The Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership has been awarded £345,000 of funding to support children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both, who are at risk of admission to a specialist hospital.
The funding has been awarded after a bid was submitted to NHS England & Improvement for resources to support some of Norfolk and Waveney’s children and young people who have complex care and support needs.
People in Norfolk and Waveney are being urged not to contact local GP services to rebook appointments for their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine after it was announced that some jabs would be brought forward.
Following national guidance and in line with all areas of the country, people aged 50 and over and the clinically vulnerable are having their second doses brought forward. This is so people at greater risk of getting seriously ill due to coronavirus can get maximum protection earlier.
NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received the green light from NHS England & Improvement to go ahead with a programme of work to join up organisations providing community mental health (MH) services across the health and social care system in the area.
The Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership is using mental health transformation funds to improve services for adults and older adults. The funding of just over £2 million to spend in 21/22, will be used to improve access to services for adults with moderate to severe mental health conditions including eating disorder, those in need of mental health rehabilitation and those with a personality disorder. Increased funding will be available for the next 2 years to address the social causes that impact on mental health, tackle inequalities and support people to live better in the community.
Nearly one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given out in Norfolk and Waveney since the start of the vaccination rollout in December.
According to data published today by NHS England and NHS Improvement 948,430 doses have been administered in the biggest vaccination drive in health service history.