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New alliance pledges joined up health care for West Norfolk

More joined up care for patients is being unveiled today.

More joined up care for patients is being unveiled today. 

Friday, April 25, 2014
9:25 AM

Care Minister Norman Lamb visited officials from the West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Norfolk County Council and other bodies this morning.

He attended a summit at the College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn, where NHS and council officials set out plans to join forces to deliver improved care to the elderly and vulnerable.

Mr Lamb said that there were “big shifts” that the alliance would be improving on. It would move the emphasis from repair to prevention, join up parts of the system which had previously worked separately and give patients more control.

New BBC series shows the increasing difficulties in caring for older people

Protecting our Parents reveals multiple issues with the fragmented systems of health and social care


A new programme will ask how we are going to care for older people as numbers continue to rise.


Time – or rather money – is running out for 83-year-old Betty in the temporary care home placement where she’s spent a few weeks recuperating after a fall.

This resulted in her being admitted to Heartlands hospital in Birmingham, but she now urgently wants to go home. Her niece Rhonda watches as a social worker tries to persuade Betty to agree to the council clearing her house of some of the possessions she’s built up over decades. These will now, it’s suggested, prove a health and safety hazard when she moves back in, increasing her risk of another fall.

NHS staff with poor English ‘can be struck off’

The government said it would consider legislating.

Dr Ubani Dr Daniel Ubani was rejected by a hospital because of poor English but later found work in Cambridgeshire

NHS regulators will be able to discipline or strike off doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who are not able to communicate clearly in English under new UK-wide plans.

The proposed powers are set out in a draft Bill published by the Law Commission.

The government said it would consider legislating.

Ministers have already been working to ensure any doctor’s English is up to scratch before they are first employed.