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Prime Minister Theresa May visits Archant's head office

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Prime Minister Theresa May paid a visit to Archant’s head office in Norwich to address issues including mental health, PSCOs, contaminated blood, Colman’s and Britvic and universal credit.

Mrs May recognised some of the campaigns run by the Eastern Daily Press, such as the potential closure of the Colman’s and Britvic factory, the contaminated blood scandal, mental health provision and problems with universal credit.

She answered questions posed by the EDP’s health correspondent Geraldine Scott, with a particular focus on Norfolk and Suffolk’s mental health trust, which has recently gone back into special measures.

Of the trust, Mrs May said, ‘It was good to see patients were very clearly complimentary about the staff, especially in the community unit there, but obviously there are other issues which need to be looked at. I think there is an intensive package going in now, overall if you look across the country there is a good record of being able to move trusts out of special measures, so that’s where the focus is going to be.’

She also met with CEO Jeff Henry and David Powles, Editor of the EDP.

The visit followed a trip to Old Buckenham to visit a development by construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall, who have been working to raise awareness of the issues of mental health in the construction industry.

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