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COVID-19 Community Home Visiting team shortlisted for national award

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District nurses and community matrons who support people in their own homes and care homes across Bradford and Airedale if they have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s COVID-19 Community Home Visiting team is a finalist in the Infection Prevention and Control category […]

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Helping mums and babies stay well in lockdown and beyond

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Parents of babies born this year are being advised that breastfeeding is one of the best ways to build a baby’s immune system and keep them healthy now and in the future. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Strategic Breastfeeding Lead Jane Dickens says: “Breastfeeding may be a technique as old as the human race […]

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Care Trust Charity encourages local communities to ‘Make a Life Better’ this winter

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From footballers and rugby players to Yorkshire-born actors, the Lord Mayor of Bradford to the President of the Bradford Council of Mosques, prominent figures across the district are encouraging members of the public to say “thank you” to their local NHS heroes in Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s first Charity appeal. The Care Trust’s […]

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Take stock and take steps if you’re feeling stressed

With shorter days, longer nights and winter fast approaching, as well as the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to impact us all, it’s important to recognise when you’re feeling stressed and take some steps to tackle it, says Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s MyWellbeing College. Clinical manager Naomi Holdsworth from MyWellbeing College, a free NHS service […]

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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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