Festival of Learning 2017

 

The Festival of Learning aims to inspire staff to get involved and learn or try something new.

Lifelong learning is much broader than just having the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of your job role.  It includes learning that isn’t necessarily required for your job, but will make a big difference to your work as it enhances confidence, self-esteem and helps people to think differently about themselves.

Learning events which focus on areas such as mental health, smoking cessation and weight loss encourage staff to take ownership of their health and harness the support of their colleagues. Other areas such as baking competitions and book clubs can enhance literacy and numeracy skills, while learning a new sport or activity uses different parts of the brain and can enhance concentration and delay the effects of ageing.

The ‘Festival of Learning’ is a national initiative, coordinated by the National Learning and Work Institute and supported by the Department of Education, that takes place during May and June. Previously called Adult Learner’s Week, it is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England, and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are supporting the initiative on a local level.

Events and training

There will be a series of events and training sessions happening across the county during May and June. Please note, these events are for Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust staff only, but even if you don’t work for the Trust you can still get involved by making a learning pledge (see below).

Events Calendar

Make a pledge

Thinking about learning or trying something new? Let us know! There will be a ‘Staff Pledge Wall’ available at Carleton Clinic and Voreda, plus you can join in with the fun online by tweeting @CPFTNHS with your pledge and #CPFTLoveToLearn.

Your pledge can be anything – it can be work related or about something you’ve always wanted to try in your spare time. It can be earning a formal qualification, or trying a new sport or hobby. 


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Join Our Amazing People - Chair Recruitment

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

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£600 raised to buy garden tables and benches

Cumbria Headache Forum

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

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Donations made to Solway team for excellent care

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Results published for NHS National Staff Survey

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Record number of staff at CPFT get their flu jab

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

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Students to learn foundations of medical education in west Cumbria

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New Non Executive Directors appointed

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Alternatives to A&E

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Reading Well to improve your mental wellbeing

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NHS Trust shines spotlight on recruitment in Cumbria

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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

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Letter from an old timer….

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

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

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Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust celebrates improvement plans

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‘Home First’ service reduces hospital admissions

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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

Specialist dentistry opens wider to health professionals who use the service

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Dentists from across the county joined the Specialist Dentistry team to share knowledge and see inside the Specialist Dental Service

First Step support service among country’s best

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A Children’s Community Nurse has been nationally recognised

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

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Dragons Den challenge for new patient innovation in sexual health

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Cumbria Partnership mark World Suicide Prevention Day

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‘Extra special’ recognition for Carlisle Speech and Language Therapist

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

Alston inpatient unit reopened

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Trust Talk showcases the hard work of CPFT staff

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The latest issue of Trust Talk has been published

Cumbrian Therapist makes the shortlist for inspirational Kate Granger Awards

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Sarah Linnard nominated for her positive attitude towards problem solving

West Cumbria Heart Service gets a thumbs-up from patients

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Patients have given the service top marks in a recent survey

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A CPFT podiatrist has travelled to Calais to provide foot care

National recognition for ‘Trust Talk’

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Trust Talk magazine shortlisted for national award

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

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Kentmere Ward Update:  Drop in session well attended

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Healthwatch Cumbria facilitated a session to listen to the views of the community.

COPD patient goes from housebound to regular exercise and activities

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A love of learning inspires two Adult Learners’ Week Awards

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Lisa Holmes and Karen Dutton recognised for their dedication to learning

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

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New national funding for Better Care Together

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

CLIC nurses up for national award

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Use the right NHS service advice and plan ahead for the bank holiday

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‘Choose South Cumbria’ shortlisted for prestigious national health award

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Whitehaven Nurse wins “School Nurse of the Year” Award

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Success Regime announces public meeting dates

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Carlisle Dental Student named the best in the UK

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