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News and Events

On this page you'll be able to find out what's going on around the Trust and catch up on all the latest Trust news.

Celebrating our staff at annual awards ceremony

At our latest staff excellence awards over 200 staff, volunteers, family and friends gathered at the Molineux stadium to celebrate staff achievements and Trust successes.

Chief Executive, Lesley Writtle opened the celebrations with a heart-warming speech talking passionately about the outstanding efforts, and innovative work that has taken place across the Trust over the last 12 months, and commended staff and volunteers for their continued care, commitment and dedication. Lesley said, “The staff awards are a highlight of my year and always make me proud of our BCPFT family.” 

This year there were 12 categories of award including: distinguished service award, divisional star awards, volunteer/ expert by experience of the year, and as a tribute to Cariss Evans, a member of staff who sadly passed away in service last year, the Carris Evans rising star award.

Congratulations to all our shortlisted candidates and winners in our Achieving Excellence Awards 2019!

A massive well done to everyone who was shortlisted in our annual staff awards and attended the ceremony. The evening was a fantastic success, especially as the audience heard some inspirational stories about individuals, teams and services that made exceptional contributions to our Trust this year and an outstanding difference to the care and wellbeing of our patients, their carers and/or our staff. Check out below the final results, and look out for all photos of the spectacular evening on our social media channels!

Merging trusts appoint new chair in common

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMH) are delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy Vanes as their Chair.

BCPFT and DWMH are currently working to become one trust by Spring 2020.

Jeremy will take up his role from Tuesday 1st October and will continue as chair of the merged Trust when the process is completed.

Jeremy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to both Trusts having spent his 29 year career within health services, public services and the voluntary sector.

Putting some heart into the Black Country!

Our Trust has taken heart health to the next level by donating refurbished defibrillators to organisations across the region! West Bromwich Albion Football Club is just one of 12 organisations that has benefitted from the life saving equipment that can improve the chances of someone surviving a cardiac arrest.

After receiving additional defibrillators, the Trust’s medical devices team decided to restore previous defibrillator kits, with the aim that other organisations within the Black Country have access to the right facilities to deliver emergency on site care. 

BCPFT/DWMH Joint Quality Improvement initiative launch 2019/2020

Partnership working is a fundamental element to our organisation and has become a prevalent priority in the last few months, as it is a significant theme in our Quality First Framework and will aid our merger journey with Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust (DWMH).We are already making positive leaps in our merger journey, and this progress will only continue to grow in the coming months, as commencing from the 25th September, our Trust and DWMH will be part of the first ever joint Quality Improvement Programme.

We’re pleased to confirm this new development and we not only look forward to working together on joint projects but also see them flourish and evolve. We hope that the programme will support us in getting to know more about each other’s services, as well as learning about improvement methods, as we work together to solve problems. 

We have launched a new mental health and wellbeing service

Our Trust is pleased to announce the launch of our new Sandwell Healthy Minds service on Tuesday 1st October.

The service is for anyone living in Sandwell or registered with a Sandwell GP, aged 16 and over who is looking for support with a range of common mental health issues. The service delivers talking therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy and counselling.

Additionally the service allows access to a wide range of group provisions, which will be delivered in various venues across the borough. Some of the areas for which help and support will be provided include: depression; phobias; stress; low self-esteem; bereavement, anger issues and much more.

Trust’s Annual General Meeting and wellbeing health fair

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and wellbeing health fair on Tuesday 24th September.

The event is being held at the Village Hotel in Dudley, and Trust members and the public will be treated to an afternoon of activities and informative sessions from our Trust services and local organisations. There will also be an opportunity to meet our Trust governors, and to find out about the benefits open to individuals by becoming a member of our Trust. 

The exhibitor market place will be open from 2.00pm until 4.30pm and refreshments will be available throughout the day.