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FabAmbassador Newsletter – 4th in the series

15 September 2017|0 Comments

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Fab Change Week: Shine bright

05 September 2017|0 Comments

With just 69 days to go, Fab Change Week is fast approaching! We thank each and every one of you for your fantastic energy captured over social media over the recent weeks. Fab Change Week [...]

FabChangeWeek Uncovered : Hints and Top Tips

25 August 2017|0 Comments

FabChangeWeek Uncovered : Hints and Top Tips Are you a health or social care practitioner wanting to get involved in FabChangeWeek but not sure how to? Are you a department, unit or ward [...]

One chance SaTH for #FabChangeWeek

21 August 2017|0 Comments

SaTH have so much planned for #fabchangeweek I felt it needed to be shared. Fab change week this year is on the 13th -17th November 2017. We will be telling our new HCA's and Staff [...]

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20 September 2017|0 Comments

Staff at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) took part in a three day initiative in conjunction with North West Utilisation Management Unit. The initiative was designed [...]

Many of these women have been through traumatic experiences… self harm has become a coping strategy

20 September 2017|0 Comments

On a ward at Liverpool’s Clock View hospital more than half of the women – 17 in total were there because of their self harming. Clinical psychologist Donna Gardiner says caring for these vulnerable patients [...]

Pay Attention – Rory Bremner talked to Mersey Care about living with ADHD

19 September 2017|0 Comments

Rory Bremner talked to Mersey Care about living with ADHD and why he’s in good company. Rory Bremner was fresh back from a hectic Edinburgh festival and about to embark on a short tour, performing [...]

ALSG supports ED and psychiatry clinicians with new Acute Psychiatric Emergencies course (APEx)

18 September 2017|0 Comments

The Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) is supporting patients with a mental health crisis and the government’s 5-year forward view for mental health by providing a safe, structured approach to the assessment and management of [...]

Haelo Film Festival 2017!

17 September 2017|0 Comments

Calling all public and third sector film makers, the annual Haelo Film Festival returns! At Haelo, we’re passionate about film and the power it has to effect change.The Haelo Film Festival will showcase outstanding, original [...]

DASA Research Study looks to reduce aggression and violence in inpatient settings

17 September 2017|0 Comments

Aggression and violence continue to be common occurrences in inpatient settings for people with mental health problems, and resolving aggressive incidents is a key task of staff within those settings. Our DASA (Dynamic appraisal of [...]

UHMBT showcases “phenomenally powerful” work to Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England

15 September 2017|0 Comments

Nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and advanced nursing practitioners at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) were treated to a visit from Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England, on [...]

R work experience/employability programmes

14 September 2017|0 Comments

Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals has been awarded a Gold Standard Accreditation for our work experience/employability programmes, which Annette Pollitt from our team leads on for us. The Work Experience Quality Standard is a [...]


14 September 2017|0 Comments

Today is the day ....... 100 day, 100,000 patient day #EndPJparalysis challenge starts today   Supported by ECIST, over 20 Trusts in the East of England have signed up to capture and build an evidence [...]

Spotlight on Sepsis

13 September 2017|0 Comments

Sepsis is a ‘silent killer’ which directly touches the lives of over 250,000 people every year in the UK and indiscriminately kills 44,000 people. With earlier identification and treatment, it has been suggested that around [...]

Edge of Life programme on BBC Radio Four

13 September 2017|0 Comments

BBC Radio Four have produced a documentary focussing on the work Mersey Care do in striving for zero suicide in our care. The 40-minute programme, called 'The Edge of Life', featured interviews with service [...]

Improving falls practice

12 September 2017|0 Comments

If you are looking at improving your falls prevention service then this resource from NHSI has a number of service developments with proven outcomes.  https://youtu.be/JjQXRTLqr6A


11 September 2017|0 Comments

We took tools developed for acute hospitals and implemented them sensitively and effectively in ‘slow stream’ Community Rehabilitation Hospitals. The SAFER patient flow bundle blends together five elements of best practice and when used in [...]

DIETETICS – Care home work

10 September 2017|0 Comments

A pathway has been devised for direct referral for care homes into the Nutrition and Dietetic service following high risk Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) assessment for residents that have lost weight to ensure appropriate [...]

Walking but not as we know it!

07 September 2017|0 Comments

It’s walking…but not as we know it. Nordic walking sounds far too energetic for its own good. But although it’s used as a summer training regime for cross-country skiers, it’s actually is no harder on [...]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ needs your help to mark World War 1 anniversary

07 September 2017|0 Comments

VOLUNTEERS have gathered together to support the Trust’s new Poppy Project. Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust hopes to receive at least 30,000 handmade poppies which will be used for an innovative art installation at [...]

Health and Social Care Pre-employment Co-ordinators supporting workforce recruitment and people into employment in the sectors

06 September 2017|0 Comments

In May 2016 Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEE KSS) introduced the role of Health and Social Care Pre-employment Co-ordinator in each of the three counties. The focus of the role [...]

Because we’re all human: A Just Culture – and why it’s so important.

06 September 2017|0 Comments

Mersey Care's, Chief Executive Joe Rafferty explains a Just Culture – and why it’s so important. We talk about Mersey Care's commitment to building a just culture and the important of staff being able to [...]

Retirement sums up visions of long unhurried days, gardening – becoming a free spirit. It can also bring change – and it’s often hard to find someone who understands.

05 September 2017|0 Comments

Retirement sums up visions of long unhurried days, gardening – becoming a free spirit. It can also bring change – and it’s often hard to find someone who understands. Maureen and Brian clearly enjoy their [...]

We knew there were issues with self harm on some of our hospital wards

05 September 2017|0 Comments

When the NHS develops new approaches to healthcare discovering a flaw down the line can come at great cost. So why don't we iron out the issues at the outset? and shouldn't the people at [...]

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