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SuffolkNews Podcast: Health chief ‘ashamed‘ of Suffolk dental provisions, drone launched to locate missing Red Lodge woman and good samaritan thanked by Elveden attempted sexual assault victim

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In today's podcast we have the news that a Suffolk health chief has said he is 'ashamed' of current NHS dental provision in the county, and vowed to do everything possible to improve the situation when commissioning powers change.

Dr Ed Garratt, executive lead for the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS, spoke at last week’s Health and Wellbeing Board and said: “I am pretty ashamed of it at the moment, it needs to improve.”

We also have the latest on the police search for a missing 36-year-old woman who was last seen leaving her Red Lodge home on foot yesterday.

Drones have been deployed in an effort to locate missing Ginette Rose.

We have the news that a passer-by who stopped to help a woman knocked unconscious during an attempted sexual assault in Elveden has been thanked by the victim.

He said the incident left him feeling ashamed of his fellow man.

A new protocol for schools to manage Covid-19 rates is set to be brought in across Suffolk this week.

The Department for Education has been working with Suffolk County Council's public health and education teams to draw up a three-level plan of measures needed depending on how many cases schools have.

Home-schooling, bubbles and staggered school days could be re-introduced in schools with climbing Covid-19 cases under new rules.

We also have the news that a key route near Bury St Edmunds will be shut for almost four months due to roadworks.

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