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                             Welcome to the Autumn                                                 Welcome to the latest
                             edition of Next Steps –
                             your quarterly update on the work of                                  edition of our newsletter.
                             Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust.
                             I am delighted to start by telling you that the Trust has recently
                             been selected by NHS Dorset to provide children’s and
                             adolescent mental health services for the whole of the county.
                                                                                                   issue 11:
For many years we have provided highly regarded treatments for young people in the
Bournemouth, Poole and South East Dorset area and, from 1 December this year, our                  Autumn 2009 Edition
excellent team will be expanding to provide these services for the rest of Dorset.
We plan to use our experience and knowledge to provide localised, modern and high
quality services – always working in partnership with young people, families, carers and
key local agencies to continuously improve the level of care across Dorset.
Our local multi-disciplinary teams will provide a range of services covering such
issues as eating disorders, deliberate self harm, self esteem and attachment issues,
anxiety, phobias, school refusal, ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders.




                                                                                                  More Services Expanding…
                                                                                                  The Trust has won a major new contract to improve
                                                                                                  access to psychological treatments in neighbouring
                                                                                                  Southampton, following the success of its ‘Improving
                                                                                                  Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) service
This should also open up new opportunities to recruit more Public Members
in West Dorset.                                                                                   across Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset.
The Trust is also planning to launch an innovative website for children, young
                                                                                                  NHS Southampton City and Southampton City Council awarded the contract
people, families, carers and professionals to access helpful information and
advice. But more on this in our winter issue!                                                     to the Trust in order to provide early access to psychological services for
                                                                                                  local people suffering from common mental health problems, such as anxiety
On a different note, the Trust also has more good news to share. In this edition
of the newsletter you will read about the exciting expansion of our primary care                  and depression.
psychological services, as well as other news such as our latest
‘Time to Change Dorset’ stigma-busting activities.                                                The Trust already has impressive experience in providing these services;
Best wishes, your chairman, Jonathan Walsh
                                                                                                  being one of the national leader sites to pioneer this work and already
                                                                                                  providing the service to two of the four first wave sites in the South West.

    stop press…Trust is awarded                                                                   Trust Director, Jane Elson said: “We’re delighted to be broadening our reach
                                                                                                  and helping the people of Southampton. The new service started from October
    ‘double excellent’ rating …stop press
                                                                                                  this year and includes initiatives such as telephone and face to face guided
    We have just learnt that the Trust has once again been awarded
                                                                                                  self-help - using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psycho-educational
    top marks in the Care Quality Commission’s Annual Health Check.
                                                                                                  groups and computerised based CBT.”
    Please turn to the back page to read the full story!
                                                                                                  She added: “We know that people do much better if they have quick access
                                                                                                  to good treatment and practical advice. This helps people to help themselves
                                                                                                  and can prevent other problems developing, such as job losses and
                                                                                                  relationship difficulties. We are confident that the scheme will reduce
    inside this issue…                                                                            the numbers of people suffering from long-term psychological
                                                                                                  problems and improve health and well-being
    • Moving on
                                                                                                  in Southampton.”
    • Benefitting from a wealth of experience
    • Community courses
    • Healthy body, healthy mind… Time to Change Dorset
    • Annual Members’ Meeting & the O*S*C*A*R*s
    • Trust is awarded ‘double excellent’ rating for second year running
    • Dates for your diary
Moving On
The Department of Health has decided that people with learning disabilities living in NHS homes should
 have their needs re-assessed in relation to where they live and who they live with. The aim of this
‘Moving On’ programme is for people to live in non-NHS accommodation they choose, near to people
 that are important to them, and with people they want to share their home with.
At the Trust, we have a dedicated Learning Disability Transitions Team - which is working with local primary care trusts (PCTs) and councils - to ensure everyone’s individual needs
are recognised during this process. The Team will help those service users currently living in one of the Trust’s residential centres, as they move into their new homes over the
coming months.

Trust Director, Sally Brown explains: “The ‘Moving On’ programme aims to give people with learning disabilities a greater choice and control over their lives - with access to
support from community services and specialist services as often as they need it. The programme enables people to move on from long stay NHS beds to more appropriate and
individualised accommodation in the community, with personalised services”.

