Friday, 7 June 2019

The life of a Community Dietitian

Dietitian’s Week is 3 – 7 June, we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate our community dietitians, and to highlight some of the great and varied work that many people are not aware is supported by them.  

With GPs potentially seeing a considerable amount of people with conditions relating to diet and lifestyle, dietitians play a key role in making nutritional information accessible and practical as well as supporting a range of conditions.

There are nine Community Dietitians, as well as the support team, that work across two bases, Mansfield and Stapleford.  Cindy Woolley, gives us a flavour of life as a community dietitian in the Trust.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Stroke Awareness Month: Learning to speak and walk again

As part of Stroke Awareness Month throughout May, we’re telling the story of Nigel.
Nigel was 61 when he suffered a major stroke which left him unable to walk or talk in December 2018.  He spent three and half months in hospital recovering from the stroke and at the same time was diagnosed with a defective heart valve and had heart surgery.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Chair's blog: I don't need research

This month our Chair, Dean Fathers, is sharing a blog post. Since October is Black History Month, he has chosen to shine a light on some inspiring BME leaders from his NHS career.

I was inspired to write this blog by a comment made by Annett on my LinkedIn page - "A great place to work is a great place to be cared for". Annett is the co-Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare's BME network and her quote reminded me of the research based Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) which quite clearly has the quantified evidence to back up this assertion. Intuitively I just know it to be true too. I have over the years seen the evidence of this in the behaviours of numerous people in a wide range of organisations. Annett herself is a wonderful example. Not only has she improved the quality of my life by caring enough for me to invest her valuable time in mentoring me, but she has positively impacted on the lives of so many of the staff and service users of this Trust with her infectious happiness, her complete dedication and her strong, unflappable leadership. She is much admired, highly valued and greatly respected by the Board, the leadership team, her staff and those she cares for alike.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Happy Baby Corner: returning to work

Going back to work after having a baby can be traumatic for mums. As part of our Happy Baby Corner Series, we’re sharing our tips for returning to work after having a baby.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Helping people with learning disabilities

Our Occupational Therapy Learning Disabilities Team support adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to live their lives their way.

For Learning Disability Week, from 18-24 June, some of the team have shared what they love most about their work.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Diabetes Week: taking back control

The DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) programme is offered by the Trust to people with Type 2 diabetes across Nottinghamshire. The programme aims to help people change their lifestyles so that they can manage their diabetes effectively. 

Julie from West Bridgford told us how the programme helped her take back control of her condition.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Stroke Awareness Month: Living life after stroke at 33

As part of Stroke Awareness Month throughout May, we're sharing the story of Lance.  Lance was just 33 when he suffered a major stroke whilst his wife was in labour with their first child. It left him with 'apraxia', a condition which causes difficulty in performing motor tasks, such as shaving or writing.