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Twenty students were selected from schools across Staffordshire and Shropshire to attend South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare’s popular Aspiring Doctors Programme, now in its fifth year.

The programme is open to students aged 14+ who are considering a career in medicine. It aims to inspire and inform them about psychiatry, providing useful information on how to pursue this career option and gain a basic understanding of what it is like to work as a doctor in mental health services.

Over 160 service users, carers, staff and partners came together yesterday to celebrate the impact of involvement at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The annual Service User and Carer Celebration Day is an opportunity to recognise the many ways service users and carers are involved in supporting and developing services across the Trust.

Professionals working with children and young people in South Staffordshire and Shropshire will now be in a better position to help people with eating disorders access early treatment, thanks to upcoming training sessions run by Beat.

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Their vision is an end to the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. They are a champion, a guide and a friend to anyone affected by these serious mental illnesses.

Beat has partnered with South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) to increase local knowledge of eating disorders and improve access to early treatment by training local professionals. Within the partnership, Beat will deliver six free training days across South Staffordshire to key local professionals and others who could potentially make referrals to the local children’s and young people’s eating disorder service.

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.


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