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Norfolk and Suffolk joint mental health plans to be explained

Plans for a new structure of mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk are to be explained to a scrutiny committee next week.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Norfolk and Waveney will present proposals on Thursday.

The redesign means changes to the way people with depression and dementia access and receive care services.

The plans have been drawn up by clinical leaders and aim to provide high quality and responsive services.

The trust's chief executive Aidan Thomas will present the proposals to Norfolk's scrutiny committee, which is charged with safeguarding the interests of users.

They include a new access and assessment service covering the two counties and the division of Norfolk into three service areas based on Great Yarmouth and Waveney, west Norfolk and central Norfolk.

New roles and ways of working for staff will also be discussed.

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