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Urgent action is being taken to recruit and retain clinicians within GP surgeries in Ipswich and east Suffolk as NHS bosses warn of an impending workforce crisis.

NHS

The campaign to compensate women who lost years of pension contributions has been backed by Ipswich council.

Ipswich

Donations to the Surviving Winter campaign have hit £10,000, just a week after this year’s appeal began.

Suffolk Community Foundation

MPs were divided along party lines over the likely impact of the Budget on the lives of their constituents.

Jo Churchill

The Chancellor announced some very large figures for the NHS in the budget – but health professionals and politicians in East Anglia were still trying to work out what it would mean for services on the ground.

James Cartlidge

Businesses and families across Suffolk and Essex were waiting to hear on Wednesday what Chancellor the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Budget will mean for them.

NHS

A charity chief is calling for so-called fix rooms to be brought to Suffolk for addicts to inject safely as figures show the number of people dying from drug misuse in the county has doubled in the last 10 years.

Tony Goldson

Healthcare professionals who used to work at the region’s mental health trust have slammed “rotten foundations” stemming from a radical redesign six years ago.

NHS

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.

NHS

New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years - whilst the number of managers has risen.

NHS

Ipswich seven-year old Alexander Boyle is much nearer getting a new specialist tricycle that will enable him to play with his family and friends after fundraising effort.

NHS

A Suffolk mental health nurse is being allowed to practice again five years after being struck off by a regulator.

NHS

Unionists have slammed a Suffolk health group as “outrageous” after it failed to inform people about a last minute relocation of a public event.

Care Quality Commission

Stressed nurses have been forced to take out payday loans, borrow from friends and take on extra hours to supplement their wages, a new poll suggests.

Ipswich Hospital

Only visit A&E in a genuine emergency this winter. This is the plea from hospital bosses in Suffolk and north Essex following a bleak warning from The Health Foundation.

Colchester General Hospital

A Suffolk mother has spoken about the emotional and financial challenges of caring for a loved one with an eating disorder as a charity claims long waits for treatment are damaging patients’ chances of recovery.

NHS

Campaigners are calling for a public awareness campaign to encourage more women to go for routine cervical screening after numbers attending appointments in England fell to their lowest level in two decades.

NHS

Free health checks on offer at a shopping centre in Ipswich could save lives, a nurse has said.

NHS

“Outstanding is the next step for us.”

Care Quality Commission

Suffolk is preparing to increase its element of council tax bills by nearly 5% from April as the authority continues to wrestle with the effects of austerity.

NHS

A professor researching how technology can help older people to live well was among the guest speakers at a health conference in Ipswich.

Colin Noble

Musicians have united in support of a mother-of-two from Ipswich who is fundraising for life-changing surgery in Spain.

NHS

Ipswich Hospital has reviewed its mental health procedures after a 66-year-old man died on a ward having told staff he had considered suicide in the weeks leading up to his death.

NHS

A new dental health project aiming to cut tooth decay in children of primary school age has been launched in Ipswich.

Tony Goldson

The daughters of a murdered Bury St Edmunds woman take their civil claim for damages against Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and Suffolk Constabulary to the High Court today.

High Court

A Suffolk grandmother with a history of burning herself was found engulfed in flames on a mental health ward after she set herself on fire with a cigarette lighter in her handbag, an inquest heard.

NHS

Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter says he denies “all allegations of misconduct or inappropriate behaviour” after he was referred for investigation by his party’s new disciplinary committee.

Dan Poulter

How well have you been keeping up with the region’s news in the last week? Find out with our Suffolk news round-up quiz.

NHS

The daughters of a Bury St Edmunds woman who was murdered eight years ago will take a civil claim to the High Court of Justice next week.

Suffolk police

Campaigners have reacted with outrage after it emerged four bosses at the region’s failing mental health trust were each awarded £10,000 pay rises last year.

Care Quality Commission

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