-east Essex, new figures reveal.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Parents and carers of people with an eating disorder are invited to a free information event being held in Ipswich.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The NHS organisations responsible for commissioning health care services in Suffolk have been rated highly in a national assessment, demonstrating a dramatic turn around in performance in the space of a year.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The new medical director of Ipswich Hospital has pledged to keep patient safety at the forefront while finding innovative ways to care for an aging population with complex health needs.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Social media messenger WhatsApp is set to be used by doctors and CCGs in Suffolk in the event of a future cyber attack, as part of a raft of measures revealed by health bosses.

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