If you were me?

December 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

Well it’s New Year’s Eve 2013. How has the past 12 months been for you? The usual mix of ups and downs, triumphs and disasters? Across the NHS and social care system all of us continue to feel the pressures of the era of austerity.  All of us need to […]

Sharing Experience: Chief Executive’s Blog

December 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

One of the highlights of my year was attending the “Lived Experience in the Workforce” conference. The idea for the event was developed by the wonderful Recovery and Social Inclusion Worker Alison O’Connell, and delivered by the equally wonderful Andrew Sims Centre.  My former colleague, Rachel Perkins, kept us on […]

Recovery Workshop Live Blog – 10th December

December 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

Morning everyone! We’re here at the St George’s Centre in Leeds for an all day workshop on recovery. Focusing on the ambitions below, people from services, staff, carers, governors and directors, and people from third sector organisations are all coming together to discuss how we can best achieve them. Our […]

Remember November

December 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

November has just come and gone and over the weekend I found myself thinking about how November is very much connected with remembrance.  On the 2nd of the month is All Souls Day – the “day of the dead”, shortly after that is Remembrance Sunday.  Such days are moments when we […]

#DigiHealthLabs – Can digital improve your service?

December 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

As more and more people use health related websites and apps for information on health conditions, self- monitoring and therapeutic interventions, there is a clear demand for NHS providers to innovate and engage in this line of work. Five LYPFT services are already involved in exploring this through the #DigiHealthLabs […]