Tools & Resources

Vulnerable Baby Service

Since December 2004 Central Manchester Foundation Trust (CMFT) has implemented a Vulnerable Baby Service (VBS) across Manchester city centre, as part of its Community Children’s Safeguarding programme.The aim of this service is to reduce the risks of Sudden Unexplained Deaths in Infants (SUDI). Initially implemented as a pilot, it was developed into a mainstream service, and as a result SUDIs have dropped significantly. Health staff and multiagency partners have also developed closer and more productive partnerships. 

High Impact Changes for Health and Wellbeing 1: Strong, Visible Leadership

Following on from the Hot Topic Sickness Absence Reporting Methodologies: Reporting the QIPP Challenge, it is now an ideal time to look at how organisations can reduce sickness absence rates through managing staff health and well-being.The NHS faces a huge challenge to reduce its sickness absence rate to an average of 3.4% over the year 2013/14 and all NHS organisations have a part to play to help meet this.More in the series       Strong visible leadership    Local evidence-based improvement plans    Supported by improved management capability    Access to better, local high quality accred

NHS Challenge - A Year of Games

After a very successful 2011 at 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the Trust has embarked on ‘a year of games’ in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games. The focus this year is to coordinate or interact with an event which can involve as many members of staff from the Trust as possible, this overview shows what is being planned in the coming months and what is involved.

Appreciative Leadership Development Programme

In September 2010, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) commissioned an innovative Appreciative Leadership programme to underpin an organisation-wide culture change programme. Fiona MacNeill Associates (FMA), an independent people development consultancy, was appointed to deliver the programme and the Trust ran a very successful pilot programme involving 50 delegates, from a range of different services, clinical and non-clinical roles and pay bands, prior to rolling out the programme across the Trust. 

Partnership Working to Deliver Workforce Qualifications

Lancaster University’s Centre for Training and Development (CETAD) has formed a partnership with local NHS Trusts, to create a mentorship qualification which can be delivered to a large range of health professionals, to help them to mentor trainees.This course has been well received by participants, and partnership working has cemented relationships between the university and local NHS Trusts.For more information, please contact;Tricia Kenny, Marketing Managert.kenny@lancaster.ac.uk01524 593 318

Professional Mental Health Network

In 2009 a professional mental health network was set up for the Blackburn with Darwen area, which is very unique in that it is exclusively for mental health professionals from across all sectors, and has a specialism around BME. It allows different organisations to share information, combine resources and undertake joint projects to improve signposting to mental health and mainstream services and has approximately 280 members who can drop in an out as necessary. 

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