This eWIN Case Study is about a Youth Leaders Programme in Blackpool. Practice Development Sister Sharon Vickers was concerned at the numbers of young people coming to hospital with lifestyle related problems such as alcohol dependency, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy and wanted to do something to help these young people take charge of their own wellbeing and prevent hospital admission. She set up the Youth Health Leaders project in local schools to:
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
In March 2015, the Simulation and Skills Centre team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTH) commenced a multi-disciplinary in situ simulation patient safety programme. The premise for the programme was to identify latent risk, system issues and human factors within all working environments, across the organisation, which can compromise patient safety. The priorities for the patient safety programme were to address high risk areas (clinical and non-clinical) and causes of incidents, complaints and risks.
Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) in North Lancashire collaborated with Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, including Clifton and Rossall Hospital and the Stroke Association to provide enhanced therapy using computer technology to improve recovery potential by increasing patient access.
Altogether Now - a Legacy for Blackpool is a multi-agency crusade, delivered by three partners - NHS Blackpool, Blackpool FC and Blackpool Council, serving the Blackpool community of approx 142,000 residents. Launched in 2010 this all-age, all-sport, all-inclusive programme is aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of every person in the seaside town irrespective of age, race, gender or ability, through increased physical activity and targeted health messages.
This report has been produced with the agreement of the Library and Knowledge Service Manager, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT), as part of the “Pathways to Leadership”, an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) endorsed course. Given the time scale and resources available it has not been possible to obtain a benchmark of knowledge management and sharing in the organisation.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has been focusing upon fostering staff engagement in order to improve staff health and wellbeing.It has achieved this through a range of methods including an annual staff gala event which recognises the talents of staff and makes them feel valued, as well as focus groups and events such as fun days designed to lift people’s spirits. Integrated events have created the sense that the Trust is one big family, rather than lots of individual units, and has allowed staff to gain insights into what happens in other departments.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Blackpool FT) has worked in collaboration with Lancaster University’s Centre for Training and Development (CETAD), to develop a robust, accredited learning programme for its ward managers, who in the current NHS landscape have had to undertake a range of managerial tasks as well as their normal clinical role.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Public Health Blackpool, recognised the need for a training programme for staff on Alcohol ‘Identification and Brief Advice’ following the introduction of the alcohol liaison nurse specialist (ALNS) team.As part of its public health strategy, the Trust started implementing this training in September 2010, to identify and manage health promotion needs (such as the identification of, and brief advice for, patients who misuse alcohol), which are key to promoting the health of patients, visitors and staff.