Staff to run health firm in Great Yarmouth and Waveney

Moves to set up a not-for-profit firm to run community health services in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk have been backed by the primary care trust (PCT).

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney's board has agreed a business plan to transfer services to the staff-led organisation.

Community services include district nursing, physiotherapy and prison healthcare.

A final decision on the plan will be made over the next few months. It follows the decision to abolish PCTs.

Roger Moyse, interim chief operating officer of NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney's community services, said: "The proposed social enterprise won't be an NHS organisation, but will operate in the not for profit sector.

"Staff will have the opportunity and advantage in being shareholders themselves - without any profit to be made - and will be central to adapting and moving forward services."

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