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Doctors anticipating a severe outbreak of flu this winter are desperately urging vulnerable people in Suffolk to get vaccinated against the virus.

NHS

Health bosses in Suffolk have said it is vital for youngsters to be able to reach out for support after new research has revealed that nearly a quarter of girls show significant symptoms of depression by the age of 14 – with pressures at home, school and social media among contributing factors.

Suffolk County Council

The region’s ambulance service has more than doubled its spend on private ambulances in just one year because of staff shortages and rising demand, new figures reveal.

Care Quality Commission

Drinking just one glass of wine or pint of beer is equivalent to eating half a burger when it comes to calories and is helping fuel obesity and health problems across East Anglia, say campaigners.

NHS

A community dementia service which is helping people affected by the condition in Suffolk access support more easily is in the running for a national award.

Suffolk County Council

Written patient complaints against Colchester General Hospital almost doubled in the first quarter of 2017/18 compared to the same period last year, new figures reveal.

Care Quality Commission

The three main hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex are winning their fight against so-called bed blocking, new figures reveal, but bosses recognise there’s still work to be done.

Colchester General Hospital

Hundreds of lives could be saved across Suffolk and north-east Essex under a new national drive to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

NHS

Employment prospects in the East of England have rebounded strongly despite the continuing economic uncertainty over Brexit, according to a new report.

European Union

A Suffolk village has marked a major milestone in its “pioneering” approach to integrating health and social care.

Dan Poulter

West Suffolk Hospital has apologised after an embarrassing error saw the wrong procedure carried out on one of its patients.

West Suffolk Hospital

As new figures show the suicide rate among males remains three times higher than that of females, a Suffolk musician has called for an end to the unwritten cultural rules that force men to swallow their emotions.

NHS

Families struggling with the loss of a baby will now be able to get specialised support from Ipswich Hospital.

Ipswich Hospital

An Ipswich blood cancer patient’s name is among more than 100 to appear beside St Paul’s Cathedral as part of an awareness campaign.

NHS

Talks are underway about setting up crisis cafés across Suffolk to provide out-of-hours support for people struggling with mental illness.

NHS

Austerity is wearing down families in Suffolk and testing their resilience, a report by health and council leaders has warned.

Suffolk County Council

Health experts have issued advice on what to do in the event of an acid attack as new figures show the number of assaults with a corrosive substance is on the rise.

NHS

Borough councillors in Ipswich have been investigating how they can help people access mental health services in a bid to address the stigma attached with seeking help.

NHS

A scheme encouraging people to keep their medical details all in one place has been given a boost following a donation from an Ipswich charity.

Ipswich Hospital

Three ambulance service colleagues have braved a gruelling 70 mile trek around the Arctic Circle to raise money for Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service (SARS).

NHS

Patients in Suffolk are being encouraged to sign a form to enable their records to be shared with other health professionals if necessary.

NHS

Injured patients who need physiotherapy out of normal working hours will now be able to get help in Ipswich.

NHS

There were stormy scenes as members of the public protested against moves to merge Ipswich and Colchester hospitals at a meeting today, with one furious woman marching out of the room in tears.

Ipswich Hospital

NHS bosses have announced a new wave of funding to boost the number of GPs across East Anglia.

NHS

With the V Festival getting under way, health chiefs say it’s important to make sure you are vaccinated if you are attending major events.

NHS

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.

Tony Goldson

Health bosses are warning people to stay healthy and look after themselves during this year’s V Festival.

NHS

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.

Ipswich Hospital

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.

NHS

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

Ipswich Hospital

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