South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides a range of community, mental health, wellbeing and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, is encouraging staff, and those they work in partnership with, to take action and do something that will make a positive difference for patient care.
This year NHS Change Day will be held on Wednesday 11th March and people can share details of their actions online at www.changeday.nhs.uk. Local activities will take place on the day to recognise the positive changes that have resulted due to the actions people have taken.
NHS Change Day started in 2012, when a group of staff wanted to do something better together and reached out to others to help them. Over 189,000 pledges have since been made. It is hoped that each of the small actions will make a big difference in improving the care and wellbeing of those who use NHS services.
Trust chief executive, Steven Michael OBE said, “NHS Change Day is an opportunity for people to challenge the status quo and to try something simple but different to improve patient care.
“Pledges are about making changes that matter in every day practice. I’m encouraging our staff, service users, carers and partners who have an idea that could help make our services a little bit better – or a great deal better – to take action.”
Find out more about NHS Change Day and make your pledge online at www.changeday.nhs.uk