Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

“Involve magazine”

Brief

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC) is the main provider of a wide range of specialist health and social care services to individuals and their carers or families in Sheffield.

Every four months, SHSC produces a membership magazine to keep its members updated on developments at the Trust.

For nearly a decade, HRM has been in charge of coordinating the print and online versions of the Involve newsletter.

Strategy, tactics and implementation

We work with SHSC on planning the copy and drawing up a design, print and delivery schedule.

The HRM team ensures each edition is full of news about SHSC innovations and services, as well as informative features and articles on key health and wellbeing issues.

We research and write all content, and oversee editing and proofing, as well as liaising with our design and print partners on the page layout and look of each edition, too.

Measurement and evaluation

Involve is distributed to all SHSC members, and also stocked at hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and charities across Sheffield so members of the public can stay informed about SHSC news and membership activities.

Faye Mellors, SHSC governor and membership officer, said: “Our newsletter is an important publication to us because as a Trust we want to ensure we are informing members about our current performance - including what the governors are doing on members’ behalf – as well as our work with our partners, plus our plans for the future.

“But Involve is also about our members. We encourage them to write in with views and suggestions for articles and we have definitely seen numbers increase over the years with more people wanting to share their stories - a good sign that engagement levels are strong and the publication is both well-received and valued.”

You can have a look at the current online edition of Involve and read previous issues here.