Geraldine Scott Reporter email@example.com @Geri_E_L_Scott Mental health campaigners to hold protests in London over inspection report 08:42 Geraldine Scott Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region. ‘I’m playing snakes and ladders with my life’ - Woman may be forced to buy medication not available on NHS abroad Sunday, December 9, 2018 Geraldine Scott A woman who said her life was given back to her by access to a thyroid medication faces paying for the drug abroad as it is not funded by the NHS. Updated Region’s ambulance trust handed £18m to increase capacity Friday, December 7, 2018 Geraldine Scott A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government. Crunch talks between MPs and inspectors over mental health trust future Monday, December 3, 2018 Geraldine Scott MPs will demand answers over the future of the region’s mental health trust at a meeting with regulators. Facts and figures lay bare challenge of turning round mental health trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott These statistics lay bare the situation faced at the region’s mental health trust, as it has once again been placed in special measures. Inspectors have not ruled out parachuting in government special administrators at mental health trust Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott The top inspector of England’s hospitals has not ruled out asking the government to take over the region’s failing mental health trust. ‘Last chance’ mental health trust boss says some patients might wait longer as focus moves to those in most need Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has admitted the organisation is on its “last chance” to get things right. Mental health trust put in special measures for third time as failings branded ‘deeply disturbing’ Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott The region’s mental health trust is today in special measures for the third time, after an inspection uncovered a litany of failings branded “deeply disturbing” by MPs. The lives lost in Norfolk and Suffolk’s mental health crisis Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott Mental health services have been in crisis for at least five years. ‘Services have been fantastic’ - praise for mental health trust amid terrible report Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott A number of people using mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk have praised the care they receive despite a damning report from inspectors released today. Mental health trust report is worse than those before it - campaigners and union boss Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott The latest report’s into the region’s mental health trust - which brands it unsafe and poorly led - is the worst it has received, campaigners have claimed. What next for the troubled mental health trust? Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Geraldine Scott Norwich South MP, Labour’s Clive Lewis, has led calls for the region’s mental health trust to be put into special administration - a classification kept strictly for the very worst of health organisations. Top staff at mental health trust move to different health service roles Thursday, November 22, 2018 Geraldine Scott Top level staff at the region’s mental health trust are moving to new positions within Norfolk’s health service. Deaths at mental health trust due to safety incidents rise by 75pc Monday, November 12, 2018 Geraldine Scott Serious safety incidents led to 35 deaths at the region’s mental health trust over a six month period, figures have revealed. Number of ambulance safety incidents almost doubles - but trust praises staff reporting Friday, November 2, 2018 Geraldine Scott The number of safety incidents reported at the region’s ambulance trust nearly doubled in the space of a year. Couples in Norfolk and Suffolk denied fertility treatment based on age or if ‘overweight’ Monday, October 29, 2018 Geraldine Scott Couples in Norfolk and Suffolk are being turned down for fertility treatment because men are too old or overweight, it can be revealed. Hospital turnaround chief tipped for ambulance job Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Geraldine Scott The woman tipped to temporarily take the reins at the region’s ambulance trust when the service’s chief executive steps down has a history of turning around a failing hospital. Bid to increase sexual safety on mental health wards as 157 incidents reported in Norfolk and Suffolk this year Sunday, October 7, 2018 Geraldine Scott More than 150 sexual safety issues have been reported at the region’s mental health trust this year, as regulators call for improvements nationwide. Ambulance trust halts controversial change to staff rotas Thursday, October 4, 2018 Geraldine Scott A controversial change to rotas at the region’s ambulance trust has been halted after staff raised concerns about the impact on their work-life balance. Agency paramedics offered up to £51 an hour to help plug ambulance service gaps Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Geraldine Scott Front line paramedics who work through agencies are being offered up to £51-an-hour to plug gaps at the region’s ambulance service ahead of another busy winter. Fivefold rise in restraints on NHS patients with learning disabilities Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Geraldine Scott The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities rose almost fivefold in the region’s mental health hospitals in the space of a year, figures show. Figures reveal police used stun guns on Norfolk and Suffolk mental health patients Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Geraldine Scott Police have used stun guns to subdue mental health patients in Norfolk and Suffolk hospitals, it can be revealed. Mental health trust on the hunt for new governors Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Geraldine Scott Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is encouraging local people with an interest in mental health to consider standing for election as a governor and help drive improvements. Chairman of struggling mental health trust to step down Thursday, September 27, 2018 Geraldine Scott The chairman of the region’s troubled mental health trust has announced he is stepping down. ‘We’re sleepwalking into a disastrous situation’ - Ambulance staff launch petition for help from health secretary Monday, September 24, 2018 Geraldine Scott Frontline staff at the region’s ambulance trust have launched a public petition in what they say is a bid to influence bosses. Updated Ambulances already carrying patients to be sent to more serious calls Monday, September 17, 2018 Geraldine Scott Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times. Reactions at both ends of the spectrum to ambulance boss’s resignation Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Geraldine Scott The resignation of the boss of the region’s ambulance service has been met with a mixed reaction. Mental health trust encourages nominations in staff awards Monday, September 3, 2018 Geraldine Scott The region’s mental health trust is asking patients, carers, and the public to help celebrate staff by inviting nominations for two special recognition awards. Ambulance trust chief executive resigns Friday, August 31, 2018 Geraldine Scott The boss of the region’s ambulance trust will leave the service. Four ambulance trusts, including East of England, record waiting times of more than 24 hours Thursday, August 23, 2018 Geraldine Scott A patient in the east of England waited more than 24 hours for an ambulance, it can be revealed.