She added: “It is hoped that our qualified Trust staff will form the backbone of future, expanded community services - providing general and intensive support, assessment and
treatment to adults with a learning disability and complex behaviour living in the community. We are still awaiting confirmation from the PCTs of funding for this essential element
                                                                                                                                             ”
in the new model of service. The ultimate aim is to ensure our service users can enjoy even better opportunities for enhanced quality of life.


Benefitting from a wealth                                                                       Community Courses
of experience                                                                                   The Trust regularly runs free community courses to help service users and
                                                                                                their families better understand a range of mental health issues…
We are pleased to announce that the
Council of Governors has approved the                                                           For example, the Trust hosts quarterly ‘Living with Brain Injury’ mornings
re-appointment of Mike Beesley as a                                                             (the next one is at Weymouth Library on 21 January). The sessions, run in
Non-Executive Director (NED) for the                                                            partnership with NHS Dorset and local charity Headway Dorset, are open to
Trust. Mike will continue to work with us                                                       anyone who is interested in finding out more about brain injury – including
for a further three years from                                                                  service users and carers.
1 December this year.                                                                           The mornings provide information on the
Since he joined us in 2005, Mike has                                                            various problems encountered following
made an excellent contribution as an                                                            brain injury, strategies for rehabilitation,
NED and has gained much respect within                                                          pacing and fatigue management, and
the Trust. Mike has played an invaluable                                                        advice on returning to work or education.
role in many areas, including support for                                                       They also have details of local resources -
us gaining foundation status. We are                                                            including Headway, CAB, job centres,
delighted that his skills and experience will continue to be available to us.                   social services and benefit advice.
                                                                                                Interested? Please call 01202 308080.
 As well as the overall strategic business development of the Trust, Mike is particularly
 interested in older people’s care. Commenting on his re-appointment, Mike said:
“Prior to joining the Trust, I had no experience in the mental health field and have
 since found it very rewarding and interesting. I look forward to playing a part in the
                                                                                                In addition...
 continuing move from hospital based care to care in the community, which has so far            The Trust – in conjunction with Richmond Fellowship – runs a regular course
 been of great benefit to many service users. I believe the future for the Trust is very        for people with bipolar affective disorder (manic depression), helping individuals
 bright and I look forward to building on its excellent reputation for patient care”.           and their family and friends to cope with the severe mood swings and low
                                                                                                self-esteem associated with the disorder.
                                              We are also delighted to confirm that
                                              Nigel Bailey, a Governor for our Dorset           As well as offering the opportunity to gain some practical advice, service users are
                                              constituency, has recently been elected           able to meet with others who have similar problems, providing a good environment
                                              Vice Chair to the Council of Governors.           for mutual support and encouragement. The course covers a wide range of topics
                                                                                                including the importance of good routine, low self-esteem, mood cycles and how to
                                              Nigel (61) is a chartered accountant with         manage them, early warning signs, recovery and staying well plans.
                                              many years’ experience in the finance
                                              industry. He is also married to Sue Bailey, a        To find out about the next bipolar course,
                                              mental health support worker with more
                                                                                                   call David O’Loughlin on 01202 584488.
                                              than ten years’ service at the Trust.

                                              Commenting on his appointment, Nigel
                                              said: “I initially developed an interest in the
                                                                                                Healthy body, healthy mind…
                                              work of the Trust via my wife, a long term
                                              Trust employee.     ”                             Time to Change Dorset
He added: “I would like to promote wider recognition of the contribution which                  As part of the Time to Change Dorset campaign,
the Trust brings to the quality of people’s lives in Dorset. I would also like to assure        the Trust recently supported the ‘Littledown 5’
members and governors that, in the course of my new role, I will seek to apply the              road race, held in Bournemouth.
principles of common sense, fair play and humanity at all times.   ”
                                                                                                As well as having an information stand at the
In his spare time, Nigel has enjoyed a long running interest in motor rallying, initially as    event, to raise awareness of the stigma busting
a co-driver. Whilst he no longer competes, he still enjoys acting as a rally timekeeper.        campaign, the Trust running club also entered a
He combines this with a love of caravanning and an honorary role as an Observer with            team of 28 runners (including some service users)
the Institute of Advanced Motorists.                                                            who all wore ‘Time to Change’ t-shirts.

