13 October 2017
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
NSFT – CQC inspection response
Dr Ed Garratt, chief officer, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups said:
“Both CCGs are committed to working with NSFT to respond to the findings of this CQC inspection report, which has identified shortcomings in specific areas and highlights that not enough improvements have not been made since the last inspection.
“We will now take the opportunity to reflect with the Trust and partners on our joint programme of work and shared priorities. While fully recognising the areas of concern which need to be addressed, the CCGs and NSFT have been working closely in recent months to develop and foster better ways of working.
“The CCGs are investing more money than ever before in mental health services. We have increased the budget for mental health services to £111 million for 2017/18 compared to £103 million in 2016/17. We have also made a commitment to further money for Early Intervention in Psychosis, psychiatric liaison and child and adult mental health services, with the aim of delivering real improvement.
“Commissioning effective services that deliver the right help and support to local people remains our priority.”