Trust Talk magazine

Trust Talk is the quarterly magazine for patients, the public and members of staff. It showcases all the great work going on across the Trust and gives the latest on some of our hot topics.

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Trust Talk NHS 70 Special Edition

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Trust Talk Cyber Special May 2017

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Celebrating #ValuesWeek at Penrith Day Hospice

Celebrating #ValuesWeek at Penrith Day Hospice

This week we have been celebrating NHS Values Week 2019.

Have an NHS career and a military reserve career side by side

Trust-wide News Have an NHS career and a military reserve career side by side

Case study of how one of our nurses has had two careers over 30 years

Health and care heroes to represent North Cumbria in NHS Parliamentary Awards

Health and care heroes to represent North Cumbria in NHS Parliamentary Awards

Four individuals and teams have been named regional champions for the prestigious awards

Local physiotherapist leads the way in dizziness and stroke research

Local physiotherapist leads the way in dizziness and stroke research

Research by a specialist physiotherapist is helping identify stroke in patients who report feelings of dizziness.

NHS takes ‘baby friendly’ approach up a level whilst improving breastfeeding rates in Cumbria

NHS takes ‘baby friendly’ approach up a level whilst improving breastfeeding rates in Cumbria

NHS teams are celebrating Breastfeeding Celebration week in variety of ways to continue to raise awareness of breastfeeding.

The Ruskin Unit takes on a new lease life with the help of patients

The Ruskin Unit takes on a new lease life with the help of patients

Patients have been involved in helping develop the garden which is having a positive impact on patients and carers alike.

Professor Stephen Eames awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Stephen Eames awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Stephen Eames has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019

First Step short listed for national award

From Our Mental Health Team First Step short listed for national award

The awards are an opportunity for employers to showcase and share innovative ways in which they have taken a lead in challenging discriminat

Top RCN award for Cumbrian nurse

Top RCN award for Cumbrian nurse

Clinical Educator Karen Dutton receives award of merit from Royal College of Nursing

Celebrating Nursing: From ward to board

Celebrating Nursing: From ward to board

Our system chief nurses tells her career journey and how she wanted to be a nurse from she was a teenager

Electronic maternity notes now available to women across Cumbria

Electronic maternity notes now available to women across Cumbria

Developed with Cumbria midwives one mum explains how useful the app is

Help us celebrate International Nurses day!

Help us celebrate International Nurses day!

Share your stories of nurses who have inspired you

North Cumbrian midwives thanked for international day of the midwife 

North Cumbrian midwives thanked for international day of the midwife 

Hundreds of comments and shares on social media for the day of the midwife coverage

In house training hopes to reduce specialist dental services waiting lists

From Our Specialist Services Team In house training hopes to reduce specialist dental services waiting lists

Nine staff have now completed their training and are able to safely deliver sedation. The staff are a mix of dentists, dental therapists and

Cumbria’s NHS staff achievements celebrated

Cumbria’s NHS staff achievements celebrated

The WeCelebrate staff recognition awards celebrate staff from across the health system

National success for NHS in Cumbria

National success for NHS in Cumbria

Teams shortlisted for 3 HPMA Awards for outstanding work in healthcare human resource management

Sarah Brown: former business administration apprentice

Sarah Brown: former business administration apprentice

National Apprenticeship Week 2019: sharing staff stories

Natalie Johnston - Business Administration Apprentice 

Natalie Johnston - Business Administration Apprentice 

National Apprenticeship Week 2019: sharing staff stories

Dream Placement in the NHS

Dream Placement in the NHS

Dream Placement Scheme is provided by the Centre for Leadership  Performance, giving students an insight into the world of work

Future nurses learn and earn at same time

Trust-wide News Future nurses learn and earn at same time

Aspiring nurses starting on a degree level nursing qualification

Let’s talk about mental health with blogger Kayleigh McManus

Let’s talk about mental health with blogger Kayleigh McManus

Mental health nurse Kayleigh talks about her blog and shares a message for Time to Talk Day

Training at NHS organisations in Cumbria rated top by students and trainee doctors

Training at NHS organisations in Cumbria rated top by students and trainee doctors

Teaching given to trainee doctors and medical students praised in latest inspection by education providers

Cumbria leads the way in the prevention of Delirium

Cumbria leads the way in the prevention of Delirium

The Memory and Later Life service at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust launch ‘Reach-Out

Calling all dietitians

Calling all dietitians

Hear from our dietitians on what it's like to live and work in Cumbria

Trust awarded bronze accreditation for staff health and wellbeing

Trust awarded bronze accreditation for staff health and wellbeing

The Trust’s dedication to promoting the health and wellbeing of its staff has been recognised with the achievement of a Bronze Award

Health & Wellbeing after a Stroke – A Group for Stroke Survivors in Carlisle & Brampton

