I’ve had my flu jab, have you? – Paul Exley

December 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Hello, my name is Paul – I’m a matron and I work in the Older People’s Inpatient Service at The Mount. This year, like every year, I have had my flu jab. As an NHS employee I think it is really important to protect myself and others by doing this. Outbreaks […]

A Smokefree Trust – eight months on…

December 6, 2016 at 2:53 pm

It’s been eight months since our Trust become Smokefree in April 2016. Supporting our service users and staff with nicotine dependency continues to be a key priority for us as a mental health and learning disability trust. I know that this is a challenging transition for service users, carers and […]

I’ve had my flu jab, have you? – Mark Gallacher

November 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm

I’ve never been opposed to having the flu jab, but some years I just didn’t get round to taking up the opportunity. I probably thought I was too young and healthy to get the flu. However, my attitude changed after February 2013, when I actually got the flu. By flu, […]

I’ve had my flu jab, have you? – Linda Rose

November 14, 2016 at 11:21 am

#Hello… my name is Linda Rose and I’m the Assistant Director of Nursing at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Some of my colleagues may know that I was diagnosed with a life-threatening breast cancer in 2011. As a consequence, I was prescribed chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which compromised my […]

I’ve had my flu jab, have you? – Sharon Spendelow

November 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm

I have always believed that the human body’s immune system is a fantastically efficient and effective set of processes. I think antibiotics are over-used and that most times our bodies will overwhelm infections and so we need help only in specific and on infrequent occasions if we are healthy. For […]

I’ve had my flu jab, have you? – Anthony Deery

October 21, 2016 at 9:23 am

Each year, our Trust runs a flu vaccination programme, where we make it our mission to vaccinate as many of our staff as possible against flu. We’re now heading in to the fourth week of this year’s campaign and I’m delighted to see that hundreds of our staff have already […]

What it’s like being a junior doctor in training

August 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm

I’m Ben Alderson and I’m in my fifth year of training towards becoming a consultant in Old Age Psychiatry. I have been working at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust since August 2014 – I specifically chose to work in the Yorkshire Deanery for my higher training, as it […]

Burning Issues blog 5: recruitment and retention

August 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

First, I want to say a big thank you to everyone for all the hard work that went into preparing for the CQC inspection.  I know that you all did your best to demonstrate the high quality services we provide across the Trust, whilst also being honest about those areas […]

EU Referendum: A message from Susan Tyler, Director of Workforce Development

July 1, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Following the outcome of last week’s EU Referendum, many of our staff who are EU nationals or from overseas may be feeling unsettled or anxious as to what this will mean for them. I want to reassure each and every member of our staff that they are valued and welcome. […]

“Taking mental health to the streets”

June 2, 2016 at 8:40 am

I have worked at Leeds crisis team for a little over two years and in that time I’ve seen so many positive changes in the service to provide a better experience for the people we come into contact with. Since the introduction on the crisis care concordat the street triage […]