The chief executive of the region's troubled foundation trust has admitted she has concerns about the police's new approach to mental health calls.

Norfolk Constabulary this week went live with the 'Right Care Right Person' scheme, a new model of determining when officers attend mental health-related calls.

The controversial approach, which launched in Humberside, will see officers only attend situations related to mental health when there is an immediate threat to life - or exceptional reason for them to do so.

It will see an end to officers attending in situations when patients need transportation, have absconded from hospital or require welfare checks without there being an immediate danger.

Earlier this week, assistant chief constable Nick Davison said the force was not "washing its hands of people in need" with the scheme and that it would ensure they were responded to be the most appropriate organisation.

But Caroline Donovan, chief executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, the provider of the region's mental health services, has admitted she is still worried about the rollout.

The scheme has been operational in Suffolk since October, but only came into effect in Norfolk on Wednesday, May 29.

Speaking at a meeting of the trust's board of directors, she said: "We have been working with our colleagues in both constabularies but we continue to have concerns around the phasing of the rollout.

"We are working as collaboratively as we can."

Zoe Billingham, chairman of NSFT, added that the trust would be making more detailed comments about Right Care, Right Person, once the general election has been held.

She said: "I will be making sure that we make the trust's position abundantly clear after July 4th."

Concerns over the approach have previously been raised by the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk - which described the scheme as "reckless".