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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 Partnership Reflects on the Past Year

Cumbria Partnership Reflects on the Past Year

Over 70 people attended our Annual Members Meeting in Penrith.

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

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

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

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

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

West Cumbria Heart Service gets a thumbs-up from patients

West Cumbria Heart Service gets a thumbs-up from patients

Patients have given the service top marks in a recent survey

The Foot Project provides much needed care in Calais

From Our Community Health Team The Foot Project provides much needed care in Calais

A CPFT podiatrist has travelled to Calais to provide foot care

National recognition for ‘Trust Talk’

Trust-wide News National recognition for ‘Trust Talk’

Trust Talk magazine shortlisted for national award

Celebrating our amazing nurses

Celebrating our amazing nurses

Nurses from across Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have been celebrating all that’s great in nursing.

COPD patient goes from housebound to regular exercise and activities

From Our Community Health Team COPD patient goes from housebound to regular exercise and activities

Isabelle gets back to fitness with the support of the Carlisle Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Team (COPD)

A love of learning inspires two Adult Learners’ Week Awards

A love of learning inspires two Adult Learners’ Week Awards

Lisa Holmes and Karen Dutton recognised for their dedication to learning

CEO of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists comes to Cumbria

From Our Specialist Services Team CEO of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists comes to Cumbria

Speech & Language Therapists come together to hear about driving the profession forward in Cumbria

New national funding for Better Care Together

New national funding for Better Care Together

Funding will allow focus on ensuring healthcare priorities are tailored to local needs

Dementia Awareness Week

From Our Mental Health Team Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia diagnosis in Cumbria now four times faster thanks to ‘Virtual Clinics’

Cumbria Partnership celebrates Nurses’ Day

Trust-wide News Cumbria Partnership celebrates Nurses’ Day

Nurses go above and beyond every day to help care for the people of Cumbria, CPFT celebrate their hard work this International Nurses Day

Mental health practitioner swaps books for boots

From Our Mental Health Team Mental health practitioner swaps books for boots

Mental health practitioner Nicky Lavery steps into the shoes of military veterans to help evolve First Step services.

CLIC nurses up for national award

CLIC nurses up for national award

Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) have been nominated for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) award

Whitehaven Nurse wins “School Nurse of the Year” Award

Whitehaven Nurse wins “School Nurse of the Year” Award

Cumbrian Nurse Amanda Hulse has won the “School Nurse of the Year” Award from the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (C

Latest edition of the Trust Talk newsletter is out now

Latest edition of the Trust Talk newsletter is out now

The April 2016 edition of the Trust Talk newsletter is now available for members, patients and the general public.

Carlisle Dental Student named the best in the UK

From Our Specialist Services Team Carlisle Dental Student named the best in the UK

James McParlane has won the grand final of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Dental Skills competition

Good Morning Britain launches first Health Star Awards

Good Morning Britain launches first Health Star Awards

New awards those involved in healthcare