Robert Nesbitt retires as ‘Company Secretary’ at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) this week on a fine salary and pension. In many ways, the career of Robert Nesbitt exemplifies all that has gone wrong at NSFT. Before the merger which created NSFT, Robert Nesbitt was ‘Director of Community Engagement’ at Suffolk Mental Health […]
Yesterday, Alistair Campbell told the Eastern Daily Press: “On the one hand they’re saying services are terrible, and on the other hand they’re saying we don’t want any change. But there’s a bit of a big inconsistency in that. If they’re not happy with the services then at least look at some of the changes
Jobs for the Boys: NSFT facing possible legal action over the ‘appointment’ of Antek Lejk as Chief Executive
Mr. Page, Please send us: a) the NSFT current Recruitment and Selection Policy as this is not available on the NSFT website; b) the current NSFT Equality Policy as the version published on the NSFT website was last revised ten years ago. Please send these documents, which should be readily available and are not, promptly.
Geraldine Scott of the Eastern Daily Press reports: The appointment of a new mental health boss has been branded “disastrous” by campaigners due to the new chief’s background in NHS funding. That means cuts. The STP’s own figures show that forty per cent of the ‘savings’ are due to funding not keeping up with inflation.
Geraldine Scott of the Eastern Daily Press reports: New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years – whilst the number of managers has risen. Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) showed in July 2017 there were 20.3pc fewer
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 as mental health services have been savagely cut and the number of unexpected deaths has doubled. But the NHS payroll information is worse than we
BBC News reports: Four directors at an “unsafe” mental health trust received £10k pay rises, despite failing to improve standards. As reported in the EADT, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) boosted pay to £108,000 after it came out of special measures in 2016. A campaign group said the pay rise was “completely unjustifiable”.
Gemma Mitchell of the Eastern Anglian Daily Times has one of the most shocking exclusives we have ever read about the Board of Shame of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT): Campaigners have reacted with outrage after it emerged four bosses at the region’s failing mental health trust were each awarded £10,000 pay rises
EDP: Call made to ‘end culture of pay outs’ in public sector – as it was revealed mental health boss will work six more months
On the front page of the Eastern Daily Press, Geraldine Scott reports: Call made to ‘end culture of pay outs’ in public sector – as it was revealed mental health boss will work six more months. It comes as it was revealed the chief executive of the region’s failing mental health trust will be paid
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 publication of an inspection report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). As well as outlining the worsening bed crisis and millions wasted on temporary staff,
Greed: EDP: £54,000 payment for ex-NSFT boss who got top job at Colchester Hospital three months later
NHS managers wonder why we have a low opinion of them… Matt Stott of the East Anglian Daily Times (EADT) reports: Alison Armstrong resigned as director of operations at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) in January 2017 after two years. She was applauded for helping to remove the NSFT from special measures
Fact check: EDP: ‘Things are moving in the right direction’ at region’s mental health trust, says chief executive
Geraldine Scott of the EDP ‘interviews’ Michael ‘Payrise’ Scott, the £175,000 per year Chief Executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT): The region’s mental health trust has reported it has seen financial growth at the same time as slashing its deficit for the first time in five years. That sounds great. Sadly, ‘slashing
EDP: Norfolk clinical commissioning group one of just nine in England to miss mental health investment target as suicide rates soar
Geraldine Scott of the Eastern Daily Press reports: One of Norfolk’s clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) is due to fall short of the amount of money it should be putting towards mental health despite latest figures showing the number of suicides in the area has rocketed. Research from the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) has shown
‘Doing a Hewitt’: Introducing the new Norfolk Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Chair: Patricia ‘BUPA’ Hewitt
What is it about Members of Parliament for Leicester? Patricia Hewitt was the Secretary of State for Health from 2005 until 2007. Despite being a Labour MP and supposed supporter of the NHS, after leaving the Cabinet Patricia Hewitt got herself a lucrative appointment as ‘special consultant’ to the world’s largest chemists, Alliance Boots, which
Our campaign was founded in November 2013 by health professionals who were desperately worried about what they believed was an increase in preventable deaths at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) as a result of the ‘radical redesign’, which saw assertive outreach and homeless teams closed, link workers in GPs surgeries abolished, entire hospital wards closed, crisis
Revolving Doors: EDP: ‘It really is a disgrace’ – Norfolk community health bosses anger union with staff wage cuts
Tom Bristow of the Eastern Daily Press reports: Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust (NCH&C) looks after thousands of patients a day through nurses and therapists visiting people in their homes, as well as in community hospitals, including Norwich Community Hospital on Bowthorpe Road. But it has angered Unison by increasing total board wages and
Nicholas Carding of the Eastern Daily Press reports: Spending on wages for senior health bosses in Norfolk and Waveney has risen by nearly 15pc in the last three years – despite demands for millions of pounds to be saved locally. Wages for senior members at the five Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) rose