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Welcome to South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Our Trust provides mental health, learning disability and specialist children's services across South Staffordshire and mental health and learning disability services in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Powys. We also provide some services on a wider regional, or national basis.

  • Trust ‘s workforce planning innovation is national case study

    A new approach to providing care at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare is being highlighted nationally as an example of good practice.

    Along with many NHS services, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) faced difficulties in recruiting nurses to its inpatient forensic mental health units. Rather than just fill the gaps with agency nurses, staff from the Trust decided to look more closely at what skills were needed to best care for patients. Based on detailed reviews of the aims of each ward and the functions and activities carried out, new staffing patterns were agreed. Multi-disciplinary teams were established, with occupational therapists, assistant psychologists and time-support recovery workers included as cae members, rather than add on extras.

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  • NHS Careers Event for Year 8 & 9 Students

    South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Trust is participating in two ‘Step into the NHS’ events aimed at encouraging young people to find out about the vast range of careers on offer.

    The events will be held on;

    • Monday 3 October 2016, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford
    • Tuesday 18 October 2016, Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury
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    • Contribution by Nurses Celebrated

      Nurses from across South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will attend a celebration event on Friday 23 September 2016.

      The event will recognise the contribution of colleagues from all branches of nursing and there will be seven awards presented on the day; for nurse of the year (both mental health nursing and general nursing), student of the year, nurse innovator, nurse team of the year, mentor of the year and rising star.

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    • Notice of Election

      The Trust gives notice that it will hold elections to the Council of Governors for one public governor in the constituency of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.  Nominations are required by noon on Thursday 29th September 2016.

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    • Trust welcomes All to AGM Tomorrow

      South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be holding its combined Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at the Learning Centre, St George’s Hospital, Stafford.

      Everyone is welcome to come along and view displays by staff from across the Trust’s services and take part in a range of activities. The day will provide a perfect opportunity to find out more about the different services provided by the Trust – recently rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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