Lancashire's mental health care trust voted best in the country

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A COUNTY healthcare provider has been ranked the top trust in England for delivering research activity to improve its services.

According to the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network, other trusts should follow the lead of Lancashire Care, which specialises in mental health services.

The trust has recently given patients the opportunity to participate in research relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing services, including dentistry and tissue viability.

And it is planning to focus on conducting research throughout its diabetes, stroke, sexual health and respiratory services in the near future.

Professor Max Marshall, medical director at Lancashire Care, said: “This has come at a time when research is high on the Government agenda and at the forefront of service users’ minds when considering treatment.

“It is a great privilege to be recognised for the hard work that staff in the trust have put into research, whether that be leading the research or supporting and encouraging studies across the trust.”

According to the National Institute, research gives rise to better and more cost-effective treatments, and creates opportunities for staff development.

Growing evidence also suggests that NHS organisations that are research-active appear to do better in overall performance.

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12:39pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Stuart Farquar says...

Lancashire's mental health care trust voted best in the country at leaving vulnerable people out in the 'community's' to rot !
Lancashire's mental health care trust voted best in the country at leaving vulnerable people out in the 'community's' to rot ! Stuart Farquar
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3:27pm Wed 22 Aug 12

bfcbez says...

Well it won't win it next year as 75% will be closed!
Well it won't win it next year as 75% will be closed! bfcbez
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6:23pm Wed 22 Aug 12

BritainfortheBritish says...

It is only in the research sector because the rest of Lancashire care mental services are actually crap and cruel.
They have closed admission assessment beds for older people at Blackburn and plan to close the assessment ward at Burnley for people with dementia.
They say they can care for all these older people in the community . Yet community services are struggling already and the wards are Burnley are full and older people with mental health problems are being moved all over Lancashire . Spouses / relatives are already complaining about having to travel to Lytham / Morecambe / Preston etc and rightly so .
Yet the trust plan to have just one dementia ward in Blackpool !!!! One of the trust values is compassion " How the hell is moving someone with dementia " research has shown unfamiliar places can make dementia sufferers worse " to Blackpool compassionate towards the patient and their often elderly wives or husbands . How will they get there and back ? Many with physical ailments and never been apart for years .
Surely the research ! has shown that ? Or does it not suit the trust financial status to recognise this bit of the award winning research .
It is only in the research sector because the rest of Lancashire care mental services are actually crap and cruel. They have closed admission assessment beds for older people at Blackburn and plan to close the assessment ward at Burnley for people with dementia. They say they can care for all these older people in the community . Yet community services are struggling already and the wards are Burnley are full and older people with mental health problems are being moved all over Lancashire . Spouses / relatives are already complaining about having to travel to Lytham / Morecambe / Preston etc and rightly so . Yet the trust plan to have just one dementia ward in Blackpool !!!! One of the trust values is compassion " How the hell is moving someone with dementia " research has shown unfamiliar places can make dementia sufferers worse " to Blackpool compassionate towards the patient and their often elderly wives or husbands . How will they get there and back ? Many with physical ailments and never been apart for years . Surely the research ! has shown that ? Or does it not suit the trust financial status to recognise this bit of the award winning research . BritainfortheBritish
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7:24pm Wed 22 Aug 12

Stuart Farquar says...

BritainfortheBritish wrote:
It is only in the research sector because the rest of Lancashire care mental services are actually crap and cruel. They have closed admission assessment beds for older people at Blackburn and plan to close the assessment ward at Burnley for people with dementia. They say they can care for all these older people in the community . Yet community services are struggling already and the wards are Burnley are full and older people with mental health problems are being moved all over Lancashire . Spouses / relatives are already complaining about having to travel to Lytham / Morecambe / Preston etc and rightly so . Yet the trust plan to have just one dementia ward in Blackpool !!!! One of the trust values is compassion " How the hell is moving someone with dementia " research has shown unfamiliar places can make dementia sufferers worse " to Blackpool compassionate towards the patient and their often elderly wives or husbands . How will they get there and back ? Many with physical ailments and never been apart for years . Surely the research ! has shown that ? Or does it not suit the trust financial status to recognise this bit of the award winning research .
The scum making the decisions will burn in the fiery pits of hades ! They know exactly what they are doing and causing. And the meek shall inherit the earth, once the devils children are removed !! There are plenty of em to keep the devils fire's burning and he is rubbing his hands with glee and relish !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]BritainfortheBritish[/bold] wrote: It is only in the research sector because the rest of Lancashire care mental services are actually crap and cruel. They have closed admission assessment beds for older people at Blackburn and plan to close the assessment ward at Burnley for people with dementia. They say they can care for all these older people in the community . Yet community services are struggling already and the wards are Burnley are full and older people with mental health problems are being moved all over Lancashire . Spouses / relatives are already complaining about having to travel to Lytham / Morecambe / Preston etc and rightly so . Yet the trust plan to have just one dementia ward in Blackpool !!!! One of the trust values is compassion " How the hell is moving someone with dementia " research has shown unfamiliar places can make dementia sufferers worse " to Blackpool compassionate towards the patient and their often elderly wives or husbands . How will they get there and back ? Many with physical ailments and never been apart for years . Surely the research ! has shown that ? Or does it not suit the trust financial status to recognise this bit of the award winning research .[/p][/quote]The scum making the decisions will burn in the fiery pits of hades ! They know exactly what they are doing and causing. And the meek shall inherit the earth, once the devils children are removed !! There are plenty of em to keep the devils fire's burning and he is rubbing his hands with glee and relish !!!!! Stuart Farquar
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