Norwich Escalation Avoidance Team – more than 1000 people in a ‘health or care crisis’ are helped in just one year.

NEAT logoA new team that swings into action when someone in Norwich is facing a health, social care or wellbeing ‘crisis’ is celebrating its first birthday.

The Norwich Escalation Avoidance Team – known as the NEAT – has helped more than 1000 people in its first year, helping them remain cared for safely at home when otherwise they might have ended up going to hospital or needing respite care.

Dying Matters event returns to Norfolk

The Lord Lieutenant's Palliative Care Forum is working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to host an information fair at The Forum in Norwich as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018.

This year’s event is due to take place on Tuesday 15th May between 10.00am - 2pm and will feature talks from St Joseph’s Hospice, the Cancer Alliance, Broadacres Care Home and Macmillan Cancer Support. There will also be over 20 stalls with a range of charities and organisations on hand to talk through any issues about death, from funeral options to advance care planning.

Order regular medicines in time

Make sure you have your regular medicines ordered in time for the Bank Holiday

With the May Bank Holiday fast approaching doctors and pharmacists are reminding people to plan ahead and make sure they have the right medicines to see them through.

Those who take regular prescription medication should make sure they have ordered enough to last.

Planning ahead like this is very important to help stay well and it also helps the NHS at a time when services are busy.