The NHS and social care system is one of this country’s greatest achievements and one on which we all rely at some point in our lives.
However, our health and social care services face some big challenges. People are living longer, our population is getting older and the type of care that people need is changing. Our health and social care services therefore need to change too.
Working together to tackle these challenges
In response, we are working with local health and social care organisations in a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).
A new STP website is launching soon, but in the meantime find out more on the Healthwatch Norfolk website. You will find details of how we are working to improve mental health. There is also our "Demand and Capacity" review which sets out the scale of the challenge facing the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney.
Watch this video for information about how the NHS nationally is tackling increased demand with a finite budget: