Wirral NHS trust showcases
good looks like'
OVER 200 patients, staff, partners and
members of the public joined local mental health trust CWP at a recent
healthcare exhibition at Wirral's Floral Pavilion theatre.
The 'Best Practice' event, hosted by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS
Foundation Trust's (CWP), was an exhibition of the most innovative, exciting and
inspiring work done by the trust over the past year to ensure the best possible
outcomes for people who access services, their carers and families.
Over 35 different services from across CWP's footprint showcased their
achievements at the event, with projects including a Complex Needs Service
significantly reducing self harm and admissions to A&E and the successful roll
out of mental health awareness training in a number of Wirral secondary schools.
The event also saw the launch of CWP's annual Big Book of Best Practice
Dr Anushta Sivananthan, CWP Medical Director, said:- "I'm absolutely
thrilled that we have an event that allows our nurses, doctors and therapists to
share our achievements with the wider community. Knowing what good looks like is
vital to improving all areas of the NHS, and it's so important that we are able
to share learning gained from the achievements of others. That's what our Best
Practice event is all about."
To help kick off the event, CWP were joined by
VIP guests Angie and Tony Russell, Co-Directors of the Positive Practice in
Mental Health Collaborative; a multi agency organisation, with a membership of
over 80 professional bodies who aim to raise the national profile of mental
Tony Russell said:- "We believe it's important to identify and share best
practice in mental health. We therefore commend CWP for their excellent work and
are proud to have them as key members of the Positive Practice in Mental Health
CWP's Best Practice event was inspired by the Trust's Zero Harm campaign. Zero
Harm's key message is 'Stop. Think. Listen', which involves supporting
everyone to deliver the best care possible, as safely as possible to reduce
CWP delivers mental health and learning disability services to the people of
Wirral. The Trust's Big Book of Best Practice 2016/17 is available