New Joint Strategic Commissioning Committee meets in public

The first meeting of a new NHS Clinical Commissioning Group committee takes place next week.

The Joint Strategic Commissioning Committee (JSCC) brings together the five NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk and Waveney. JSCC aims to co-ordinate the commissioning of NHS services for patients and streamline decision-making processes.

The meeting takes place between 2.30pm and 5pm on Tuesday 19th June at the Hethel Engineering Centre, Hethel in South Norfolk.

The agenda and papers can be downloaded here.

Diabetes - help yourself to reduce the risk

Thousands of people across Norfolk could be living with diabetes, but are unaware they have the condition.

Norfolk has a high number of people with diabetes, with at least 52,560 people registered with the condition but it is feared there could be many more who may not know they have diabetes, leaving them at risk of further complications, such as heart disease or stroke.

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.