Community NHS Trust shortlisted for prestigious HSJ Research Impact award

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Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been shortlisted in the Clinical Research Impact category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards for the second year running.

This year’s shortlisting is in recognition of the work undertaken by the Trust’s Research Delivery Unit in creating a research programme designed to raise the profile of research across the organisation and improve quality of care.

Stoke and North Staffordshire leading the way in hi-tech help for patients

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Health services across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire are logging on to the latest in digital technology to support people to stay fit and well – and are encouraging patients to use the hi-tech help on offer to look after themselves.

Using text messages, social media, digital images and phone apps, Staffordshire medics are pioneering the use of technology to help monitor and treat long-term conditions and to offer advice and support to patients - innovations which are being taken up across the UK and beyond.

UHNM research hits the headlines

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A new link between pre-eclampsia in pregnancy and the development of diabetes later in life has been identified through research undertaken at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM), and has been published this month in the prestigious journal, Diabetologia.

Burton maternity services invest in staff to invest in better care

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Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is working with The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to improve the support available for midwives and maternity colleagues. 

The Burton Hospitals’ Maternity Unit has signed the Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Caring for You Charter, which aims to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of midwives so they are able to continue providing the highest levels of maternity care for women and their families. 

Patients urged to think twice before asking for antibiotics

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Doctors, NHS managers and pharmacists in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire are calling on the public to think twice before they ask their GP for antibiotics.

Rising rates of resistance to antibiotics could be one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Europe, experts believe - and it is an issue driven by a combination of overuse and inappropriate prescribing.

Burton upon Trent GP practice rated outstanding by watchdog

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A Burton upon Trent GP practice has been rated as ‘outstanding’ for the standard of its services by the Care Quality Commission. Peel Croft Surgery, in Lichfield Street, received the top rating from the Government watchdog following an inspection in May 2016.

It was rated good for safe and effective services and outstanding for services being caring, well-led and responsive to people’s needs. The overall rating was outstanding.