The CQC’s inadequate rating of Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust today only adds to a track record of failure. Enough is enough. No more buck passing, empty apologies, and inaction.
I have asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to instruct his Department to take NSFT into direct control with immediate effect.
This must go alongside an emergency funding package to provide comprehensive public mental health services in Norwich South and the wider region, followed by a rebuilding of the Trust from the bottom up which is led by patients, staff, and the public health community.