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A nursing home in a Suffolk village has been found to have breached the health and social care act following an inspection from the Care Quality Commission.

Yesterday, 11:35
Medical careers day at The ICENI Centre at Colchester Hospital 
Dr simon Dixon consultant anaesthetist and jessica Brown colchester sixth form

Students from Essex and Suffolk considering a future in medicine got to try their hands at keyhole surgery and anaesthesia during a careers event.

Fears IVF could just be for the rich in Essex. Picture: PA Photo/Thinkstockphotos.

A campaign group has warned fertility treatment may only be available to the wealthy in Essex.

Wed, 07:45
Jason Rookyard, Project Manager and Richard Johnson, National Director of the Transcendental Meditation Programme in England at the site of the Maharishi Peace Palace being built at Rendlesham.

Developers of a £3.5million meditation retreat being built in a Suffolk village are hoping the project will help spread their message of peace through the teaching of ‘collective consciousness’.

Mon, 09:33
Ben Gummer MP breaks the ground during a ceremony for the work to commence on the new Two Rivers Health Centre on Woodbridge Road East in Ipswich.

Local MP and junior health minister Ben Gummer has formally started work on a new £6m super health centre on the site of the former West Villa hostel in the east of the town.

Friday, June 26, 2015
An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

A man in his 50s had his heart restarted by paramedics after suffering a cardiac arrest while cycling.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Michael Scott CEO of the Norfolk and Suffolk FoundationTrust. Photo : Steve Adams

A mental health trust which is aiming to make savings of £8.9million spent a record high of £2.4m on temporary staff last month, it has emerged.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
New figures reveal the huge rise in mental health referrals

New figures have revealed an increase of more than 10,000 referrals into Suffolk and Norfolk’s mental health trust over the last five years.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Dr Mark Shenton , GP and Chairman of the Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG governing body at Stowhealth.

A Suffolk medical centre which cares for 18,000 patients has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
My Life, My Health Fair in Ipswich. Photo: Joshua Hayes

Hundreds of people found out more about the health and care organisations operating across Suffolk during an awareness-raising day in Ipswich town centre today.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Presentation of equipment for our orthopaedics department. The equipment – walking frames and a CPM machine – cost £9,000 and came about through the fundraising of volunteer Ben Lord and his Arthrose Appeal. Left to right, Ben Lord, Beryl Rose, Sister Vivian Bennett.

The orthopaedic department at West Suffolk Hospital has been presented with new equipment worth £9,000 to aid the rehabilitation of its patients.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
St Mary's Nursing Home in Felixstowe - branded

Improvements have been put in place at a seaside nursing home which was found to be “inadequate” by independent inspectors.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Nurses have backed a Suffolk-proposed motion to oppose the use of covert filming in care and residential homes

A motion put forward by Suffolk nurses for a national body to oppose the use of covert filming in care homes has been overwhelmingly backed.

Window on the NHS

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Across north east Essex, there are an estimated 33,920 carers, making up around 11% of the population of our district.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Hasan Chowhan

Its very obvious, not least locally, that the NHS is very stretched, says Dr Hasan Chowhan, of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Dr Hasan Chowhan

I do hope you, dear reader, have had a healthier Easter holiday than I have so far.

A GP's Diagnosis

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ever since the NHS started there has been a fascination about medical science and how it can be relied on to fix more and more health problems.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving hospital with Princess Charlotte.

It is great to learn that the Duchess of Cambridge has had a healthy daughter.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
File photo dated 10/09/14 of a stethoscope in a GP's practice room. The vast majority of GPs (94%) do not want their practices to open seven days a week, a major survey has revealed. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday April 9, 2015. David Cameron has said the Tories will guarantee access to a GP seven days a week by 2020 if they win the election, but the British Medical Association (BMA) said it found that while half (51%) of GPs polled said they feel practices should offer some form of extended hours to patients, most are against having to open theirs every day. More than half (56%) reported working out-of-hours services makes them feel that at times their workload is having a detrimental effect on the care they provide. See PA story HEALTH GPs. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

There is a surprising measure of agreement in the healthcare sector about what direction the NHS needs to take.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Community health includes district nurses and community hospitals.

In six months’ time a new provider will have to be chosen to take over the community services contract, responsible for all the services in the community from district nurses to cottage hospitals.

Monday, February 16, 2015
John Havard

The words NHS and crisis seem to be in a long term relationship. Since 1948 the NHS has tackled injustice and poverty while ensuring care was delivered according to need, not ability to pay.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Dr John Havard

Many hands make light work” is a saying that was coined in the 16th Century and remains valid today. If we are to avert the decline of the NHS into a financial black hole, then decisive action is needed and everyone needs to play their part.

Friday, January 16, 2015
How will the election result effect local health services?

The Government is promising seven day access by 2020 while Labour is promising 8,000 new GPs but it does seem neither aspiration has been thought through beyond the ballot box.

BMI news

Thursday, March 12, 2015

It is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, claiming 10,000 lives a year, but it seems that many men are still not getting tested for prostate cancer.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Once, it was the exclusive preserve of movie stars and millionaires – but today people from all walks of life are considering cosmetic surgery.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Get on your bike

Cycling has been never been so popular in Britain.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Hospitals under pressure

With more people than ever before looking to pay for treatments outside the NHS, most of the UK’s major private hospital groups are now offering flexible finance options.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Coffee cups will be raised throughout the UK this month as millions of people take part in the Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee 
Morning.

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Matt Bunn

Health correspondent

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Matt's job involves monitoring the progress of health care providers in Suffolk and Essex, including Ipswich, Colchester and West Suffolk hospitals, the ambulance service and mental health trusts.

Matt also raises awareness of health campaigns, lesser-known conditions and health success stories.

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