Local people joined professionals working in their community today, to celebrate the official launch of the Community Connector pilot scheme at Shotley Village Hall.
The pilot is part of Suffolk County Council’s work to join professionals working in health and social care with voluntary groups that provide direct support to promote social prescribing.
A service in Suffolk which is helping and supporting people living with dementia won an award at the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards in London last night.
The Health Service Journal Awards have recognised, celebrated and promoted the finest achievements in the NHS for the last 36 years.
A new nurse leadership programme will help to keep talented healthcare professionals within the county and reduce some of the pressures currently faced by general practice, those behind the project have said.
Suffolk GP Federation has launched the course to help tackle ongoing issues around recruitment and retention in primary care.
Care home residents in east and west Suffolk are set to benefit from a new Red Bag scheme which will help them receive quicker and more effective care should they need to go into hospital.
The red bag contains important medical information, medication and personal items. It is packed by care home staff and handed to the ambulance staff who then pass it on to the hospital staff on arrival.
Clinicians across Suffolk and north east Essex are launching a major public awareness campaign in order to improve awareness of diabetes.
Around 48,000 people across the two areas currently live with the condition, which if not managed correctly can result in serious health complications such as blindness, kidney failure, stroke and loss of limbs.