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The MPFT Podcast

The MPFT Podcast

By MPFT
This podcast is produced by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. It is aimed at our service users, their carers, and our own staff. Our Trust provides physical and mental health, learning disability, and adult social care services across Staffordshire and Shropshire. We also provide drug and alcohol services in prisons and community settings across England.
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Community Mental Health Transformation (Staffordshire): Dynamic Purchasing System
In this episode we will be focusing on the Dynamic Purchasing System which is part of the transformation of community mental health services in South Staffordshire. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
09:58
September 20, 2021
Big SOOTHE Week: Men's Mental Health
Paul Jackson (Project Lead for the Wellbeing and Recovery College) is joined by Will Estall (a British Army Veteran) as they discuss their own mental health. They come along very different life journeys to this point, with Will having served in Afghanistan and Paul having worked as an author and Illustrator in the automotive industry. They start with some of the key reasons that may prevent men from feeling comfortable with openly discussing these subjects, then on to the traumas and events they have encountered, through to some of the life tools they have used for coping and living a better life.​​​​​​​ A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
33:04
September 17, 2021
Big SOOTHE Week: Reflections from the Front Line
Richard Bagnall, from the Staff Psychological Wellbeing Hub, is joined by members of the team to share and reflect on their different roles and experiences during the pandemic. Some of their reflections include how it impacted upon them, their roles and their families.
30:40
September 16, 2021
Big SOOTHE Week: An Episode from a Prison in Yorkshire
In this episode we join Avril Culley, Kayleigh Riley and Laura Hughes from the Inclusion Yorkshire Prisons Teams. They’ll be discussing their experience of working through the pandemic in various prison settings, the challenges they had to deal with, and insights they have gained.
17:26
September 15, 2021
Big SOOTHE Week: What are Schwartz Rounds?
Katy Montgomery and Carolyn Gavin join us from the Trust’s Schwartz Steering Group to discuss their experience of Schwartz Rounds, their plan to help launch, and their hopes around the benefits it can bring to both clinical and non-clinical staff throughout the Trust. Members of staff are invited to join a live Q&A with Carolyn and Alison Bussey to be held on Thursday 16 September at 11:30.
06:05
September 14, 2021
Big SOOTHE Week: A Kindness Conversation
Lyse Edwards (Head of Operations for the Children and Families Care Group) in conversation with Dr Bob Klaber (Consultant General Paediatrician and Director of Strategy, Research and Innovation at Imperial College) talk about the importance of kindness in the workplace.
24:37
September 13, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Nicola Forster
In this episode we hear from Nicola Forster, Team Leader of Children's Community Offender Health Team. Nicola describes her role and her experiences of the pandemic. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
06:39
August 17, 2021
Community Mental Health Transformation in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
We've had several episodes about Community Mental Health Transformation in Staffordshire, but that process is a national one, and in this episode we discuss what the process will mean for community mental health services in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
16:39
August 12, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Madeleine Dunhill-Pool
In this episode we hear from Madeleine Dunhill-Pool, Speech and Language Therapist in the Community Learning Disability Team for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Madeleine describes her role and her experiences of the pandemic. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
13:18
July 26, 2021
Continuous Improvement: Clinical and Practice Network
In this episode Helen Payne and Celine Grundy discuss the Clinical and Practice Network within our Trust. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
15:04
July 23, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Matt Woolrich
In this episode we hear from Matt Woolrich, People Business Partner for the Care Group. Matt describes his role and his experiences of the pandemic. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
09:29
July 20, 2021
Digital Strategy Consultation
For this episode we discuss the launch of the Trust's ambitious five-year Digital Strategy that will enable MPFT to remain at the forefront of the digital healthcare revolution. We'll be touching on the significant engagement work that's taken place to shape the strategy, what's in it, and the difference it will make to those working in, and receiving, the various services we provide. The consultation document (and summary) can be found on our website. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
25:47
July 19, 2021
Community Mental Health Transformation: Rehabilitation
In this episode we will be focusing on the Rehabilitation Pathway which is part of the transformation of community mental health services in South Staffordshire. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
13:17
July 16, 2021
Community Mental Health Transformation: Eating Disorders
In this episode we're focusing on how the Community Mental Health Transformation in Staffordshire will enhance the care and support provided to those with an eating disorder. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
11:49
July 9, 2021
Digital Workflows
Steve Martin and Matt Tovey return for another episode showcasing new digital initiatives within the Trust. In this episode they discuss the concept of Digital Workflows and how they can help improve efficiency and patient care. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
22:32
July 7, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Phoebe Tripney
