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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.