Issue 14

14/05/2015 15:20

Countdown to Care Contact Time - Nursing update from Deputy Director of Nursing Jackie Murphy

Countdown to “Care Contact Time”.  On the 4th of June each ward area will be required to undertake a contact time study for 12 hours which will include each member of the ward team. The Care Contact Time study is intended to identify the percentage of time that is spent by nurses on delivering direct and indirect patient care. 

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Issue 13

07/05/2015 11:54

News about our Early Discharge team - from our Director of Nursing and deputy CEO Julie Dawes and our Medical Director David Birkenhead

Setting up a new, effective patient-led early discharge process is crucial for safe, quality, compassionate, care at CHFT.  Put simply it is a must, we need to have it in place as soon as possible and to achieve this we have a new team meeting weekly to drive our plans forward. 

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issue 12

30/04/2015 12:21

Let's Celebrate our Success - watch a video from last year's judging and a message from our CEO Owen Williams

Winners from 2014

Dear Colleagues,  It is my very great pleasure to be able to announce we shall soon be opening the doors for the nominations for Celebrating Success 2015. 

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Issue 11

23/04/2015 15:19

Getting ready for the CQC - Director of Nursing, Julie Dawes

This year the Trust will undergo its first Care Quality Commission (CQC) visit under the new system.  Now called CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals inspections, the visits are on a much bigger scale than previously and could mean we have up to 60 visitors – all with healthcare backgrounds - as guests of CHFT. 

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Issue 10

16/04/2015 14:00

Parking: new permits and charges. A message from our Planning, Performance, Estates and Facilities Director Lesley Hill

   As from Monday, April 20, 2015, we are introducing changes to the current parking charges and permits in operation at both hospitals.  We know that the current permit allocation is oversubscribed and required a complete review and reallocation to make it as fair as possible for all colleagues. 

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Issue 9

09/04/2015 14:01

Nursing Revalidation - October 2015

   This is an important notice for all colleagues who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (NMC)  Later this year, all NMC registered nurses and midwives regardless of their role will have to undergo a revalidation process.  The indented change commences in October 2015. 

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Issue 8

02/04/2015 12:16

Ready for Easter - a message from our CEO Owen Williams

I hope that you are finding the new Trust e-bulletin interesting and a welcome arrival into your inbox every week!  As you know we’ve entered the pre-election period where many a promise is made. One promise, which I know matters to you, is about putting our patients first and ensuring that we continue to provide compassionate care as best we can. 

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Issue 7

26/03/2015 14:44

Good Food guide ...from Lesley Hill, our Director of Planning, Performance, Estates and Facilities.

Jane and Adrian with her prize

   I am delighted at how well CHFT promoted Nutrition and Hydration Week as  hospital food is always a talking point and something we must get right for our patients. 

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Issue 6

19/03/2015 15:29

Our savings programme by Finance Director Keith Griffiths

   We are currently finalising our actions to have a rigorous financial plan on a sound footing for the coming year. Like many trusts across the country, our financial position next year will be the most challenging one yet.  Like all Trusts, we have a 4% efficiencies target to achieve next year and this equates to £14m at CHFT. 

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Issue 5

12/03/2015 14:55

Appraisals and training news from our Director of Nursing Julie Dawes

   Through our four pillars one of the behaviours that we expect to see across the organisation is that ‘we do the must do’s’.   This includes being appraised and being compliant with mandatory training every year.  Having an appraisal discussion is really important. 

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