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Issue 97 | 8th December 2016

Patient flow teams on both sites.

Green for go in flow! Top team effort means no patients longer than 100 days

For the first time since we started counting (in 2014) we have no patients in the hospitals who have been here over 100 days thanks to an all-round superb effort on patient flow.     Patient flow is centred on three key areas:  Patients being admitted through their GP or by A&E, their journey to diagnosis and treatment and then returning home. 
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Lisa left and Ayesha

Congrats x2. Lisa and Ayesha's double graduation

Sheffield Hallam was the scene of a double CHFT celebration recently when Clinical Information Manager Lisa Fox and Lead Tissue Viability Nurse Ayesha Marshall graduated. 
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Colleagues from physio who took part in the challenge

Flu has closed an entire school this week - so if you're any doubt then act now and get your jab. Also see the video from today's first Mannequin Challenge!

Flu has closed an entire school this week. That's how bad it is this winter!     It's so bad the school is shut for five days after almost a third of pupils and members of staff were struck by the virus. About 330 pupils and 25 staff at Bramhall High School in Stockport, Greater Manchester, have been off since Tuesday. 
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You got some-tin for the homeless this Xmas?

Estates legends Andrew Jackson and John Ennis are collecting tinned food for the homeless this Christmas.     Colleagues can donate tomorrow (Friday) and on Tuesday in the main entrance in HRI.      All donations will be handed over to charities caring for homeless people in our communities. 
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Forget red, black and purple REAP levels - it's all change!

New Operational Pressure reporting levels     There is a new national system for escalating operational pressures which means that all parts of the NHS are using the same terminology and standards.     The new standards are called OPELS - Operational Pressures Escalation Levels.  read more

Caren, Angela at the CRH Learning Centre team with some of the boxes (there are more at HRI)

You're so kind. Caren and Angela send thanks for your boxes - they're still collecting until 16th at both sites

Huge thanks to colleagues from both sites who have donated kindness boxes to Caren Reid and Angela Hope in the SIM which will be distributed to older and vulnerable patients this Christmas.     You can still prepare and drop-off your boxes as the duo are collecting up to and including tomorrow. (Friday 6 December.).  read more

Shuttle buses and taxis over Christmas and New Year

TRANSPORT INFORMATION – CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2016     Here's the dates and times of our shuttle bus service and also a form to book taxis as an attachment.  read more

Bulletin 1: First Right Care Time Place Stakeholder Brief

Our colleagues on the Right Care,Time, Place project board will be issuing regular updates for everyone across our healthcare patch.     Here's the first! It includes potential timescales  and the key issues of focus as we move toward the Full Business Case for change by next summer.  read more

Fancy becoming a nursing associate? 1,000 are starting training and some here at CHFT

Health Education England (HEE) last week announced the test sites that will deliver the second wave of training for the new nursing associate role.     CHFT will be a one of 24 sites across England that deliver training for the nursing associate role.  read more


ED Special: 200 students hear about working in ED and special teddies delivery.

   There was a huge turn-out at Huddersfield Uni for Ruth and Andy who delivered a presentation to 200 3rd year students about working in our Emergency Depts.     The presentation was designed to promote emergency care as a career to 3rd year students who very soon will be making the decision of where to begin their careers.  read more

Policies and work information

Down's Syndrome. Are you using the right language?

People don't suffer or are victims of Downs syndrome - they are people with Downs syndrome.     That might seem obvious but there's a new awareness campaign so health professionals get it right.     Read the letter attached to check on the latest recommendations.  read more

CHFT Events

Community Place will now open in January

Due to operational reasons we're postponing the opening of our new Community Place service until the new year.  read more

The Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Senate Assembly looking for people to join them

Health and care professionals from all disciplines in the region are being invited to apply for membership of the Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Senate Assembly which provides full, independent and impartial clinical advice on plans for service change that have significant implications for patients and the public.  read more

Christmas menus, music, discounts and tasting sessions...all next week's lowdown

Next week there is a positively festive feast afoot for colleagues as we run our Christmas lunches and have tasting sessions at HRI...  read more

Are you a HCA wanting to become a registered nurse? Here's how!

Are you a Healthcare assistant? Are you interested in becoming a Registered Nurse?     There will be two Open University Information Sessions:    

HRI-  13th December 2016  01. 
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