Think of your health when you’re getting ready for the Bank Holiday

With the August Bank Holiday fast approaching, the local NHS is reminding people to plan ahead to see them through the Bank Holiday safely.

  • Order any regular medicines you need to take, so you don’t run out

  • Don’t leave health problems so they get worse – no-one wants to call for an ambulance or out of hours doctor at the weekend when you could have been helped sooner.

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

New ten-year strategy being devised to put mental health at the forefront in Norfolk and Waveney

A major independent review of mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney - which began in May 2018 with a keynote workshop - is gathering pace.

Local NHS and social care partners are to develop a 10-year strategy that offers a clear vision for the future delivery of and model for mental health services, to include self-care and management and community-based support, as well as NHS and social care services.
The review has been commissioned by the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), which brings together local health and social care organisations.

Specialist diabetes nurses in GP surgeries

More GP practices across Norfolk and Waveney will have a diabetes specialist nurse or a GP with a special interest in diabetes thanks to funding provided by the Norfolk Diabetes Trust (NDT).

The joint initiative between the NDT and the five NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will see up to 50 clinical staff from practices undertake Warwick University’s Certificate in Diabetes Care.