Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited the Trust and meet with staff following his appearance at the NHS Confederation conference at the ACC in Liverpool. A broad range of staff took part in a round table discussion with the Secretary of State, including nurses, doctors, a radiographer, a speech language therapist, physiotherapist, pharmacist and representatives from Human Resources, IT and Research and Development.
It was an opportunity for staff to highlight the issues being faced on the front line. Staff quizzed the Secretary of State on nurse training, the future of EU staff post Brexit, improving access to diagnostic equipment, improving emergency department performance and the importance of having appropriate community and social care for patients who are ready to be discharged. Staff also highlighted the need for investment in research and development, the working being done to tackle social and economic problems in Liverpool, our work as a Global Digital Exemplar and in improving sepsis diagnosis.
Later Mr Hunt met with our Breast Cancer team to learn more about their excellent work.