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Community NHS Trust recognised at national patient experience awards

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been recognised at an awards ceremony celebrating the delivery of outstanding patient experience by those in health and social care.

29 March 2017
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Staffordshire Physiotherapy and Pain Management service shares work on improving the quality of life for patients with lower limb condition

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Integrated Physiotherapy Orthopaedic and Pain Management Service (IPOPS) has been shortlisted for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Shared Learning Awards 2017 and will attend the NICE Annual Conference in May 2017 to share their work.

03 March 2017
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Last chance for the public to nominate in community NHS Trust staff awards

With just over one week to go until the closing date of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Celebrating Excellence Awards, leaders at the Trust are encouraging local people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to nominate community health and social care staff who go above and beyond in their duties to provide exceptional care.

02 February 2017
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Your opportunity to get involved in quality priorities consultation for 2017/18

At Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust we are in the process of developing our quality priorities for 2017/18. The priorities are all about improving the safety, effectiveness, and experience of our services.

01 February 2017
Staffordshire NHS Trusts shortlisted for national award for collaborative work in reducing unplanned hospital admissions and improving patient care

A project designed to reduce the number of unplanned hospital admissions for frequent users of health and social care services in North Staffordshire has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare award.

24 January 2017
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Good rating from Care Quality Commission for Newcastle home care service

A Newcastle based home care service provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has received an overall ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an announced inspection in October 2016.

24 January 2017
Sexual health services in Cheadle and Kidsgrove transferring to nearby clinics

Sexual health services provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust in Cheadle and Kidsgrove will be moving to other nearby clinics from January 2017.

07 December 2016
Community Trust Stroke Discharge team wins National Competition

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s community stroke discharge team have won a national competition for their work in improving care for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent stroke patients.

05 December 2016
Sexual health services in South Staffordshire transferring to nearby clinics

Sexual health services in Hednesford and Uttoxeter will be transferring to nearby clinics in December 2016.

 

05 December 2016
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Staffordshire NHS organisations collaborate to reduce unplanned hospital admissions and improve patient care

A project designed to reduce the number of unplanned hospital admissions for frequent users of health and social care services in North Staffordshire is enabling patients to receive the right care, in the right place at the right time.

24 November 2016
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Public encouraged to nominate in community NHS Trust staff awards

Local people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being encouraged to nominate community health and social care staff who go above and beyond in their duties to provide exceptional care in a community NHS Trust’s annual staff awards.

18 November 2016
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Recruitment open day for Qualified Nurses in North Staffordshire

Trained nurses are invited to join a recruitment open day at Bet365 Stadium with one of the UK’s largest integrated health and social care trusts on Wednesday 16 November from 10am to 8pm.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, which provides community health and social care across Staffordshire and community health services in Stoke-on-Trent, is welcoming trained and experienced nurses to a recruitment open day where they can apply and be interviewed for community nursing jobs on the day.

 

14 November 2016
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Know your status – get tested during HIV Testing Week

People living in or around Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire are being encouraged to know their HIV status by taking a free and quick HIV test during National HIV Testing Week.

14 November 2016
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North Staffordshire care home project wins Nursing Times award for care of older people

An initiative developed to reduce the number of hospital admissions for care home residents in North Staffordshire has won a coveted Nursing Times Award.

 

01 November 2016
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Recruitment open day for Nurses to provide care in the community

Trained nurses are invited to join a recruitment open day in Stafford this weekend (Saturday 15 October) with one of the UK’s largest integrated health and social care trusts.

11 October 2016
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Cobridge sexual health clinic extends Saturday opening hours

Saturday opening hours at Stoke-on-Trent’s busiest sexual health clinic, held at Cobridge Community Health Centre, have been extended, aiming to allow more people to be seen and to reduce waiting times.

04 October 2016
Community NHS Trust shortlisted for prestigious HSJ Research Impact award

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been shortlisted in the Clinical Research Impact category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards for the second year running.

23 September 2016
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Community staff get healthy for Work Out at Work Day

Health and social care professionals working across Staffordshire will be getting active on Thursday 15 September as they take part in activities to celebrate Work Out at Work Day.

14 September 2016
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People urged to get tested for Sexual Health Week

Local sexual health professionals are urging people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for Sexual Health Week, which runs from 12-18 September.

12 September 2016
North Staffordshire care home project shortlisted for excellent care of older people award

An initiative developed to reduce the number of hospital admissions for care home residents in North Staffordshire has been nominated for a national award.

24 August 2016
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Locals invited to Annual General Meeting

One of the UK’s largest integrated health and social care providers is inviting Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent residents to find out more about the services it offers at its Annual General Meeting.

10 August 2016
Public welcomed to July community trust board meeting

Board members of one of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trusts are welcoming members of the general public to attend their board meeting on Wednesday 27 July 2016 at 9.30am at Trust Headquarters Morston House, Newcastle-under-Lyme.  

22 July 2016
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Stoke-on-Trent takes ‘Pride’ in its sexual health

A north Staffordshire team of sexual health professionals is encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Stoke-on-Trent to take ‘Pride’ in their sexual health.

20 July 2016
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent young people encouraged into health and social care careers at unique learning event

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is to host its first learning day to encourage young people into a health and social care profession.

18 July 2016
Staffordshire healthy lifestyle service supporting children and young people to be healthy

To mark National Childhood Obesity Week Staffordshire healthy lifestyle service Together4Health is celebrating the successes of children and families who have improved their health and well being with the help of the service.  

08 July 2016
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Community NHS Trust announces appointment of Chairman

One of the UK’s biggest integrated health and social care providers has announced the appointment of a new Chairman to its board of directors. 

30 June 2016
Staffordshire community NHS Trust backing local students through award sponsorship

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, one of the UK’s largest providers of health and social care, has shown support to county students by sponsoring an award at an annual awards ceremony.

30 June 2016
Staffordshire residents’ success after shedding busload of weight

Staffordshire residents attending a weight management programme run by Together4Health, an NHS lifestyle service, have collectively lost nearly 9 tonnes, more than the weight of a classic double decker bus in the service’s first year of operation.

29 June 2016
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Community NHS Trust meet in Rugeley for Public Board Meeting

Members of the general public are invited to attend the June Board meeting of one of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care providers on Wednesday 29 June 2016.

23 June 2016
Partnership Trust innovators to present at conference for Health Professionals

Representatives from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust are to share their innovative work with NHS colleagues during a conference in London.  

21 June 2016
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Families encouraged to take up breastfeeding during awareness week

Families with or expecting new born babies are been encouraged to give their children the best start to life by choosing breastfeeding during National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (18 - 27 June 2016).

20 June 2016
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Setting the Record Straight for Diabetes Week

Specialist community services in Staffordshire are helping people avoid diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and improve their management of Type 2 Diabetes by promoting the positive impact which nutrition can have on lifestyle and medical conditions associated with being overweight.

14 June 2016
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Partnership Trust Volunteers going the ‘extra mile’ for service users and staff

NHS volunteers are helping to enhance the quality of health and social care services provided to people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. 

01 June 2016
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Youth LGBT support handbook launch

A support handbook created by young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people for other young LGBT people, is due to launch in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 28 May.

26 May 2016
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Research received Royal approval at visit to Trust’s Haywood Hospital

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of the College of Occupational Therapists has made a special visit to Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to celebrate the work of its occupational therapy research.

 

23 May 2016
Research to receive Royal approval at visit to Trust’s Haywood Hospital

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of the College of Occupational Therapists is to make a special visit to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust to celebrate the work of its occupational therapy research.

19 May 2016
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NHS Trust meet in Newcastle for Public Board Meeting

Board members of one of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trusts are welcoming members of the general public to attend its May Trust Board meeting on Wednesday 25 May 2016.  

19 May 2016
Community Trust ‘Making May Purple for stroke’

A North Staffordshire Stroke Rehabilitation service is ‘Making May Purple’ this month to promote stroke prevention and awareness. 

19 May 2016
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Partnership Trust award success for work supporting Deaf community

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust‘s Equality and Inclusion manager has scooped a ‘Special Recognition’ award for improving access for Deaf people to health and social care services.

17 May 2016
Community Trust holds special event for Dementia Week

Staffordshire’s community health and social care provider is recognising Dementia Awareness Week (15 - 21 May) by encouraging people who are worried about themselves or a relative having dementia to talk about their concerns.

17 May 2016
Partnership Trust acknowledged for proactive work supporting Deaf community

Community provider of health and social care services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent has been acknowledged for improving access to services available to local Deaf people.

12 May 2016
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust receives its rating from Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has published details of its latest inspection into a local NHS organisation. Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been rated as requires improvement by the regulator.

11 May 2016
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Community nurses from across Staffordshire come together to celebrate International Nurses Day

Community nurses from Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will come together on Thursday 12 May to celebrate International Nurses Day.

11 May 2016
Contact centre provides co-ordinated care for end-of-life patients

People living in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent who are in the final stages of their life are benefiting from a new contact centre which co-ordinates their care and provides vital support to ensure they can remain in the preferred place for death.

10 May 2016
Over 50s urged to take care of their sexual health after rise in STIs

People aged 50 and over are being urged to take care of their sexual health after statistics have revealed an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among this age group over recent years.

10 May 2016
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NHS Trust showcases community health jobs in Birmingham Expo

One of the UK’s largest providers of community health and adult social care is to target Birmingham based professionals at a Health Sector Expo on Saturday 14 May.

09 May 2016
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New Community Nurse Role Helps Children with Asthma

A new community nursing role has been created in Stoke-on-Trent to support children in the city who have asthma.

03 May 2016
Community Services transferring to Virgin Care

From 1 May 2016, some community health services in East Staffordshire will no longer be provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, they will be transferred to and provided by Virgin Care. 

29 April 2016
Care Quality Commission rates Cannock home care service as ‘Good’

Vital services which support Cannock people to stay well and independent in the place they call home have been praised by health regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC).

29 April 2016
Public welcomed to April community trust board meeting in Rugeley

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend their Board meeting on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 10am at Edric House, Rugeley.  

22 April 2016
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Staffordshire Parkinson’s Disease patients benefiting from specialist groups run by the Partnership Trust

Parkinson’s Disease patients in South Staffordshire are benefiting from unique support groups provided by the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

22 April 2016
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland sexual health service signs up to local CSE campaign

Over 80 health and youth professionals including GPs, nurses, social workers, youth workers and school support workers from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust have gathered for the first Leicester Sexual Health network event of 2016.

22 April 2016
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NHS Nursing Jobs on offer to Irish Nurses at Dublin event

One of the UK’s largest providers of community health and adult social care is to target Dublin nurses at a Health Sector Expo on Saturday 23 April.

15 April 2016
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Stoke-on-Trent's health professionals learn about transgender issues

Local health professionals brushed up their understanding of transgender issues at a recent conference organised by the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust Sexual Health team.

13 April 2016
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Haywood Hospital Rehabilitation Ward supporting patients through recovery

Broadfield Rehabilitation Ward at the Haywood Hospital is helping patients to recover with specialised rehabilitation programmes tailored to their individual needs.

05 April 2016
Local NHS Health Improvement services move to Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Health Improvement services provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust are moving back into the Local Authority from 1 April 2016.

31 March 2016
NHS FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
Public welcomed to March Community Trust board meeting in Newcastle

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend their Board meeting on Wednesday 30 March 2016 at 10am at Trust HQ, Morston House in Newcastle.

24 March 2016
Partnership Trust supporting elderly people better to prevent loneliness and isolation

Elderly people living in Tamworth and surrounding areas are to be given additional support to help prevent isolation and loneliness thanks to a new NHS initiative.

16 March 2016
Partnership Trust supporting elderly people better to prevent loneliness and isolation

Elderly people living in Tamworth and surrounding areas are to be given additional support to help prevent isolation and loneliness thanks to a new NHS initiative.

16 March 2016
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Community Trust celebrates Nutrition and Hydration Week

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is celebrating Nutrition and Hydration Week (14 – 20 March) with a series of events to help service users , staff and members of the general public understand the importance of good nutrition and staying hydrated.

15 March 2016
Partnership Trust Rheumatology team wins prestigious Best Practice award

Staff from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust are celebrating after being recognised by the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) in their 2016 Best Practice Awards in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Health.

14 March 2016
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Winners of Community Trust Awards Announced

Staff from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, one of the UK’s biggest integrated health and social care providers, have been recognised for going above and beyond at the organisation’s annual staff awards, Celebrating Excellence Awards.

14 March 2016
Partnership Trust rated “good” in first NHS League table for openness and transparency

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust – one of the UK’s biggest integrated health and adult social care NHS providers - was today named among the top 100 NHS organisations rated outstanding or good for its levels of transparency and openness.

09 March 2016
NHS FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
Social work job opportunities on show at the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham

Social work and social care professionals can find out more about some of the job opportunities available in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent at the COMPASS Jobs Fair in Birmingham on 16 March.

08 March 2016
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Emma is 'proud to be a quitter' as No Smoking Day approaches

Staffordshire residents who want to stub out their habit can get help from Together4Health, a support service run by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

04 March 2016
Stoke smokers urged to become proud quitters

Smokers in Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to take their first steps towards giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day next week.

04 March 2016
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust wins contract to provide Infection Prevention and Control Service in Cheshire East

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is celebrating after being awarded the contract to provide infection prevention and control services for people in Cheshire East.

01 March 2016
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Praise for local cancer awareness volunteers at celebration event

Cancer Awareness volunteers from Stoke-on-Trent have been recognised for their efforts to raise awareness of the disease at a recent celebration event.

