An outreach cancer support programme, run by the Mustard Tree Macmillan Cancer Support Centre to support prisoners at HMP Dartmoor, has won an award from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).Read " Cancer support team win national award f…"
The eleventh Bladder and Bowel Event (BABE) is set to take place on Wednesday 12 June 2019. BABEs are aimed at supporting people with bladder and bowel problems and are organised by staff from our colorectal, urological and gynaecological teams.Read " Diary Date: Forthcoming Bladder and Bowe…"
Two University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust research colleagues are celebrating having recently won awards.Read " Trust research staff celebrate award win…"
The Primrose Foundation have funded a new, state of the art, ultrasound machine at Derriford Hospital, thanks to the incredible fund raising efforts of its supporters. The machine, costing over £50,000, will help to reduce waiting times at the Primrose Breast Care Centre by enabling more patients to be scanned in a shorter time frame.Read " New ultrasound machine will cut waiting …"
Josiah Carter from Newton Ferrers has donated a staggering £6,710 to the Mustard Tree after shaving off his hair to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at Derriford Hospital.Read " Josiah donates over £6,000 to the Mustar…"
An award winning project that supports young adults with Learning Disabilities to find and keep paid employment is seeking interns for its next course starting in September.
Project SEARCH is a partnership between University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust, Pluss, Serco and City College Plymouth who create employment opportunities for young adults with Learning Disabilities.Read " Employment opportunities for Learning Di…"
People with Parkinson’s could see their care transformed thanks to a new service involving wearable technology.
The project, entitled Developing Home-based Parkinson's Care and led by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and the University of Plymouth, will see patients use a wrist-worn device known as a Personal Kinetigraph (PKG®) as part of a new scheme to help them and a specialist team monitor their condition at home.Read " New technology to empower Parkinson’s pa…"
The annual Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) asks renal patients from units all over the UK to rate the service they receive across wide ranging aspects of their care.
In the latest report, 13,700 patients were surveyed across 71 adult renal centres from across the UK. The Trust’s renal department placed second in England, and was voted the best transplanting renal unit in the whole country for ‘overall patient experience’.Read " Patients score University Hospitals Plym…"
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) will host an 18 month Autism Liaison Service Pilot. The post, which is being funded through Devon County Council’s Improved Better Care Fund and commissioned by Devon CCG, will sit within the current Learning Disability team at UHP.Read " Plymouth to host Autism Liaison Service …"
Work has begun on a new facility that will host some of the most advanced brain research technology in the South West Peninsula.Read " New cutting-edge facility to transform b…"