Jill’s blog of burning issues: Supporting staff and teams

May 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm

I was privileged to meet over 200 staff across the Trust during March and April who attended the 10 listening events we held.   Whilst one of the aims of the events was to discuss the three priorities for the year ahead, the other was to get a sense of […]

‘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 […]

Growing and Recovering

July 18, 2014 at 10:13 am

It was a welcome change for the ‘two Sarahs’ from the Communications and the Engagement team to visit the Assertive Outreach Team’s allotment tucked away behind Queenswood Drive, recently.  Although the weather was threatening rain, which had already cancelled a previously arranged trip to the allotment, to our relief it […]

Service User Network – 2 July 2014

July 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Hello, my name is Barbara and I’m live blogging from our Service User Network this afternoon. It’s another busy meeting today, I estimate around thirty people are here today and there’s plenty on the agenda. Bev Thornton is a Recovery and Social Inclusion worker for the Trust and she is chairing today’s meeting. Bev […]

Why I became a Dementia Friends Champion

June 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm

I signed up to be a Dementia Friends Champion because I really believe in the initiative, I know that people can live well with dementia but I worry about the stigma and myths many people hold about Dementia. Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative funded by the Department of […]

Building a Culture of Compassion

June 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Development day for Clinical Team at Towngate House IPS On 28th January 2014, the whole of the clinical team at Towngate House IPS, (part of the rehab and recovery service) had a development day. Nursing staff, Health support staff, Medical staff, and OT staff, spent the day reviewing and reflecting […]

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 […]

The triumph of hope over experience

February 11, 2014 at 12:03 pm

A few weeks ago an invitation arrived.  It concerned something I had never heard of before,  Leeds Poverty Truth . The Poverty Truth Challenge is a programme intended to address some of the issues caused by poverty in Leeds.  The idea is to bring together 15 ‘experts by experience’, that […]