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Special measures support for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
30/04/2015

Monitor has arranged for a leading mental health NHS foundation trust to help Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, which is in special measures.

Staff from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will support Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in its plans to improve its services and staffing levels. 

Access to this advice and expertise will enable Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to share best practice and receive support to make significant changes in care needed for its mental health and learning disability patients. 

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will work closely with Monitor to make sure the partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare is working well for patients.

Michael Scott, Chief Executive at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We are looking forward to working with such a highly regarded organisation as Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

"It was important that the right match was made and both Monitor and our Executive Team have considered the best trust for us to work with in this way. I am confident this is the right match for us.

"Working with Nottinghamshire Healthcare offers us a really good opportunity to share best practices, with another trust that has successfully addressed many of the challenges that we are facing. Our staff, service users and carers will all benefit as a result of sharing experiences and best practices."

Ruth Hawkins, Chief Executive, commented: "Nottinghamshire Healthcare welcomes the opportunity to work with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust as part of its wider work with the health economy. I'm sure there will be a great deal of mutual learning, which will benefit both of our organisations, our staff, patients, service users and carers."

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