Proposed merger of 5 CCGs

The five Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk and Waveney are considering coming together into one merged CCG. We have considered this very carefully and believe there are very clear advantages to our patient population, member practices, partners, and to our staff.

It is proposed to apply for merger this autumn, with the intention of becoming NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG by April of next year.

If this proceeds, the CCGs’ Governing Bodies say it is vital to safeguard our strengths, with locally-focussed commissioning of health services and strong leadership and guidance from doctors and nurses.  

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The survey is open until September 6th 2019

People in custody - mental health assessment

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a consultation on proposed guidance relating to individuals held within prisons and immigration removal centres who have been detained under the Mental Health Act for assessment and treatment within mental health inpatient services. The deadline for responding is 19 July 2019.

Find out more here.

Equality and Diversity Strategy Redesign

NHS Norwich CCG – Equality and Diversity Strategy 2019-2021 – your chance to shape how we involve diverse communities in our decision making processes

NHS Norwich CCG has a strong reputation for involving stakeholders and members of the public in everything it does. We are in the process of developing its Equality and Diversity Strategy and is looking for members of the public, stakeholders and If you are interested in helping us develop our new strategy for 2019 – 2021 then please email our Engagement Manager Laura McCartney-Gray or telephone 01603 751638

Central Norfolk Wheelchair Personal Health Budget Project

The Central Norfolk Wheelchair Personal Health Budget Project was launched in January 2018. The project was made up of a small but strong steering group of stakeholders, representing service users, carers, community groups, service providers, commissioners, occupational therapists and social workers with the aim of working together to resolve the issue of introducing personal health budgets for the wheelchair users .

The steering group developed and delivered three co-production workshops, two of the workshops, which were at the heart of the project, opened with powerful contributions from residents of central Norfolk who use NHS Wheelchair Services.

This shared experience focused everyone’s thinking on the significant benefits that a joined-up approach to the provision of equipment through a personal health budget would have. As a result, the group helped develop a Central Norfolk Wheelchair Personal Health Budget Offer for users of the service.

  pdf For more information please see the report. (3.73 MB)

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GP Reception Training

Training pack for GP practicesFollowing reports that some groups of vulnerable people found accessing primary care services difficult, a sub-group of the CCG’s Wellbeing and Complex Needs Group researched and developed a training pack for GP practices.

The group included people with lived experiences.