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The results you have been waiting for …….

19 February 2018|0 Comments

Your votes have been counted and your winners in the January shortlist are :     5127   http://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/11/28/frailty-flying-squad/       Hartley Larkin   http://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/11/19/royal-united-hospitals-bath-falls-raid-response-service/     TNT http://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/12/07/end-life-care-message-card-little-things-big-things/       Penguin   [...]

Happy 3rd birthday ………

14 February 2018|0 Comments

By the age of three a toddler’s vocabulary is usually about 200 words and many kids can string together three or four word sentences. They can scribble and maybe a few letters and perhaps their [...]

January Awards Shortlist – our fist votes of 2018!

06 February 2018|0 Comments

This is your opportunity to make your views known   Click on the link to see the shortlisted shares and vote for your favorites https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FabStuffJan2018

A fond farewell ………

29 December 2017|0 Comments

It’s a special day, it’s a day when we say goodbye to trusted  and valued friends. Today we send our thanks to our web-development partners Fran and Nick, who have been with us from the [...]

Latest fab stuff

Shortened Incident Reporting Form promoting a open reporting culture.

20 February 2018|0 Comments

As a busy emergency department suffering serious overcrowding throughout the winter we recognised that the incident reporting we were seeing on our datix system did not reflect the fact that we saw incidents occurring in [...]

CCGs roll out self care app in partnership with School of Pharmacy

20 February 2018|0 Comments

Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire CCGs have rolled out a free self care app for long term condition patients. The app, which uses avatars developed by Keele University to demonstrate self care advice is [...]

EM Induction from RCEM: Sharing the Resources

19 February 2018|0 Comments

Every four months doctors have to rotate through the emergency department. Most departments co-ordinate induction for them - departmental, and clinical. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine's e-learning site has produced a new iBook, to [...]

Zero Suicide – If not ZERO then WHAT?

19 February 2018|0 Comments

Mersey Care Chief Executive Joe Rafferty talks about how Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to eliminating suicides among people in its care and why he wants everyone to take the training. “Every suicide [...]

Community Early Warning System / Intermediate Care – Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT)

19 February 2018|0 Comments

In 2005 the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) undertook a detailed analysis of 1804 reported serious incidents which resulted in death and made key recommendations from 64 incidents involving unrecognised patient deterioration and they were: [...]

Dementia in Hospital

19 February 2018|0 Comments

For a person with dementia a hospital stay is often confusing and frightening. Not knowing where you are, nothing familiar to hold on, lost & alone. For the nurse, a patient with dementia means [...]

What happens when someone who has led an active life, brought up a family and run a business has a health crisis?

18 February 2018|0 Comments

What happens when someone who has led an active life, brought up a family and run a business has a health crisis? This is the team who step in to help. Maud and Ted have [...]

Presenting the most advanced surgical robot

17 February 2018|0 Comments

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has hosted a hugely successful, exciting and innovative event to demonstrate how the latest surgical robotic system is improving outcomes for cancer patients. The Cancer Centre at Lancashire Teaching [...]

Celebrating Transformation and Innovation

16 February 2018|0 Comments

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that a member of our staff has been shortlisted for an award for her commitment to patient care. Rachael Moses, Consultant Physiotherapist at Lancashire Teaching [...]

Award for Midwifery Leadership

16 February 2018|0 Comments

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is thrilled to announce that a member of our staff has won an award for her great work in midwifery leadership. Emma Gornall, Delivery Suite Ward Manager at Lancashire [...]

Life Changer

15 February 2018|0 Comments

The move from children’s to adult mental health services can affect vulnerable young people for the rest of their lives. They can become lost, overwhelmed. Some may simply disappear unable to cope with the change, [...]

How to regain positivity in the trust and boost staff morale

14 February 2018|0 Comments

Reading current media negativity through social media platforms is demoralising. One senior sister, Vanessa King, at Wirral University Teaching Hospital set out to bring positivity back to the trust. Being an active participant on Twitter, [...]

The only thing I crave is normality

14 February 2018|0 Comments

Amanda Edgar has had the highs and the lows of drug use. At 49 she’s just starting to get the feeling she craves most – normality. She’s spent the past few months helping transform a [...]

Jade Wards journey to outstanding

13 February 2018|0 Comments

We are a 19 bedded mixed acute ward at Langley Green Hospital, Sussex partnership. In 2017 we engaged in quality improvement projects and implemented a leader leader model and achieved: Supervision from 36% - 100% [...]

Buying our way to success …….. an exciting new collaboration coming soon

13 February 2018|0 Comments

The current NHS Supply Chain contract is coming to an end in September 2018, and to replace it we are establishing a new model that will aggregate spend across the NHS and realise benefits through [...]

How well do we know each other in the work place?

12 February 2018|0 Comments

‘Every team requires unity. A team has to move as one unit, one force with each person understanding and assisting the roles of his teammates. If the team doesn’t do this, whatever the reason, it [...]

Honoured guests

12 February 2018|0 Comments

Work within the dementia care setting? Manager of a Care Home? Then Honoured Guests is a resource not to be missed. Honoured Guests is a set of ideas for care home managers and anyone working [...]

Mirroring on music!


12 February 2018|1 Comment

Mirroring on music is a revalidation tool, a must after a stroke, indispensable for people with Parkinson, a communication tool which also has the power to bring people with dementia physical & mentally in [...]

New services help people avoid a hospital stay

11 February 2018|1 Comment

A new service based in West Cumberland Hospital A&E department is working to help people avoid a hospital stay and reduce pressure on health and care services. Home First sees physiotherapists and occupational therapists from [...]

[email protected] Parliamentary Awards

09 February 2018|0 Comments

2018 will see the National Health Service celebrate its 70th anniversary and there is little argument about what has been achieved in that time; the NHS has, and is, keeping us and our kin healthy [...]

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