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Patients in East Anglia will receive care in a “timely and effective manner”

East of England Ambulance Service creates new posts

Maria Ball Maria Ball had been in post since the the trust was formed

An under-fire ambulance service has announced is to create new managements posts, a day after its chairwoman resigned.

The East of England Ambulance Service failed to meet standards in care and welfare in a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

Maria Ball resigned on Wednesday, after five years in post.

The ambulance service, which has been ordered to improve, said it would create three new sector leads.

It means the work of the ambulance service in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire will be managed separately to Norfolk and Suffolk, and Essex.

A spokesman said powers were being devolved to a local level, with sector leads and general managers, to “ensure that staff are empowered to make changes that are needed locally”.

Last week’s CQC report came after months of complaints about response times.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will open £4.5m cancer centre later in the year

New cancer treatment centre on course at N&N

Adam Gretton, Health correspondent Tuesday, March 26, 2013
12:00 PM

A multi-million pound cancer treatment building is on course for completion by the end of the year at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.


The new radiotherapy cancer treatment building under construction at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAYThe new radiotherapy cancer treatment building under construction at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Officials at the NHS trust say that the new radiotherapy cancer treatment unit is set to increase capacity by a third when it is fully up and running.

Plans for how the final £4.5m centre will look went on display at the hospital yesterday and will be on show in the east atrium for the rest of the week.

The work by R G Carter has hit the halfway mark and the construction project is on course for completion in October. However, hospital officials are not sure when the centre will be fully operational, which will depend on the installation and testing of a linear accelerator, which will be used to carry out radiation therapy on patients.

Patients and carers will get more help

Thousands of patients with long-term conditions and dementia could benefit as GP contract proposals are unveiled

March 18, 2013

Thousands more patients will soon feel the benefits of better care at their GP surgery as an ambitious vision to improve the lives of people with long term conditions and people with dementia becomes a reality.

From April, changes to the GP contract, which have been announced today, will see millions of pounds redirected into better care for patients.

Money that was once given to doctors for performing routine office functions like record keeping will now be used to reward steps which directly support and benefit patients. This includes better control of blood pressure and cholesterol, to prevent heart attacks and stroke, and assessing patients at risk from dementia.

In total, £164 million will be pulled away from bureaucratic box ticking exercises and into better care.