Governing Body meets

Our Governing Body meets in public on Tuesday, July 23rd.

The meeting takes place in the Westwick Room of Norwich City Hall from 2pm. Questions fom members of the pubilc will be taken at the start iof the meeting. Please emal these in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spending on voluntary sector protected into 2015

We intend to maintain the amount of money we spend on the voluntary sector up to March 2015.

That’s worth about half a million pounds a year - and twe are pledging to work with those organisations we fund to ensure every penny brings a direct benefit for NHS patients.

Walk-in centre opens 'til 2am this Bank Holiday weekend

Finding the NHS care you might need has been made easier this bank holiday weekend.

Timber Hill Health Centre in the centre of Norwich will open its doors for longer on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 7am to 2am. It normally opens from 7am-9pm. The health centre operates a walk-in service for people who cannot deal with their problem by ‘self-care’ or by using their local community pharmacy. It is staffed by experienced nurse practitioners, supported by a GP, who can attend to minor illnesses and injuries. Timber Hill Health Centre can be found in Castle Mall.

Cromer Minor Injuries Unitis open from 8am-8pm. The unit is based at Cromer Hospital on Mill Road, Cromer, NR27 0BQ. It is run by emergency nurse practitioners, who can see and treat most types of minor injury.

£65,000 in grants for Healthy Norwich

We have awarded more than £65,000 in grants for health projects across the Norwich area. Healthy Norwich logo

Much of the money goes to voluntary or charitable groups. All the organisations which won grants will be spending the money on projects to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the City and the surrounding area.

We received 47 bids for projects which support the Healthy Norwich campaign. Twenty one organisations were awarded a one-off grant. These include:

Transforming our funding for voluntary groups

Proposals for funding voluntary groups will deliver more care for the people in Norwich

NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group has begun transforming the way it spends money with voluntary and charitable groups.

The CCG has announced it’s giving one-off grants totaling £65,000 to groups in the Norwich area, for projects which will improve people’s health and wellbeing. This is part of the Healthy Norwich initiative.

In addition, the CCG spends £500,000 a year with voluntary groups to provide care. We shall ask voluntary groups to help us decide how to spend that money in the future, in a series of collaborative workshops.

"Speaking Out Safely" - We join the Nursing Times campaign

NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have made a joint public pledge: Staff must speak out if they have concerns about patient care. speak out safely

Both organisations have signed up to the “Speak Out Safely” campaign, being run by the Nursing Times.

Whether they are doctors, nurses, support staff or managers, they will be supported if they speak out, their concerns will be treated constructively and investigated if required.

The NNUH and the CCG signed up to “Speak Out Safely” together – in a joint public declaration of support.

The Chief Executive of NNUH, Anna Dugdale, said: “We actively encourage our staff, through our Speak Up Policy, to come forward if they have concerns so we are delighted to be able to sign up to and give our full support to the Speak Out Safely campaign.

Newsletter published

You can read about the work of NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group in our latest, just published.

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It is being circulated around the City for people to pick up and read. Batches are being send out to the 23 GP Practices which make u

p the CCG membership.

Irene MacDonald, member of NHS Norwich CCG’s Governing Body with responsibility for public and patient engagement, said: “Our message is get involved.