26 February 2016
NHS FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
Community Trust meet in Rugeley for Public Board Meeting

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend its February Trust Board meeting on Wednesday 24 February 2016.

19 February 2016
New scheme to help people living in care homes avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital

Health professionals in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have launched a new initiative to help people living in care homes avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital.

18 February 2016
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Partnership Trust signs commitment to improve access to services for Deaf community

Representatives from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust have signed up to a Charter pledging to improve access to health services for Deaf, Hard of hearing and Deaf blind communities in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

17 February 2016
Community trust wins contract to continue to provide sexual health services in North Staffordshire

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is celebrating after being awarded the contract to provide sexual health services for people in North Staffordshire.

16 February 2016
Changes to health visiting in Staffordshire

Health visiting services in Staffordshire will be able to focus on geographical areas in most need following changes to the way services are set up from February 2016.

15 February 2016
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Look after your heart this Valentine’s Day with Together 4 Health

Together 4 Health, the Staffordshire healthy lifestyles service, is encouraging Staffordshire residents to look after their hearts this Valentine’s Day Sunday 14 February.

11 February 2016
Care Quality Commission rates Brighton House

The Care Quality Commission has, today, published its latest report on services provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust. Brighton House Care Home was inspected in November of last year and was rated ‘Good’ in the areas of safety, effectiveness and caring. This follows two earlier reports on Living Independently Staffordshire (Lichfield & Tamworth) and Living Independently Staffordshire (Moorlands) which were both rated as ‘Good’ in all areas inspected.

09 February 2016
Community Trust invites locals to Deaf Charter signing event in Stafford

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is pledging to help improve access to health services for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind communities in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

08 February 2016
Staffordshire service users receiving less intrusive and more personalised care following review

People across Staffordshire who are currently receiving support to live independently at home by two carers are to be given more choice in the way their social care is delivered.

04 February 2016
Your opportunity to get involved in quality priorities consultation 2016-17

At Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust we are in the process of developing our quality priorities for 2016/17.  The priorities are all about improving the safety, effectiveness, and experience of our services.

03 February 2016
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Community nurses helping people to recover and live independently at home

Integrated health and adult social care community services are helping people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to recover in the comfort of their own home following treatment in hospital.

03 February 2016
Care Quality Commission rates Moorlands home care service as ‘Good’

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report into a Staffordshire Moorlands based home care service provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

02 February 2016
Care Quality Commission rates home care service as ‘Good’

The Care Quality Commission has, today, published a report on services provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust. Living Independently Staffordshire (Lichfield & Tamworth) was inspected in November of last year. It received ‘Good’ ratings in all five areas tested by the Care Quality Commission.

01 February 2016
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Finalists announced in community Trust awards

Staffordshire’s community health and social care NHS Trust has announced the names of over 30 members of staff and teams who have been shortlisted in the Trust’s annual Celebrating Excellence Awards.

01 February 2016
More patients going “Home First” thanks to new Partnership Trust initiative

Dozens more patients in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being treated at home after a stay in hospital following the introduction of a new local NHS initiative to encourage people to think first about how patients can be best cared for in their own home.

27 January 2016
Public welcomed to January community trust board meeting in Newcastle

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend its first Trust Board meeting of 2016 on Wednesday 27 January.

22 January 2016
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 24th - 30th January 2016

As part of National Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust (SSOTP) is urging all women aged between 24 and a half and 64 to attend their free cervical smear test once they have received their request to attend a screening.

19 January 2016
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Staffordshire Dietitians supporting janUary 2016 – Do something good for U

Staffordshire families are being asked to pledge to “do something good for U” as part of a national ‘janUary’ campaign, which runs during National Obesity Awareness Week.

12 January 2016
Thousands of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent patients living independently at home

Community health and social care services in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent helped more than 13,000 of people to live independently at home in the last four months of the year - helping to tackle the growing pressures in A&E services.

11 January 2016
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Podiatry patients seen quicker by community Trust

Podiatry patients in North Staffordshire are being seen in less time by specialist at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust thanks to a number of service improvements.

07 January 2016
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New Year, New You with Together 4 Health

Residents of Staffordshire who have started the New Year with resolutions to be healthier can find help and advice from experts at Together 4 Health, Staffordshire’s healthy lifestyles service.

05 January 2016
Need Urgent But Not Emergency Care for an Injury or Illness?

People living in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent are being reminded that many minor injuries and illnesses can be either self-managed or treated outside of an accident and emergency unit.

31 December 2015
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NHS in North Staffordshire Prepared For Winter

Since last winter the NHS locally and nationally has been preparing to ensure that services cope with winter pressures. This year we have pulled out all the stops to prepare for thi​s winter.  We are determined to protect the good standards of service that the public have come to expect.

23 December 2015
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Leading figure in British rehabilitation medicine and research retires from NHS

Professor Anthony Ward, a leading figure in British rehabilitation medicine and research is retiring from his NHS role in Staffordshire after a career spanning more than four decades.

22 December 2015
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Keele pharmacy becomes first in region to offer registration for free condoms

Well Pharmacy as Keele University has become the first in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire to offer people under 25 to register for free condoms.

21 December 2015
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React to Red - Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Hospital staff at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust are being encouraged to “React to Red” as part of its pressure ulcer prevention campaign to educate as many people as possible about the dangers of pressure ulcers and the simple steps that can be taken to avoid them.

17 December 2015
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Last Chance to Nominate in Community Trust Staff Awards

With less than one week to go until the closing date for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Celebrating Excellence Awards, leaders at the Trust are encouraging members of the public to make their nominations for staff that go above and beyond to deliver the highest quality of care.

15 December 2015
Country’s Leading Physios Visit Innovative Staffordshire Team

A Staffordshire NHS service which specialises in physiotherapy and pain management has recently attracted two leading physiotherapists following exceptional reviews from patients and professional colleagues.

 

11 December 2015
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Young mums celebrate the success of the Family Nurse Partnership programme

First time mums from Cannock and surrounding areas shared a double celebration with their youngsters to mark Christmas and their graduation from a unique health service which provides support and advice during and after their pregnancies.

10 December 2015
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Partnership NHS Trust Appoints Non-Executive Director and Non-Executive Designate to its Trust Board

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust – the organisation which manages the delivery of community health and integrated adult social care services has appointed a new Non-Executive Director and a Non-Executive Designate to its Trust Board.

09 December 2015
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NHS Award success for Partnership Trust Rehabilitation team

A team of Staffordshire Visual Impairment Rehabilitation Officers have won a national award in recognition of their joined up working with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to raise awareness of the difficulties people living with visual impairments experience on a daily basis.

08 December 2015
Trust recruits people to review complaints

A community NHS Trust is recruiting people with an interest in health and social care to independently review complaints following a successful pilot which gave people the opportunity to assess complaints reviewed by the Trust.

04 December 2015
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Public nominations opened in community NHS Trust staff awards

Local people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are been encouraged to nominate community health and social care staff who go above and beyond in their duties to provide exceptional care in a community NHS Trust’s annual staff awards.

27 November 2015
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Staffordshire’s Ambassador for Cultural Change to speak at leading Healthcare conference

Staffordshire’s ‘Ambassador for Cultural Change’ is to speak about the trailblazing role alongside Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP and Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission David Behan, at a leading healthcare conference on Thursday 26 November.

25 November 2015
Residents of Stoke-on-Trent encouraged to get tested for HIV Testing Week

Residents of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire are being advised to take a free and quick HIV test for national HIV Testing Week.

24 November 2015
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Community Nurse wins Mentor of the Year Award

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is celebrating after Community Nurse Hannah Beech was awarded Mentor of the Year at the Keele University School of Nursing and Midwifery – Mentor and Placement of the Year Awards 2015.

20 November 2015
Community NHS Trust Board Meeting Held in Newcastle

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend their board meeting on Wednesday 25 November 2015 at 10am, Morston House, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1QG.

20 November 2015
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Partnership Trust shortlisted for NHS Collaboration Award

Staff from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust have been shortlisted for a national NHS award in recognition of their joined up working with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to raise awareness of the difficulties people living with visual impairments experience on a daily basis.

19 November 2015
Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire young mums are receiving outstanding quality of care

The Family Nurse Partnership service, provided by the Partnership Trust, offers young mums additional support during their first pregnancy and up until the child is two years of age.

11 November 2015
Partnership Trust appeals for volunteers to help assess its patient environments

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is appealing for volunteers to work with health care professionals to assess areas where care is provided to patients and service users.

09 November 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme community event to showcase Partnership Trust services to keep people well this winter

The Partnership Trust are in attendance at the Let's Improve Chesterton Health Event on Thursday 12 November to provide advice on keeping well this winter.

05 November 2015
Partnership Trust Health Visitors amongst the best in the country

The Partnership Trust currently performs above the national average in Health Visiting.

04 November 2015
Partnership Trust Team Shortlisted for National Multiple Sclerosis Award

The Partnership Trust's Adult Ability Team has been shortlisted for an award from the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

04 November 2015
NHS Leadership Nomination for Staffordshire Therapist

An Occupational Therapist from Staffordshire has been nominated for a prestigious NHS leadership award for outstanding commitment to her work which helps to keep older people safe and well by reducing the risk of falls.

03 November 2015
Lung cancer awareness events

Stoke-on-Trent’s Cancer Awareness Team are joining forces with First buses for a day-long event at Hanley Bus Station on 4 November to raise awareness of the signs of lung cancer for Lung Cancer Awareness Month.      

02 November 2015
Public welcomed to community trust board meeting in Rugeley

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend their board meeting on Wednesday 28 October at 10.00am at Edric House, Rugeley, WS15 1UW.

26 October 2015
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Partnership Trust and partners short-listed for prestigious HSJ Award

Staff at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust are celebrating after being short-listed for a prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award.

15 October 2015
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National award for Stoke Speech and Language Therapist

A Stoke-on-Trent speech and language therapist has been awarded a prestigious national ‘Giving Voice’ award by The Royal College of Speech and Language (RCSLT) for her outstanding work and commitment to the speech and language therapy profession.

13 October 2015
Gordon Banks opens new health education centre in Burslem Hospital

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust and the Haywood Foundation welcome Gordon Banks to open the new Patient Information Education and Resource Centre (PIER) at the Haywood Hospital, Burslem on World Arthritis Day (Monday 12 October).

08 October 2015
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Are you taking the Stoptober challenge?

Stoptober - the national 28 day quitting challenge from Pubic Health England – is back! Smokers across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent are encouraged to join 2015’s challenge using support from stop smoking services.

30 September 2015
Public welcomed to September community trust board meeting in Newcastle

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend their board meeting on Wednesday 30 September at 9.00am at Trust HQ, Morston House, Newcastle.

28 September 2015
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Local invited to Community Trust AGM

Residents of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are warmly invited to join the UK’s largest integrated health and social care provider, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, to find out more about the community NHS Trust at its Annual General Meeting.

09 September 2015
Ambulatory Clinic District Nurses to Hold Educational Sessions for Patients

District nurses from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Ambulatory Clinic will be providing educational sessions for patients on topics ranging from general health and well-being to leg ulcer care.

07 September 2015
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New Chairman for Community Trust

David Pearson became Interim Chairman of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust on 1 September following Professor Nigel Ratcliffe’s announcement to step down after four years in post.

04 September 2015
Partnership Trust statement on Infant Feeding Services in Stoke on Trent

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has successfully won a tendering process to continue to provide breastfeeding support to local mothers and babies in the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

26 August 2015
Outpatient clinics open as usual at Longton Cottage Hospital

The community NHS Trust which provides care at Longton Cottage Hospital is reminding members of the public that outpatient clinics at the community hospital are open as usual.

19 August 2015
NHS Trust Development Authority Confirm Jane Gaddum as Non Executive Director

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has today confirmed the appointment of Jane Gaddum as Non-Executive Director of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

17 August 2015
Significant Improvements to Quality and Learning as a Result of the Partnership Trust Reviewing All Deaths in its Care

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, the UK’s biggest provider of community health and adult social care, is aiming to be the first NHS Trust in the country to review all deaths.

17 August 2015
Partnership Trust exceeds national averages once again

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has once again scored above the national average in the majority of categories in results published by the Health and Social Care Information Service. Against falling scores across the country, the Partnership Trust has seen an increase in many of these categories to buck the national trend.

12 August 2015
Hospital Wards Search for Local Keepsakes

A hospital is asking members of the local community to volunteer old photographs or objects of interest as part of a project which will make wards friendlier and more welcoming for people with dementia.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Cheadle hospital cares for people who have been transferred from acute care or from theirs own home, many of whom suffer from Dementia.

06 August 2015
Top Scores from Patients for Community Trust

An NHS report has revealed that local people who use community health and social care services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent would highly recommend services to their family and friends.

05 August 2015
Public welcomed to community trust board meeting in Newcastle

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend their board meeting on Wednesday 29 July at 9.00am at Trust HQ, Morston House in Newcastle.

23 July 2015
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NHS Leadership Opportunity in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire’s community health and social care NHS Trust is looking for local leaders to help shape the future of services by joining the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust Board as non-executive director.

20 July 2015
Quit smoking success for Ramadan

A Stoke man successfully kicked his 25 yearlong smoking habit during Ramadan after attending a 12 week stop smoking course run by the NHS.

