The Staying Well Pathway has been developed in partnership with key Staffordshire stakeholders. Partner organisations include CCGs, Local Authority - public health, GP practices, GP Federations, voluntary sector, mental health/community (including social services) and acute trusts.
A local physiotherapist has been appointed to a national programme aimed at improving the quality of life for the 17.8 million people living with the pain and disability of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in the UK.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has been successfully selected to introduce Mental Health Support teams in a trailblazing government programme which will put mental health experts into schools and colleges across the country.
The team on Oak Ward at the Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury has been shortlisted for a national award. The hospital avoidance programme, which began as a pilot scheme in March 2016 has continued to grow and develop and has been recognised in the inaugural National Older People’s Mental Health and Dementia Awards.
In its first inspection by the Care Quality Commission, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust received a Good rating overall and wards for older people with mental health problems were rated as outstanding in the effective domain.