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Classic and retro cars were on display at St George’s Hospital Stafford on Sunday 14 May as part of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s recognition of National Dementia Week.

People were encouraged to bring along and display their cherished vehicles to help stimulate memories and conversation with people whose dementia is affecting their ability to remember.

Shropshire-based clinical psychologist Damon Mason has been sharing his expertise in Myanmar (formerly Burma).

Damon, who works for South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT), was invited to visit her Myanmar homeland by psychiatrist colleague Dr Nwè Thein.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust were affected by the recent cyber-attack. We think our health informatics service detected the issues at the early stage and shut down relevant systems rapidly. We practice for these type of eventualities on a regular basis and were able to quickly initiate our business continuity process, under our silver command lead. We are now gradually introducing IT services and monitoring performance. Service users are advised that our normal numbers for crisis and home treatment are in operation, so there should not be an issue of contacting our clinical staff. Appointment schedules are running as normal so please attend any appointments unless you have been notified otherwise. Finally we must pay tribute to our Information Technology and Health Informatic support staff, who have been nothing short of outstanding in responding to this crisis.

Colleagues from South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting at a national conference in London looking at how to measure, monitor and improve the experience of people using mental health services.

Kath Chambers, Service User Experience Lead, carer Jean Nichols and Diane Taylor who has had experience of using mental health services will be presenting on how they work with South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare to learn from service users at every level.

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