Abdur Razzaq, from Cobridge, who had previously smoked up to 25 cigarettes a day for over 25 years, decided to refer himself to Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s stop smoking service prior to Ramadan.

14 July 2015
One year of community success for mums and babies in Silverdale

Silverdale mums and babies will be celebrating one year of community support when their coffee group celebrates its first year of success this July.

07 July 2015
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Hot Weather Advice for all Patients

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks.  As the weather heats up in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent make sure it doesn't harm you or anyone you know.

01 July 2015
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Bringing the healing power of flowers back to the wards

British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) local artist Rita Floyd will be bringing her skills as an expert ceramic flower maker to the wards at Haywood Hospital, Burslem this summer, as part of BCB’s ongoing work with local hospital trusts.

01 July 2015
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NHS Apprentice Opportunities on Offer to Local Youngsters

Young people across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being offered the chance to apply for an NHS apprenticeship with the UK’s largest health and social care NHS Trust.

18 June 2015
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Chairman’s four year term of office comes to an end

Professor Nigel Ratcliffe, Chairman of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust today announced his decision to step down from the community health and social care organisation at the end of August 2015.

27 May 2015
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Community NHS Trust Board Meeting Held in Hanley

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend their Board Meeting on Wednesday 27 May at 9.00am.

22 May 2015
Community services recommended to Friends and Family

Patients receiving community health and adult social care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have said that they would recommend local services.

 

21 May 2015
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Partnership Trust joins national campaign encouraging people to ask about clinical research

Staffordshire’s community NHS Trust is encouraging people to ask their doctor and nurses about clinical research as part of a national campaign called Ok to Ask, led by the National Institute for Health Research.

 

18 May 2015
State of the art electronic system to improve patient information takes a step closer

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has appointed its partner to provide a state of the art electronic system which will transform the way its staff work and helps patients be more involved in their own care.

14 May 2015
Home Carer Workers Welcomed to NHS Recruitment Events

The UK’s largest integrated health and social care provider, the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is hosting a series of recruitment drop in sessions across North Staffordshire as it appoints new home care workers. 

13 May 2015
Nurses from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent host transatlantic conference to celebrate International Nurses Day

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent nurses are to join American colleagues to celebrate International Nurses Days on 12 May.

11 May 2015
Twenty Thousand People Avoid Hospital with Care in Community

New figures from Staffordshire’s community health and social care NHS Trust reveal that almost 20,000 local people have avoided admission to acute hospital during the past year thanks to care in the community .

08 May 2015
NHS Trust Help Spot Early Signs of Skin Cancer in Awareness Month

The UK’s largest health and social care NHS Trust is encouraging local people across Staffordshire to use National Sun Awareness week as an opportunity to make sure they are sun aware.

01 May 2015
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NHS and Fire Service Work Together to Support Visually Impaired

The county’s community NHS Trust have joined forces with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue at Tamworth fire station to raise awareness of the difficulties that people living with visual impairments experience on a day to day basis and how rehabilitation can support them.

22 April 2015
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Baby Friendly is Best for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is the latest UK health care facility to win international recognition from UNICEF Baby Friendly Award.

16 April 2015
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Trust Scoops Two Gold Rainbow Charter Awards

Two teams from the Partnership Trust have been awarded gold awards in the ‘Rainbow Charter Mark’ in recognition for the quality of care which they deliver to service users.

09 April 2015
NHS Cancer Awareness team join forces with B&Q

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust Cancer Awareness Team will be working with B&Q in Stoke-on-Trent to promote Bowel Cancer Awareness Month during April 2015.

30 March 2015
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Staffordshire Prison Nurse Wins Prestigious National Award

A Staffordshire prison nurse has won a national award for her ground breaking approach to working with prisoners who suffer from anxiety disorders whilst serving time at HMP Stafford.

Johanne Tomlinson, Anxiety Management Lead Nurse for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, provides enhanced care to help prisoners overcome anxiety and illnesses caused by the onset of anxiety. Her innovative approach, which has a particular focus on veterans, has now been recognised by leading prison, probation and community and youth justice charity, The Butler Trust.

23 March 2015
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Community NHS Trust Board Takes Place in Newcastle

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend its March Trust Board meeting on Wednesday 25 March.

19 March 2015
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Top award for NHS employee getting people home more quickly

An NHS employee at the forefront of getting people out of hospital and into community care has received the Chairman and Chief Executive’s Special Recognition Award at a community NHS Trust’s annual staff awards.

17 March 2015
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Staffordshire NHS community staff Awarded for going above and beyond

Members of staff from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, the UK’s biggest integrated health and social care community provider, have been honoured for going above and beyond at the organisation’s annual staff awards evening.

Health and social care workers, including district nurses, physiotherapists, social care assessors as well staff from the Trust’s community hospitals attended an awards ceremony at Staffordshire County Showground on Friday 13 March.

16 March 2015
Trust welcomes New Members to Board

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust – the organisation which manages the delivery of community health and integrated adult social care services has appointed a new non-executive director and an associate non-executive director to its Trust Board.

11 March 2015
Successful quitters give ‘Big Cig’ the final push to mark ‘No Smoking Day’

Successful quitters will meet the ‘the big cig’ the NHS stop smoking service mascot on 11 March at 11am at Queen’s Hospital to give him one final last push on No Smoking Day.

09 March 2015
Hospital Patients Give up Smoking in time for No Smoking Day

One hundred hospital patients have successfully quit smoking with support from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s stop smoking service Time to Quit after a pilot project on six wards at University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) saw people treated directly at their bedside.

09 March 2015
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Charity adopts Staffordshire nursing team

Macmillan Cancer Support is delighted to announce that the Cancer and Supportive Therapies Team at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust have been adopted by the charity as Macmillan Nurses.

16 February 2015
Sir Robert Francis recommends Partnership Trust's pioneering Ambassador role in every Trust

A pioneering role, developed by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, to give NHS staff greater confidence to raise concerns,  should be made mandatory in every NHS organisation says the leader of a government backed national review into the culture of the health service.

11 February 2015
Palace Date for Award Winning Prison Nurse Jo

Multiple award winning prison nurse Johanne Tomlinson has been presented with the of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in recognition for her contribution to prison nursing.

Lead nurse for anxiety management at HMP Stafford, Johanne works for at the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust which provides healthcare services in all of the county’s prisons.

06 February 2015
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Recruitment Drive for Volunteers on Hospital Wards

The UK’s largest health and social care NHS Trust has launched a new recruitment drive for enthusiastic volunteers to join a vibrant volunteer team based in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire’s community hospitals.

04 February 2015
NHS FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
Research participation required

Local people who use assistive technology are being encouraged to take part in a research study to help develop national guidance which will be used when minor assistive technology is required.

03 February 2015
Innovative partnership working helps tackle growing pressures in acute hospitals

An NHS community matron and paramedic have joined forces to provide emergency treatment to people at home or in the community to help tackle growing pressure in acute hospitals.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has teamed up with West Midlands Ambulance Service to pilot the innovative service which sees a nurse accompanying a paramedic on 999 calls in Tamworth and surrounding areas using a rapid response vehicle.

27 January 2015
Partnership Responds to Health Select Committee Report into NHS Complaints

On 21 January the Houses of Commons Health Select Committee published their report on complaints and raising concerns and made a series of recommendations including calling for the simplification of complaints processes to improve transparency.

Speaking in response to the publication, Chief Executive of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust said. “This is a welcome report which reflects our own commitment at the Partnership Trust to improve openness and transparency in regard to our complaints process for people who use our services.

27 January 2015
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Public Welcomed to First Board Meeting of New Year for Community NHS Trust

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust are welcoming members of the general public to attend the first Trust Board meeting of 2015 on Wednesday 28 January at 9.00am.

22 January 2015
Innovative schemes launched to support integrated health and social care

The UK’s biggest integrated health and social care NHS Trust has launched its own innovative approach to ensuring its community teams are providing excellent care, efficiently and safely from the most appropriately skilled and experienced staff.

22 January 2015
Cold Weather Alert - Advice For When Very Low Temperatures Are Forecast

Today the Met office has issued a Cold Weather Alert which affects Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

High winds, ice and very low temperatures (although no significant snow) are expected over the coming days which can all have an impact on elderly and vulnerable people.

Please follow this link  to some helpful advice from the NHS to help you , your family and those around you Keep Warm Keep Well .

15 January 2015
De-escalation of Major Incident

The health community in Staffordshire has taken the decision to de-escalate from major incident level this morning (Thursday 8 January 2015). Hospitals, community providers and NHS commissioners will still be working together to manage unprecedented demand for healthcare services. University Hospitals of North Midlands, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups and the ambulance service will continue to put in place measures to ensure that people who need hospital and emergency care can get treatment quickly.

08 January 2015
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International Award for Leading Rehabilitation Consultant

A leading rehabilitation consultant at a North Staffordshire community hospital has been named as the 2015 recipient of a prestigious, international medical award.

08 January 2015
NHS FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
Community Trust Hold Public Engagement Events

The UK’s largest health and social care NHS Trust is holding a series of public engagement events to encourage patients, service users and members of the general public to have their say on joined up health and social care.

07 January 2015
Bradwell Hospital Car Parking – Limited space during maintenance work

Patients and visitors are advised to take note of maintenance work taking place on the large lower staff car park at Bradwell Community Hospital from Friday 9 January to Sunday 11 January.

07 January 2015
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New Year, New You with Time to Quit NHS Stop Smoking Service

Many people make New Year’s resolutions in a bid to feel healthier. This year make the most life changing one of all and quit smoking with help from your local Time to Quit NHS Stop Smoking Service. We can offer you specialist support making your quit attempt four times more likely to succeed than going it alone.

06 January 2015
NHS System pressures Major Incident Declared

Following our earlier press release the Health community has now escalated to major incident level. Hospitals, community providers, NHS commissioners and the ambulance service are working together to manage unprecedented demand for healthcare services today (Monday 5 January 2015). 

06 January 2015
Please Help Keep Flu and Norovirus Out of Hospitals

People thinking of visiting relatives or friends in community hospitals are being advised to stay at home if they or their family members have had diarrhoea, vomiting or ‘flu-like’ symptoms in the last 48 hours.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is asking for the help of local people to keep ‘winter vomiting’ or Norovirus and flu away from vulnerable patients and staff who could pass it on. 

05 January 2015
New clinics launched to treat patients in the community and help avoid a visit to hospital

People living in Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth are benefiting from new clinics launched to treat people who are usually seen by a district nurse at home.

The community clinics, provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, are giving patients the opportunity to received enhanced treatment in a community setting, reducing the need for a hospital appointment or admission to hospital.

18 December 2014
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Community NHS Trust Benefit From I.T Apprentices

The UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS Trust has recruited six young apprentices to work in its busy information technology (IM&T) department which provides support to staff and services across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

17 December 2014
New joined up service helps Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent patients return home from hospital quickly

The NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent has launched a new service to ensure patients return home from hospital quickly and safely following clear evidence of its success elsewhere in England.

16 December 2014
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Voting Deadline Approaches for NHS Staff Awards

People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to vote for health and social care staff who provide outstanding care across the community before 19 December 2014, when nominations for the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Celebrating Excellence Awards close.

12 December 2014
Pilot Stop Smoking Scheme in Burton hailed a success

Dozens of Staffordshire patients are benefiting from a new service to help them quit smoking while in hospital

11 December 2014
Bradwell Hospital Celebrates Care Award

Bradwell Hospital staff are celebrating following a scheme they introduced to ensure the highest levels of dignity are maintained for all patients, winning a national health innovation prize.

The Purple Bow scheme is a simple but effective programme being introduced across the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s community hospitals and has been awarded an “Innovation and Best Practice Award 2014/15” by the national Community Hospitals Association.

10 December 2014
East Staffordshire people invited to have their say on social care services

People living in East Staffordshire are being given the opportunity to have their say about how they can choose and control the type of social care support they receive.

09 December 2014
New Recruits Join NHS Community Services

Scores of district nurses, home care workers, administrators and hospital care staff have been offered jobs in a single day to help North Staffordshire’s community NHS services be more flexible and responsive to care for more people in their own homes.

The UK’s largest integrated health and social care provider, the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, held a special multi-disciplinary recruitment event at the Haywood Hospital on Saturday (6 December) to appoint as many people as possible to its teams which support people at home and in community hospitals.

09 December 2014
For They Are Jolly Good Health Visiting Fellows!

Two outstanding Staffordshire health visitors have been nominated in the latest group of just nine professionals to join the prestigious Institute of Health Visiting’s Fellowship programme.

Liz Elliott, Professional Lead for Health Visiting at the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust and her colleague Karen Missen, have both been recognised by the Institute’s initiative that celebrates the professional achievement of exceptional health visitors. 

08 December 2014
Tamworth and Lichfield people invited to have their say on joined up health and social care services

People living in Tamworth and Lichfield are being given the opportunity to have their say about joined up health and social care services they may receive.

04 December 2014
Change to Opening Time at Cannock Minor Injuries Unit

Opening hours at Cannock Chase Minor Injuries Unit have reduced from 8am until midnight to 10:30am until 6:30pm.

03 December 2014
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Partnership Trust’s integrated health and social care teams help tackle growing pressures in acute hospitals

Integrated health and social care community services are helping to tackle the growing pressures in acute services, health leaders at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust today said.

28 November 2014
Nurses Urged to Look to the Community for Broadest Career Opportunities

Greater autonomy in nursing practice and more opportunities to develop skills and experience are just some of the benefits nurses are enthusiastically sharing since joining multi disciplinary teams in North Staffordshire’s community hospitals.

