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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remember November

December 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

November has just come and gone and over the weekend I found myself thinking about how November is very much connected with remembrance.  On the 2nd of the month is All Souls Day – the “day of the dead”, shortly after that is Remembrance Sunday.  Such days are moments when we […]

2013 Nursing conference – live blog

June 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

Welcome to our live blog from our 2013 nursing conference, on the theme of: Upholding Public Trust. How Does Your Care Measure Up? Our fifth national mental health and learning disability nursing conference aims to challenge nurses  to assess your practice in the light of the recent Francis inquiry and […]