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Geraldine Scott

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the “chaos and confusion must end” over the region’s failing mental health care provision.

East of England MEP Stuart Agnew has been accused of getting “into bed with some very dodgy people” as he joined a new group in the European Parliament.

“Media hype” has been blamed for causing anxiety in those under the care of the mental health trust. Health and political correspondent Geraldine Scott says that’s a denial of the issues at hand.

A senior manager at the region’s mental health trust’s troubled crisis service was previously dismissed from another NHS organisation for gross misconduct, it can be revealed.

Ambulance staff in the region were assaulted on average three times a day last year, it can be revealed.

Former Stowmarket husband and wife Glyn and Gillian Woodward became almost housebound because of their weight problems but have now been crowned Slimming World’s couple of the year after losing 24 stone between them.

This is the first look inside new ambulances due to hit to road in the east of England by early next year.

Four bereaved mothers travelled to London on Monday to demand change in mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region.

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

MPs will demand answers over the future of the region’s mental health trust at a meeting with regulators.

These statistics lay bare the situation faced at the region’s mental health trust, as it has once again been placed in special measures.

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

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has admitted the organisation is on its “last chance” to get things right.

The region’s mental health trust is today in special measures for the third time, after an inspection uncovered a litany of failings branded “deeply disturbing” by MPs.

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

A number of people using mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have praised the care they receive despite a damning report from inspectors released today.

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.

Top level staff at the region’s mental health trust are moving to new positions within Norfolk’s health service.

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

The number of safety incidents reported at the region’s ambulance trust nearly doubled in the space of a year.

Couples in Norfolk and Suffolk are being turned down for fertility treatment because men are too old or overweight, it can be revealed.

The woman tipped to temporarily take the reins at the region’s ambulance trust when the service’s chief executive steps down has a history of turning around a failing hospital.

More than 150 sexual safety issues have been reported at the region’s mental health trust this year, as regulators call for improvements nationwide.

A controversial change to rotas at the region’s ambulance trust has been halted after staff raised concerns about the impact on their work-life balance.

Front line paramedics who work through agencies are being offered up to £51-an-hour to plug gaps at the region’s ambulance service ahead of another busy winter.

The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities rose almost fivefold in the region’s mental health hospitals in the space of a year, figures show.

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