STRUCTURE: More than 70 clinicians and healthcare professionals met this month to discuss the plans for the future of healthcare in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

Hospital doctors, GPs, pharmacists and physiotherapists were among the group who met with members of social care, local authorities and patients as part of an Accelerated Design Event (ADE).

The event was run by HealthEast, the emerging commissioning consortium in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, which formed last year.

Dr John Stammers, chair of HealthEast, said: “We clearly need to plan how we work together but we have the ambition, skills and the right people here in Great Yarmouth and Waveney to do the job and this clearly came through at the event.”

Chief executive Andy Evans said: “Lots of ground was covered by getting so many clinicians and key stakeholders together to discuss how we will work. It was fantastic to finish the two days with clear actions and goals.”

An action plan is currently being drafted following the event.