West Norfolk dementia care considered

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The Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (NHOSC) will next Thursday discuss the development of dementia services in West Norfolk.

A representative from NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will attend NHOSC to present its plans for engagement regarding permanent changes to dementia services following the end of a two-year trial period.

The report will outline what a good model of dementia care is, describe dementia services prior to the pilot phase of Dementia Intensive Support Team (DIST), 
describe what DIST is, as well as evaluating its benefits.

The West Norfolk CCG representative will also answer questions regarding the operation of DIST and the reduction of dementia beds in West Norfolk.

The committee is also considering the provision of walk-in care in the county.

The committee will be asked to approve the report of the scrutiny task and finish group on NHS Workforce Planning in Norfolk, which investigates the current difficulties in recruiting NHS staff in Norfolk, including GPs, nurses and a range of other staff.

The report sets out the action currently under way to address the situation and suggests other things that might be done.

It makes recommendations to Health Education England, NHS England 
and others, which the committee will be asked to approve.

The meeting of the Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee starts at 10am in the Edwards Room at County Hall in Norwich. The public are welcome