Mental Health: Forward Thinking – Delivering the Strategy

ERS Medical was pleased to attend and exhibit at the ‘Mental Health: Forward Thinking – Delivering the Strategy’ event in London last week. The event, organised by Open Forum Events, brought together healthcare professionals to provide an insight into how ‘The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health’ Report will be commissioned, funded, delivered and inspected across the whole of the NHS and wider public sector.

During the event ERS Medical’s Head of Care, Craig Wood, gave his ‘Delivering patients not problems’ presentation focusing on how patient transport services are working towards an integrated service to reduce costs for the NHS and emergency services. Craig also discussed the importance of challenging the industry’s perception on the best way to transport patients and the benefits to both patients and healthcare providers of delivering a specialist mental health service.

Supporting YoungMinds

Over the past year ERS Medical has been busy raising money for our chosen group charity, YoungMinds, and we were pleased to donate a cheque for £8,728.25 at the event.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. In support of the great work conducted by YoungMinds, team members from across the Stericycle group were eager to take part in a number of activities in a bid to raise money for the charity including our own ‘Tour De Stericycle’. The event consisted of three tours including The South, The Midlands and The North spread over nine days. Each tour had four stages with a combination of cycling and walking stages covering an average distance of 130 miles per tour. Team members also organised a number of activities at sites including bake sales, donated clothes and took part in challenges such as Tough Mudder and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Well done to all team members for their support.

YoungMinds commented, “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Tour de Stericycle 2016 and all of Stericycle for their continued support.”

To find out more information about YoungMinds or if you wish to support our fundraising efforts, please visit