Health watchdog for Norfolk sets out health priorities

Improving mental health provision and dementia care are two of the key priorities set out by Norfolk's health watchdog for 2014-15.

Healthwatch Norfolk was set up in April last year as part of the government's health and social care reforms.

It has the job of championing the views of local people on health issues.

Chief executive Alex Stewart said its key role was to ensure health provision was in a good state to meet future challenges.

"Our research has highlighted specific areas that need to be looked at," he said.

Healthwatch Norfolk also wants to look into unnecessary hospital admissions, unpaid family carers and residential provision for adults with learning difficulties.

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