CEO blog - Best Practice event 2016

29 September 2016

I recently had the great pleasure of joining over 200 people at our annual Best Practice event, which took place this year at the Floral Pavilion theatre in New Brighton. This is one of my favourite events of the year and it is always a delight to see so many fantastic examples of great work from our teams at CWP.

The event, as always, was an opportunity for people who access our services, our staff, partners and members of the public to come together and shine a light on some of our key achievements, and collectively share learning around these best practice ideas.

Over 35 services from across our footprint showcased their successful projects on the day. Examples of these included how our Wirral Complex Needs Service significantly reduced admissions to A&E; the involvement of young people in the development of our CAMHS new build Ancora House and the Crewe Recovery Team’s partnership with Crewe Alexandra FC to encourage healthy living and social inclusion.

            
      

These are, of course, just a flavour of the many inspiring projects and services that were displaying throughout the exhibition. If you’d like to find out more about all who showcased, I’d really encourage you to read our Big Book of Best Practice 2016/17, which demonstrates examples of innovative ideas and leading clinical practice from around the Trust over the last year.

To help us kick off the day, I was delighted to welcome Angie and Tony Russell, Co-Directors of the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative – a multi-agency organisation that aims to raise the national profile of mental health and facilitate industry-wide learning.

Angie and Tony spoke passionately about the importance of learning not just from our own experiences, but also from those in the wider healthcare community.  And it is this spirit of continuous improvement that our Best Practice event is all about.

Overall, the event was filled with curiosity, collaboration and inspiration.

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While on the subject of best practice, our flu campaign starts on Monday and runs until the end of year, leaving us just three months to protect as many people as possible.

As we all know, it is best practice to get our flu jab to protect ourselves, our family, our colleagues and our service users this winter.

Public Health England has estimated that around 8,000 people die from flu in England every year. And those of you who have suffered with flu will know all too well the harrowing symptoms of this horrible disease.

Vaccination is the best and most effective way for you to protect yourselves, patients and families from flu as it helps reduce transmission of the virus.

All CWP staff are entitled to a free flu vaccination. An up-to-date list of flu vaccination clinics will be available on the ‘Flu and Immunisation’ pages of the intranet throughout the campaign. Please do take the time to get your jab as soon as possible so that we can all enjoy a happy, healthy, flu-free winter.

Very best wishes,

Sheena

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