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A hospital where patients were left waiting on trolleys and delays were "manipulated" to make them appear less frequent has been told it must improve. Inspectors from health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) praised staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but said they were unable to provide…
Doctors should be cautious when prescribing some anti-depressants and bladder medications which may heighten the risk of developing dementia, researchers have said. A "robust" link was found between certain anticholinergic drugs, used to treat a variety of conditions, and future incidence of the neurological disorder, according to a study published…
Thousands of older people in low and middle-income countries are at risk of abuse and human rights violations when being admitted to care homes, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study provides the first systematic analysis of admissions practices for residential long-term care…
A homeless man who attempted to abduct an eight-year-old girl from a park has been released into the community. Judge Andrew Shaw said 59-year-old Matthew Reid was a "very troubling individual", and he criticised the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for its handling of the case as he sentenced Reid to…
The most senior family court judge in England and Wales is to review a separated couple's decade-long dispute over access to their daughter after an appeal by the youngster's father. Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, says he will analyse the case in detail…
Ambulance delays are feared to have caused up to 81 patient deaths at a trust judged to be in "crisis", a former health minister has said. Norman Lamb said he had seen a list of 40 cases of potential patient harm linked to response time delays at the East of…
The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the extraordinary work of "dedicated and inspirational" staff and volunteers at children's hospices across the UK. To mark the beginning of Children's Hospice Week, Kate has released a personal video message to show her support. A patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), in…
Social worker Bernard Waring has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register on grounds of a conviction whilst employed by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust). A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Waring was referred by the Trust…
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have this morning reported the sudden death of their president, Harold Bodmer, who passed away yesterday. In a joint statement from Margaret Willcox, Vice President and Ray James, Immediate Past President, they say: “It is with great sadness that we announce…
The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Seckford Almshouses to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in March. Seckford AlmsHouses is registered as a domiciliary care agency providing personal care to people who live in Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The service provides…
New research from the universities of East Anglia (UEA) and Warwick reveals an increase in adolescents who died or were seriously injured in which abuse or neglect is thought to be involved. The research was commissioned by the Department for Education and is based on an analysis of 293 serious…
An out-of-hours GP service at the centre of a scandal over patients waiting hours for calls must improve, the regulator has said. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said Integrated Care 24 (IC24), which runs non-emergency 111 and out-of-hours services in Norfolk and Wisbech and surrounding areas, needs to do more…
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