Nic Rigby of the BBC reports: Cash for future mental health provision in Norfolk and Suffolk has “fallen short” of what is needed, prompting a dispute with an NHS trust and a funder. Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust said funding offered by central Norfolk clinical commissioning groups (CCG) does not meet the “volume of demand”. […]
Nic Rigby of the BBC reports: Campaigners with taped up mouths held a protest against restrictions on their rights to ask questions to the board of the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust The trust had allowed members of the public to ask questions at any point during the meeting, but now is only allowing questions
Lobby against Gagging: NSFT Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday 28th May 2015, 0830, The King’s Centre, 63-75 King Street, Norwich NR1 1PH
It is vital that we keep up the pressure on the NSFT Board to secure proper funding and deliver real improvements for mental healthcare, especially now that NSFT refuses to meet us and is trying to whitewash the impact of the radical redesign. Board meetings are the only opportunity available to ask questions and hold
Couldn’t Run a Bath: Lorenzo Part VII ‘Current status: Awaiting a final resolution to the access issue’
Wednesday 20 May 2015 17:24 We are in hourly contact with HSCIC and other third parties to resolve the current access issues. The issues are very complicated as there are multiple variables which when amended could impact other areas, unfortunately there isn’t an easy fix. In the last hour we have agreed an approach which
Wednesday 20 May 2015 08:22 We are still awaiting a final resolution to the access issue for Lorenzo. HSCIC are continuing to work on the issue as a priority. So far over 1,000 unique users have managed to log-in and use Lorenzo. We have a fix for users who are only able access one tab
Tuesday 19 May 2015 17:03 As we are still trying to resolve the Smartcard access issue, I felt it would be useful to give you some more detail to help explain the situation we are dealing with. As you know, in order to access Lorenzo you need a Smartcard which all have specific ‘positions’ assigned
Tuesday 19 May 2015 08:42 We are still awaiting a final solution to the access issue for Lorenzo. HSCIC have a completed a first fix which will unlock the initial problem for around 1,500 staff, however, there may be a second piece of work that the programme team will need to complete before staff can
Monday 18 May 2015 16:02 We are still awaiting a resolution to the access issue for Lorenzo, however, HSCIC are making progress; they have analysed the data and are now working on a fix. We will get in touch with staff to test the fix once it’s been confirmed. Please continue to use MH CareNotes
Monday 18 May 2015 14:24 As you may be aware, some staff have not been able to access Lorenzo this morning following ‘go-live’; this is a direct result of a failure in the HSCIC system for allocating access rights – the National Care Identity Service. The programme became aware of the issue over the weekend
Monday 18 May 2015 09:28 There have been a number of reported instances where users attempting to access Lorenzo receive a ‘generic error contact your administrator’ message. Lorenzo and ICT Support teams are working to resolve this problem, however, we need all instances to be reported via the ICT Service Desk web logging system…
NHS England wrote to us a couple of weeks ago: I am sorry that the response to your internal review request is taking longer to complete than our standard and the understandable frustration this may be causing you. Further to your initial Internal Review request, the panel convened on 8 April 2015 and we hope
We’re working hard to bring the crisis in mental health services at Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) to national attention. The crisis isn’t over. The CCGs and NSFT promised there would be no out of area placements beyond April 2014. That promise broken, there is now a dangerous Waiting List of Shame to
Board of Directors – Public Session Held on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 9.30 am in the Main Hall, Hellesdon Hospital Chair’s welcome and notifications Gary Page welcomed the Board of Directors, governors, staff and public. The Chair informed those present that questions from the public gallery would be taken at the end of the agenda
Hat tip to The Independent.
Kept in the Dark: Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) tries to hide the devastating impact of the ‘radical redesign’
Our decision to publish the chain of emails between our campaign and Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) finally forced a response from Michael Scott, the £175,000 per year Chief Executive of NSFT, on 30th April 2015. We submitted our original FOI request in December 2014. NSFT is supposed to respond in 20 days.
This BBC story was based upon our investigation of regulatory filings with Monitor and over one hundred Freedom of Information (FOI) requests submitted by our campaign. These planned cuts were brought to the attention of over five million viewers of the BBC News at Six. The Health Correspondent of the BBC, Sophie Hutchinson, reports: Mental
Haroon Siddique of the Guardian reports: Large numbers of people with mental health issues are ending up in A&E wards because of “system failure”, according to leaked minutes of a government-attended steering group. The meeting heard that people with mental illness are presenting themselves at emergency wards because of inadequate provision for them in the
Research by the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk & Suffolk, using a combination of the latest regulatory filings with Monitor and Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, shows that NHS mental health trusts face a real terms cut in their income of eight per cent in real terms over the next four years.
Kept in the Dark: NHS England believes gossip and secrecy more important than public safety and transparency
We originally wrote to NHS England in September 2014 – more than seven months ago. Firstly, we wanted to discover what the chief architect of the radical redesign and Operations Director (Norfolk) of Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) was doing after Michael Scott emailed staff announcing her promotion to work for Geraldine Strathdee,