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Yesterday, 18:51
Stephen Feltwell at the Grove Medical Centre in Felixstowe, which has been rated 'good'. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

A Suffolk medical practice has been rated ‘good’ by inspectors – less than four months after being told it needed to improve.

Yesterday, 17:09
Speakers at the Suffolk Coastal and Estuaries Conference, Snape Maltings, Oct 2016. Dr Therese Coffey MP

Hundreds of people could be forced to travel more than an hour to seek treatment for minor injuries in north Suffolk due to service cuts, it has been claimed.

Yesterday, 08:00
Friends and family of a three year old boy, Ru Bennett-Day, from Suffolk who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia are holding a charity walk on Sunday February 19. Picture: Sharon Cudworth Photography

Midwife Sarah Bennett-Day says it felt like ‘it was happening to someone else’ when she received the devastating news her three-year-old son Ru had leukaemia.

Fri, 19:00
The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, taken in 2016. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

People share their views on whether Bury St Edmunds is worthy of being a county town.

Fri, 11:47
Day Lewis Pharmacy in Bury St Edmunds.

Security fears have been raised by Witham residents as plans for a mobile pharmacy are due to be considered by Braintree District Council.

Fri, 08:59
Boots in Hadleigh has been awarded Healthy Living Pharmacy status

Three Suffolk pharmacies have been recognised for their services by being awarded Healthy Living Pharmacy status.

Fri, 08:53
Suffolk County Council's Gordon Jones said the report was welcome. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

Families have had to “fight every step of the way” to get help for the children with the greatest needs in Suffolk.

Thu, 17:50
Handing back unwanted medication could save the NHS in Suffolk millions of pounds each year

More than £3million of prescription medicine is being wasted every year in Suffolk, new figures have revealed.

Thu, 13:33
Lord Tebbit is joined by staff and guests at the official opening of Rehab United in Clare.  Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM//RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Former Conservative minister and peer Norman Tebbit has cut the ribbon on a new physiotherapy centre in Clare.

Thu, 10:39
Ipswich Hospital. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Couples trying for a baby can meet the fertility experts at Ipswich Hospital on Saturday to find out more about improving the chances of conceiving.

Thu, 01:00
Suffolk Mind has started a Get Up and Grow allotment project (stock image)

One in five people in rural communities like Suffolk who have struggled with their mental health keep it quiet because they do not think anyone else would understand, it has been revealed.

Wed, 15:50
The Countess of Wessex officially opened the new Heart Centre at Ipswich Hospital back in 2014. 
Inside the Heartbeat Suite. Picture: Lucy Taylor

Thousands of patients have been given access to lifesaving operations in the years since the new heart centre was built at Ipswich Hospital.

Wed, 15:48
Len Tate, chairman of Ipswich Hospital's cardiology user group and vice president of Heartbeat. Pictured are 
Mr Tate and his wife June. 
Picture: Andy Abbott

The family of an “extraordinary” grandfather-of-three who dedicated his life to helping heart patients in Suffolk have led tributes to him.

Wed, 14:18
Local rock guitarist, Colin Moore (65) from Great Ashfield, was diagnosed with throat cancer in October 2014.  Now 'Move More West Suffolk', an exercise programme, based at Bury Physiotherapy Clinic and  Anna Clayton, Macmillan Physiotherapist at Bury Physio, has helped him to recover his strength, confidence and voice to get back on stage in Suffolk.

Being diagnosed with throat cancer left Suffolk singer and rock guitarist Colin Moore feeling like his passion was over. He talks to Matt Reason about rediscovering his strength and getting back on the Suffolk stage through the power of exercise.

Tue, 19:51
Suffolk Feminist Society has organised a 'rise' flash mob at the Giles Statue for One Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk Feminist Society took to the streets of Ipswich on Tuesday morning in a stand against the exploitation of women worldwide.

Tue, 17:21
Girls go tech-free for St Elizabeth Hospice. One of the hospice supporters, Lucie Jenkins, 15, and her two friends are going tech-free for 24 hours. They will be starting on Valentine's Day and will officially be putting down their phones and other gadgets. Lucie wanted to support St Elizabeth after her mum died at the hospice last year. Left to right, Emma Colston, Lucie Jenkins and Lucy Gardner. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Three teenagers are challenging themselves to stay off their smart phones, tablets, TVs and gadgets for a day to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Tue, 15:42
Beccy Hopfensperger

Care providers and Suffolk County Council officials are expected to hold more talks over payments for support packages after negotiations were thrown into confusion by an announcement last week.

Tue, 06:29
John Hague, pictured at a conference at Trinity Park, has warned of the growing pressures facing primary care. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A Suffolk doctor has warned that GP appointments could be replaced by meetings with nurses, paramedics or other health workers to cope with growing patient demands.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
L-R Joan Sheppard with students Megan Hynes and Rabbina Malik. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

“It’s letting people know that society outside this hospital hasn’t forgotten about them.”

Saturday, February 11, 2017
David White, chairman of Colchester Hospital Trust (2nd left) and Russell Trenter (centre), regional managing director of Alliance Medical Ltd, turn the sod at the new Colchester General Hospital development watched by James Wilson, director and general manager of R G Carter (left) also pictured R G Carter staff, left to right,  assistant site manager Jake Betts, quantity surveyor Roger Burton, construction manager Martin Fisher, and site manager Daniel Lloyd. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography

Ground has been broken on the site of a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging centre at Colchester General Hospital.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Healthwatch Harriet has been asking health leaders in Suffolk and Essex about Sustainability and Transformation Plans. Picture: HEALTHWATCH ESSEX

A 10-year-old girl has given a grilling to Suffolk and north Essex health chiefs on one of the most confusing additions to the already baffling world of the NHS.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Ipswich Town academy players joined in the fun at St Elizabeth Hospice's X-change youth group

Players from the Ipswich Town FC academy have visited St Elizabeth Hospice to join in its monthly activity group set up for young people supported by the hospice.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Dunedin Residential Home in Clacton has been put in 'special measures'. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

A care home in Clacton has been put in special measures after being rated ‘inadequate’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Angel Hill GP surgery in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: CHRIS SHIMWELL

A GP surgery serving 14,400 patients across Bury St Edmunds has been told to improve by health inspectors.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Ipswich Hospital has recorded its highest figure for cancelled elective operations in recent history. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

New figures have revealed a huge rise in the number of patients having operations cancelled at the last minute by Suffolk’s largest hospital in yet another sign of the winter health crisis affecting the NHS.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Laura Barber and Lee Woodward with their children Ivy and George at the La Vegas themed fundraiser.

It felt like a dream come true for one Ipswich mother when life-changing new treatment for her son’s rare and degenerative illness was approved in America.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Lisa Whight, from Chronic Fatiguers Unite. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Like many sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Lisa Whight lives with the wearisome symptom of being disbelieved.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Aisha, left, with colleagues at the University of Essex. Picture: Aisha Coggan

Friends of a University of Essex researcher struck down by cancer are hosting a day-long fundraising bid to help give her access to potentially life-saving treatment.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Speakers at the Suffolk Care Funding Crisis Summit at the
Ipswich  Copdock Hotel. From left, Hilary Gibbs,
Beccy Hopfensperger, Andy Weight, Graham Gibbs, Sandy Martin, Adrian Fairburn, Helen Fairweather and Alicia Wright. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Social care in Suffolk has gone past crisis and is heading for destruction, providers have been warned at a meeting.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Imran Qureshi, Leiston GP and chairman of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group. Picture: WARREN PAGE

Young people in east Suffolk are being invited to learn about leading “healthy, fulfilling and happy lives”.

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