                                                                                                Family and friends manning the information
                                                                                                stand also managed to give away 75 branded
                                                                                                t-shirts to members of the public, as well as
                                                                                                bookmarks, coasters, posters, postcards, leaflets
                                                                                                and balloons for people wanting to know more
                                                                                                about the mental health campaign.
   O*S*C*A*R*s –                                                                                    Annual Members’ Meeting
  Winners and Runners Up                                                                            and the O*S*C*A*R*s
                                                                                                    (Outstanding Service Celebration and Recognition Awards)
  Quality of Service
  Winner:                                                                                           We are delighted to report that
  • Dr Domenico Scala - Consultant Psychiatrist, Alderney Hospital                                  over 200 Members of the Trust
   Runners Up:                                                                                      attended the Trust’s 2nd Annual
  • Valerie Whiffen – Staff Nurse, Alderney Hospital                                                Members’ Meeting on Wednesday
  • Iwono Dobrowolska – Mental Health Support Worker, Finigan Centre                                23rd September 2009.

  Service Improvement and Innovation                                                                The meeting was held at AFC
                                                                                                    Bournemouth (Football Stadium)
  Winner:
                                                                                                    and was attended by Public and Staff
  • Learning Disability Community Intensive Support Team, West Dorset
                                                                                                    Members, Governors and Directors
   Runners Up:
                                                                                                    of the Trust. Informative and positive
  • Gillian Bell – Occupational Therapist, Wimborne Community Mental Health Team
  • Michelle Batcock - Nurse, St Ann’s Hospital
                                                                                                    presentations were given about the
                                                                                                    Trust’s many achievements during
  Service User and /or Carer Involvement                                                            2008/09, including a report on the
  Winner:                                                                                           work of the Council of Governors and
  • Tony Deavin – Addictions and Employment Opportunities Manager                                   the Trust’s performance for 2008/09.
   Runners Up:                                                                                      This year saw the introduction of the
  • James Hamilton-Warn - Recreational Facilitator, Shelley Ward, Kings Park Hospital               O*S*C*A*R*s Staff Awards, which
  • Ruth Crook - Family Carers Support Worker, Poole Social Services                                recognised and celebrated the
                                                                                                    achievements of many of the Trust’s
  Working in Partnership                                                                            outstanding staff and volunteers. The
  Winner:                                                                                           Trust values the contribution made by
  • Debbie Stevenson – Integrated Service Manager, Poole Adult Community Mental Health Team         those who nominate to identify and
   Runners Up:                                                                                      celebrate the important work of our
  • Sally Walter – Occupational Therapist, Bournemouth Community Mental Health Team                 staff and volunteers and the impact
  • Ann Baldock & Michelle Rafferty – Bournemouth and Poole Youth Offending Team, Nursing Team      this can have on improving patient
                                                                                                    care. Staff and volunteers were nominated by service users, carers and colleagues from the Trust
   Inspirational Leadership                                                                         and other agencies that we work with.
  Winner:
  • Kris Panvalker – Nurse, Crisis & Home Treatment Team                                            Congratulations to the winners and runners up who received awards and certificates presented
                                                                                                    by Darren Kenny, local Paralympics gold medal-winning cyclist.
   Runners Up:
  • Liz Wells – IT Operations Manager                                                               Bob Batchelor, Staff Governor commented, “There was a palpable buzz in the room, and I know
  • Ros Urwin – Trust Professional Occupational Therapy Lead                                                                                                                            ”
                                                                                                    everyone I spoke to said what a very special and memorable event the O*S*C*A*R*s was.

  Volunteer of the Year                                                                             An exhibition of display stands giving information on the Time to Change Dorset campaign,
                                                                                                    Dorset Mind, Bournemouth People First, Bournemouth Churches Housing Association and Unity
  Winner:
  • Alan Hayward, The Cedars
                                                                                                    and Vision were available for members to view in the refreshment breaks.
   Runners Up:                                                                                      Attendees enjoyed a light buffet and members were able to continue chatting with Governors
  • Obsessions Together Action Team                                                                 and Directors of the Trust, as well as many other members of the Dorset HealthCare NHS
  • Gary Hughes - Graduate Volunteer                                                                Foundation Trust Team.

