Members’ Bulletin September 2020

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s Charity Legacy

Following the fantastic £32 million raised by Sir Tom Moore, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been allocated £95k by NHS Charities Together. It has been confirmed that the money should be spent on enhancing the well-being of NHS Staff, volunteers and patients impacted by COVID-19, as part of the Trust’s COVID-19 response; such as:

  • Funding well-being packs/gifts for staff and volunteers on wards/departments (this could include food/meal deliveries and refreshments, wash kits, overnight stay kits, furniture for rest rooms, etc.)
  • Supporting patients mental health through isolation with electronic communication devises so they can talk to family and friends
  • Benevolence
  • Other items as identified by members and their NHS bodies that enhance the well-being of NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by COVID-19

World Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. World Suicide Prevention Day provides the opportunity for people across the globe to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. The theme again this year is ‘Working together to prevent suicide’

Many of us will be affected by suicide in some way during our lives. Every life lost to suicide is someone’s partner, parent, child, friend or colleague.

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. Suicide is preventable and we can all play our part in making a

difference. To find out more about our Towards Zero Suicide ambition or any aspect of our suicide prevention work, contact: 

NHS People Plan

NHS England and NHS Improvement, and Health Education England have now published the next part of the NHS People Plan. We are the NHS: People Plan for 2020/21 action for us all sets out what our NHS people can expect from leaders and each other.

This is our opportunity to take a huge step forward in creating an equal, inclusive and diverse NHS.

Each of us has a part to play in making this a lasting change. The People Plan can be found at along with:

The People Promise and People Promise video

7 – 8 regional stories about our NHS People and positive changes

Messages of support from key stakeholders

Patient Safety Consultation

NHS England and Improvement have launched a public consultation on a draft Framework for Involving Patients in Patient Safety. This on-line consultation is open now until Sunday 18 October 2020. To further support this consultation, the East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative are working with NHS England and Improvement on the delivery of on-line focus groups involving patient safety staff leads, patients and carers. We aim to deliver these in early October.

Let’s Talk Wellbeing

The Let’s Talk – Wellbeing service has produced a short film about the support available for people if their mental health has been affected by coronavirus and the impact of lockdown. It includes details of the

support provided and how to contact the service, as well as useful tips on how to look after your mental



National Healthwatch are encouraging people to share their experience of local NHS and social care services.

To have your day in the 2020 campaign click here

Visit the Healthwatch website:

Phone: 0115 956 5313


Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System

The new website can be found at:

Carers Federation Counselling Service

Carers Federation offer a free counselling service to people who care for or support a family member, friend or neighbour. If you are not a carer, you can still access the service for a contribution of £5 -£10 per session.

Counselling can help you understand your feelings and help you make sense of what is going on in your life.

Carers Federation provides the confidential counselling service at their offices in Carrington, Nottingham.

To arrange an initial assessment, call 0115 962 9310

or email

Ask Lion

(Local Information Online Nottingham)

Lion is an online community directory to help you find activities and support.

Find everything you need at your fingertips.

Social Care and Support Guide

Click here to access the guide at the NHS website

New Carers Quick Guide

A quick guide for carers has been created by Nottinghamshire Healthcare.

It can be found on the Trust website.

Institute of Mental Health

Click here for the latest news and updates from the Institute of Mental Health.

Public Face

Click here for the latest edition of ‘Public Face’, brought to you by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network.

The Carers’ Council – Allies in Mental Health

The Carers’ Council is a charity and offers support across Nottinghamshire to families, friends and carers of those

experiencing mental distress by providing:

• Someone to talk to about experiences

• Quarterly Open Meetings with speakers and social activities

• Quarterly Newsletter of events and information

• Outings for members and family

• Promoting a partnership approach – working with NHS healthcare staff, Councils and other organisations

If you would like to find out more contact Geoff Curtis: Tel: 0115 963 1916 or email:

Positive Newsletter

Click here to read the latest newsletter from Nottinghamshire Healthcare

Involvement Blog

Read our Involvement Blogs

Twitter: @InvolveNottsHC


Your Feedback Matters

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is committed to listening and responding to the views and experiences of service users, patients and carers.

We want to hear about your experiences of our services. We want to hear your stories about your care and treatment. We will listen to what you have to say and respond.

If you have used our services and would like to leave your feedback please go to:

Or you can leave us your story at Care Opinion. Care Opinion is an independent site where you can leave your experiences of health services in the UK, good or bad. Your stories are passed on to the appropriate people to make a difference.

Contact Us

You can contact the Membership Office in the following ways:

Phone: 0115 9691300 or 0800 012 1623




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