The Partnership Trust is currently recruiting staff nurses and senior staff nurses and are encouraging registered staff to explore the reality of nursing in the community hospitals and opportunity it offers to utilise specialist practice while continuing to develop their skills and experience.

27 November 2014
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Couple Quit 50 Year Smoking Habit with NHS Stop Smoking Service

A Staffordshire couple, who have been smoking for over 50 years, have successfully kicked their habit after attending a 12 week stop smoking clinic provided by the NHS. 

27 November 2014
Mystery Shoppers Help to Shape Community Services

The UK’s largest health and social care provider is looking for service users to share their thoughts to help improve and influence the way service are delivered in the future.

26 November 2014
Job Opportunities for Carers to Support More People at Home

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s provider of community health and social care services is to build its own workforce of home care workers to help more people maintain or regain their independence.

Employed on NHS terms and conditions with access to the NHS pension scheme, paid mileage and a full training programme, these valuable posts will support the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s integrated local care teams.

26 November 2014
Recognition for Dignity of Care in Community Hospitals

Community hospital care in North Staffordshire has been recognised as amongst the best for ensuring the highest levels of dignity are maintained for all patients, especially those nearing the end of their lives.

The Purple Bow scheme is a simple but effective programme introduced across the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s community hospitals, and has been shortlisted by the national Community Hospitals Association for its “Innovations and Best Practice in Community Hospitals Awards 2014/15”.

 

24 November 2014
November Board Meeting - Message from Partnership Trust Chairman Prof Nigel Ratcliffe

Following a discussion between myself as Trust Chairman, the Deputy Chairman Mr David Pearson and the Trust's Chief Executive Officer Mr Stuart Poynor, I wish to inform you that the Trust Board meeting in Morston House next week at 8.00 am Wednesday 26th November has been cancelled, with my support. This is not a decision that is taken lightly. 

21 November 2014
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Partnership’s Celebrating Excellence Awards Open to Public and Staff Nominations

Community health and adult social care NHS staff are to be recognised for their excellent care and commitment in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s annual Celebrating Excellence Awards.

20 November 2014
X-ray and Telemedicine at Haywood Walk-in Centre

Patients in Stoke-on-Trent are being encouraged to use the Haywood Hospital Walk-in Centre rather than Accident and Emergency at Royal Stoke Hospital to be treated for minor injuries or minor ailments.

20 November 2014
Partnership Trust launches innovative schemes to support integrated health and social care community teams

The UK’s biggest integrated health and social care NHS Trust has launched its own innovative approach to ensuring its community teams are providing excellent care, efficiently and safely from the most appropriately skilled and experienced staff.

18 November 2014
Pilot service supports Staffordshire people better at home

Community health and social care services are playing a vital role in tackling avoidable hospital admissions in Staffordshire following the launch of a new innovative service.

18 November 2014
Community Trust Launches One Stop Show for Recruitment

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust – the UK’s biggest joined up community health and adult social care trust  - has launched an innovative approach to recruiting new staff and supporting them into posts quickly.

The new streamlined approach to recruitment helped to appoint 26 new members of staff to its community hospitals on a single day in October. Nine interview panels ran simultaneously at the one stop recruitment and appointment day in October with employment contracts offered to senior nurses, staff nurses and health care support workers.

12 November 2014
Non-Exec Trust Board Opportunities Available for Talented Leaders

Exceptional opportunities are available for experienced senior executives to make a positive impact in their communities by employing their expertise as a Non Executive Director at the UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS Trust.  

Strong and effective leadership is essential to ensure that the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust continues to deliver the best quality experience for the people we care for. We are seeking talented individuals with experience of leadership and robust governance, in either commercial or public sector environments, to join our Trust Board and help lead the organisation.

 

10 November 2014
Partnership Trust’s rheumatology centre highlighted as example of providing specialist care outside of hospital

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s rheumatology centre is being held up as a national example in providing specialist care outside of hospital.

24 October 2014
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Community NHS Trust Board Welcome Public to Meet in Rugeley

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust will meet at Edric House in Rugeley on Wednesday 29 October for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s monthly board meeting.

23 October 2014
More Nurses Appointed At Community Hospitals Recruitment Day

Twenty six new members of staff were appointed on a single day to work across community hospitals in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to further improve levels of care and support for patients.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust held a special appointment day at the Haywood Hospital on Saturday 18 October and, by the end of the afternoon, had offered employment contracts to senior nurses, staff nurses and health care support workers.

 

21 October 2014
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Staffordshire Apprentice Shortlisted for Regional Health Care Award

A teenage apprentice working towards a career in healthcare has been shortlisted for a prestigious award after successfully completing a support work apprenticeship at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Haywood Hospital. 

20 October 2014
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Sign Up to Safety Trailblazer Trust Reports Progress Across Staffordshire

Leaders at the UK’s biggest integrated health and adult social care provider today responded to the Secretary of State’s call for greater focus on the quality of patient care to help save costs in the NHS, by reporting good progress in several key areas as part of the organisation’s commitment to the national “Sign up to Safety”.

16 October 2014
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Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust response Mid Staffs Transition

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust's response to Mid Staffs transition

Partnership Trust Chief Executive Stuart Poynor said:

“We know the NHS in Staffordshire is at a crossroads and we are committed to working together to deliver quality health services people need and expect.  

14 October 2014
Tissue Viability Scheme Shortlisted in National Health Care Award

A Staffordshire community nurse has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award which acknowledges efficiencies made through the use of technology in healthcare. 

10 October 2014
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Time to Quit Stop Smoking Success in Staffordshire

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s stop smoking service, Time to Quit, has reason to celebrate today, as national stop smoking performance figures were released.

08 October 2014
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Community Hospital Hosts Tea Party for Patients

Patients at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Leek Moorland Community Hospital will enjoy tea and cake at a hospital tea party tomorrow (Wednesday 8 October). 

08 October 2014
Volunteers Raise Breast Cancer Awareness with Stoke-on-Trent Shoppers

Cancer awareness volunteers from the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust will be helping supermarket shoppers spot the early signs and symptoms of breast cancer throughout October to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

07 October 2014
Staffordshire School Nurse Goes to Ghana

A Staffordshire school nurse will travel to Ghana as part of a medical team on Thursday 9 October in a charity mission to support and care for families living in rural African communities.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust school nurse, Mandy Stubbs will swap her daily routine of looking after school children across North Staffordshire for treks into rural communities where Ghanaian families are vulnerable to Malaria and other tropical diseases. 

07 October 2014
Rural Health Staff All Aboard for Training Opportunities

Community healthcare staff working in remote and rural locations across the Staffordshire Moorlands are being offered more opportunities to take part in clinical skills training to better support patients in their communities, thanks to a mobile clinical simulation unit visiting Leek this week.

The Skills Bus will visit Westwood Golf Club on Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd October providing practical, hands-on training sessions for community health and care staff working in the area’s integrated health and social care organisation, the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

30 September 2014
Public thanked for efforts to consider alternatives to A&E

University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust would like to thank those patients who considered alternatives to A&E and visited other centres for their care yesterday. University Hospital appealed to the public to help by using alternative services, which saw a 5% reduction in attendances at A&E and allowed it to focus on the patients who needed to be admitted to a hospital bed.

26 September 2014
Temporary Bed Closures at Longton Hospital

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has temporarily closed a ward at Longton Cottage Hospital.

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25 September 2014
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Public Welcomed to Community NHS Trust Board in Stafford

The UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust will meet at Walton Room, Stafford Borough Council on Wednesday 24 September 2014 for its monthly Trust Board meeting.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust welcomes members of the general public to join them for the public board session starting at 9.00am.

18 September 2014
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NHS Leaders Meet American Health Executives

Health leaders from across Staffordshire met with American health executives on Monday (15 September) to hear how state of the art technology, used widely across the United States, can transform the way the NHS treats local people in their own homes.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust welcomed Dr Robert Petzel, previous under secretary for health and Dr Kathleen Frisbee, co-director of the Connected Health programme for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to discuss the benefits of digital health care.

17 September 2014
Staffordshire Welcomes Senior American Health Officials

Health leaders from the United States of America Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will visit Staffordshire to share their expertise of successfully using state of the art technology to transform the way patients are treated in their own homes.

11 September 2014
Independent Complaint Review Panel becomes 'Critical Friend'

In its drive to deliver an open and transparent culture the Partnership Trust has established an independent complaint review panel which reviews and investigates complex complaints received by the Trust.  

02 September 2014
Summer Fun for Patients at Leek Hospital Garden Party

Patients, staff and visitors enjoyed an afternoon of activities and tasty refreshments at a summer garden party held to raise funds for diversional therapies at Leek Moorlands Hospital on Wednesday 27 August.

02 September 2014
Community Hospital Achieve Top Marks in National PLACE survey

Food, cleanliness and well being standards for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s five community hospitals have been rated as excellent by patients in results published by the Health and Social Care Information Service.

29 August 2014
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District Nurses in Stoke on Trent on the move thanks to new IT kit

District nurses in Stoke-on-Trent have had their work transformed following the roll out of new IT equipment which is helping to bring together health and social care colleagues on to one, joined up IT network.

22 August 2014
New Technology Helping NHS Community Services Recruit High Quality Staff

A multi-million pound investment in state-of-the-art information technology equipment is helping the country’s largest integrated health and social care organisation recruit the best candidates to work in community health and adult social care.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is using video messaging service Skype to interview prospective employees, saving both time and resources and ensuring quality candidates who cannot attend an interview, still have an opportunity to be considered for employment.

20 August 2014
Staffordshire people invited to have their say on social care services

People living in Staffordshire are being given the opportunity to have their say about how they can choose and control the type of social care support they receive.

18 August 2014
Two Directors to leave Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust

Two directors of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust have announced they will be leaving the organisation.

Director of Nursing and Quality Siobhan Heafield is leaving the Trust to take up a senior role with the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) and Medical Director Dr Doug Wulff is to take retirement.

15 August 2014
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Staffordshire Patients Benefit from Specialist District Nurse Training

Patients across Staffordshire are benefiting from enhanced skills and knowledge from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust district nurses who have completed a specialist course aimed to provide expert care to people in their own homes.

14 August 2014
Ambassador for Cultural Change to Advise Sir Robert Francis in Whistle blowing Review

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Ambassador for Cultural Change, Helene Donnelly, is to independently advise Sir Robert Francis QC in groundbreaking review into whistle blowing and reporting culture in the NHS.

Sir Robert’s review "Freedom and Responsibility to Speak Up” will call on NHS frontline staff across the country to speak up about their experiences of whistle-blowing to support a more open culture necessary to ensure safer patient care. Their views will form the heart of an independent review looking at how staff on the frontline can be supported to raise concerns and ensure safe care for patients.

 

07 August 2014
HIV Testing taken into the local community

HIV Testing is to be offered outside of a clinical setting for the first time in Stoke-on-Trent. 

06 August 2014
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Staffordshire NHS and Fire and Rescue Bosses Swap Jobs

Top bosses at Staffordshire’s community NHS Trust and Fire and Rescue Service are swapping jobs to understand how they can work better together to support the local community and improve their organisations. 

31 July 2014
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Public Invited to Annual General Meeting

Local people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being invited to find out more about the UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS Trust at its Annual General Meeting.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is to hold its AGM on Wednesday 3 September at Tillington Hall Hotel, Stafford from 5pm – 7pm.

28 July 2014
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Community NHS Trust Monthly Board Meeting Held in Moorlands

The UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust will meet at Leek Moorlands community hospital on Wednesday 30th July 2014 for its monthly Trust Board meeting.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust welcomes members of the general public to join them for the public board session starting at 9.00am.

24 July 2014
Young people to champion School Nursing Services

Young people in Stoke-on-Trent are among the first to become School Nurse Champions as part of a national scheme to boost profile and raise awareness of the services provided by school nurses.

16 July 2014
Joined up health and social care services support people with long term conditions

People living in Staffordshire suffering from long term conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart failure and kidney disease are benefiting from new integrated services introduced by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

03 July 2014
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Staffordshire Health Leaders Prove 6Cs are for Everyone at NHS England Conference

Health leaders from the UK’s largest integrated health and social care trust are to address national colleagues to highlight how Staffordshire is benefiting from a national initiative to improve care and compassion across the NHS.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has launched it’s own pioneering approach to the national 6Cs (care, compassion, courage, complacence, communications, commitment) initiative by introducing the 6C’s Challenge Award.

02 July 2014
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Sign up to Safety Launched

NHS leaders at the UK’s biggest integrated health and adult social care provider today backed a national campaign to reduce harm and save lives by encouraging openness and transparency across the NHS.

24 June 2014
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Hanley Meeting for Community NHS Trust Board

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust will meet at Hanley Fire Station on Wednesday 25 June for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s monthly board meeting. 

19 June 2014
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Royal Honour for Staffordshire Prison Nurse

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust prison nurse, Johanne Tomlinson has been appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen in The Queen’s Birthday Honours for her contribution to prison nursing. 

16 June 2014
Longton Cottage Hospital

“Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust temporarily closed beds across two wards at Longton Cottage Hospital earlier this year to ensure adequate staffing levels to provide safe patient care.

11 June 2014
Community Trust Becomes First to Use Real Time Feedback to Improve Patient Experience

People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being given the opportunity to help improve services and the quality care provided by the UK’s biggest integrated health and adult social care trust.

