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 […]

‘Learning from each other’ blog by Jim Isherwood

May 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Jim Isherwood is Medical Director for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Welcome to my first blog. I’d like to take this opportunity to describe my role within our Trust and inform colleagues across the organisation of some of the work that is in the spotlight at present. As […]

Annual Members Day 2014

September 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm

[portfolio_slideshow] “Looking at this week, the main event for me has been our Annual Members’ Day.  This was held on Tuesday in the magnificent setting of the Leeds Town Hall.  The thing that I really like about our Members’ Day is how we do the formal things, such as presenting […]

6C bingo and courage at Leeds Gender Identity Service

June 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm

6C bingo and courage at Leeds Gender Identity Service Take a look at the following advertisement to help nurses to think about the 6 Cs: “Have you ever tried to work out what your role as a nurse is?  The 6 Cs can help.  If you are ever feeling lost about […]

How observed practice can demonstrate the 6Cs

June 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

For some time, Allied Health Professionals have been using observed practice to develop their practice. It involves thinking about what areas we would like to improve upon and asking someone to help us in this quest by observing an area of practice, then giving constructive feedback. Many who have used […]

Commitment, Compassion, Courage, Care, Communication and Competence

February 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

Compassion in Practice was first presented as the new three year vision and strategy for nursing, midwifery and care staff  on the 4th December 2012. The 6Cs as it’s widely known has been in place for a little over one year and many trusts are using its framework to improve […]