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Its that time again… your opportunity to make someones day!

10 April 2017|0 Comments

I know.... time flies   Its our March Awards shortlist         It only takes a few minutes to vote for your favourite shares ...... https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FabAwardsMarch2017     and it means such a [...]

Launch of the #Doathon Report from #FabChangeDay

05 April 2017|0 Comments

Fab Change Day 2016 took place on October 19th 2016. Thousands of people from over 150 NHS organisations, along with many others outside the NHS, made pledges and took action to improve services and care. [...]

#Doathon Report

05 April 2017|0 Comments

Fab Change Day 2016 took place on October 19th 2016. Thousands of people from over 150 NHS organisations, along with many others outside the NHS, made pledges and took action to improve the service. Following [...]

Examples of Fab Stuff that works to support your next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View

03 April 2017|0 Comments

Last week Simon Stevens published his review of the Five Year Forward View and the key plans for the next two years. The review featured a lot of leading edge initiatives many of which have [...]

Latest fab stuff

Improving Sepsis management in a Community Hospital

23 April 2017|0 Comments

Within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Crawley Hospital have 4 Community Hospital Wards and 90 beds. There are 3 rehabilitation wards which take step up patients via the Clinical Assessment Unit on site and step [...]

Getting patients home for lunch

23 April 2017|0 Comments

Getting patients home for lunch Sent in partnership with Cumbria County Council A drive to get people who are ready to leave hospital home in time for lunch is proving beneficial for patients and the [...]

Diagnosing well – Memory Matters

23 April 2017|0 Comments

Memory matters team receive recognition for innovative approach The Memory and Later Life service at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) based in Carlisle has been recognised for ‘Diagnosing Well’ at the 2017 Dementia Quality [...]

New technology will diagnose patients likely to suffer a stroke earlier

22 April 2017|0 Comments

Over the next few months staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) want to introduce the AliveCor device to patients who are experiencing heart palpitations, which standard electrocardiogram (ECG) have failed [...]


22 April 2017|0 Comments

Two members of staff from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) took their learning about digital nursing records global recently, by attending the Annual Global Nursing Management and Innovation Forum in Berlin, [...]

Management Resource Portal

20 April 2017|0 Comments

Forensic recovery college and mosaic success!

20 April 2017|0 Comments

The forensic service and forensic recovery college are provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Within low secure services Activity Coordinator Leah Brown has been successfully delivering mosaic sessions for a group of [...]

Dementia Friendly Dentistry in Cheshire and Merseyside

19 April 2017|0 Comments

A review of dental service provision for people living with dementia in north Merseyside undertaken in 2014-15, highlighted a number of issues with access to dental services and dental care provision from the perspective of [...]

Free health and wellbeing mini-MOT event

19 April 2017|0 Comments

People in Egremont and the surrounding area are being invited to get a free health MOT. A free health and wellbeing drop in event for older people was hosted by health experts from Cumbria Partnership [...]

FREED: A new, early intervention service for young adults with eating disorders

18 April 2017|0 Comments

A trial which aims to ensure that young adults with eating disorders receive help and treatment sooner has launched in Leeds. The Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders, run by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation [...]

Kissing Goodbye Sepsis at James Paget University Hospital

18 April 2017|0 Comments

Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis leads to shock, multiple organ failure and death especially if not recognized early [...]

Think Kidneys – reducing AKI and creating a world first for the NHS…

17 April 2017|0 Comments

The NHS campaign to improve the care of people at risk of, or with Acute Kidney Injury I’m Richard Fluck and I’ve been working with a great team from across the NHS to develop Think [...]

Community collaboration for Safe, Well, Happy lives

17 April 2017|0 Comments

Carers, voluntary and public sector organisations from across Leicestershire and Rutland have pledged to work together to create Safe, Well and Happy communities for people with learning disabilities. Representatives of health, police, education, local authority, [...]

Staff celebrate improvements at Brilliant Bay Days

16 April 2017|0 Comments

More than a hundred staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust turned out to support their colleagues at our Listening into Action (LiA) Brilliant Bay Days on 27 March at Royal Lancaster [...]

Diabetes Centre officially opened by the Mayor of Lancaster

16 April 2017|0 Comments

A new diabetes centre at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), which was inspired by a patient story at a Board of Directors meeting in 2014, was opened by the Right Worshipful [...]

Cumbrian Mental Health Nurse first to receive national recognition

15 April 2017|0 Comments

A mental health worker from Carlisle has been singled out and credited for his standard of excellence by The Royal College of Nursing. Thomas Kearney is a Mental Health Practitioner based at the Carleton Clinic [...]

Quality Improvement Academy launched for primary care staff in Newham

14 April 2017|0 Comments

UCLPartners and Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have announced the launch of a Quality Improvement Academy, offering a range of development opportunities for primary care staff working in Newham. Quality improvement in healthcare is key [...]

North Cumbria’s hospital Trust out of special measures

14 April 2017|0 Comments

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended that North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust should come out of special measures, after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in December 2016. During the inspection, [...]

A second year of achievement from Bay Health and Care Partners

13 April 2017|0 Comments

Thousands of people have avoided travelling to hospital and instead have received care and treatment closer to their homes in the second full year of the Vanguard programme across Morecambe Bay. Schemes put into place [...]

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