NHS Norfolk bosses plot �234m savings

Norfolk health bosses will present a report to councillors this week showing how they plan to make up to �234m of savings over the next four years.

NHS Norfolk, which needs to save the money as part of the national NHS Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention initiative, says it can save cash by increasing the level of support available in people's homes and the community, which would help reduce hospital admissions.

Norfolk County Council's health overview and scrutiny committee, made up of county councillors, will hear about the plan at a meeting at County Hall on Thursday.

Members will hear how the plan aims to reduce admissions of frail older people to the acute hospitals by providing more support from primary care and the NHS community sector.

The plan also includes proposals to reduce referrals to the acute hospitals for out-patient and in-patient day procedures.

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