Issue: Summer 2020



Chief Executive FOREWORD

Summer 2020 | staff

I am writing this, my last foreword for Trusttalk, with a mixture of emotions; excitement as I embark on a […]

COVID, Race and Privilege

Summer 2020 | staff

IN May and throughout the summer, feelings were running high with the growing realisation that BAME health care staff seemed […]

Long Service Awards

Summer 2020 | staff

572 staff across the Trust (including Maggie Cheshire on the front cover) were delighted to receive a certificate, a pin […]

Annual Staff Survey

Summer 2020 | staff

IT’S that time of year again when staff are invited to complete a questionnaire and reflect on what it feels […]

Dietitian Added to British Dietetic Association Roll of Honour

Summer 2020 | population

SARAH Fuller is a CAMHS Dietitian, based in Luton and Bedfordshire CAMHS, who specialises in Eating Disorders. She has recently […]

Leighton Buzzard COVID Assessment Centre

Summer 2020 | population

THE Trust’s Leighton Road Surgery (LRS) was used as a COVID-19 assessment centre for patients from Leighton Buzzard from April […]

Flu Poster Competition

Summer 2020 | population

A flu jab poster competition for creative children has been held by Leighton Road Surgery (LRS) as part of its […]

Supporting Veterans and the Armed Forces

Summer 2020 | population

A call has been issued for colleagues, carers or service users to steer a project launched to better support armed […]

Dementia Help

Summer 2020 | population

A new Trust service has launched in Bedfordshire to help people with dementia stay out of hospital or mental health […]

Say Hello to ELFT’s Very Own Taxi Driver

Summer 2020 | value

WE love it when our staff think outside of the box and come up with creative solutions. Over the past […]

New Director for New Primary Care Directorate

Summer 2020 | patient

ELFT has established a new Primary Care Directorate in recognition of this growing area of the Trust’s work. Marina Muirhead […]

New Chief Digital Officer for ELFT

Summer 2020 | patient

PHILIPPA Graves is ELFT’s new Chief Digital Officer. This is a new executive role to the Trust and provides strategic […]

Hubs Artwork

Summer 2020 | patient

ARTWORK has been installed at the Trust’s new mental health assessment hubs in Bedford and Luton to provide a more […]

Better Connections to Improve Care

Summer 2020 | patient

A project to improve patient care by building better connections between NHS primary care and mental health services in Leighton […]

Podiatry Services Step Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

Summer 2020 | patient

STAFF across the whole organisation found themselves stepping out of their roles, moving to new jobs and doing whatever was […]

New People Participation Lead

Summer 2020 | patient

A familiar face to service users is the Trust’s new People Participation (PP) Lead for mental health services in Central […]

Police Hub Anniversary

Summer 2020 | patient

A partnership mental health hub that provides police and NHS help for the public and officers has been praised after […]

Creating Something Beautiful in the Time of COVID-19

Summer 2020 | patient

TOWER Hamlets Centre for Mental Health’s Mohammed Adams is not only a dedicated and hard-working social therapist but also a […]

Paul Calaminus is ELFT’s Interim Chief Executive

Summer 2020 | announcements

IN a message to staff, governors and stakeholders, ELFT Chair Mark Lam has announced that the Trust Deputy Chief Executive, […]

Farewell Navina

Summer 2020 | announcements

A gallery of images of Dr Navina Evans CBE. Star of stage and screen, Navina preferred to send a video […]

Interview With ELFT Chair Mark Lam

Summer 2020 | announcements

AS anyone who has started a new job during the pandemic will know, it is a challenge to get to […]

Joint Annual Members Meeting Annual General Meeting

Summer 2020 | staff

THIS year’s joint AMM and AGM will be on Wednesday 14 October from 3:30pm – 6:30pm. Due to government restrictions […]