New Alliance for Norwich GP Practices

23 GP practices in Norwich have come together in a new alliance, the first of its kind in Norfolk.
It’s called OneNorwich and their aim is to create a stronger GP service and improve care for the 220,000 patients in the city they look after.
The Practices are independent organisations but they will be forging closer links and working more closely together, to ensure services remain sustainable.

Building better support for people in crisis

Nearly £400,000 will be used to improve support for people who have a mental health crisis in Norfolk.

The money will pay for renovating and expanding ‘places of safety’ in Norwich, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth. These are suites on NHS premises where people can be taken by police officers and looked after by mental health professionals.

Treat yourself well - self care week

SCWwebbuttonlg2016It’s Self Care Week (November 14-20th) – a reminder that all of us can look after ourselves more – and take control of our health and wellbeing.

Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week run by the Self Care Forum. Its motto is ‘helping people take care of themselves’. That means everything from having a well-stocked first aid box at home with everything you need for bumps, scrapes and minor illnesses to managing long term illnesses or health problems better so you don’t need an emergency visit to hospital.

Self care is about better health and wellbeing from the cradle to the grave – mental health too. Self care can also help reduce strain on the NHS and social care services, at a time when they need to reduce pressures and control rising budgets.