To give all patients who attend ED who have experienced adverse life events; such as abuse or violence, access to appropriate community support
How To Refer to BLOSM
Who We Are…
BLOSM is a new service created to oversee and run all non-clinical services across both Emergency Departments within CHFT. We will follow the principles of “Trauma Informed Practice” To help deliver care to our Patients. We hope to not only deliver vital support to those in need but to also help educate our staff in the Principles of Trauma. We will lead a new approach to safeguarding training with the development of social pathways to complement this.
Our Four Branches…
1. BLOSM Navigators
We are leading on a pilot project introducing Youth Workers to the Emergency Department helping support young people
2. Trauma and Injury Intellencge Group (TIIG)
Supporting the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit in data collection in association with Liverpool John Moor University
3. Staff Education and Development
We are leading the way in introducing Trauma Informed Practice in the Emergency Department. We are also creating a bespoke Emergency Department Safeguarding Course
4. Confronting Health Inequalities
High Intensity User Group – We have been part of setting up and leading on the Emergency Department approach to management of frequent attenders
Meet The Team…
Alistair (Right)- BLOSM Service Lead & Darren (Left)- Clinical Lead
Hello our names are Alistair (right) and Darren (Left). We are the founding members of the new Emergency Department service called BLOSM, overseeing all non-clinical services within the Emergency departments at CHFT. We both come from a nursing background working within the Emergency Department. Alistair has been qualified for six years and has been involved in several departmental Health Inequalities projects including spearheading and leading the now established High Intensity User Group. Darren has been qualified for ten years working in several Emergency Department and as a Trauma Specialist at Leeds General Infirmary and has an interest in education/research and Major Trauma.
As part of BLOSM we have successfully recruited four Emerency Department Sisters to become part of the growing BLOSM Family. Tash [left], Diane & Daisy [right] and most recently Fran [ Picture to come]
They are now going to be working to help lead on several BLOSM projects including the High Intensity User Group and Substance and Alcohol misuse project.
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Band 3 Research Administrator
Welcome Beth and Mick are our Lead Youth Workers across CHFT Emergency Departments. They are the first Youth Workers in CHFT and are pioneering the way in delivering Youth Work in the Emergney Department and wider community. Beth and Mick work alongside a wider team which consist of over 10 other Youth Workers who currently run a 7-day service at CHFT.