In this episode we hear from Phoebe Tripney, Advanced Speech and Language Therapist. Phoebe describes her role and her experiences of the pandemic. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
06:11
July 5, 2021
Integration of adult community musculoskeletal services
In this episode, we're focusing on the hard work that's taking place in North Staffordshire to integrate a range of community services in order to improve the care provided to patients with musculoskeletal disease. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
19:39
July 2, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Andy Hinton
In this episode we hear from Andy Hinton, Recovery Worker for Inclusion, Isle of Wight. Andy describes his role and his experiences of the pandemic. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
08:21
June 28, 2021
Community Mental Health Transformation: Population Health
Population Health is a concept that has become increasingly prevalent in recent years with respect to health and social care. In this episode we explore what it means for the Staffordshire Community Mental Health Transformation. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
13:16
June 25, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Mel Watson
In this episode we hear from Mel Watson, Head of Operations for the Specialist Care Group. Mel describes her role within the Care Group and her experiences of the pandemic. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
11:04
June 18, 2021
Community Mental Health Transformation: Co-delivering the Community Mental Health Transformation in South Staffordshire
In this episode we focus on co-delivering the community mental health transformation in South Staffordshire, along with the role of the voluntary and community sector and local authorities. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
28:17
June 11, 2021
A Virtual OASIS
The Musculoskeletal Services Team share their experiences of taking a group programme for the management of lower limb osteoarthritis (OA), the Osteoarthritis Self-management and Independent-living Support (OASIS) group, from a face to face setting into the virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss their role in the transition, what they have achieved, as well as the challenges that were faced. The aim is to give you an insight into the process they went through and potential pitfalls to avoid, and also a patients perspective on the work and outcome of the project. If you have any questions, please contact the team: oasis.group@nhs.net A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
01:01:44
June 8, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Katie Beeston
In this episode we hear from Katie Beeston, Head of Business Development for the Specialist Care Group. Katie describes her role in the Care Group, her experiences of the pandemic, and her thoughts on the future. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
08:01
June 4, 2021
Community Mental Health Transformation: Focus on Primary Care Networks
The NHS Long Term Plan stresses the need for community mental health services to be delivered with the newly created Primary Care Networks, building on the wider partnership working that is currently taking place across Staffordshire to meet the health and care needs of local communities. In this episode, we'll explore what a Primary Care Network (PCN) is, and talk to our guests about the role they and primary care will play in how these important services will be delivered. A transcript of the episode is available by clicking this link.
18:18
May 28, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Danny Hames
In this episode we hear from Danny Hames, Head of Inclusion. Danny talks about the impact of the pandemic on Inclusion services and his vision for the future. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link. Find out more about Inclusion services https://www.inclusion.org
17:06
May 25, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Jonathan Platt
In this episode we hear from Jonathan Platt, Senior Financial Business Partner of the Specialist Care Group. Jonathan describes his experiences of the pandemic. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
10:05
May 18, 2021
Community Mental Health Transformation: Personality Disorders
In this episode we'll explore the work that is taking place as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation in South Staffordshire to support people living with a Personality Disorder. A transcript of the episode is available by clicking this link.
12:50
May 14, 2021
Specialist Care Group: Carolyn Gavin
In this episode we hear from Carolyn Gavin, Clinical and Care Director for the Specialist Care Group. Carolyn describes her experiences of the pandemic. A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.
07:22
May 10, 2021
Introduction to Community Mental Health Transformation
In this episode we will provide an introduction to Community Mental Health Transformation, why this hugely ambitious piece of work is so important, how health and care organisations are working in new and exciting ways with the voluntary and community sector locally, and what this will mean for you as the transformation is rolled out over the course of the next few years. A transcript of the episode is available through this link.
41:41
April 30, 2021
Digital Transformation Projects
In this episode we hear from Steve Martin and Matt Tovey as they discuss some of the Trust's new and transforming digital systems and services. A transcript of the episode is available here.
26:56
April 14, 2021
Howard King
In our second episode we hear from Howard King, Managing Director of the Specialist Care Group, talking about his role, how he has dealt with the pandemic, and plans for the future.  Click here to download a transcript of the episode.
10:03
April 7, 2021
The Difficulties of Working From Home
In this episode Kay (a school nurse) and Ruth (a clinical psychologist) discuss the difficulties of working from home during the coronavirus pandemic and what coping strategies they have. Click here to download a transcript of the episode.
21:59
April 7, 2021
The MPFT Podcast Trailer
Welcome to the MPFT Podcast. It's going to be awesome. We'll have tons of quality content. Coming soon!
00:35
September 3, 2020