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Issue 94 | 17th November 2016

Congrats to the team

Well up to standard. Labs get top accreditation

Our Microbiology and Histopathology laboratories have achieved a huge milestone in the laboratory accreditation process. They have been assessed as compliant against new, rigorous ISO:15189 standards. 
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Matron Mary's experience of flu on film....and are you in on of our top 10 roles of colleagues left to vaccinate?

Matron Mary has shared her personal flu story with us in a short clip. And whilst we're doing really well trust-wide on vaccinations (3434 on Tuesday), we thought it would be a good time to share those frontline roles where we still have the most colleagues left to vaccinate. 
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Estates on winning trail again

 Moss Bros will be doing a bundle thanks to the winning streak of our estates and teams and our partners.      They were finalists recently in two more top awards.     They won for partnership working for HRI Theatres at the Constructing Excellence awards in London. 
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Gail and Gemma

Back to black...new uniforms and who's wearing them

Our senior nurses have a new bib and tucker....and they're showing them off in style.     The brand new black and white uniforms are being worn by Gemma Berriman and Gail Wright as part of the senior nursing team.     There will also be other members of the senior team in a black and red uniform. 
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So, what DO we do to learn from adverse events at CHFT? Please share your experience in this short survey.

There is a famous quote: “If you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same results”....please take five minutes to complete our quick survey on learning from incidents, claims & complaints - it will help our Trust make improvements.      If you’ve not already done so, please complete   read more

Have a view on long hours and flexible working at CHFT? Got ideas about how it can be better? Two breakthrough events planned - book your space

The results of last year’s NHS Staff Survey told us our Trust is not as good at offering flexible working patterns as other similar trusts. We also know that many colleagues regularly work far longer hours than they should. This impacts on wellbeing, and may also affect patients and other areas of colleagues’ lives.  read more

EPR Tap & Go card activation events - no more multiple passwords to sign in to different clinical systems!

Come to next week's EPR demonstrations and you can also get ready to Tap & Go to avoid the frustration of forgetting all your different user names and passwords for clinical systems - hurrah!     With Tap & Go you will spend less time with technology and more time with patients and it's being rolled out over the coming months**.  read more

Jobs round up

EPR Pharmacy Technician  Programmes and Projects    read more

Bogus caller claiming to be either IT or from the CQC - register for password reset now to help keep our data safe

We are receiving reports that a gentleman is contacting wards and departments claiming to be from I.T. requesting for customers usernames and passwords. This person is claiming that the I.T. systems are down and they are investigating firewall and security issues. This is NOT a member of The Health Informatics Service.  read more

Joan (right) with Darren Gibson (left) and Darren De sousa

Joan's a poet and she didn't know it....how our Take Control programme made her realise she could help others too

Patient Joan Taylor occasionally visits our hospital, though as a patient she manages her conditions herself at home. On Monday she came to CRH along with heart patient and volunteer Darren Gibson to help raise awareness of our Take Control programme as part of Self Care Week.  read more

Handmade with love - pyjamas and gowns donated for our young patients

Our Paediatrics ward have recently had a fantastic donation of new hospital pyjamas and surgical gowns from a charity called Wrap Pyjama Fairies. These are handmade by volunteers and supplied free of charge to hospitals and to families who have a planned hospital admission.  read more

Pictured from left to right; Firemen Darren Daibell, Sam Moxon, Gavin Shaw and Laurance Haymen.

Firemen Sam and his pals visit the children's ward at HRI

Fireman Gavin Shaw and some of his Crew From Rastrick Fire Station came to visit the Children’s Ward at Huddersfield Royal infirmary last week.  read more

Consultants Tim Jackson and Suneeta Teckchandani

Antibiotic Awareness Week - make your pledge now

It's Antibiotic Awareness Week!     Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today     Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy and animal health all rely on access to antibiotics that work.  read more

Angela left and Caren

Christmas kindness boxes - collection organised by SIM Suite colleagues

Our thoughtful colleagues Angela Hope and Caren Reid are organising a special Christmas kindness box collection for older and vulnerable patients this Christmas.     The idea stemmed from when Angela used to be a sister on ward 9 and another time on 5ab - when she made sure every patient received a gift on Christmas Day.  read more

CHFT Events

Today is Stop Pressure Ulcer day

   Stop Pressure Ulcer Day TODAY!     The Tissue Viability team are at HRI and CRH to share new ways of working, new products available and to update your skills.  read more

Medical Ethics in Islam Study Day - next Wednesday 23 November

Chaplin Imran Hussain would like to share information about the above course. Dr Tim Jackson is amongst the varied speakers on the day. Please see the attached for more information.  read more

Biffa recycling roadshows next week

Biffa Waste Services, who handle our domestic waste and recycling will be holding recycling roadshows on two lunchtimes next week(12 until 1:30pm). The first is at CRH on Wednesday 23rd outside the restaurant and HRI on Thursday 24th in main reception. Come along to see what it's all about.  read more

HIV Testing Week starts this Saturday

Our sexual health team is supporting the annual campaign promoting free HIV testing to save lives.     The tests are available to anyone all year round.     This year  the National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) starts on Saturday 19 Novemberread more

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