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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why I love being a nurse, by Nicola Ramsey

April 6, 2016 at 11:05 am

I started my journey in nursing as a nursing assistant, which was prior to going into my training at 18 years old. At the time it wasn’t my first choice, I had applied for a number of jobs including florist and scientific officer. There wasn’t anything drawing me to nursing […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Your Health Matters

April 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

Easter baking As part of the ‘Food for Thought’ campaign, Sarah and I went along to Your health matters Easter cooking session to meet the team and to join in their culinary experiments. We were met by Richard who was very enthusiastic and insisted on taking us around the newly […]

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 […]