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What it’s like being a junior doctor in training

August 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm

I’m Ben Alderson and I’m in my fifth year of training towards becoming a consultant in Old Age Psychiatry. I have been working at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust since August 2014 – I specifically chose to work in the Yorkshire Deanery for my higher training, as it […]

Burning Issues blog 5: recruitment and retention

August 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

First, I want to say a big thank you to everyone for all the hard work that went into preparing for the CQC inspection.  I know that you all did your best to demonstrate the high quality services we provide across the Trust, whilst also being honest about those areas […]

Burning Issues blog 4: Leadership and staff well-being

July 8, 2016 at 9:49 am

The last few weeks have been rather hectic for all of us as we prepare for the arrival of the CQC, at the same time as getting on with our busy day jobs. As a result of this, I’ve slipped a bit on writing my blogs on the burning issues […]

EU Referendum: A message from Susan Tyler, Director of Workforce Development

July 1, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Following the outcome of last week’s EU Referendum, many of our staff who are EU nationals or from overseas may be feeling unsettled or anxious as to what this will mean for them. I want to reassure each and every member of our staff that they are valued and welcome. […]

Our Technology Road Map

June 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm

This is my third blog following up on the ‘burning issues’ that came out of the staff listening events earlier this year. One of the three priorities for 2016/17 that I road tested with you all was ‘support and engage staff to improve people’s health and lives’. On the theme […]

“Taking mental health to the streets”

June 2, 2016 at 8:40 am

I have worked at Leeds crisis team for a little over two years and in that time I’ve seen so many positive changes in the service to provide a better experience for the people we come into contact with. Since the introduction on the crisis care concordat the street triage […]

“…sharing those highs and lows with a person, whilst difficult sometimes, is how we experience the real rewards from nursing”

June 2, 2016 at 8:40 am

I’m Vanessa, I love my job! (…that sounds a bit corny but it’s true!). I get to meet so many great people within our Trust and I learn so much about the different services – the challenges, the rewards, the service users – all so different and interesting. I’ve been […]

Jill’s blog of burning issues: Our future

May 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Welcome to the second of my ‘burning issues’ blogs. These blogs are designed to let you know what we are doing about the burning issues you highlighted at the recent Listening Events, along with feedback from the Your Voice Counts online conversations, the Staff Survey and the Staff Friends and […]

#Proud to be a nurse

May 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

The aim of this year’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nursing Conference, which was held on May 5 at the Met Hotel, Leeds, was to raise the profile of nursing and celebrate diversity. How did we do? Well, even if you weren’t one of the 152 attendees you may well […]

Carers can improve our services

May 11, 2016 at 12:11 pm

On 20 April 2016 we heard personal stories filled with hope, frustration, gratitude, bewilderment, weariness and laughter. This was our first meeting where we invited carers of people who use our services to talk to us about their experience and to ask if they would consider being our partners as […]