Review of adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney

A review of mental health services is underway that will inform the development of a 10 year mental health strategy. We want local people and service users to help us by completing an online survey to share their thoughts. You are welcome to contribute.

We have also arranged a number of public events which you are welcome to attend:

2pm-4.30pm on Wednesday 7 November at the Orbis Centre in Lowestoft

10am-12.30pm on Wednesday 14 November at King's Lynn Town Hall

6pm-8.30pm on Monday 19 November at The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ

Residents invited to be involved as mental health services review is launched

Health and care partners across Norfolk and Waveney are inviting residents to take part in a major review of local adult mental health services. The review will inform the development of a 10 year mental health strategy, ensuring services are delivered in ways that meet future needs.

Patricia Hewitt, Independent Chair of the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) said: “We started a conversation with local people in May and, building from that, are now expanding this important work to ensure residents have every chance to tell us what they think are working and, importantly, what needs to change.”

Exciting new nursing role launches in Norfolk and Waveney

The first 70 students have begun training for an exciting new role which will further improve the care which people in Norfolk and Waveney receive while helping increase capacity within the NHS and social care workforce.

The trainee nursing associates (TNAs) have been introduced by the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) as part of a national programme which aims to find innovative ways to address staffing challenges within health and social care.

Norwich Escalation Avoidance Team shortlisted in national awards

NEAT logoA team of health and care professionals in Norwich - who have helped more than 1600 people cope with a health or social care crisis - have been shortlisted for a national award.

The Norwich Escalation Avoidance Team, or NEAT, has been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal Awards category for “Improved Partnerships Between Health and Local Government”. They will find out if they have won after judging, in November.