We’ve just received an FOI response from Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). While claiming in public how much it wanted to work with our campaign, NSFT spent a staggering £2,810.87 of NHS funds with its corporate solicitors, Bevan Brittan, to explore legal action against its own service users, carers, staff and public in a futile attempt to silence our grassroots campaign.
Of course, the legal advice was that NSFT could take no action because what we print is true and fair comment. What a waste of public money and management time.
NSFT didn’t tell us what it was doing. We only found out when we noticed the ‘public services law firm‘ showing an awful lot of interest in our website.
Sadly, it appears NSFT is rather more bothered about what we write about the Board than about what we write about the quality of mental health services. Judge for yourself: here are our server logs of the visits from Bevan Brittan: