Chris Butler’s Blog (24 November 2014)

November 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Challenging times In addition to my day job I think that it is important for me to stay professionally connected to what is happening in the wider world. I am a member of the Royal College of Nursing which, as well as working as a trade union for its members, also […]

LYPFT’s Professions Conference

November 21, 2014 at 10:02 am

We’re here today at the inaugural LYPFT Professions Conference, being held in York in association with the Andrew Sims Centre. First to speak is John Ballatt, Director of The Openings Consultancy, on Intelligent Kindness in Organisational Culture and Professional Practice. “Care pathways represent an ideal journey but the reality can often be […]

Chris Butler’s Blog (17 November 2014)

November 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm

New possibilities – York services tender Some of you will be aware that the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been giving careful thought to the future of mental health and learning disability services in the City of York and its surrounding areas. We have, in partnership with the […]

Chris Butler’s Blog (07 November 2014)

November 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Public and private A bit of a theme for me last week was ‘accountability’.  In the Trust we have a small number of sub-committees of our Board of Directors. These are chaired by one of our Non-Executive Directors and, complementary to the work of the Board of Directors, the meetings get […]

Leeds Service User Network ‘Question Time’

November 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

Welcome to SUN Question Time! We will be blogging through today to keep you informed on the questions (and answers!) about mental health services we provide in Leeds. there are various people from the Trust here to answer the questions, including: Chris Butler, Chief Executive; Phil Sunderland, Inpatient Service Manager Kim […]