06 June 2014
Community key to providing care where people need it

The NHS leader of the UK’s biggest integrated health and social care organisation today welcomed the call for a local response to the way primary, acute and community services are delivered for the best outcome for the communities NHS organisations serve.

05 June 2014
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Volunteer Opportunities Expand in Community NHS Trust

The UK’s largest provider of community health and social care services is appealing to people who would like to volunteer time to help patients and service users across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. 

04 June 2014
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Burton Meeting for Community NHS Trust Board

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust will meet at Burton Town Hall on Wednesday 28 May for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s monthly board meeting. 

23 May 2014
Rehabilitation Team Win Best in Staffordshire Award

A specialist rehabilitation unit provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has scooped a Best in Staffordshire award for its innovative approach to helping people with Parkinson’s disease. 

The rehabilitation unit picked up the award from Staffordshire Neurological Alliance following the success of a weekly open-door Parkinson’s exercise group.

21 May 2014
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NHS Get Young People into Work with The Prince’s Trust

Fifteen young people from Stoke-on-Trent have been given the opportunity to join the local NHS workforce to build their skills and enhance their career opportunities. 

14 May 2014
Community NHS Services Reaching More Local People

New figures from the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS trust show that, almost two million patients came into contact with Staffordshire’s community NHS services during 2013 and 2014. 

13 May 2014
Boost to community hospital staffing to ensure safe care

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is to invest more than £350,000 to ensure its community hospital wards are staffed appropriately for the patients it treats.

13 May 2014
Sexual Health Services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland extended opening hours

Sexual Health Services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are now operating an extended hours service at key sites across the region.

St Peter’s Health Centre and Loughborough Health Centre, will be open from 9am – 8pm Monday – Friday and 9am-3pm Saturday. The last client will be accepted 30 minutes before the end of the day’s session, with regular clinic times for men only, women only and young people.

12 May 2014
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Find Out About Apprentice Opportunities in Health and Care Professions

Young people interested in finding out more about careers in healthcare are invited to find out more about the variety of apprentice opportunities available at UK’s largest integrated health and social care at two free events on:

  • Thursday 8 May (3pm to 8pm) The Moat House Hotel, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5BG.
  • Thursday 15 May (3pm to 8pm) The George Hotel, Bird Street, Lichfield. WS13 6PR
06 May 2014
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Nurses Urged to Look to the Community for Broadest Career Opportunities

The UK’s largest integrated health and social care organisation, the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, has launched a major recruitment drive to further enhance the high quality of skills and experience of nursing staff across its five community hospitals .

The Partnership Trust is hosting an Open Recruitment Day on Saturday 17 May at the Haywood Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent, from 9.30am – 4.30pm, a chance for qualified Band 5 and Band 6 nurses to learn more about the wide variety of care provided in community hospitals.

06 May 2014
Newcastle Meeting for Community NHS Trust Board

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust will meet at in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Wednesday 30 April for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s monthly board meeting. 

24 April 2014
Partnership Trust given green light for £13 million electronic system to improve patient information

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been given the green light to invest £13 million into a new electronic system which will transform the way its staff work and help patients be more involved in their own care.

The NHS Trust Development Authority has given its formal stamp of approval for the Partnership Trust to go ahead with its plans to procure and develop the new state of art clinical system to improve the recording and access of patient information.

15 April 2014
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Partnership Trust Presents First 6Cs Award

Health professionals from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust have been given a new award for demonstrating courage, care and compassion when treating patients and working with colleagues.

10 April 2014
New community NHS staff recruited for North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has recruited new community staff to work in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent following significant investment.

Sixty nine nurses have been recruited with 29 taking up post in Stoke-on-Trent and 37 across Newcastle and the Moorlands, following a planned recruitment programme during 2013

10 April 2014
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NHS and First Bus Team Up to Beat Bowel Cancer

Volunteers from community health and social care services provider the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, will be working in partnership with First Potteries Buses to promote Bowel Cancer Awareness Month during April.

The Cancer Volunteers Network will be at Hanley and Longton bus stations during the month to help passengers, drivers and the public and be more aware of the early signs and symptoms of bower cancer between 10am and 2pm on the following days.

02 April 2014
National Platform for Campaign to Give NHS Staff More Confidence to Raise Concerns

The Chief Executive of the UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS trust will challenge fellow NHS leaders to do more to change the culture of their organisations to encourage greater openness and transparency and ensure frontline staff feel more empowered to raise concerns.

Stuart Poynor, Chief Executive of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, which provides community health and adult social care services, will speak at the Capita “Delivering Francis Report Conference”, a national event to mark one year since the publication on Robert Francis QC’s report into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, in London on Friday 28 March.

25 March 2014
Visiting Restrictions Lifted at Cheadle Hospital

Visiting restrictions put in place during a recent flu outbreak on Ward 1 at Cheadle Hospital have now been lifted. 

The ward reopens to new admissions later today and normal visiting hours of 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm apply.

Staff at the hospital would like to thank relatives and visitors for  support infection control measures put in place.

*** Please remember - if you have had flu-like symptoms or diarrhoea or vomiting, please do not come into hospital for at least 48 hours after symptoms have gone, to prevent vulnerbale patients contracting viruses.***

 

 

18 March 2014
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Staffordshire NHS community staff recognised for hard work

Staff at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, the UK’s biggest integrated health and social care community provider, have been honoured for going above and beyond at the organisation’s annual awards night.

17 March 2014
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Houses of Parliament Select Committee Invitation for Trust Culture Change Ambassador

Helene Donnelly, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Ambassador for Cultural Change, will address the Health Select Committee in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 18 March to share her experience of raising concerns and how her new role is helping to change the culture of the NHS.

17 March 2014
Information for Visitors to Cheadle Hospital Ward 1 - Visiting Time Restricted

Due to a confirmed outbreak of flu at Cheadle Hospital the Partnership Trust has restricted visiting hours on Ward 1 of the hospital.  

Visiting hours on Cheadle Hospital Ward 1 have now been restricted to 3.00pm-4.00pm and 7.00pm-8.00pm.

11 March 2014
Community services keeping more people out of hospital in North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

More than 3,000 people in North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent have avoided an admission to hospital by being treated by the UK’s biggest health and adult social care provider.

11 March 2014
Smokers Given Support for National No Smoking Day

Smokers in Staffordshire are being urged to prepare for battle and attempt to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 12 March 2014.

10 March 2014
Patients to benefit from £1 million cash boost from Nursing Technology Fund

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, the UK’s biggest health and social care provider, has been given a £1 million cash boost to buy computer equipment to support community nurses and social workers on the road.

04 March 2014
Put Up a Poster to Raise Prostate Cancer Awareness

Businesses across North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being encouraged to show their support for National Prostate Cancer Awareness month and “Put up a Prostate Poster” during March to promote the early signs and symptoms of the most common cancer in men.

03 March 2014
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Community Trust Hold Public Board Meeting in Lichfield

Board members of the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust will meet in Lichfield on Wednesday 26 February for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s monthly board meeting.

The community trust board welcomes members of the general public to join them for the public board session starting at 9.00am in Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield, WS13 6LX.

24 February 2014
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Trust’s Ambassador for Cultural Change to Lead Raising Concerns Master Class at National Nursing Conference

Helene Donnelly, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Ambassador for Cultural Change, is to lead a special master class on supporting NHS staff to raise concerns at one of the country’s premier health events next week.

20 February 2014
Community Leader of the Year Nominated for National Award

A Staffordshire nurse from the UK’s biggest integrated health and adult social care provider will travel to London for the chance of winning a national NHS leadership award following regional success.

Jenny Timmins, who works for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust in Codsall, south Staffordshire, will compete against 10 other regional winners for the national “NHS Community Leader of Year” title.

19 February 2014
Raising Concerns Campaign goes to Downing Street

The leader of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has taken the Trust’s Raising Concerns campaign to Downing Street, in a bid to encourage all NHS staff to have the confidence to speak out.

18 February 2014
Care Quality Commission Chief Inspector Visits Partnership Trust

The UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS Trust will welcome a leading figure from the regulatory body of health and social care services in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), to Staffordshire on Friday 21 February.

The CQC’s Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe will visit Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to learn more about its adult social care services and integrated way of working.

18 February 2014
Staffordshire health leaders back call for “radical changes” to move more care closer to people’s homes

Leaders at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust today backed calls for “radical changes” in community services to realise the ambition of moving more care to closer to people’s homes and out of hospital.

Health think tank The King’s Fund claimed community services were poorly understood and not well served in the debate on health services in a new report into how community services can transform care.

13 February 2014
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Bromford teams up with NHS to run Volunteer Recruitment Open Day

Social business, Bromford is partnering with Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to offer volunteering opportunities with the NHS at an Open Day on Thursday, 13 February.

Michael Pritchard, Bromford Skills Manager said: “We have built a great relationship with the NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent to make these opportunities available. Volunteering will enable our customers to meet the contribution element of the Deal* and we know that volunteering can often lead to employment.”

12 February 2014
Norovirus – Information for Visitors to Cheadle Hospital

Norovirus – Information for Visitors to Cheadle Hospital

An outbreak of norovirus at Cheadle Hospital has resulted in the Partnership Trust having to restrict visiting hours on Ward 2 of the hospital.  

Visiting hours on Cheadle Hospital Ward 2 has now been restricted to 3.00-4.00pm and 7.00-8.00pm.

11 February 2014
Francis One Year On - Trust to Introduce Independent Complaints Review Panel

A panel of non-NHS representatives is to be established to independently review complaints received by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust – the UK’s biggest health and social care community provider.

05 February 2014
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Health and Social Care Bosses Lead Pledges for NHS Change Day

Bosses at the UK’s biggest community health and adult social care provider are leading the way by vowing to make positive changes as part of the national NHS Change Day campaign.

Board Members of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust have promised to each make a personal pledge to the national campaign that encourages changes, with a shared purpose to improve health and care.

03 February 2014
Community services keeping more people out of hospital in North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

More than 1,000 people in North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent have avoided an admission to hospital by being treated by the UK’s biggest health and adult social care provider.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been commissioned by North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups to deliver more services in people’s homes or closer to home rather than an acute setting.

24 January 2014
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Community Trust Hold Public Board Meeting in Rugeley

Board members of Staffordshire’s community NHS Trust will meet in Rugeley on Wednesday 29 January 2014 for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s first trust board meeting of the new year.

The Trust Board will welcome members of the public to join them during the public session beginning at 9am in Boardroom, Edric House, Rugeley, WS15 1UW.

23 January 2014
Volunteers Raise Awareness During Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Cancer awareness volunteers from the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust will be helping women across North Staffordshire be more aware of the importance of being screened for cervical cancer as part of national Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (19 – 25 January 2014).

20 January 2014
Community services have key role in tackling pressures on acute services

Community services have a vital role to play in finding the solution to tackling the growing pressures in acute services, leaders of the UK’s biggest health and adult social care provider said.

15 January 2014
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Free Help and Advice on Hand From NHS Weight Loss Experts

Free, personalised weight management support is on offer to people in Burton, Uttoxeter, Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock, Rugeley and South Staffordshire from specialist NHS weight loss experts to help people make a positive change to their lifestyles.

Today (Wednesday 15 January) during Obesity Awareness Week, Public Health England is expected to release figures tomorrow revealing that obesity levels across the country are much higher than previously thought.

15 January 2014
Patients Recommend Community Services to their Friends & Family

A patient experience survey has revealed that people receiving community health and adult social in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent would recommend services to their loved ones.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, provider of community health and adult social care, carries out the national “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) to monitor patient satisfaction of services across the Trust.

09 January 2014
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Trust Cultural Change Ambassador Recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours

Nurse Practitioner Helene Donnelly has been appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year Honours, in recognition of her work to support NHS staff to raise concerns and improve care for patients. 

Helene from Gnosall near Stafford, is the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s first Ambassador for Cultural Change and works to encourage even greater professionalism, supports staff to raise concerns and ensures that the voice of the frontline is heard clearly at a senior level within the organisation.

31 December 2013
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Help On Hand to Quit Smoking in 2014

Help is on hand for anyone making the decision this year to get healthy and quit smoking for good in 2014.

Across Staffordshire your local NHS Time to Quit Stop Smoking Service offers free specialist support to help you quit with confidence and you’re more likely to succeed than trying to quit alone.

27 December 2013
Trust wins contract to provide one stop shop for all Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Sexual Health Services

A new Sexual Health Service in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will be launched on 1 January giving people a one stop shop for all sexual health services including contraception, genito-urinary medicine, proactive sexual health promotion and prevention.

20 December 2013
Trust Specialist Administrators Final Report into Mid Staffordshire Hospital NHS Trust

The Partnership Trust welcomes the view from the Trust Specialist Administrators to look at the wider health economy to ensure clinically sustainable services for the people of Stafford and Cannock are affordable in the long term.

Chief Executive Stuart Poynor said community health and social care services had a vital role in providing a better NHS for the people of Staffordshire and would work in partnership with University Hospital of North Staffordshire and the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to improve the lives of local people in the future.

18 December 2013
Seven Day Commitment From Community Services

Health leaders at the country’s largest integrated health and social care organisation have welcomed NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh’s proposals to develop more seven day services across the NHS.

17 December 2013
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Keep Warm, Keep Well This Winter

People who use community health and social care services are being reminded to keep warm and keep well over the next few weeks as Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent braces itself for the arrival of winter.