Health & Wellbeing after a Stroke – A Group for Stroke Survivors in Carlisle & Brampton

Health and wellbeing groups in north Cumbria are helping people living with the effects of stroke

Advanced nursing putting Cumbria on the world map

From Our Mental Health Team Advanced nursing putting Cumbria on the world map

Advanced nursing roles allow nurses to develop their clinical skills and expertise to support patients

Hundreds of students receive hands on careers advice

Hundreds of students receive hands on careers advice

More than 650 students attended this year’s health care and blue light careers event for advice on their future

Advanced nursing in Cumbria: Katrina Walker

Advanced nursing in Cumbria: Katrina Walker

Develop a more sustainable workforce and improve patient care

Nursing Times Workforce Award recognises NHS recruitment efforts in north Cumbria

Nursing Times Workforce Award recognises NHS recruitment efforts in north Cumbria

Innovative recruitment efforts shortlisted for a Nursing Times Workforce Award recognising value of working together

ICC coordination hubs: The air traffic control of health and care

ICC coordination hubs: The air traffic control of health and care

Deborah explains the role of ICC hubs and how they are helping people in north Cumbria

Palliative Care Specialist Nurse has a book dedicated to her

From Our Specialist Services Team Palliative Care Specialist Nurse has a book dedicated to her

Lucy Dillon, author of Where the Light Gets In, dedicated the book to Jane Steele

NHS staff celebrate helping over 100,000 Cumbrians’ with 24 hour three peak challenge

From Our Mental Health Team NHS staff celebrate helping over 100,000 Cumbrians’ with 24 hour three peak challenge

Over thirty adventurous First Step staff complete the highest peaks in the Lake District

Healthcare in north Cumbria makes 2018 General Practice Awards shortlist

Healthcare in north Cumbria makes 2018 General Practice Awards shortlist

Angela Reynolds shortlisted as Community Nurse of the Year, recognising her role in the integration of health & care

Future nurses learn and earn at same time

Future nurses learn and earn at same time

New route into nursing rolled out in Cumbria

Time to Talk about Mental Health in the Workplace this October

Time to Talk about Mental Health in the Workplace this October

Mental Health in the Workplace is the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, which is taking place on 10th October.

Cumbria at the forefront of mental health innovation

Cumbria at the forefront of mental health innovation

Local NHS services are highlighting good practice in mental health in a bid to raise awareness and tackle stigma

Cumbria Partnership Reflects on the Past Year

Cumbria Partnership Reflects on the Past Year

Over 70 people attended our Annual Members Meeting in Penrith.

Campaign launched to cut falls in over-65s

Campaign launched to cut falls in over-65s

Events in libraries across Cumbria to cut the risk of falls

More service users cared for closer to home as mental health service shortlisted for national award

More service users cared for closer to home as mental health service shortlisted for national award

The service has been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal Award for the second year running

When was your last health MOT?

From Our Community Health Team When was your last health MOT?

Free health and wellbeing check-up at a community health event in Barrow this September

Final Farewell to Claire Molloy

Final Farewell to Claire Molloy

Claire will take up the post of Chief Executive of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Cumbria hailed as at the ‘cutting edge’ of quality improvements

From Our Community Health Team Cumbria hailed as at the ‘cutting edge’ of quality improvements

Professor Brian Dolan visited the county to talk about the importance of patients’ time in healthcare

Physiotherapists workout at work

From Our Community Health Team Physiotherapists workout at work

National campaign encourages staff to move more at work

Inspiring our future workforce

Trust-wide News Inspiring our future workforce

Competition winners and more dates announced for school engagement events

CPFT staff hail partnership working at regional conference

CPFT staff hail partnership working at regional conference

Work to improve patient care in community hospitals has been highlighted at a regional conference

TUBERCULOSIS (TB) CONFERENCE INCREASES AWARENESS OF RISK IN CUMBRIA

From Our Community Health Team TUBERCULOSIS (TB) CONFERENCE INCREASES AWARENESS OF RISK IN CUMBRIA

Cumbria is classified as a low risk area for TB but the risk of infection remains

Join Our Amazing People - Chair Recruitment

Join Our Amazing People - Chair Recruitment

Unique opportunity to influence future delivery of NHS services to communities in Cumbria

Lindsay takes Cumbrian skills to Burma

From Our Specialist Services Team Lindsay takes Cumbrian skills to Burma

Therapist from Cumbria has recently returned from a trip to Burma where she has been training local therapists

Fund Raising for Acorn Unit

From Our Mental Health Team Fund Raising for Acorn Unit

£600 raised to buy garden tables and benches

Cumbria Headache Forum

From Our Specialist Services Team Cumbria Headache Forum

The following of Cumbria Headache Forum is growing

Help for Heroes volunteers learn about support for military veterans in Cumbria – with Cake!

Help for Heroes volunteers learn about support for military veterans in Cumbria – with Cake!

