Video message urges more people to come forward to join the debate on adult mental health services

ingoodmentalhealthThere’s still time to have your say about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney, with local people being urged to join the conversation to help take the plans to the “next step and make it real.”

A draft strategy has been developed with input from thousands of local people as part of a review of adult mental health services being overseen by the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), which is made up of partners in health and social care.

Now, Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Independent Chair of the STP, together with Dr Tony Palframan, Chair of the STP mental health forum, appear in a short video published online to discuss why the strategy is needed and some of the issues affecting mental health services.
You can watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmemwIqtEwI

NHS Long Term Plan published

NHS Long Term PlanThe NHS is one of our nation’s greatest achievements, and for 70 years dedicated NHS staff have been there for us.

But more people are living longer, many with complex health conditions, so the NHS needs to plan so it can work more smartly and effectively, deliver excellent care and attract and retain the best staff.

Last summer the Prime Minister committed an extra £20.5 billion a year going into the NHS by 2023/4.

That’s why the NHS has written a Long Term Plan, developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best - frontline health and care staff, patients and their families – who will continue to shape how it will be implemented across the country.

The Plan shows how we will use the extra money to deliver the best results for patients, taxpayers and staff.

Have your say on our draft mental health strategy

Residents across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to comment on a major mental health draft strategy - developed with input from thousands of local people. The draft will be developed into a final mental health strategy for the area. The review of adult mental health support is being overseen by the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), which is made up of partners in health and social care.

Locals asked: What’s good for hearts and minds in Heartsease?

People living in the Heartsease area of Norwich are being asked to vote for their favourite healthy living project.

The “Heartsease Healthy Living” project has seven great, local ideas lined up to help people get active, eat well and live a whole lot better. All of them are feel-good projects that local people have devised, and want to run in their community.

More than half a million pounds awarded for new health and care networks

Health and care professionals in Norfolk and Waveney have been given more than half a million pounds to help build new multi-agency partnerships. The money is being used to develop Primary Care Networks (PCNs), a new way for local professionals such as GPs, social workers, mental health practitioners and community services to work together within local communities.

NHS England has awarded a total of £535,000 to the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) which is made up of local NHS organisations, Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council as well as the voluntary sector and Healthwatch.