Every winter cold conditions cause accidents which can have more serious consequences for elderly and vulnerable people, such as when injuries like fractured and broken bones from a slip or fall can lead to further complications such as blood clots and pressure sores.

One of the best ways of keeping well during winter is to stay warm. The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is providing five top tips to keep your home warm, keep on top of your bills, and keep healthy.  Some may seem obvious, but they could help you to stay warmer and maintain good health over the coming weeks.

16 December 2013
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Community Hospitals At Forefront of Dementia Care

Hospital staff at five community hospitals in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire are ensuring that 100% of patients admitted are personally assessed for any indication that they may be suffering from dementia.

Today health ministers from the G8 nations will meet later to find the best ways to advance research at a special Dementia Summit in London where discussions will focus on the expected rise of cases worldwide to 135 million by 2050.

11 December 2013
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Voting Deadline Approaches for NHS Staff Awards

People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to vote for health and social care staff who provide outstanding care across the community before 20 December 2013, when nominations for the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Celebrating Excellence Awards close.

Former winner Glenis Elbsy, centre manager at Shelton Primary Care Centre received the Dedicated to Service Award at 2013’s Celebrating Excellence Awards.

10 December 2013
Stomach Bug? Please Stay Away From Visiting Hospital

Anyone thinking of visiting hospital this winter is being advised to stay at home if they or their family members have had diarrhoea, vomiting or ‘flu-like’ symptoms in the last four days.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is asking for the help of local people to keep ‘winter vomiting’ or Norovirus away from vulnerable patients and staff who could pass it on. 

09 December 2013
Celebrating 5 Years of Raising Awareness of Cancer in the Community

Local NHS volunteers celebrated 5 years of raising awareness of the early signs of cancer last night (Thursday 5 December) at a celebratory event in Joiners Square Community Hall, Hanley.

The event was held to thank the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s cancer awareness volunteer team for giving up their time to attend local groups, events and venues to raise the importance of spotting the signs of cancer early.

06 December 2013
Clinical Co-ordination Service Helps Reduce Hospital Admissions

In North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent we have launched The Hub – a clinical co-ordination telephone service for the health economy to help assist discharge and avoid hospital admissions.

05 December 2013
Leading Medical Service Share Best Practice in Westminster

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s award winning fracture team will travel to London today (Wednesday 4 December) to share experiences and best practise with members of parliament and health care professionals.

03 December 2013
People Continue to Recommend Community Care in National Survey

People receiving community health and social care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent continue to recommend services to their friends and loved ones in a national survey which monitors patient satisfaction.

28 November 2013
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“Enterprise-ing” Partnership To Keep District Nurses On the Move

Staffordshire’s district nurses are receiving a helping hand this winter to help them reach patients in more remote parts of the county in severe weather, thanks to a new partnership between the NHS and vehicle hire specialist Enterprise.

27 November 2013
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Public Vote for Community NHS Staff of the Year in Trust Awards

People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to vote for health and social care staff who provide outstanding care across the community.

The plea follows the launch of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s ‘Celebrating Excellence Awards’. The awards celebrate the care, compassion, leadership, and innovation of more than 6,000 staff who care for people at home, in community hospitals, health centres, and schools and in prisons.

26 November 2013
Community Trust Meet in Stafford for Public Board Meeting

Directors and Non-Executive members of the UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS trust will meet at Tower Room, Stafford Beacon Conference Centre in Stafford on Wednesday 27 November for the Trust’s monthly board meeting.

25 November 2013
Sexual Health Team Raise HIV Awareness during European Testing Week

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Partnership Trust unites with the rest of Europe to take part in the first European HIV testing week (22-29th November) to increase awareness of the benefits of HIV testing and encourage more HIV testing.

25 November 2013
Community Services role to prevent "avoidable" admissions among elderly

Community services have a vital role to play in finding the solution to tackling the “avoidable” hospital admissions, leaders of the UK’s biggest health and adult social care provider said.

21 November 2013
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Local Volunteers Praised by Community NHS Leaders

Community health leaders in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have praised local volunteers for their continued hard work in supporting health and social care services.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust works with a network of local volunteers who help to support patients, service users and staff in community care.

21 November 2013
Partnership Trust receives national recognition as part of World COPD Day

The innovative work of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is being highlighted by the British Lung Foundation (BLF) as part of World COPD Day.

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It encompasses a number of conditions, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema

21 November 2013
Health Leaders Outline Pressure Ulcer Risks on National Awareness Day

Health care professionals are today encouraging patients, their family and carers to be more aware of the risks of developing pressure ulcers whilst in hospital or at home.

The warning comes on World Pressure Ulcer Day (21 November 2013) when staff from the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust will pay particular attention to spreading key prevention messages to patients and members of the public.

20 November 2013
Hospital Scheme Helping Treat Kids at Home

More children across North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being looked after in their own homes instead of being admitted to hospital, thanks to a pioneering nursing service.

20 November 2013
Independent Review of Complaints Investigations Key to Delivering Francis Recommendations

Encouraging a greater culture of openness and honesty is at the heart of a new initiative to introduce independent complaints review panels at the country’s largest integrated health and social care NHS Trust.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has announced that independent complaints panels will review any investigations into complex complaints received by the Trust.

19 November 2013
Partnership Trust Team Leader scoops Community Leader of the Year title in regional NHS Leadership Award

A nurse from the UK’s biggest integrated health and adult social care provider, has had her excellent leadership skills recognised at a regional awards ceremony.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is delighted to announce that one of its managers scooped the title of NHS Community Leader of the Year, in the regional NHS Leadership Recognition Awards.

13 November 2013
Partnership NHS Trust Confident Nursing Staffing Levels Are Right

More than a hundred of new nurses are now working in Staffordshire communities following a recruitment campaign to improve the range of services it provides for the growing numbers of patients with complex conditions in the community.

13 November 2013
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Care and Compassion Focus for Partnership’s Celebrating Excellence Awards

Community health and adult social care NHS staff are to be recognised for their excellent care and commitment in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s annual Celebrating Excellence Awards.

11 November 2013
Partnership Trust welcomes national guests at Inspirational Leadership Conference

The UK’s biggest integrated community health and adult social care Trust was today (THURS 7 NOV) welcoming guests from across the country to inspire its staff to be great leaders.

07 November 2013
Volunteers Raise Awareness of Lung Cancer to Supermarket Shoppers

Cancer awareness volunteers from the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust will be helping supermarket shoppers spot the early signs and symptoms of lung cancer throughout November for National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

06 November 2013
School Nurse Mental Health Scheme Praised at National Conference

School nurses from the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, who are raising awareness of mental health conditions in young people, will have their work showcased at a national conference.

04 November 2013
Community services have a vital role to help ease A&E pressures

Community services have a vital role to play in finding the solution to tackling the growing pressures in A&E services, leaders of the UK’s biggest health and adult social care provider today said.

Speaking in response to the National Audit Office’s report into emergency admissions to hospital, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust called for more focus on the part community services play in keeping people out of hospital.

31 October 2013
NHS Employers podcast with Ambassador of Cultural Change

Helene Donnelly, Ambassador of Cultural Change at the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has spoken exclusively to NHS Employers about her role and how it is promoting an open and transparent culture across the Partnership Trust.

25 October 2013
Public Welcomed to Community NHS Trust Meeting

Directors and Non-Executive members of the UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS trust will meet at Morston House, Newcastle-under-Lyme on Wednesday 30 October for the Trust’s monthly board meeting.

24 October 2013
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Helene Donnelly Calls on NHS Leaders to Be Bold and Give Better Support to Staff Raising Concerns

Former Stafford Hospital A&E nurse Helene Donnelly will today call on health leaders from across the country to revolutionise their approach to raising concerns and put openness and transparency at the heart of all they do.

16 October 2013
More Staff for Partnership Trust to Care Better for Peoples Needs

The country’s largest integrated health and social care NHS Trust is increasing numbers of nursing staff and broadening its skill base in community hospitals, to improve the care it provides to the growing numbers of patients with complex conditions.

10 October 2013
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Partnership Trust takes national lead on campaign to encourage staff to speak out

A national campaign urging NHS staff to raise concerns was backed by all community trusts across the country today after the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust encouraged them to sign up.

09 October 2013
Partnership’s Hospital Dementia Care on Show

Health officials from Gloucestershire are to visit community hospitals in North Staffordshire this week to learn about the changes introduced by the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to improve the care and experience provided to people with dementia.

08 October 2013
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Locals Meet to Discuss NHS Governor Roles

The chairman of the UK’s largest joined up health and social care NHS Trust is inviting people from Shropshire to attend an ‘out of area’ meeting to discuss how they can play a pivotal role in shaping NHS services.

The session hosted by Professor Nigel Ratcliffe, Chairman of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust, offers people from Shropshire the opportunity to discuss the role of a Trust Governor as an out of area candidate for the Partnership Trust.

08 October 2013
Patients Recommend Community Health Trust to Friends & Family

Patients receiving community health and adult social care across Staffordshire say that they would recommend the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to loved ones in a national survey monitoring quality of care and patient satisfaction.

03 October 2013
Stoptober Quitters Supported by Local NHS Stop Smoking Service

During October, smokers in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent are being encouraged to quit together, as Stoptober – the nation’s biggest ever mass participation stop smoking challenge – launches for its second year.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is supporting the Public Health England campaign in a bid to help local people quit.

01 October 2013
Radical shift from hospital to community care urgently needed to improve the future of NHS service in Staffordshire

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust today warned a radical shift from reactive hospital based care to proactive community care was needed as part of the solution to improving health services in Staffordshire .

01 October 2013
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Bingo for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Throughout October the NHS’s Cancer Awareness Team will join bingo players across the city to help raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

26 September 2013
Take Extra Care on National Firefighter Strike Day

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care at home and on the roads following the announcement by the Fire Brigades Union that its members will take industrial action on Wednesday 25 September.

20 September 2013
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NHS Community Trust Hosts Public Meeting In Perton

Directors and Non-Executive Directors of the UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS Trust will be meeting at Perton Parish Council, Church Road on Wednesday 25 September for the trust’s monthly Board Meeting.

19 September 2013
Too shy to talk about sexually transmitted infections and contraception?

People in Shropshire and Telford are being urged to get savvy and talk about sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) during Sexual Health Week.

Contraception and sexual health services are now provided in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

19 September 2013
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Patients Give Our Community Hospitals Top Marks in National Survey

Standards of food, cleanliness and well being in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s five community hospitals have been awarded excellent ratings by patients in results published by the Health and Social Care Information Service.

The Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) programme focuses entirely on non-clinical issues and looking at how the care environment supports patients’ privacy and dignity, food, cleanliness and general building maintenance and decor.

18 September 2013
Partnership Trust: Government must focus on community services to tackle pressures in A&E

Leaders of the UK’s biggest provider of integrated health and social care today urged the Secretary of State to look closer at community services in finding the long term “radical solution” to tackling the growing pressures in A&E services.

10 September 2013
Local People Invited to Become a Governor of NHS Trust

The chairman of the UK’s largest joined up health and social care NHS Trust is inviting members of the public to attend a series of meetings to discuss how they can play a pivotal role in shaping services across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.

09 September 2013
Partnership Trust Welcomes Royal College of Physicians' Response to Francis Report

The leader of the UK’s largest integrated health and social care trust has welcomed today’s challenge issued to clinicians by the Royal College of Physicians in response to the Francis Report into the Mid Staffordshire Foundation NHS Trust Report.

The RCP calls on all clinical staff to ‘contribute to a culture change in the NHS by putting patient safety, patient experience and quality improvement at the heart of all they do.’

03 September 2013
First Support Worker Apprentices Join Partnership Trust Academy

The UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust will welcome seventeen young people to its new Support Worker Apprenticeship Academy in Staffordshire on Monday 2 September at an event at the Walton Community Centre in Stone .

02 September 2013
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Community Care Allows Hospital Patients to Go Home Quicker

 Hospital patients across Staffordshire are being helped to return home sooner thanks to a community health care service which frees up hospital beds by looking after people in their own homes.

 

28 August 2013
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Partnership Trust Launches 6Cs Challenge Award

To support and maximise developing a culture of compassionate care Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings launched the “6Cs” in 2012 and the Partnership Trust has recently signed up as a partner in the initiative.

The 6Cs focus on care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.

The Professional Leadership team at the Partnership Trust, the UK’s largest provide of integrated community health and social care services, has launched a staff initiative to align the organisation’s three values of putting quality first, taking responsibility and focussing on people, to the 6Cs. 

22 August 2013
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Could You a Make Difference to Children’s Lives as a Health Visitor?

Nurses and midwives interested in helping to give children the best start in life are being encouraged to drop-in to a special event in Burton on Wednesday 28 August between 3pm and 5.30pm to learn more about becoming a health visitor.

20 August 2013
Health Campaign Helps People Spot Early Signs of Lung Cancer

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent NHS Partnership Trust have teamed up with Cancer Research UK’s ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign.

The campaign runs from July through to August and urges people across Staffordshire to check themselves for the early signs and symptoms of lung cancer.

13 August 2013
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Meet the Matrons - Drop In Sessions Give Patients Great Voice In Hospital

People cared for in community hospitals across North Staffordshire are being given more opportunities to raise issues or concerns with senior nurses.

Matrons at each of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s five community hospitals are now running weekly drop–in-surgeries for anyone with concerns or queries to have the chance to talk them through in private.

 

13 August 2013
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Personalised Care Improves Life for 20 Month Old Baby Jorge

A 20 month old boy from Stoke-on-Trent has seen significant health improvements thanks to an innovative approach of combined working between children’s community health services in Stoke-on-Trent.

