CWP showcases ’what good looks like’

28 September 2016

CWP showcases ’what good looks like’

Over 200 patients, staff, partners and members of the public joined local NHS trust CWP at a recent healthcare exhibition.

The ‘Best Practice’ event, hosted by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), was an exhibition of the most innovative, exciting and inspiring work done by the trust over the past year to ensure the best possible outcomes for people who access services, their carers and families.

Over 35 different services from across CWP’s footprint showcased their achievements at the event, with projects including a Complex Needs Service significantly reducing self-harm and admissions to A&E and the involvement of local young people in the development of CWP’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health new build, Ancora House.

The event also saw the launch of CWP’s annual Big Book of Best Practice publication.

Dr Anushta Sivananthan, CWP Medical Director, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that we have an event that allows our nurses, doctors and therapists to share our achievements with the wider community. Knowing what good looks like is vital to improving all areas of the NHS, and it’s so important that we are able to share learning gained from the achievements of others. That’s what our Best Practice event is all about.”

To help kick off the event, CWP were joined by VIP guests Angie and Tony Russell, Co-Directors of the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative – a multi-agency organisation with a membership of over 80 professional bodies aiming to raise the national profile of mental health.

Tony Russell said: “We believe it's important to identify and share best practice in mental health. We therefore commend CWP for their excellent work and are proud to have them as key members of the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative.”

CWP’s Best Practice event was inspired by the Trust’s Zero Harm campaign. Zero Harm’s key message is ‘Stop. Think. Listen’, which involves supporting everyone to deliver the best care possible, as safely as possible to reduce avoidable harm.

CWP delivers mental health, substance misuse, learning disability and community physical health services to the people of Cheshire, Wirral and wider region. The Trust’s Big Book of Best Practice 2016/17 is available online at www.cwp.nhs.uk.

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