Tell the CQC about your experiences at NNUH

The Care Quality Commission wants to hear your views about the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This is a routine 'listening event' as it monitors all NHS services.

Tuesday 10th November 2015 Time: 6pm- pm

The Space,  Roundtree Way, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 8SQ

Or share your experience anonymously at any time: www.cqc.org.uk/sye or phone 03000 616161 

Ashcroft beds - funding commitment

The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups for South Norfolk, Norwich and North Norfolk have agreed the continuation of funding to March 31st 2017 for four mental health beds for women at Ashcroft Residential Care Unit near Wymondham.

The commitment has been made by each of the CCGs. We are now finalising the contractual arrangements, which remain confidental at this time. 

Ashcroft Residential Care Unit is run by Julian Support. 

Ben Curran, Head of Operation and Development (Norfolk) for Julian Support said: “We are delighted with the CCGs’ decision to continue the funding for Julian Support’s Ashcroft service for women.

“This places Ashcroft on a stable footing for the immediate future as we continue to work with service users, commissioners and colleagues to develop the service.”

Get the flu jab!

Flu web bannerGP Practices in Norwich are calling on patients to help themselves stay well this winter by booking in for a free NHS flu vaccination if they’re eligible.

People with serious health conditions, adults over 65, some carers and healthy children between the age of 2 and 4 all qualify for one free from the NHS.

The call from local GP Practices comes just as the NHS prepares to launch a major new health campaign called Stay Well This Winter. The very first message of this new campaign will be about flu:

“Don’t put it off. Take up the offer from your GP as soon as you can”

AGM on Tuesday 29 September 2015

NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding its AGM next week, on Tuesday 29 September 2015.

The meeting is from 1-2pm in the Council Chamber at Norwich City Hall.

The CCG will formally present its Annual Report which is published online (see 'Publications' tab) and also give out copies of its shorter Annual Report Summary.

After the AGM, the Governing Body will meet in public, from 2-5pm in The Mancroft Room of Norwich City Hall.

Members of the public are welcome to attend both meetings. Questions about matters not on the agenda are taken at the beginning of the Governing Body meeting.

Further information and the agenda and papers can also be found here.

Self Care Week

NHS staff, patients and carers are being urged to support and help raise awareness of Self Care Week next month.

The theme for the week, running from 16 to 22 November, is ‘Self Care for Life’ and aims to help people understand what they can do to better look after their own health and that of their family, as well as living as healthily as possible.