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South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was delighted to welcome Major General Muhammad Salim Jehangir, Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health, Pakistan, to the Trust this week.

Major General Salim was visiting the Trust to discuss the possibility of Pakistani Military doctors spending time in the Trust to gain additional skills in mental health and psychiatry.

The Trust would also benefit from the knowledge and skills of the military doctors who would bring a fresh perspective, and also provide additional medical capacity to local mental health services.

Twenty year old Callum Homer was the proud recipient of the Personal Development Award at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s recent Service User and Carer Involvement Celebration.

The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated a significant achievement in personal recovery or development.

Callum was nominated by nurse, Helen Mycock from the Adult Community Learning Disability Team.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) is part of a national research project looking at a drug which may slow the progress of Alzheimer’s Disease.

More participants are needed and SSSFT is looking to recruit local people to take part. There are 22 other sites across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland with 140 people already signed up.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and Shropshire Mind are looking for carers and people with lived experience of mental health difficulties to take part in focus groups exploring the particular problems faced in rural areas.

The REAPS (Rural Experiences and Psychiatric Services) study is looking at the experiences of rurally based service users with severe and enduring mental health conditions, their carers and clinicians.

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