Involvement Opportunities Bulletin

Quality & Safety Representative needed

Have you had experience of the single point of access or the admin hubs?

We are looking for a service user/ patient /carer representatives to attend the Trust’s admin quality and safety meetings. Quality and safety groups make sure the Trust is offering good quality services which are safe and effective for everyone that needs them.

You need to have had recent experience of the Trust’s admin hubs, such as using the aingle point of access (SPA) or in arranging appointments.

Meetings are usually held once a month at New Mill and last for approximately two and a half hours. You would need to attend the meetings and contribute from your perspective as a service user/ patient/ carer.

Expenses: reimbursement of travel expenses will be offered in line with Trust policy (category B involvement).

For more information or if you are interested, please contact:

Patient experience and involvement team:  01274 228298 or involve@bdct.nhs.uk.

Jenny Moran, Support Services Manager, Clinical Administration Services: 07738857708    or jennifer.moran-whitehead@bdct.nhs.uk.

i2i Network

The i2i Network is a peer support group open to everyone who has attended the i2i training and who is involved or getting involved in the Trust’s involvement opportunities. It is a forum to share experiences and information about involvement, to meet other people who are involved and to hear about and influence other initiatives in the Trust. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 11 October 2018, 1:00pm – 3:00pm at New Mill.

Expenses: reimbursement of travel expenses (category B involvement).

New members always welcome. Just come along to the meeting or for more info, please contact:

Sue Wilde or Kirsten McEwan, patient experience and involvement team:  01274 228298 or involve@bdct.nhs.uk.

Caring and sharing with our Carers in Action

Carers in Action is a group of carers that meets every month to share information, provide support and find out about things affecting carers who care for people who access Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust services.

Next Meeting: Wednesday 14 November, 10:00am – 12:00pm at Canalside Health Centre, Bingley, BD16 4RP.

Expenses: reimbursement of travel expenses (category B involvement)

If you would like to be kept informed of meeting dates or would like to join the group, please contact the patient experience and involvement team:  01274 228298 or involve@bdct.nhs.uk.

Trust-wide involvement group (TWIG)

The Trust-wide involvement group would like to invite all service users, patients and carers who participate in the Trust’s involvement activities to the next meeting on Wednesday 7 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at New Mill.

The meeting will be focussing on the involvement work taking place in the Trust’s Specialist Inpatient and Dental services.

Staff members with particular responsibility for involvement as well as service users, patients and carers from the Trust’s mental health and physical health services are all welcome to attend.

We need you to contribute your views and perspectives to make involvement work!

Expenses: reimbursement of travel expenses (category B involvement).

If you would like to find out more or join the TWIG mailing list, please contact the patient experience and involvement team:  01274 228298 or involve@bdct.nhs.uk.

Retirement news

Tracey Corner, Patient Experience Lead, is retiring at the end of November. After 36 years working in the NHS, mostly as a nurse, we are sorry to say that Tracey is going to be leaving her role in the patient experience and involvement team. We wish Tracey all the very best for her well-earned retirement and thank her for all the work she has done for service users, patients and carers in the Trust. Tracey will be at the November TWIG meeting so if you’d like to wish her all the best too, just come along to our next Trust-wide involvement group!

Thank you everyone for your involvement.

If you have any access requirements and would require any assistance in evacuating the building in an emergency, please let us know as soon as possible so we can complete a personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP) for you when you are involved.

Since 1 July 2015 all Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust premises became smoke free. This means that smoking (including E-cigarettes) is not be permitted for any staff members, service users, visitors or contractors anywhere within Trust grounds.