New Primary Care Mental Health Service

  • More support for people with anxieties, stress and depression
  • Early intervention to help people recover sooner
  • Major partnership between the NHS and local charities

A redesigned and improved service to help local people who have anxieties, stress or depression will be launched in September.

The new Wellbeing Service will be available to people living across the whole of Norfolk and Waveney and will offer treatment to more people than has previously been possible, including those with the more serious of ‘common mental health problems’.

Healthy Norwich Launch

Healthy Norwich is an exciting new programme for everyone in the city and its surrounding area.

Becoming a healthy city means working together on all of the things which improve people's health and wellbeing, including ensuring everyone has a good start in life, higher educational attainment, greater employment prospects, better housing conditions, and good transport facilities.

Cutting down on alcohol with the drinks checker

Find out whether you're drinking more than is good for you. See how the units, calories and costs all add up.

Cutting down on alcohol doesn’t have to be hard. Change 4 life have got a simple, interactive tool to help you check how much you drink.

It will also give you some tips and ideas for ways to cut back.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy launched

The new NHS Clinical Commissioning Group for Norwich has unveiled its new Health and Wellbeing Strategy. HWB cover

It sets out how NHS services should develop and change for the population served by the CCG, in and around Norwich, from now until 2018.

And it follows the launch, two weeks ago, of “Healthy Norwich”, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Dr Chris Price, who will be the Chair of NHS Norwich CCG from April 1st 2013, said: “NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group is a new organisation, led by local doctors and nurses.

 

Norwich Older People's forum meets

Norwich Older People's Forum joint meeting with Age UK Norwich on Wednesday 27 March 2013. It's at The Phoenix Centre, 132a Mile Cross Road, Mile Cross, Norwich, NR3 2LD, between 10am and 2.30pm, including a networking lunch at the end. Refreshments available on arrival.

'999 delays' - leaders' submit

The CCGs of Central Norfolk (Norwich, North Norfolk and South Norfolk), Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the East of England Ambulance Service have planned a leadership meeting in April, to discuss pressures on the emergency care system.
It will take place on Thursday April 18th. 

The Chair of NHS Norwich CCG, Dr Chris Price, said: "We are determined to work closely with our neighbouring CCGs to help bring about improvements.

"We have always said this cannot be 'fixed' overnight, the CCGs have inherited a very large scale issue which must be resolved by working as one NHS and social care 'system'.

Major measures to improve emergency care

·      £2.5m for A&E at the Norfolk and Norwich

$1·      Better tracking of ambulances to help plan arrivals

$1·      Major improvements already in place reduce waiting times

The NHS in central Norfolk has revealed new steps being taken to improve urgent and emergency care for patients.

The Clinical Commissioning Groups for Norwich, North Norfolk and South Norfolk  will provide an additional £2.5 million this year to pay for more than 20 new nurses and doctors within the emergency care departments at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).