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Our Glimpse of Brilliance this week is for Ellie Gilpin, diabetic retinal screener at the Blackhall Unit in Kendal. A member of staff emailed us to say: “Earlier this year I was sitting in on a diabetic eye screening clinic, completing an observation on Ellie as part of her Diploma in diabetic eye screening. A patient attended the clinic with a support worker and the notes indicated that he was a refugee from Iraq. On doing the vision test, it was clear that one eye had reduced vision and as a standard protocol Ellie asked the patient if he knew why this was. He was unable to answer but asked his support worker to explain instead where it turned out that the patient had lost his sight due to an incident in Iraq. This was obviously shocking to hear but Ellie maintained her professional and caring approach towards the patient. As they left the room both the patient and support worker thanked Ellie for the kindness she had shown, a sentiment which was again expressed when I was talking to them when Ellie was not present.” Well done!


National Breastfeeding Week celebrations

Press Release National Breastfeeding Week celebrations

Find out about what's happening to celebrate National Breastfeeding week

Local NHS organisations working together to attract recruits across the UK

Press Release Local NHS organisations working together to attract recruits across the UK

Local NHS organisations working together to attract recruits across the UK

Carers recognised as key to improving health care

Press Release Carers recognised as key to improving health care

Local NHS organisations commitment to strengthening the ways they support and involve carers

People across north Cumbria are now spending less time in hospital

Press Release People across north Cumbria are now spending less time in hospital

Delayed transfers of care have halved in a year

Nursing and midwifery recruitment day showcases some of the opportunities in Cumbria

Press Release Nursing and midwifery recruitment day showcases some of the opportunities in Cumbria

Recruitment day 23 June, 10.00–16.00, Cumberland Infirmary

Hundreds celebrate NHS70 at parkruns across Cumbria

Trust-wide News Hundreds celebrate NHS70 at parkruns across Cumbria

Special NHS70 parkruns took place up and down the country on Saturday 9th July, with several taking place in Cumbria.

Making the lives of carers a little easier

Press Release Making the lives of carers a little easier

Carers' champion Jennifer talks about her role and encourages others to do the same

Supporting more unpaid carers in north Cumbria

Press Release Supporting more unpaid carers in north Cumbria

Health professionals and carers organisations work together to reach more carers

Celebrate NHS70 in Carlisle City Centre on 7th July

Press Release Celebrate NHS70 in Carlisle City Centre on 7th July

Local NHS organisations and healthcare union Unison are hosting an NHS 70th birthday celebration

Health providers explore options to formally join together

Press Release Health providers explore options to formally join together

New opportunties to join together health providers to improve patient care are to be explored.