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Interim CEO Foreword

Winter 2020 | announcements

I think many of us hoped and expected 2021 to be a better year than 2020. Instead, we have had […]

New Non-Executive Director for the Trust

Winter 2020 | announcements

The Trust was pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Wheeler as a new Non-Executive Director. She joins the Trust […]

New Year's Honour for ELFT Lead Nurse

Winter 2020 | announcements

A dedicated nurse with nearly 40 years of experience is to receive a British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of […]

Flood Hero Helps Nurse in 4x4

Winter 2020 | announcements

A dedicated member of the Trust’s Bedfordshire services (BCHS) team has issued a public thank you to a good Samaritan […]

COVID Vaccination Centre at Westfield

Winter 2020 | population

Westfield COVID Vaccination Centre opened on 25 January 2021 and is one of hundreds of nationwide centres set up to […]

LGBTQ+ History Month

Winter 2020 | announcements

Although the UK and the NHS have come a long way in accepting and understanding the rights and needs of […]

How Do You Set up a COVID Vaccination Centre in Four Weeks? With a lot help from your friends!

Winter 2020 | population

In early December, the Trust heard it was to open and a run a COVID Vaccination Centre in Westfield Shopping […]

Asking for a Friend

Winter 2020 | population

If I have my COVID vaccine jab, can I stop wearing a mask and not worry so much about social […]

COVID Vaccine Rollout

Winter 2020 | population

AS well as running the Westfield COVID Vaccine Centre, staff working in ELFT primary care services have been working at […]

Pioneer Nurse Caroline First to Have Westfield COVID Vaccination

Winter 2020 | population

Caroline Ogunsola, Professional Development Lead Nurse for Community Services, was the first staff member to have her COVID vaccine jab […]

PPE Buddy Approach

Winter 2020 | population

A new PPE Buddy system has been introduced at ELFT to ensure staff are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly […]

A Personal Thank You to Staff from Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director for England

Winter 2020 | population

Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director for England, was at our Westfield COVID Vaccination Centre on Saturday 28 February and met […]

Mental Health Crisis Support Is Available 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week

Winter 2020 | patient

All the Trust’s mental health crisis lines are now available 24 hours a day and are free for people to […]

New Partnership Maternal Mental Health Service

Winter 2020 | patient

Photo by Marcin Jozwiak from Pexels The Trust is playing a key role in the launch of new a NHS Maternal Mental Health […]

Returning to Work in a Pandemic

Winter 2020 | patient

Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels Ned joined the City and Hackney IPS Employment Support Programme in November 2019. When […]

Patient Participation Group Profile

Winter 2020 | patient

People Participation is about helping our service users and their carers to have a say in how we run the […]

Getting People Safely Home from Hospital

Winter 2020 | patient

The Trust’s Integrated Discharge Hubs work alongside partner organisations to help safely manage the discharge of patients from hospital - […]

Easing Lockdown Restrictions in England

Winter 2020 | patient

On 22 February, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the Government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. He […]

Recognising Racism: Using QI to Help Take Action

Winter 2020 | staff

A spotlight on the powerful improvement work being undertaken by East India Ward, a personality disorder service in Forensics. The […]

Interview with Mayuri Parmar, Head of Admin – Forensics

Winter 2020 | staff

PEOPLE typically think the NHS is all about doctors and nurses, but there are many other roles and skills which […]

Staff Support Sessions

Winter 2020 | staff

COVID Vaccine for Staff As we go to print, we have vaccinated almost 3,000 of our staff which is almost […]

What Links Face Coverings and Vitamin D?

Winter 2020 | value

The answer is: ELFT Director of Corporate Governance Cathy Lilley! Cathy got her sewing machine out and sprang into action […]

Farewell Captain Sir Tom

Winter 2020 | value

The public and the NHS family were saddened to hear that Captain Sir Tom Moore died on 2 February 2021. […]

Plans to Set Up ELFT Charity

Winter 2020 | value

The Trust is taking steps to set up its own ELFT Charity to administer the funds ourselves rather than going […]

Brexit Update

Winter 2020 | staff

After many months (and years) of discussion, Brexit has come to pass. There have been no immediate impacts and ELFT's supply […]

Census Day is 21 March 2021

Winter 2020 | value

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and […]

First impressions from New Public Hackney Governor, Adam Forman

Winter 2020 | value

I was elected in September 2020 and started as a public Governor for Hackney on November 1st. Preconceptions usually turn […]

Basil the Harris Hawk Joins OT Staff at Newham Allotment

Winter 2020 | value

So would you know what to do if you saw a rare bird in your garden? Fortunately for Harris Hawk, […]

Final Word - Mark Lam, Trust Chair

Winter 2020 | value

We continue to live in challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on us all in different ways. […]

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