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Stay well this winter, seek help if you need it

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Staying well this winter means paying just as much attention to your mental health as your physical wellbeing, according to Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s MyWellbeing College, which helps people deal with everyday problems like stress and anxiety. Psycho-Educational Courses Lead Jayne Chapman says: “In these uncertain times, more and more people are facing […]

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Not ‘just’ the flu – time to get your children vaccinated

There’s no ‘just’ about the flu. This serious illness kills around 11,000 people each year and hospitalizes thousands more. Children can have the same symptoms as adults and can easily pass it on to those around them who could be vulnerable – even if they don’t show any symptoms – so it’s important to make […]

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Care Trust backs World Mental Health Day

With darker mornings and nights drawing in it’s often this time of year that people can experience a dip in their mental health, so add to that many people self-isolating or groups, activities and usual get togethers not taking place it’s not unusual to feel low. This World Mental Health Day, which takes place on […]

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School Nursing Special Needs team shortlisted for prestigious national award

Innovative work to support children in Bradford and Keighley who have autism and/or learning disabilities to receive vital immunisations, even during the pandemic, has led to a local nursing team being shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The School Nursing Special Needs Team at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is a finalist in the […]

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Move more to stay steady on your feet

Falls are one of the biggest cause of accidents in the home and with more older people spending longer inside due to the pandemic, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Falls Prevention Team is encouraging older people to take steps to reduce their risk of a fall at home or out and about. The team’s […]

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You’re a Star Awards 2020 winners announced

The winners of the You’re a Star Awards 2020 have been announced, celebrating not only outstanding individuals and teams who work or volunteer at the Trust, but their creativity, caring and can-do attitudes! A record 75 nominations were received early in 2020, the sixteenth year of the awards, with judging continuing despite the Coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Care Trust invites public to virtual Annual Members’ Meeting

For the first time, members of the public from across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are invited to join governors and senior staff members at a digital version of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Members Meeting, taking place on Tuesday 29 September, 3.00pm – 4.30pm through an online platform. The event provides an […]

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Care Trust scoops cyber security accolade

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating being one of just a few NHS Trusts in the country to receive Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation to protect its IT systems from cyber-attacks. Secure IT systems are central to the delivery of the mental health, community health and specialist learning disability services provided by the Care […]

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New chief executive joins Bradford Care Trust

Today (7 September) Therese Patten joins Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and will formally take up her chief executive role on 21 September. Therese joins from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust where she was deputy chief executive and director of strategy.   She brings extensive NHS Board level experience to the role and has […]

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Fundraising officer hits the ground running in aid of Care Trust charity

Image of Andrew McCarthy - Fundraising Officer at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s new fundraising officer, Andrew McCarthy, will be hitting the ground running as he begins his new role on Tuesday 1 September, with a 12k-a-day running challenge in aid of the Trust’s Charity, Better Lives. Following the Charity’s relaunch in June 2020, the new fundraising officer is a welcome addition […]

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