16 Aug 2016
On Friday 12 August the trust held a workshop on the Triangle of Care, to work towards a better system of collaborating with our patient’s carers.
The Triangle of Care celebrates a developing awareness of carers’ needs, and recognising that carer involvement can greatly improve patient outcomes. The guide outlines key elements to achieving this as well as examples of good practice.
Mental health trusts that have adopted the triangle of care have said that the uncomplicated framework has increased the focus on carers needs and has led to a more rounded approach to care.
The event was opened by Beverley Murphy, director of nursing and patient experience, and featured talks from Ruth Hannan, the policy & development manager for mental health at the Carers Trust, and Malcolm, a carer for a patient who has used our services, about the benefits of involving carers more in the treatment process.
Attendees then split into groups to examine where their service lines are in relation to the self-assessment template, and discuss what more needs to be done.
Beverley will be reporting to the Quality Committee via the Trustwide Service User and Carer Experience Sub-committee on our progress with the Triangle of Care regularly.