Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust placed into special measures

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The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been placed into special measures in what the trust is calling the “next step on the road to recovery.”

The Trust will be required to develop and implement a Quality Improvement Action Plan and pair up with another NHS Trust, after health services regulator Monitor put it into special measures following a critical Care Quality Commission (CQC) report published from inspections that took place in October last year.

Michael Scott, Chief Executive for the Trust, said: “Although disappointing, it is not a surprise to us, coming as it does after the CQC’s recommendations were made in January.

“But as we made clear then, we recognise we need to improve the care we provide and we need to carefully manage our finances to a healthier position.

“We will be learning from other organisations and every single member of staff at this Trust will have a part to play in getting us back on track.”