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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 [...]


27 November 2017|0 Comments

Never Events - if it wasn’t so absolutely tragic it could be the stuff of black and white movies. Macabre slapstick. But it isn’t. It is incomprehensible. How on earth, in this day and age, [...]

Latest fab stuff

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 [...]

Healthcare experience can be personal

09 February 2018|0 Comments

Hey all, I’m in awe of the way you keep your resolve and consistently strive for improvement. Having recently applied for two posts with my local Trust I’ve failed on each occasion because of lack [...]

UHMBT awarded silver accreditation for staff health and wellbeing

09 February 2018|0 Comments

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)’s dedication to promoting the health and wellbeing of its staff has been applauded with the achievement of a Silver Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA). The [...]

First UK Recruit for Innovative Cancer Trial

09 February 2018|0 Comments

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recruited the first patient in the UK into an innovative testicular cancer clinical trial. Chemotherapy is the usual treatment for patients with a metastatic germ cell tumour (ovarian [...]

Our First Ovarian Cancer Patient Enters into Revolutionary Project

07 February 2018|0 Comments

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recruited its first ovarian cancer patient for a revolutionary and innovative project into genomic medicine. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is part of the North West Coast Genomics Medicine Centre [...]

Care Home Link Role

06 February 2018|0 Comments

In May, 2017 Liz Patrick, Discharge Planning Practitioner, began to implement the role of care home link in the discharge planning team. Liz recognised the need to develop better communication and engagement with our local [...]

Evaluation of Step Up Beds Service

05 February 2018|0 Comments

With evidence that a significant proportion of acute hospital admissions are avoidable, healthcare commissioners throughout the country are continually searching for effective initiatives that avoid unnecessary emergency admissions. Wolverhampton CCG introduced a 12 week ‘step [...]

Pyjamas making a difference in EOLC

05 February 2018|0 Comments

The Harry Johnson Trust has donated a wide range of children’s pyjamas to the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) which runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals. Sally Johnson, on behalf of the Harry Johnson [...]

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