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Issue 92 | 4th November 2016

Michelle and Prince Charles at Clarence House

Risotto and a royal handshake for our Nursing Times finalists

   Michelle Beaumont's been to the poshest party ever after an invitation from Prince Charles on the day we reached the Nursing Times 2016 finals.     Our head and neck  team was shortlisted in the cancer care category at the event at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. 
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Wendy (with flowers) joined by Owen, Lindsay, Ashwin, Janette Cockroft and many others

Wishing Wendy well.....after 41 fab years at CHFT

Colleagues from across our Trust came to say au revoir to Cardiac Team Leader Wendy Veevers - showing just how valued and missed she'll be.        Deputy Director of Nursing Lindsay Rudge hugged her saying "Thank you - you taught me to be the best nurse I can be". 
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Karen, right and her sister

"My mum died from cancer and back then that was it." Why Karen Marsden's turned Calendar Girl

Safeguarding administrator Karen Marsden is back after a very glam night at the launch of the calendar to raise money in aid of Cancer Research UK.     Karen and her sister are among the models for  the sell-out issue and all were treated to a special night in Glasgow. 
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Ward 6 are getting it right

It really works a Tweet....praise for Ward 6 being 100% Hello My name Is....

The team on Ward 6 this week were singled out for praise from a  family for being so good at communicating.     The family's mum and dad were receiving care on the ward and what struck them was just how well they intropduced themselves at all times. 
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Apprehensive about having your flu vaccination? Occupational Health here to help with TLC clinic....plus...F&SS leading the way for flu vaccinations

We know there are some colleagues who find injections difficult, though are keen to protect themselves and those they care about - so we're running a TLC Clinic on an appointment only basis soon.      We're keeping it to appointments to keep it less busy and calm - and colleagues can bring a friend to hand hold if it helps.  read more

CHFT Maternity to become one of six pilots in UK

Six maternity pilot sites to shape midwifery supervision and help improve maternity services     Our Trust has been named by NHS England as one of six maternity pilot sites to drive the design of new approaches to midwifery supervision, helping to improve quality of care for women and their babies.  read more

Fire alarms sounds at HRI - Keith's video should help you understand the different sounds

We've made a quick video to help colleagues understand the difference between the fire alert sounds at HRI. We know Keith's an expert in fire related matters, though his acting skills need a little honing. And Karen Bates looks very enigmatic too.        There are two different sounds.  read more

All the news from Big Brief

Lots of great news from across our divisions in the Big Brief this month including; cardiac rehabilitation streets ahead of the national average in community, appointment centre introducing SMS to invite patients to book for F&SS, medicine's fab appraisal rates and surgery's drive to reduce waiting lists for patients.  read more

40 new nurses at the Induction this week

40 new nurses at CHFT

   This week we have held another induction for new nurses. More than 40 attended and will be joining our wards and departments on Monday.     CHFT Weekly went along to talk to them:     Anne Tywo, previously from East Lancashire said she could already feel how friendly the Trust was.  read more

Matron Janette tells us how she shares learning from adverse events - can you help us too by completing our short survey?

The Trust is interested in finding out how colleagues at CHFT learn from incidents, claims & complaints (adverse events) and how we can use the learning to improve the way we work.  read more

CHFT Events

Our Max Facs Team promote check-ups for Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

   The Trust is offering check-ups by appointment as part of Mouth Cancer Awareness Month.     Check out the poster attached.  read more

Get 40% discount at The Body Shop Huddersfield next week only with your NHS card

   Bodyshop is offering  40%  off in its store in Kingsgate, Huddersfield all next week. (Monday 7 - Sunday 13 November 2016)  All you need is your NHS ID Badge to show at the till.  Happy shopping  read more

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