Bake for Heroes event gives student chance to talk about mental health

Donations made to Solway team for excellent care

From Our Specialist Services Team Donations made to Solway team for excellent care

Donations from patient's family and Wigton League of Friends

Recognising and celebrating our amazing people through Trust celebration event

Trust-wide News Recognising and celebrating our amazing people through Trust celebration event

Outstanding NHS staff have been recognised for their hard work and dedication, at a recent awards event in Penrith.

Dream Placement 2017 celebrates life-changing experiences for Cumbrian teenagers

Trust-wide News Dream Placement 2017 celebrates life-changing experiences for Cumbrian teenagers

Dream Placement: changing the way we recruit young people into the NHS.

Patients celebrate Penrith Day Hospice on film

From Our Community Health Team Patients celebrate Penrith Day Hospice on film

In five short films patients from Penrith Day Hospice share how important the service is to them.

Service of thanksgiving for North Cumbria’s hospitals

Service of thanksgiving for North Cumbria’s hospitals

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is hosting a service of thanksgiving to pay tribute to staff and volunteers

Better support for those who are in mental health crisis

From Our Mental Health Team Better support for those who are in mental health crisis

A pilot scheme that helps get the right support quickly for those in mental health crisis in Cumbria is underway.

Results published for NHS National Staff Survey

Results published for NHS National Staff Survey

The results of the NHS National Staff Survey 2016 have been published for Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Cumbrian Mental Health Nurse first to receive national recognition

From Our Mental Health Team Cumbrian Mental Health Nurse first to receive national recognition

Thomas Kearney, CPFT Mental Health Practitioner, has been credited by The Royal College of Nursing

Hands on career experience for hundreds of students in Cumbria

Hands on career experience for hundreds of students in Cumbria

Over 250 students recently attended a careers fair held by Cumbria’s NHS blue light and educational services and the County Council

New Non Executive Directors appointed

New Non Executive Directors appointed

Two new Non Executive Directors have been appointed to Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Trust shines spotlight on recruitment in Cumbria

NHS Trust shines spotlight on recruitment in Cumbria

The work that CPFT is doing to recruit health professionals and support staff has been recognised by the national NHS Jobs

A poem about loneliness

A poem about loneliness

By Jane Smith, Lead Governor

Letter from an old timer….

Trust-wide News Letter from an old timer….

Director of Operations Joanna Forster Adams reflects on 30 years in the NHS

Out of hospital team helps more patients recover at home… twice as fast

Out of hospital team helps more patients recover at home… twice as fast

People using the service recover twice as fast as those in hospital

Going for gold with the help of South Lakes Community Respiratory Team

Going for gold with the help of South Lakes Community Respiratory Team

Alf has achieved his goals after Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust celebrates improvement plans

Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust celebrates improvement plans

CPFT celebrate the latest successes achieved as part of the “Listening into Action” and “Great Teams Great Care" programmes

Praise for Penrith Day Hospice

From Our Specialist Services Team Praise for Penrith Day Hospice

This place was a god send. I can’t sing their praises enough

‘Home First’ service reduces hospital admissions

From Our Community Health Team ‘Home First’ service reduces hospital admissions

A new service made up of a range of health, social care and voluntary sector workers has reduced the number of people admitted to hospital

First Step support service among country’s best

From Our Mental Health Team First Step support service among country’s best

First Step has become one of the most successful Mental Health services in the country

ChatHealth proves a success with young people in Cumbria

From Our Children & Families Team ChatHealth proves a success with young people in Cumbria

Young people accross the county are benfitting from texting their School Nurse for support

A Children’s Community Nurse has been nationally recognised

A Children’s Community Nurse has been nationally recognised

Andrew Kelly was shortlisted for his help with launching a new electronic patient information system

‘Extra special’ recognition for Carlisle Speech and Language Therapist

‘Extra special’ recognition for Carlisle Speech and Language Therapist

Sarah Linnard, Speech & Language Therapist for CPFT, receives national recognition at Kate Granger Awards

Alston inpatient unit reopened

Alston inpatient unit reopened

The inpatient unit has now reopened following successful recruitment

Bay Health & Care Partners pledge bright future for health across Morecambe Bay

Bay Health & Care Partners pledge bright future for health across Morecambe Bay

Better Care Together teams will work even more closely in the future

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care visits Morecambe Bay

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care visits Morecambe Bay

David Mowat visits Furness General Hospital and Millom Community Hospital to see the innovative work of Better Care Together

Trust Talk showcases the hard work of CPFT staff

Trust Talk showcases the hard work of CPFT staff

The latest issue of Trust Talk has been published

Cumbrian Therapist makes the shortlist for inspirational Kate Granger Awards

Cumbrian Therapist makes the shortlist for inspirational Kate Granger Awards

Sarah Linnard nominated for her positive attitude towards problem solving