13 August 2013
Public invited to find out more about community health and social care services

People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being invited to find out more about the NHS organisation which provides community health and adult social care services across the county.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust holds its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 5 September at Rising Brook Conference Centre, Stafford from 5pm – 7pm.

06 August 2013
Health leaders call for more joined up services to improve NHS in Staffordshire

Health services in Staffordshire will not improve without finding radical ways for integrated health and social care community services to work in partnership with acute hospital services, leaders at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust warned today

31 July 2013
Excellent Friends and Family Results for Community Health Trust

Patients across Staffordshire have rated the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust as “excellent” in a survey which monitors quality of care and patient satisfaction. 

30 July 2013
Thirty places available for young people starting out in the NHS

Young people from across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent are being given the unique opportunity to start a career in the NHS while training for a recognised qualification.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, the UK’s largest integrated health and adult social care NHS Trust has launched a Support Worker Apprenticeship Academy to nurture its own caring and compassionate workforce.

24 July 2013
Partnership Trust Welcome Public to Joined Up Care Event

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust are hosting a public event to further explain how joined up health and social care services will benefit people in Staffordshire.

 

22 July 2013
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Sexual Health Services provided at new clinic in Telford

Contraception and sexual health services are now available in Telford at a new clinic provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

19 July 2013
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Partnership Trust Named Equality Employer of the Year

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been named employer of the year for equality, fighting off competition from the public and private sector.

19 July 2013
New services keep thousands of people in Staffordshire out of hospital

Thousands of people across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent are benefiting from joined up health and social care services provided in their home or close to home and out of hospital.

Today (17 July) the Royal College of Physicians issued their 10 priorities for looking after ill patients in hospital. These recommendations include finding an effective alternative to admission into hospital and supporting patients to leave hospital quickly.

18 July 2013
NHS Community Trust Hosts Public Meeting In Burton

The UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS Trust, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS are inviting the public to attend their monthly Public Board meeting in Burton Town Hall on Wednesday 24 July 2013 from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

18 July 2013
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Partnership Trust Celebrates Double Win at Prestigious Care Integration Awards

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has beaten off national competition to win two prestigious Care Integration Awards.

10 July 2013
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Partnership Trust to Open Academy to train its own Support Workers

Trust Launches Support Worker Apprenticeship Academy to nurture its own caring and compassionate workforce The pioneering education programme will ensure support workers are given an excellent standard of training and support and comes as a review set up by the government to study the role of healthcare assistants (HCAs) announced a universal training system.

10 July 2013
Integrated health and social care teams launched

As the UK’s largest health and social care community provider, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has launched 28 integrated teams to ensure patients are better supported to remain healthier and independent.

01 July 2013
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Partnership Trust Appoints New Director of Operations

The UK’s largest integrated health and social care trust has appointed experienced health service executive leader Tina Cookson as the organisation’s new Director of Operations.

27 June 2013
Former Iraqi Judge to Speak at Community Health & Care Board

A former Iraqi judge who worked alongside coalition forces following the overthrow of Saddam Hussain, will be speaking at the public meeting of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust Board in Stafford next week to praise the support he has received from it’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Service.

25 June 2013
Partnership Trust Supporting Age UK's Falls Awareness Week 17 to 21 June 2013

Specialist staff from the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust who are skilled in preventing falls and reducing the impact they can have, will be out in Staffordshire communities this week as part of Age UK’s Falls Awareness Week 17– 21 June 2013.

17 June 2013
Falls Awareness Team Support Falls Awarenss Week 17 - 21 June 2013

Specialist staff from the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust who are skilled in preventing falls and reducing the impact they can have, will be out in Staffordshire communities this week as part of Age UK’s Falls Awareness Week 17 – 21June 2013.

17 June 2013
Diabetes Nurses Launch New Information Pack to Keep Children with Diabetes Healthy

Children with diabetes in North Staffordshire are being encouraged to manage their condition with the help of a new hand held record pack designed by diabetes nursing specialists.

12 June 2013
Major Emergency Planning Exercise Underway in Staffordshire

Almost 40 organisations nationally and across Staffordshire are taking part in an emergency planning exercise this week

04 June 2013
NHS Community Trust Meets In Cannock for Board Meeting

Directors and Non-Executive Trust Board members of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust will meet at Cannock Community Fire Station on Wednesday 29May at 1.30pm for our monthly Board Meeting.

23 May 2013
Brighton House Care Home Awarded Top Food Hygiene Rating

A reablement care home in Silverdale, Newcastle-under-Lyme has been awarded top food hygiene ratings following an inspection from the local authority’s Environmental Health Food and Safety Team.

17 May 2013
Partnership Trust celebrates Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2013 with awards

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, which provides health and adult social care services, has scooped an award for its commitment to the delivery of personal, fair and diverse services.

16 May 2013
New Opportunities to Improve Care Through Integrated Services

Joining up health and adult social care services across Staffordshire is offering great opportunities to improve care for people with long term conditions.

14 May 2013
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School Nurses Back Campaign to Raise Awareness of Support for Bedwetting

School nurses across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are joining forces with the ERIC Charity (Education Resources for Improving Childhood Continence) to raise awareness about help and advice available for children and their families to tackle bedwetting, during the first Bedwetting Awareness Week from 13 - 19 May.

09 May 2013
Partnership Trust receives Customer Service Excellence Standard

Staff at Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust “go the extra mile” to ensure people receive the highest standard of community health and adult social care services, inspectors say.

07 May 2013
Cancer Team Offer Advice During Sun Cancer Awareness Week

As the number of people in England being diagnosed with skin cancer increases greater public awareness is needed to prevent unnecessary diagnoses in the future. 

03 May 2013
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The Power of Nursing in the Criminal Justice System video featuring Jo Tomlinson

Johanne Tomlinson, Anxiety Management Lead Nurse at HMP Stafford featured in Royal College of Nursing video showcased at RCN Congress.

29 April 2013
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Staffordshire Volunteers Raise Awareness of National Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is National Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and the NHS’s Cancer Awareness Team has been out and about helping people in Stoke-on-Trent spot the early signs of bowel cancer.

23 April 2013
Join Us in Cheadle Next Week for our Trust Board Meeting

Directors and Non-Executive Trust Board Directors of the Partnership Trust will be meeting at The Mount, Watt Place in Cheadle next Wednesday 24 April for our monthly Board Meeting.

The Board are very keen to welcome members of the public from 1.30pm to 5.30pm to hear more about the work of the Partnership Trust and to answer questions or queries you may have. Click here for a map:

Papers for the meeting are available via this link.

If you are unable to attend in person you can submit any questions you would like to raise in advance via email. Questions should be submitted at least three days before the meeting itself.

You can email advance questions to the Communications Team via communications@ssotp.nhs.uk

For further information about the Board meeting please contact the Communications Team on tel: 0845 602 6772 ext 1509 or email communications@ssotp.nhs.uk

18 April 2013
NHS Community Hospital Reopens as Refurbishment Work is Completed

Patients in the Staffordshire Moorlands are to benefit from state-of-the-art medical facilities and newly renovated wards as Leek Moorlands Community Hospital reopens on 22 April following an extensive £1.1million refurbishment programme over the past year.

18 April 2013
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Community Matron Wins Royal Award for Outstanding Service to Health Care in Stoke On Trent

A community matron from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been awarded royal recognition for services to healthcare.

17 April 2013
North Staffordshire Rehabilitation Centre Nominated for International Award

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Rehabilitation Centre has been nominated for an international medical award by the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM). 

15 April 2013
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Partnership Trust Appoints Ambassador for Cultural Change

The UK’s largest integrated health and social care organisation, the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, has appointed Helene Donnelly as Ambassador for Cultural Change to support more frontline staff to raise any concerns they may have about standards of patient care.

Nurse Practitioner Helene works at the Haywood Hospital Walk In Centre in Stoke-on-Trent, but her previous experience as an A&E staff nurse at Stafford Hospital led to her becoming a key witness at the Public Inquiry led by Robert Francis QC into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.

12 April 2013
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NHS Trust Welcomes Local Volunteers to Open Days across North Staffordshire

Community health services in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are holding two open day events for local people to find out more about becoming a volunteer for the UK’s largest integrated health and social care NHS Trust.

04 April 2013
Cardiac Care Team Nominated for Prestigious Care Integration Award

Staff at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust are celebrating after been shortlisted for a prestigious Care Integration Award. The Partnership Trust’s Community Heart Failure Team have been shortlisted in the Cardiac Care category after offering specialist home based care to patients living in Stoke on Trent.

03 April 2013
Sexual Health Services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

The Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent Partnership NHS Trust now provides Sexual Health Services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

02 April 2013
Partnership Trust Services Nominated for Prestigious Care Integration Awards

Two frontline services, delivered by the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Care Integration Awards which celebrate and recognise health services providing high-quality, effective and seamless care to patents and service users.

27 March 2013
District Nursing Review in North Staffordshire

Up to eighty new nursing staff could be recruited at the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust following a review in the community nursing service in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Tren

25 March 2013
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Trust Thanks 4x4 Volunteers for Snow Support

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust today thanked drivers from Volunteers 4x4 for helping its community health and social care staff reach patients in their homes across all parts of Staffordshire.

25 March 2013
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Privacy and Dignity in Hospitals CQC Report

The Care Quality Commission today published its first dedicated review of privacy, dignity and nutrition in both care homes and hospitals.  http://www.cqc.org.uk 

Although community hospitals in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent were not inspected, another recent similar review found that all five hospitals managed by the Partnership Trust were rated as "excellent" in all five areas looking at privacy, dignity, nutrition and hydration and cleanlines.

19 March 2013
Health and Social Care staff in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Celebrate Excellence

The achievements, innovations and dedication of individuals and teams working at Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust were celebrated at special awards ceremony.

18 March 2013
Staffordshire residents are invited to shift the pounds by contacting the NHS’s weigh loss service

Overweight South Staffordshire residents are being urged to seek free and confidential support from Waistlines, a Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust weight management programme.

14 March 2013
Our Vision and Values – NHS Change Day

Since the formal creation of the Partnership Trust in September 2011, the Trust Board has worked with staff to agree a vision and a set of values to inspire staff and take the organisation forward. These values represent our vision to become a leader in integrated health and social care; a provider of safe and effective services and to achieve Foundation Trust status. 

13 March 2013
Burton NHS Employee Embarks on Charity Mission to Aid Syrian Refugees

Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent Partnership NHS Trust Weight Management Advisor, Zee Begum, will travel to the Turkish border at the end of March in a charity convoy to help deliver vital aid to Syrian refugees.

12 March 2013
Staffordshire smokers urged to swap fags for swag on No Smoking Day

Smokers in Staffordshire are being encouraged to ‘swap fags for swag’ and consider the financial benefits of quitting on the 30th anniversary of No Smoking Day.

07 March 2013
Partnership Trust School Nurse Saves School Pupil's Life

A Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent Partnership Trust school nurse stepped in to save the life of school pupil who fell ill on arrival to class. The school nurse has since received high praise from West Midlands Ambulance Service for his actions.

06 March 2013
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust wins contract to provide Sexual Health Services in Shropshire

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is this week celebrating after being awarded the contract to provide sexual health services for people in Shropshire.

The Partnership was awarded the contract by Shropshire County PCT following a rigorous tender process. The Trust already provides all sexual health services in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent and this is its first out of area contact. It will run for three years, and will commence on April 1, 2013.

05 March 2013
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Community Matron Jane Wins £75,000 NHS Innovation Prize to Boost Health Services for the Homeless

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust Community Matron Jane Morton has been awarded an NHS Innovation Challenge Prize of £75,000 to support her work caring for rough sleepers in Stoke-on-Trent.

In partnership with the Brighter Futures charity, Jane has had a significant impact on resolving the housing and health problems of rough sleepers in the area, with A&E admissions for homeless people in the area dropping by 95%.

27 February 2013
Partnership Trust Receive Excellent Score in Friends and Family Test

Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent Partnership Trust have received excellent scores in a survey which asks patients to rate the care which they received from the Partnership NHS Trust.

The Friends and Family Test, a monitoring system which is backed by PM David Cameron, will be implemented in all acute inpatient wards and A&E’s by April 2013. However, all Trusts are being encouraged to use the test to monitor patient feedback.

26 February 2013
Hospital Visitors Urged to Help Beat Norovirus

The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust is asking anyone planning to visit its hospitals to stay at home if they or their family members have had diarrhoea, vomiting or ‘flu-like’ symptoms in the last four days.

Director of Nursing and Quality and Director for Infection Control Siobhan Heafield said "Some of our community hospital wards have already been affected by norovirus and for the time being Sneyd Ward at the Haywood Hospital and Aynsley Ward at Longton Cottage Hospital are not admitting new patients.

"Visitors are still welcome however we  remind anyone who has been affected by sickness or diarrhoea symptoms to not visit until they have been clear of symptoms for at least four days," continues Siobhan.  

25 February 2013
Partnership Trust Advertising for new Director of Operations

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust (Partnership Trust) is the UK’s first provider of community health and adult social care services serving 1.1 million people and employing in the region of 6,000 staff.

As Director of Operations you will be key to implementing our forthcoming major transformation programme which will realise truly integrated teams...

