Care Trust Times
The first digital edition of the Care Trust Times shares the Trust’s current focuses, including service developments for 2018/19 and an introduction to our new Chief Executive, Brent Kilmurray. There are also news stories from across our services, and top tips for physical and mental wellbeing, and child safety.
The newspaper updates our members on the Care Trust’s plans for the coming year. It gives a headline view of our quality goals and key service developments for 2017/19 and what they mean for local communities, with supporting stories about our services. We’ve also included some useful healthcare top tips from our experts and explained how you can get involved in the Trust’s work.
Welcome to the first edition of Care Trust Times. We have included a summery of our plans for the year, stories about a range of our services including mental health, dental and support for carers. We’ve also included information about how you can be involved in Trust work as a member.
Your Health September 2015 – Annual review
Welcome to Your Health, we are proud in this edition to look back on the work of our staff during the last year.
Your Health January 2015 – First Response service issue
We’re pleased to introduce to you our new mental health service, First Response.
This team supports people of all ages experiencing a mental health crisis. (You can find out more about what we mean by a crisis on page 4).
Alongside other health and social care providers, First Response provides quick access to the right care if you are in crisis. Chris’ story on page 8 is a real-life example of where we hope to make a difference.
Your Health September 2014 – special AGM 2014 edition
We are proud to report on the work that our staff have undertaken during the last year – and provide you with a summary of our Annual Report and Accounts that will be presented at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Your Health July 2014 – Our Continence Issue
This issue is our Continence edition. It’s been put together by our experts who work daily supporting people with bowel and bladder problems.
If you are experiencing bladder or bowel problems, you don’t have to be embarrassed about getting help. Everyone has the right to continence where achievable. Here at Bradford District Care Trust we have a dedicated team who can support people’s bladder and bowel problems. Symptoms can be improved, sometimes cured, or made easier to live with.
Your Health April 2014 – Our speech and language issue
In this edition we have featured a case study about the work of Gail Silcock, Speech and Language Therapist who works in schools to support and develop children’s speech, language, social and listening skills. You can read about her work on page 8.
Three of our experts have also answered some of your questions about children’s speech development, communication difficulties following a stroke and swallowing difficulties on page 6.
Your Health January 2014 – our men and boys’ health issue
Men are renowned for not confronting their health. Even when men believe they have a problem they are less likely and more hesitant to go and see their GP.
Even if you think you are in tip top condition it’s best to still check. Take a look at Peter’s experience on page 8. A simple, pain free, health MOT revealed serious health issues he didn’t even know he had. Thanks to our team, Peter’s now receiving the support he needs.
Your Health April 2013 – dental health issue
To keep your smile in tip top condition, we’ve teamed up with our dental specialists for their top tips for good dental health. You’ll find focused advice on page 6 for some of the more complex dental issues our patients have experienced. In Your Story on page 8 we hear from Jodie whose seven year old daughter, Angel, is gradually overcoming a fear of the dentist with our help.
This should provide comfort to parents who are struggling to get their little ones into the Dentist’s chair. If you’re interested in learning more, flick to our back page for more details of our next FREE Members’ Health Talk… Mummy I Hate The Dentist (managing children’s dental anxiety). It doesn’t need to be a nerve racking experience – we promise!
Your Health January 2013 – new year new you issue
In this edition we look at the role a public governor will have to play in developing our services and I would urge you to take a look at pages 10&11 to see how you could help us even more closely to provide high quality, safe and effective services close to where you live.
Your Health October 2012 – adult well-being issue
As ever we have the latest news from around our Trust, inspirational stories and top-tips for good health thrown in for good measure.
This time our experts answer questions on end of life care, continence and diabetes on pages 6&7 and on pages 8&9 we catch up with Gerard, a former service user who is now involved with our services for a very different reason.
Your Health July 2012 – children and young people issue
With the summer holidays in full swing we know it can be hard to maintain routine at home. Our experts tackle your parenting questions on play, sleeping and bullying on pages 6 & 7. In Your Story we meet Rebecca, a young girl battling an eating disorder. We share our top tips for brushing your child’s teeth on page 5 and our school nurses offer advice on how to make the summer holidays go that little bit quicker on page 11.
We’ve also had a number of changes to our Trust Board, which we tell you about in Your News.
Your Health April 2012 – older peoples’ issue
Welcome to the first issue of our new look members’ magazine. It’s been designed with our readership in mind and will have a theme each edition to look at the range of health care issues that affect local people. You and Your Care is central to what we do and we’d love to hear from you if there’s anything you would like to know or share about the services we offer.
Our first edition is an older peoples’ special and showcases a small part of the work we are doing to support older people in Bradford and District.
We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions for future editions.