We have joined a major national campaign to get patients up, get them dressed and get them moving.

The campaign, called EndPJparalysis, launched on Tuesday 18 April and will see thousands of NHS staff up and down the country work to mobilise patients.

The SCFT campaign has launched on wards across its 11 community hospital sites but is being rolled out to its community teams that visit people’s homes right across the county.

Sandra Speller, Professional Head of Therapies at SCFT said: “This campaign is a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on the incredible work our teams do each and every day. Putting such a focus on getting patients up, dressed and moving will also have a real benefit for the people we look after.

“This campaign has captured the imagination of health professionals up and down the country and I’m delighted that SCFT is playing its part too.”

How you can get involved

Please download our editable poster and promote on your ward, why not sign up to the 70 day challenge pledge or download our social media images to show your support, please include @nhs_sct and #EndPJparalysis into any social media activity or email scftcommunications@nhs.net so we can help spread the word.

To read a blog by the Chief Nurse for England, Jane Cummings, all about the campaign click here

For some handy campaign resources, including posters, check our NHS Improvement's resource hub.

Read what the Nursing Times has to say about the campaign.

The website where the national campaign is housed is here.