Public members were asked to create a new name in time for the latest edition and after careful consideration and a unanimous decision ‘Four’ was voted for. Mr Ewen Brenchley of Arreton was successful in suggesting the name that sums up the Isle of Wight Trust and how unique it is. Four represents the number of integrated services of Ambulance, Community, Hospital and Mental Health services within the Trust.
The magazine is full of stories with the aim of keeping members informed of what is happening in the Trust. It contains a broad range of articles, including improvements to the Trust’s maternity service and how the Trust is seeking participants for research into Dementias and Neurodegeneration diseases. Also featured is an article on how the Trust was successful in the tender of the adult and young peoples’ integrated drug and alcohol recovery services.
In the foreword, Company Secretary and Foundation Trust Programme Director Mark Price outlines the leap towards the membership target of 6,000 with over 4,600 members recruited and is continuing to grow. This issue also includes the recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection and the improvements being made by the Trust.
The magazine has been produced in-house and printed at A5 size to minimise the production and postage costs. The majority of members will receive an e-mail containing a link to the magazine on the Trust website, http://www.iow.nhs.uk/getting-involved/Become-an-FT-member/membership-magazine.htm and the Trust is encouraging as many members as possible to receive information by e-mail to ensure that ongoing costs are minimised and Members are communicated with as quickly as possible.