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Local people set to benefit from new investment in mental health services in Bassetlaw

Over the next three years Bassetlaw will see an investment of more than £4 million to improve mental health services from NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for planning and buying healthcare services on behalf of the areas 116,000 patients.  The CCG has outlined their commitment to improve mental health services for people in Bassetlaw.

The investment, in line with the NHS Long Term Plan for mental health, will mean that better urgent and community services are available in Bassetlaw which means giving local residents quicker and easier access to the support they need.  This new investment will build on the improvements and investment already made in the past two years.

Dr Eric Kelly, Chair at NHS Bassetlaw CCG said: “We have recognised the challenges that many people have faced as a result of COVID. We are working closely with our community partners to develop local services that will support local people to remain resilient and get the help they need when they need it.

We are working with a wide range of partner organisations from our community that mean Bassetlaw residents will continue to have access to high-quality locally based services such as bereavement support, support for children and young people and services for those with anxiety or severe mental health conditions are available in Bassetlaw.  This includes ongoing access to 24/7 crisis support.”

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be one of the lead providers, working in partnership with other organisations.

Dr Julie Attfield, Executive Director for Local Mental Health Services, Nottinghamshire Healthcare said:  “This significant new investment by Bassetlaw CCG will really make a difference to local people, their families and carers.  It means we can expand and build on the services we offer in Bassetlaw to support people with their mental health, particularly in enabling people to be supported in the community and at home, with shorter wait times and easier access to help when it is needed.”   

The CCG now wants to hear views from people across Bassetlaw on the proposals so that any future service is fully informed by this conversation and shaped by local people.



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