Tools & Resources

Tate Liverpool: Opening Doors

Tate Liverpool’s Opening Doors Programme has been running since 1997, in partnership with local NHS Trusts such as Liverpool PCT and Mersey Care. Each year it is aimed at cross-sector professionals, working within broad health & wellbeing settings, with the aim of empowering them to use art as a way of supporting service users.  This has had a positive impact on the mental health of staff, as well as helping patients to express their creativity in a constructive therapeutic way.

Shared HR Services in Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester (GM) PCT Shared HR Service was built with the main aim of keeping the PCT’s HR functions resilient throughout major NHS reforms, and also to ensure sustainability of the service following the abolition of PCTs whilst driving down costs. This service went live on 1st April 2011, the same date a the TCS transfers, and since then has demonstrated significant progress towards the estimated managerial costs saving of 40%. 

Stockport FT's Occupational Health Department - Hub and Spoke Model

Stockport’s Occupational Health Department, located within Stockport Foundation Trust’s Stepping Hill Hospital, serves both the Trust and the local PCT, as well as a few private and public sector bodies. This department operates as a Hub and Spoke Model, which has received positive feedback from commissioners and continues to meet key performance indicators within acceptable variances.

Stakeholder Engagement using Social Media

The University Hospital Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) faces a unique communication challenge due its large geographic area. This makes it very difficult and time consuming for the Trust to communicate effectively with its three different constituencies of Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow. Therefore in an innovative move, it has been using emerging social media as a potential solution to this problem.

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