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Suffolk’s truckers put the ‘Heavy’ in HGV

A new initiative, designed to help the 220,716 HGV drivers travelling through Suffolk each year* lead healthier lifestyles, commences at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park today (22nd October). The initiative, piloted by supermarket Morrisons who recently launched its healthier eating range, NuMe, follows new research** that nearly a third of UK truckers (28 per cent) are

Ipswich joins call for dementia action

Ipswich Hospital is one of the first in the UK to sign up to a ‘call for action’ to improve care in hospitals for patients with dementia. The Dementia Action Alliance and NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has set out to make 2012 a landmark year for people with dementia, their families and carers.

Aqua Zumba comes to Suffolk

Known as the Zumba ‘pool party’ Aqua Zumba gives a new meaning to the idea of an invigorating fitness workout. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging water based workout that is cardio-conditioning, body toning and most of all an exhilarating

Over 25% of East Anglians do not go to doctors

New research from Bowel Cancer UK has found that over a quarter of people (26%) in the East of England would put off going to the doctor with a potentially serious symptom because they would be worried about what the diagnosis may be. This is despite according Bowel Cancer UK that 80% of people in

New chair of The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust announced

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is today delighted to announce Ann Tate CBE as its new chair. Mrs Tate is a distinguished academic and former vice chancellor and chief executive of the University of Northampton (2002-2010). She was appointed CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List last year for services to higher education. During

Nominations open for NHS trust awards in Norfolk and Suffolk

Members of the public are being asked to highlight the achievements of health care workers in the region by nominating staff from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust for an award. Anyone – including the general public, service users, family carers, partner organisations and staff members – can make a nomination for the Trust Awards

Become a NHS Trust Governor

Could you represent your community by standing for election as a governor for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust? The Trust provides wellbeing, mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services in the two counties. Covering a population of some 1.5million people, it is keen to ensure that its services are developed in line with

UCS to head up Pro-Anorexia Research

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) has been awarded funding by the Nominet Trust to research pro-Anorexia websites. In association with eating disorder charity Beat and Childnet International, UCS is undertaking a 6 month study which aims to improve our knowledge and understanding of young people’s experiences of pro-anorexia (Pro-Ana) websites and online communities. The research will

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