Here are the 5 stories from Week 7 of the #NHS100Stories campaign showcasing fantastic improvements made by teams from Acute and Community Trusts. Also featured are 'hot off the press' Listening into Action Pulse Check results which show huge uplifts in how engaged and valued staff feel in just 12 months.

100,000s of staff and millions of patients are being impacted by new ways of working. More than 60 NHS Trusts comprising around 300,000 staff have been taking bold steps to ‘power up’ their frontline teams. The impact on patient care is being highlighted in an exciting new Twitter campaign #NHS100Stories which was launched last week, profiling 100 powerful stories in 100 days.

Newton Community Hospital, which belongs to Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a small hospital comprised of an outpatient department and a 30 bed intermediate care ward. When Jayne Gore became ward manager at the hospital 18 months ago, she inherited a very dispirited team of staff. Despite the fact this small hospital was only 5 years old she felt it was ‘stuck in the dark ages’.