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Proposed changes to mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk

Proposed Trust Service Strategy

Trust Service Strategy – how you can have your say
Clinicians in Norfolk and Suffolk have been proposing changes to mental health services for the next four years. The proposals were sparked by budget challenges facing the whole of the NHS – NSFT is facing a 20% reduction in its spend in four years’ time compared with today.

But rather than just make cuts, our clinicians are seeing this as an opportunity to redesign services which are fit for the future and offer real alternatives to hospital care and the care we currently provide. Everything has to fit within our new budgets, but of more importance is the need to make sure all services provide good and safe outcomes for service users and their family carers.

Scotland: New mental health and wellbeing information is a piece of cake

Accessing East Lothian’s new mental health and wellbeing information is a piece of cake

Eastspace launch 2

ONE in four people will experience some form of mental health issue in their life* and for many individuals and their families, it can be a lonely, frightening and worrying time.

Residents living in East Lothian are now able to access information about local mental health and wellbeing services from a new website, www.eastspace.org.uk.

Jamie Morris, from NHS Psychological Therapies, commented:

“If someone is worried about themselves or a friend or if they are a carer, a health professional or simply want to find out more about mental health and wellbeing services in the area, the website will signpost them to appropriate services and help them to make informed choices.”

Patients and carers will get more help

Thousands of patients with long-term conditions and dementia could benefit as GP contract proposals are unveiled

March 18, 2013

Thousands more patients will soon feel the benefits of better care at their GP surgery as an ambitious vision to improve the lives of people with long term conditions and people with dementia becomes a reality.

From April, changes to the GP contract, which have been announced today, will see millions of pounds redirected into better care for patients.

Money that was once given to doctors for performing routine office functions like record keeping will now be used to reward steps which directly support and benefit patients. This includes better control of blood pressure and cholesterol, to prevent heart attacks and stroke, and assessing patients at risk from dementia.

In total, £164 million will be pulled away from bureaucratic box ticking exercises and into better care.