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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.

A Suffolk specialist in musculoskeletal and mental health programmes has expanded to 20 sites to create a nationwide brand after acquiring a London-based physiotherapy firm.

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.

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

A doctors’ surgery in Ipswich has been pulled out of special measures by the health watchdog and rated ‘good’ following its latest inspection, demonstrating an “incredible turnaround” in less than a year.

Specialist recruitment firm Sanctuary Personnel has reported its ninth consecutive year of turnover growth.

A former midwifery assistant from Essex has been sacked and fined for ‘letting personal curiosity get the better of her’ and illegally snooping at patient records.

Workplace health specialist RehabWorks, which is based in Bury St Edmunds, is set to become a UK market leader following a major acquisition.

A general practice in Ipswich has become one of the first in England to pilot a new digital triage system in a bid to cut down patient waiting times.

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car outside an Ipswich pub.

A community first responder (CFR) who was on duty when he started having a heart attack has thanked ambulance staff for helping to save his life.

Staff across Ipswich Hospital will be given more support to identify patients who develop potentially fatal conditions such as sepsis and acute kidney injury (AKI) thanks to the introduction of a dedicated specialist role.

Suffolk has some of the best roads in the country – that’s why the Tour of Britain is coming here next month.

A soldier who lost his legs and suffered more than 40 injuries while serving in Afghanistan is expected to receive a full care assessment as soon as possible, his lawyers have said.

A woman was taken to hospital after a crash which closed a busy Ipswich roundabout this morning.

Overstretched doctors’ surgeries could struggle to cope with the influx of new patients occupying 100 homes proposed for the site of former council offices.

The NHS is now spending almost £18milllion a year on everyday medication for diabetics in Suffolk and north-east Essex, new figures reveal.

The NHS organisations responsible for commissioning health care services in Suffolk have been rated highly in a national assessment, demonstrating a dramatic turn around in performance in the space of a year.

A man in his 20s was rushed to hospital this morning after falling from his bicycle in Ipswich.

The new medical director of Ipswich Hospital has pledged to keep patient safety at the forefront while finding innovative ways to care for an aging population with complex health needs.

The main part of the former St Clement’s Hospital site in Ipswich is being transformed into new homes – and will be known as Ribbans Park.

Social media messenger WhatsApp is set to be used by doctors and CCGs in Suffolk in the event of a future cyber attack, as part of a raft of measures revealed by health bosses.

An innovative unit at West Suffolk Hospital which offers fast paced care to seriously ill patients is expected to see a record 5,000 people during its third year, providing much-needed relief for the trust’s busy A&E staff.

Ipswich Town FC are showing appreciation of the emergency services by providing free tickets to the local hospital staff for the opener against Birmingham on August 5.

An abseil down a 262ft tall building has kick-started an appeal to raise half a million pounds for a new cardiac centre at West Suffolk Hospital.

Work to transform a former hospital and Victorian workhouse in Sudbury into luxury apartments is progressing rapidly with the first new homes at the site expected to go on the market next month.

A potentially life-saving device has been installed in a Suffolk village through a national funding scheme.

NHS organisations in Suffolk and north-east Essex could be getting a £70 million boost after the area’s sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) was rated ‘advanced’.

A Long Melford pharmacy has relocated to new premises in the west Suffolk village after landing a six-figure funding deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

The region’s mental health trust is creating five new beds at a unit in Ipswich for male patients who have been through the criminal justice system as part of a £3.85 million redesign of its secure services.

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