22 March 2024
NSFT – Mental Health Campaign Update

Some of our most vulnerable fellow citizens in desperate need of serious medical help with Mental Health problems have been seriously let down over the last decade by the Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Trist (NSFT).

We urgently need:

  • Clarity of exactly what went wrong, how many people died as a result, and what the lessons are
  • Fast implementation of the new structure of integrated community based services in local hubs
  • Much better engagement with patients and their families and carers
  • Much better local accountability
  • A long term local leadership committee to deliver this

We need to stop the defensive NHS buck-passing, bureaucracy and denial and make sure the system is focussed on delivering the scale of change we need.

Neither can we allow this to become a party political football. Patients need serious action. Now.

That’s why I’ve teamed up with Clive Lewis MP (Labour) for Norwich South to work with the NSFT campaign group and MPs across the two counties to get the right action.

Thank you to BBC Radio Norfolk for covering it so well. See the interview I did with Chris Goreham below.

For more on my Mental Health campaign work, please visit my campaign page here

12 March 2024

The serious ongoing problems with avoidable deaths from undiagnosed and untreated mental illness in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has to stop – with the right lessons learned.

Pleased to host today’s key meeting in Parliament with members of the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk group, Clive Lewis MP and Minister Maria Caulfield.

To see my recent question to the minister in the House, please click here

To find out more about my work ‘Speaking Up for Mental Health Services’, please visit my campaign page here