Day in the life of… A Director of Operations

A busy day in the life of our Director of Operations, Julie Frake-Harris. 6am: An early start for me and a sunrise walk with my three gorgeous dogs across the fields near my home puts me in a great place to get into work. This morning we did the normal circuit and thankfully it was … Continue reading Day in the life of… A Director of Operations

#Dayinthelifeof – Oliver Needham – Healthcare Assistant

A long and busy day on the ward means working from 07.30 - 20.00.       First of all I will come in and have a hand over from the out going nurses about the shift before where they will give me the patient name, diagnosis and any relevant information we need to know. … Continue reading #Dayinthelifeof – Oliver Needham – Healthcare Assistant

Rising Rose WI – Make the perfect soup

Soup, glorious soup! There’s nothing more satisfying that adding all of your left overs in to a pot of hot broth, leaving it to simmer et voila! Nutritious, delicious and easy on your budget, too! We are welcomed a soup making expert along to our meeting on Wednesday 25th January at the Cavell Centre and … Continue reading Rising Rose WI – Make the perfect soup

Recovery Blog – January 2017

Modelling, challenging and staying strong when pioneering recovery language Language is in so many ways our greatest asset. With our voices, we can invoke the spectrum of human emotions and, perhaps the most important of these, is hope. With the great strides forward the Recovery in Mental Health Movement has made one of its greatest … Continue reading Recovery Blog – January 2017

#Springbank – Institute of Astronomy

We took the staff and patients from Springbank ward for a tour of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge on 20 December 2016. The tour was organised by Hayley Foster, one of our peer support workers, and by her partner, Matt Bothwell, who is a researcher at the institute. Matt gave us … Continue reading #Springbank – Institute of Astronomy

#Gettoknow Jackie Gough – January 2017

Firstly, I want to wish you all a happy new year. I hope that 2017 is a great year for you and the teams you work in. As mentioned in my last blog, I have been spending time visiting teams and have now been to most of the wards. I have been really impressed with … Continue reading #Gettoknow Jackie Gough – January 2017

How does CPFT use Agile Working?

Changing to agile working requires resilience because the NHS, regardless of clinical setting, is a tough place to work. The advancement of clinical practice is reliant on practitioners who are prepared to look to the future, visualise the potential of agile working and pursue that vision. Using a computer, laptop or tablet during the consultation … Continue reading How does CPFT use Agile Working?