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Songs for You singing sessions are starting in May in Stafford and Cannock.

These friendly singing sessions offer service users living well with dementia, their carers and older adults, the chance to meet, socialise and engage in an activity with their partners or loved ones.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) has been shortlisted in the Changing Culture category of the HSJ Patient Safety awards.

These national awards recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Shortlisted entrants have demonstrated that their organisation has patient safety embedded at the heart of everything it does.

The culture of an organisation can make an extraordinary difference to the safety of its patients. SSSFT has developed a new safety framework to engage all staff in identifying lessons from serious incidents and ensuring learning is real and not tokenistic. Safety is embedded throughout the organisation, as evidenced by our assessment as ‘good’ in the safe category of our recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

The national NHS Staff Survey shows how staff have rated their organisation’s leadership and culture over the past year.

Based on a review and analysis of the 32 key findings from the 2016 survey – produced by Picker Europe for the NHS- South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare is the top performing mental health and learning disability trust. The Trust is performing better than its peers in the eyes of its staff, and also showing a positive trend, year on year.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Foundation Trust (SSSFT) is celebrating significant improvements in the latest National NHS Staff Survey results. The NHS Staff Survey helps NHS organisations drive forward improvements, and provides staff with a voice to express how they feel about their roles, the organisation, and the quality of care they provide. SSSFT is above average compared to other Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts in the survey, with positive scores against a significant amount of key findings.

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