“At a time when public funds are stretched, there are huge questions to be asked about the cost of sending people hundreds of miles away to private mental health beds. But on a human level, the practice of dispatching vulnerable patients so far from friends and family, must stop.
Officials from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) for central Norfolk gave assurances in January to put an end to out of area inpatient placements by the end of April – but it appears that pledge has been broken.
There must be a rethink about how this is achieved if the current approach is not working.
It is clear that demand is unrelenting and this must be tackled head-on. Norfolk and Suffolk must be able to care for its own patients. These long journeys for care must end immediately.”
Michael 'Pay out' Scott receives £175,000 for another
Jane Sayer receives £108,000 for another
Leigh Howlett receives £108,000 for another
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How can we have any confidence in @NSFTChair Gary Page?
Julie Cave said the jury was out on @Jeremy_Hunt. What about @NSFTChair Gary Page who has led the trust to @CareQualityComm failure TWICE and Special Measures from @NHSImprovement TWICE. How can we have any confidential in him?
AMHPs tell us finding a mental health bed in Norfolk is often impossible or very very difficult. Having closed one in four of its mental health beds and yet Sheldon millions on our off area or private beds, how can @NSFTtweets claim it has enough beds?
There are plenty of questions to ask. The share of the Norfolk NHS budget has fallen by 8.3% since 2013-14 as referrals have risen by 48%. How can @NSFTtweets provide a decent service when millions of pounds was wasted paying more than 20% doctors and nurses to leave the NHS?
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- Invitation: Campaign’s monthly meeting at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday 9th January at the Vauxhall Centre, Norwich NR2 2SA on
- EDP: Ex-staff members speak out over ‘rotten foundations’ of mental health trust on
- EDP: Mother of Norwich man who died of heroin overdose blames institutional failings of mental health trust on
- Campaign statement on NHS Digital payroll data showing 52.7 increase in managers as more than twenty per cent of doctor and qualified nurses cut at NSFT over past five years on
Campaign statement on NHS Digital payroll data showing 52.7 increase in managers as more than twenty per cent of doctor and qualified nurses cut at NSFT over past five years
A spokesperson for the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk said: “Since 2013, we have repeatedly warned about the increasing number of managers employed at NSFT […]
Leigh Howlett was the Director of Strategy and Resources at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). NSFT’s strategy seems to have been to implement an electronic medical record system […]
Jane Sayer was directly responsible for quality and governance at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). After the damning report from the Care Quality Commission, her position was untenable. […]
Campaign Cartoon: “Holy Financial Self-Interest and Callous Corporate Corruption, Scatman! It’s the Scat Signal!”
Many thanks once again to our Campaign supporting artist, Saul Timothy, for his fantastic original artwork.
Stewart White and Mike Liggins lead BBC Look East with the sudden ‘retirement’ of the Chief Executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), Michael Scott, shortly before the […]
EDP: Mental health crisis services in Norfolk are ‘uncaring, unwelcoming, unsafe and ineffective’ says new report
Geraldine Scott of the Eastern Daily Press reports: “Tell them you are suicidal and they do nothing”. This is one of the shocking comments made by people in desperate need […]
Fixed, Flawed Farce: Part 2: EDP: Half of mental health beds budget for Norfolk and Suffolk spent in first month of year
Tom Bristow, Investigations Editor of the Eastern Daily Press reports: Last year the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) went £3.5m over budget on sending patients to beds at other […]
Below is a list of the people interviewed in the so-called ‘wide range of engagement meetings with local stakeholders’ during the £58,000 Beds Review. Thirty-nine are senior employees of Norfolk […]