Support for male carers

Are you a father, husband, son or brother who supports an individual as their Carer?

There is a new group within Norwich, hosted by Norwich Men’s Shed where you can go, talk about any issues you may have and get the right support for you.

For more information, please see this attached flier. Mens Carers Group flier October 2015

The next meeting of the Norwich Men’s Carers group is 21st October, at Norwich Men’s Shed, Pitt Street, Norwich, from 2-4pm.

New Lionwood Medical Practice rises up

Lionwood Medical CentreA new GP surgery is rising up in the heart of Norwich, serving about 8000 patients when it opens next year.

It will be called Lionwood Medical Practice and when it opens in March 2016 it will replace the two surgeries currently in Heartsease and Thorpe Road, run by Yare Valley Medical Practice.

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”