HUDDERSFIELD’s mental health service is encouraging its workforce to get innovative.
The move – by South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust – comes as the Government hands out extra cash to help NHS staff develop their ideas.
A total of £2m is being dished across Yorkshire NHS to boost innovation this year.
That figure is set to increase to £5m for next year.
A special week was held by SWYMHT to promote the positive impact innovation has had on healthcare nationally and to raise awareness of the NHS agenda to encourage good ideas.
Teams have already been awarded Government funding to support pioneering projects locally.
Noreen Young, director of innovation, nursing and compliance at the trust, said: “Our staff are constantly finding new and better ways of working and are committed to continually improving the services we provide for local people.
“Without sufficient funding, many innovative ideas across the trust are at risk of not being developed, so we are delighted that money has been made available to help implement them.”