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Big Virtual Latch On to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

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With around 2000 babies born across Bradford District during lockdown, it’s hoped that local mums who are breastfeeding will spend just a part of their Yorkshire Day taking part in a world first – the Big Virtual Latch On at 10.15 am on Saturday 1 August, celebrating the start of World Breastfeeding Week. Led in […]

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Care Trust contributes to global learning on pandemic

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has joined an international health and care initiative, to share learning during the covid-19 pandemic. As a leading provider of community health services, the Care Trust was invited to bring a UK-perspective to a virtual Home Care Village Gathering event. The initiative brings together health and care providers across […]

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New non-executive director joins Care Trust Board

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Maz Ahmed as non-executive director (NED). Alongside his Board responsibilities, Maz, who is a qualified chartered accountant, will also chair the Trust’s Finance, Business and Investment Committee that provides broad oversight of the Trust’s financial reporting, and sit on the Trust’s Audit and Workforce and […]

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Necessity fuels and accelerates innovation by Trust staff

COVID-19 Home Visiting Team

Staff at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust have embraced change and implemented a range of innovations to ensure community, learning disability, dementia, dental and mental health services across Bradford, Airedale, Craven and Wharfedale, as well as children’s services in Wakefield, can continue to be delivered in the best way possible, despite the challenges posed […]

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Care Trust joins St John Ambulance in recruiting NHS Cadets

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and St John Ambulance have joined forces to recruit and train ‘NHS Cadets’ across the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven district. The Care Trust seeks 100 young people, aged 14 – 16 years old (initially) from across the district to begin the programme in September 2020. The Trust is […]

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Bradford Care Trust announces new chief executive

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Therese Patten as its new chief executive. Therese, who is currently deputy chief executive and director of strategy at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, brings extensive Board level experience to the role, and 20 years’ working across community, mental health, acute and specialist […]

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How have you been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic?

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A major international study into the psychological impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown is underway and people over the age of 16 across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are being asked to participate via a fifteen-minute confidential online survey. The survey will allow local people’s thoughts, feelings and experiences to be recorded into the […]

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Mental health support from the comfort of your own home

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Local people who need help with low mood or anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic can now attend a group course, or get one-to-one support, without leaving the comfort of their own home. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s MyWellbeing College has run guided self-help courses for some time but, due to social distancing, is now […]

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Care Trust supports Carers Week

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust will be getting behind Carers Week, 8-14 June 2020, with a new online virtual carers café available to carers in Bradford, Craven, Airedale, Wharfedale and Wakefield. Carers Week is an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face, and recognise their invaluable […]

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Celebrating online support for local mums

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This year’s Celebrating Breastfeeding Week (1-7 June) is focused on supporting breastfeeding during COVID-19, and in our area that means using the latest technology to ensure mums get the advice and support they need despite the pandemic. To protect families and staff, routine face-to-face clinics and visits are currently unavailable, but mums with breastfeeding worries […]

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