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Review aims to get to bottom of region's mental health tragedies

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An independent review has been commissioned to get to the bottom of how many people have died in the region whilst suffering from mental health problems.

The number of people who have died due to mental health issues in Norfolk and Suffolk remains a disputed figure, with questions consistently asked about how this is recorded.

Campaigners say the number is comfortably in four figures, however, the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - which provides specialist mental health treatment in the region - refutes this.

The confusion is largely centred around the way deaths are reported and just what qualifies as a mental health death.

The review, which will be conducted by health leaders in Norfolk and Suffolk, aims to "verify" the mortality data previously reported by the Trust.

Currently, the Trust keeps........

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