21 February 2013
Partnership Trust's commitment to high quality, joined up services

People living in Staffordshire suffering from long term conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart failure and kidney disease are set to benefit from new integrated services to be launched by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

The Partnership’s proposed changes to the way care is delivered aims to move from a traditional, reactive system to one where support is given before a crisis occurs.

13 February 2013
Deadlines for Asessment of Eigibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

On 15 March 2012, the Department of Health announced the introduction of deadlines for individuals to request an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) funding, for previously un-assessed cases during the period 1 April 2004 – 31 March 2012.

07 February 2013
Partnership Trust's reflection on Francis Inquiry

We welcome the publication of the Francis Report into Mid Staffordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

As a provider of health and social care services across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, the Trust must continue to learn from the failings at Mid Staffs.

07 February 2013
High Standards Met at HMYOI Werrington

An unannounced Care Quality Commission inspection at Her Majesty's Young Offender Institution Werrington found high standards of care and a good level of satisfaction.

04 February 2013
Newcastle Meeting For January Public Trust Board

Our next Public Trust Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 30 January 2013  from 1.30pm - 5.00pm at Morston House, The Midway, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. ST5 1QG.

23 January 2013
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Partnership Trust to Open Academy for Support Workers

A new education and training academy is to be launched in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to help further drive up standards in care among healthcare support workers.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, which provides health and adult social care services in Staffordshire, is pioneering an education programme to ensure health support workers are given an excellent standard of education and support.

23 January 2013
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Community Nurses Thank Mountain Rescue For Getting Them to Patients Safely

District Nurses from the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust have thanked volunteers from Derby Mountain Rescue for helping them negotiate treacherous road conditions to make sure they could reach patients around Burton-on-Trent.

22 January 2013
Cold Weather Advice to Keep Warm and Well

As snow, ice and low tempreatures affect Staffordshire this week, NHS Community health and care services have issued a reminder to local residents with advice on how to keep warm and keep well during the cold snap.

15 January 2013
Partnership Trust welcomes former Chief Inspector of Prisons

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust and HMP Stafford have welcomed VIPs from the national All Party Prison Health Group (APG).

20 December 2012
Norovirus – Information for Visitors

If anyone coming into our community hospitals at any time – as a visitor or patient – has had symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting in the past 48 hours, or have been in close contact with someone with these symptoms, then they should not come into the hospital before seeking advice by calling the hospital.

19 December 2012
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Staffs Police and Fire Chiefs Back Foundation Trust Plans

Staffordshire police and fire chiefs have thrown their weight behind ambitious future plans of the organisation which provides community health and adult social care services across the county and Stoke-on-Trent.

19 December 2012
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State of the Art Minor Injuries Unit and Outpatients Department Officially Opened in Leek

Patients in North Staffordshire are enjoying new facilities at Leek Moorlands Community Hospital thanks to a refurbishment project by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

The minor injuries unit, outpatient department and therapy rooms are part of a £1.1 million refurbishment project for the hospital which will ensure the best and safest care is provided to its patients in an improved environment.

13 December 2012
Chocolates, magazines, grapes? Whatever you bring into hospital, make sure it’s not Norovirus.

The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust is asking anyone planning to visit its hospitals to stay at home if they or their family members have had diarrhoea, vomiting or ‘flu-like’ symptoms in the last four days.

10 December 2012
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Remember to Keep Warm, Keep Well

Health chiefs from the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust are reminding residents to keep warm and keep well over the next few weeks as the county feels effects of the first cold snap of winter.

06 December 2012
Care Quality Commission Success for Living Independently Staffordshire – Cannock

Living Independently Staffordshire Service (LIS) has undergone its first compliance review with the Care Quality Commission since the launch of the new service in April 2011.

03 December 2012
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Recognition for Outstanding Contribution of Trust Optometrist

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s optometrist Malcolm Gray has been elected to the Life Fellowship of The College of Optometrists in recognition of the his outstanding contribution to the optometric profession.

27 November 2012
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Trust Launches Volunteer Meet and Greet at Community Hospital

Patients attending appointments at a North Staffordshire community hospital are to receive a warm welcome thanks to a new volunteering scheme.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has introduced the new meet and greet service at Bradwell Hospital in Newcastle-Under-Lyme with the aim of providing a warm and inviting atmosphere the moment a patient enters the hospital.

27 November 2012
Join Us in Wombourne for our November Board Meeting

The Partnership Trust's monthly public Board Meeting takes place on Wednesday 28 November in Wombourne*, South Staffordshirein the Council Chamber at Wombourne Civic Centre, Gravel Hill, Wombourne, South Staffordshire WV5 9HA.

 

22 November 2012
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Brighton House, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Welcomes Russian Visitors to Learn How We Support People to be Independent

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust delivers health and social care services across Staffordshire and today welcomed a team of visitors from Russia to share how the NHS can help people to regain their independence and prevent them from being admitted to hospital.

16 November 2012
Markets Are the Target for Lung Cancer Awareness Camapign

The Partnerhip Trust's Cancer Awareness Volunteers will be out and about at markets across Stoke-on-Trent during November promoting the early signs and symptoms of lung cancer.

November is national Lung Cancer Awareness Month  and people across Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to check themselves for the early signs and symptoms of the disease which include a persistent cough, repeated chest infections or coughing up blood.

13 November 2012
Health visitor shortlisted for national NHS Leadership Award

A Partnership Trust health visitor has been shortlisted for a national NHS Leadership Award.

06 November 2012
Top award for Time to Quit for success in helping smokers quit

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been honoured with a No Smoking Day award for its efforts to help prisoners quit smoking.

01 November 2012
Children and young people to access advice at new drop in clinics

Children and young people in Stoke-on-Trent are being invited to receive health advice and support on a range of issues such as healthy eating, smoking and emotional support.

29 October 2012
Meet our Occupational Therapists In Lichfield

Occupational Therapists from the Partnership Trust will be at Tesco Extra in Lichfield on Friday 9  November between 10am-3pm, as part of a national awareness campaign to promote their role and explain how they can help people live more independent and rewarding lives.

29 October 2012
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Be Ready For Winter - Help and Advice

Cold weather including low temperatures or ice and snow, has important effects on health. Find out how you can be ready to face winter, stay well and get the right help and advice when you need it. 

25 October 2012
Trust Appoints New Non-Executive Directors to the Board

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust – the organisation which manages the delivery of community health and integrated adult social care services across the county , has appointed a new non-executive director and two designate non-executives to the Trust Board.

23 October 2012
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Frontline Staff Join the Fight Against Flu

Community health and social care staff across Staffordshire are joining the fight against seasonal flu by making sure they are immunised against the virus to help protect their patients and clients.

Flu can have very serious consequences for people with long term health conditions, elderly people and pregnant women. All staff working in frontline health and social care jobs are encouraged to get the free vaccination at a series of sessions being held in work bases across the county.

16 October 2012
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Practice Makes Perfect - Report on Live Major Incident Exercise

Staff from across Staffordshire's health services took part in a live evacuation exercise at Burton's Queen's Hospital to test the response of the NHS and other emergency services to a major incident.

 

08 October 2012
Please choose well and check out your local health services before visting A&E

People across Staffordshire are being reminded of the alternatives to Accident and Emergency Departments as pressure on the already busy departments continues to build.

04 October 2012
Community Bus Drives Home Positive Mental Health Message to Cannock and Rugeley Schools

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, a special bus service will be calling at high schools in Cannock and Rugeley offering specialised support and advice to help young people look after their own mental health and wellbeing.

02 October 2012
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Trust Joins NHS Flu Fight Campaign to Protect Staff, Patients and Service Users

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent healthcare will get a shot in the arm this year, quite literally, because the Partnership Trust is joining flu fighter – the national NHS staff flu vaccination campaign.

 

28 September 2012
Your Views Needed - Consultation the Draft Quality Framework

We are seeking your views on how we improve the quality of health and social care services within Staffordshire.

The quality framework aim is that service users receive the highest quality of care, by ensuring that front line teams are empowered by the organisation to provide this.

26 September 2012
Join Us In Burton for our September Board Meeting

The Partnership Trusts' monthly public Board Meeting takes place in Burton on Wednesday 26 September and members of public are encouraged to attend to hear the latest news about the work of the country's largest integrated health and social care trust and to put questions to the Board of Directors.

 

21 September 2012
Deadlines for assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for cases during the period 2004-12

On the 15th March 2012, the Department of Health announced the introduction of deadlines for individuals to request an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, for cases during the period 1st April 2004 – 31 March 2012.

20 September 2012
Trust Celebrates First Anniversary at Annual General Meeting

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust celebrated its first anniversary at its Annual General Meeting on 17 September by premiering its new film - Leaders in Integrated Care – which takes a look at integration from the perspective of service users, carers, commissioners and providers. 

18 September 2012
Public invited to find out more about community health and social care services

People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being invited to find out more about the NHS organisation which provides their community health and adult social care services.

03 September 2012
Paralympic dreams for Stoke-on-Trent patient

A former member of the British Powerlifting team has hopes for the Paralympics thanks to treatment from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

03 September 2012
REFURBISHMENT AT COMMUNITY HOSPITALS TO START

Patients in north Staffordshire are to enjoy new facilities at Leek Moorlands Community Hospital thanks to a refurbishment project by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust.

 

17 August 2012
Trust Launches Consultation into Future Plans

People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to have their say into the future plans of the organisation which provides their community health and adult social care services.

09 August 2012
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New PEAT Scores show our Community Hospitals Continue to Shine

Community Hospitals in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are treating their patients in cleaner, better maintained environments, new findings published by the National Patient Safety Agency revealed.

09 August 2012
Patient experience boost for Trust

People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being given the opportunity to have their say on the health and social care services as they receive them.

01 August 2012
Your Community Health Services Need Your Leadership

The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, Staffordshire’s new community health and social care organisation, is encouraging people from local communities to get involved in leading the organisation as it prepares to become an NHS Foundation Trust through joining the Trust Board as non executive directors.

19 July 2012
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High Profile Visitor to Assistive Technology House in South Staffordshire

The Department of Health’s Deputy Director and Head of Long Term Conditions Stephen Johnson was in Staffordshire this week to see the innovative work and services available at Billbrook AT Home, the assistive technology house in Codsall.

13 July 2012
The Community Voluntary Service Shop at Billbrook Assitive Technology Home in Codsall Staffordshire is opened by Department of Health Deputy Director Stephen Johnson.
The Word - Read the latest news from the Partnership Trust 12 July

Find out about the news, achivements and developments happening in the country's largest integrated health and social care organisation in our weekly bulletin The Word

13 July 2012
UPDATE - Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent acts to combat flooding problems

Highways teams, fire crews and other organisations are continuing to work hard to combat the effects of flooding on Staffordshire communities.

Trenstside Clinic Stone closed and Friday's antenatal clinc cancelled.

06 July 2012
Partnership Trust staff take part in Myeloma Awareness Week
The Word - Read the latets news from the Partnership Trust

Every Friday we send a newsletter The Word to all our staff about what's happening in the Partnership Trust, our achievements, plus news and information updates.

You can read this week's edition here which includes:

  • Latest update on our consultation plans about our Foundation Trust application 
  • The launch of the NHS Heroes Awards
  • National Conference success for Haywood Hospital’s Rheumatology Team
  • Appeal for Adult Safeguarding Champions
  • Thank Yous to our staff
06 July 2012
Meet Max and his social worker Ann and hear how health and care services are working better together

The NHS in Staffordshire is building teams of professionals from health and social care services who can offer a more joined-up service for all of a person's needs.

 

06 July 2012
Leek Meeting for June Trust Board

The Board is very keen to welcome members of the public to hear more about the work of the Partnership Trust and to ask questions about any issues or concerns they may have about community health and social care services.

21 June 2012
Come for Coffee and Celebrate Carers

Join us at Sainsburys in Newcastle-under-Lyme on 19 June for a special coffee morning to celebrate carers and get help, advice and support.

13 June 2012
Success for Stoke & North Staffs - Long Term Conditions Year of Care

A partnership of health and social care organisations in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire has been successful in being selected to be part of a national project to develop a new initiative launched by the Department of Health, the “Year of Care Funding Model”.

12 June 2012
Building stronger links across the community

Health leaders from Staffordshire’s new community health trust have pledged to further links with Stoke-on-Trent’s Sikh community

06 June 2012
Join Us in Stoke for the May Partnership Trust Board Meeting

The Board is very keen to welcome members of the public to hear more about the work of the Partnership Trust and to ask questions about any issues or concerns they may have.

22 May 2012
Care and Quality Standards Met at Longton Cottage Hospital

An unannounced Care Quality Commission inspection visit to Longton Cottage Hospital, found essential standards of quality and safety were being met.

12 May 2012
Despite the Downpours - This Week is Sun Cancer Awareness Week

Our specialist Cancer Awareness Teams will be out and about across North Staffordshire next week raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of one of the most common cancers in the UK, as part of the national Sun Cancer Awareness Week.

01 May 2012
Join Us in Tamworth for the April Partnership Trust Board Meeting

The Partnership Trust's monthly Board Meeting will take place in Tamworth on Wednesday April 25

17 April 2012
Trust Board Meeting in Stafford Next Week

Directors, non-executive directors and other Trust Board members will be holding this month's Public Board meeting on Wednesday 21 March from 1pm at the Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford (follow this external link to a map).

16 March 2012
February Trust Board Papers Now Online

The February Board Meeting for the Partnership Trust will take place on Thursday 23 February in the Board Room at Edric House, Wolseley Court, Towers Plaza, Rugeley. 

17 February 2012