  Unsung Hero                                                                                       All agreed on the success of the evening.
                                                                                                    Mrs Beverley Seaby, Public Governor for
  Winners:
                                                                                                    Dorset commented, “Considering the
  • Anne Milner – Nurse, Homelessness Team
                                                                                                    success we had last year, I thought we
  • Joanne Roberts – Deputy Staff Nurse, Children’s Services
                                                                                                    wouldn’t be able to top that - but we did.
   Runners up:
                                                                                                    It was a lot of fun and I especially enjoyed
  • Cathy Murphy – Medical Secretary, Bournemouth East Community Mental Health Team
                                                                                                    the staff O*S*C*A*R*s. Since the Trust is
  • Chris Lay – Hotel Services Manager, Mental Health
  • John Gordon – Driver, St Ann’s
                                                                                                    one of the top performing in the country,
                                                                                                    it seemed only fitting that the Annual
  Special Award                                                                                     Members’ Meeting was carried out to
  Winners:                                                                                          such a high standard.  ”
  • Senior Nurses of the Learning Disabilities Service, including Chris Pacey, Lorraine Bailey,
   Lynne Martin, Daniel Austin, Anita Hazell, Paul Crabbe, Gary Billen, Mandy Swain, Jenny Broad,
   Catherine Plowman and Sally Ayres.


   Lifetime Service Contribution
  Winners:
  • Linda Reider – Trust Physiotherapy Lead
  • Christine Stevens – Occupational Therapist
  • Lin Hamilton – Staff Nurse Older Peoples Mental Health
  • Dave Rogers – Catering Manager Kings Park and Alderney
  • Av Pestana – Nurse Practitioner Adult Mental Health
  • Nick Moffat – Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Community Brain Injury Team


  50 years in Nursing
  Winner:
  • Judith Bliss




The minutes of the Meeting are now available on the website, as are all of
the presentations given. If anyone would like paper copies of the minutes,
presentations or Annual Report/Accounts, please contact Gail Taylor at Trust
HQ, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4JQ.
Trust is awarded
‘double excellent’ rating for
                                                                                                                                                                       Dates for your diary
second year running                                                                                                                                                         Next Council of Governors Meeting
We’re delighted to announce that the Trust’s services have been awarded top
marks by the Care Quality Commission’s Annual Health Check. We were one of
                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday 4th November 2009
only 37 UK trusts out of 392 which were rated ‘Excellent’ for both ‘Quality of                                                                                              from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.
Services’ and ‘Quality of Financial Management’.                                                                                                                            Refreshments served from 5:00pm at the Barrington Centre,
It is the fourth year running that the Trust has achieved an ‘Excellent’ rating for the                                                                                     Penny’s Walk, Ferndown, BH22 9TH. The meeting will include
quality of its services (which encompasses the safety of patients, cleanliness and                                                                                          a presentation from our Rehabilitation Assessment Unit
waiting times).                                                                                                                                                             commencing at 4:00pm.
It is also the second year running that the Trust had scored an ‘Excellent’ rating
for its quality of financial management – giving the Trust a ’Double Excellent’
score and putting it in the top 10 per cent of all the 392 NHS trusts in England.

In addition, the consistently high standards see the Trust once again in the top                                                                                            Time to Change Dorset events
four (out of 40 trusts) in the whole of the South West of England – indeed, we are                                                                                          The Time to Change Dorset team will have a presence at
the only Trust in the region to retain ‘Double Excellent’ status from last year.                                                                                            upcoming local events, please check the website to see event
Chief Executive, Roger Browning said: “In recent years we have consistently                                                                                                 details and how to get involved:
achieved some of the highest healthcare standards in the UK, which is excellent                                                                                             www.timetochangedorset.co.uk
news for local people. I’m very proud of our dedicated and skilled staff.
We constantly strive to improve our services - listening to, and working in
partnership with, service users and carers to provide even better, high quality
care to people at home 24/7. This is coupled with investing in modernising
inpatient services for those that need it, such as the recent planning application
                                                                                                                                                                            Other notable dates
to redevelop St Ann’s Hospital in Poole”.                                                                                                                                   4th November 2009:
                                                                                                                                                                            National Stress Awareness Day
                 Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s                                                                                                         3rd December 2009:
                 only mental health and learning disability Trust – since                                                                                                   International Day of Persons with Disabilities
                 2001/2002 when the sector was first rated – to have
                 achieved either a top ‘3 star’ or ‘excellent’ rating for its
                 quality of services every year.




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