Welcome to the Blogs section of our website. Here you can find regular updates from members of the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System (ICS). Keep checking back for new additions each month.

For the latest updates from the system, please visit our news and releases page.

Executive Director of Nursing Blog: April 2024 – Tricia D’Orsi

I wanted to start by saying how pleased I was to see so many nominations from our system for NHS England’s East of England Perinatal Celebratory Event which was held in March. There were over 100 nominations across the eastern region in categories r…

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Executive Medical Director Blog: April 2024 – Dr Frankie Swords

As we start the financial year, we have spent a lot of time and energy focusing on our short-term financial challenges. This is clearly important, as our budget is limited and we need to do the best and most we possibly can for our population with w…

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Executive Director of Nursing Blog: March 2024 – Tricia D’Orsi

As many of you will be aware, our system moved to a new ambulance offload process in November 2023 in response to significant handover delays and risk to patients waiting in the community for emergency care if an ambulance was unable to reach them i…

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Executive Medical Director Blog: March 2024 – Dr Frankie Swords

Spring is finally here – the sun is shining and the daffodils are up and in bloom. This month, we received formal notification that Norfolk and Waveney has been removed from “special measures” (national oversight framework 4) which is a huge caus…

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Executive Director of Nursing Blog: February 2024 – Tricia D’Orsi

I’m sure many of you will have heard the King’s recent announcement that he has been diagnosed with cancer. As a result, the NHS has seen a huge rise in people seeking information about the condition and latest figures reveal that, in the 24 hours f…

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Executive Medical Director Blog: February 2024 – Dr Frankie Swords

It would be remiss of me not to start my blog today without recognising the recent news of another round of Junior Doctor industrial action, from 24 to 28 February. This comes on top of a couple of incredibly challenging weeks for our emergency serv…

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Executive Director of Nursing Blog: January 2024 – Tricia D’Orsi

I’d like to say a big thank you to nursing and health staff who worked differently during the most recent BMA Junior Doctor Industrial Action in December and January. It was a very busy period for the NHS and you played a pivotal role in supporting …

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Executive Medical Director Blog: January 2024 – Dr Frankie Swords

I’d like to begin this month’s blog by wishing a Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all managed to get some time off to rest, recuperate and energise for what’s to come in 2024. In my first blog of this year, I’d like to provide key updates on…

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Executive Medical Director Blog: December 2023 – Dr Frankie Swords

Well, the festive period has crept up on us again in the midst of our planning and preparations for the winter period. But looking back over the past year, we have made some impressive strides across our health and care system, so I’d like to take t…

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