A fresh recruitment drive has been launched by one of our hospitals as part of its strategy to tackle a shortage of nurses.Read the full story ›
Ambulance crews in the region dealt with a record number of calls in January - but too many of them were for non-emergencies.Read the full story ›
The region's ambulance service is warning people to be more aware about the signs of stroke.
It says the condition is one of its most common 999 calls.
Last winter, the East of England Ambulance Service saw almost 8,000 patients who had suffered a suspected stroke.
The highest number was in Essex, where 2,552 calls were taken. In Norfolk, the figure was 1,264, while in Hertfordshire there were 1,230 999 calls linked to strokes.
The ambulance service says catching the condition early is essential.
The main symptoms are:
- FACE: the face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile, and their eye or mouth may have dropped.
- ARMS: the person may not be able to life both arms and keep them there because of weakness or numbness.
- SPEECH: their speech may be slurred or garbled, or they may not be able to speak at all.
A woman from Cambridge has been honoured with a national award for her work transforming the lives of leukaemia patients.Read the full story ›
Ambulance workers in this region have been praised in a new survey.
More than 95 per cent of patients asked said they were 'very satisfied', 'satisfied' or 'fairly satisfied' with the East of England Ambulance Service.
The latest patient experience report also found that nine out of ten patients rated the length of time they waited for a response as 'acceptable'.
“It is very heartening to read so many positive comments from our patients and such high satisfaction ratings.
This is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all of our staff in the East of England.
We value all feedback from our patients because it helps us to improve the service we deliver.”
A simple memory test could give Alzheimer's patients up to two years' warning - and doctors more time to stave off the symptoms.Read the full story ›
Cambridge University has been criticised for the number of animals it tests on in it's labs.
According to a report by the anti-vivisection organisation Cruelty Free more than 160 thousand animals like rats, rabbits and monkeys were tested in 2014.
The university said animal research played an "essential role" in understanding disease and developing medicines. adding it aims to use the minimum number possible.
It is easier for women to gain weight than men because part of the brain is "wired differently" in males and females, a study has found.Read the full story ›
A woman from Toddington in Bedfordshire who started to struggle to hear while talking on the telephone discovered she had a brain tumour.Read the full story ›
Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire needs to get better according to the health watchdog which says it is keeping it in special measures for now.
In October the Care Quality Commission rated the trust as 'requires improvement' following an inspection.
However the CQC recognised that improvements have been made at the hospital, with management 'well placed' to make the changes needed.
It also highlighted the caring nature of staff but said emergency care and medical services needed improving.
Another inspection will take place in the spring.
"There is a lot to be done. We want to move from where we are into the good in all domains. As the CQC said, this is a hospital in transition. "
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"Patients rightly expect the highest quality care from their local health services, which is why we introduced the CQC's rigorous inspection regime. It is encouraging that progress has been made in the leadership and working culture across Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust and that staff have been recognised for their high level of compassionate care. However, I am disappointed that concerns remain on aspects of patient safety."