A new text messaging service for 11-19 year olds in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, which they can use for confidential advice and support from their School Nurse, is now live. ChatHealth has been introduced by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (MPFT’s) School Nurses, and is an easy way for young people to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues, or make an appointment to see a School Nurse.
A new book which it is hoped will become a valuable resource for student nurses giving them unique insights into patient and carer experiences of care at home has been launched at a special event held at Royal Stoke Hospital.
Two research teams at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), the organisation which provides physical and mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire, have been recognised for their work to develop a strong research culture for the benefit of patients and service users with a double award win.
Local health and care providers have joined forces to launch a video animation which demonstrates a new, joined up way of working being implemented across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Integrated care teams (ICTs) focus on people receiving seamless joined up care which is based around the needs of a whole person.
Joanna Cannon, international best-selling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Three Things About Elsie has pledged her support to Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Arts for Health programme, particularly a popular reading for wellbeing scheme which supports patients from across the Trust.
Stafford Borough Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Ray Barron and Councillor Mrs Jenny Barron were among over 400 people who attended Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Festival and Annual Members’ Meeting last week.