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Issue 109 | 2nd March 2017

F&SS top of our EPR-emier league and training manager hails CHFT the best ever!

We've an amazing 4,000 plus colleagues now signed-up to training (that's more than 70%) and our national EPR training expert reckons our "friendly competition" approach is doing the trick. 
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Fab fair effort helps recruit 32 more nurses for CHFT

Our Deputy Director of Nursing Lindsay Rudge welcomed guests to our second Jobs Fair and talked about her own career rise at the Trust from qualifying in 1993 to her current role. We hired 32 new nurses including some returning to practice at the event at HRI on Saturday morning and they should be on our wards and departments in the next few months. 
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Adan and colleagues

Ada(n) retires after 25 years to "spend, spend, spend"

Heathcare assistant Adan Brown left us this week after 25 years in urology, the pain clinic and latterly the fracture clinic.     During her exit chat with CHFT Weekly she revealed she was christened Ada but added an "n" to her name when she was 16 as she liked it better! Attached is a photo with Mr Sethi. 
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Lipstick, laughs and a lot of fun-draising for ICU from a grateful patient

Craig Smith, spent five days in the Intensive Care Unit in Calderdale Royal Hospital in August last year and said he was so impressed with the care he received, he wanted to do something to show his appreciation.     Craig organised a  charity drag cabaret night at The Raggalds, Queensbury last month. 
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Hello My Name Is.... Faye Junio Ward 5b

Last Saturday we recruited 32 new nurses including some overseas nurses and return to practice. Here, one of our earliest overseas colleagues tell us all about herself.     Hello my name is....... Faye Irene Junio     I am called Irene by my friends and colleagues. I originally came from the Philippines.  read more

Important information about expenses payments

To make sure colleagues receive their expenses in a timely manner, the date for submitting and approving expenses has changed to the 5th of the month.      All claims received or approved after this date will be processed the following month.      A new NHS Expenses Mobile app is now available to help colleagues on the go.  read more

Gail Richardson examining the knees of ENP Diccon Lowe

Nice and kn-eesy does it.

12 Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENP) from across sites came together for the 5th Continued Professional Development day (CPD)        The day designed for continued professional development and  intended to educate and discuss all aspects of examination and management of the patient attending the ED with a minor injury.  read more

Fab photos final roundup...And here's the ones who thought they'd got away....

Our Photos 2017 series of colleagues from right across the Trust has been a real success. We've been featuring them every week and they've gone down a storm with so many clicks and it's  been a pleasure to share them these past few weeks.  read more

Molly's memories from 1960s HRI

Carole Hallam's memories of being a Student Nurse were hugely popular a couple of weeks ago.     So this week there's another chance to go back in time - right to the 1960s - as penned by former HRI nurse Molly Brearley.     Molly has brought out a book.....Which is entitled "The calling: Life as a student nurse in the 1960s.  read more

Between 2 and 8 is just great - fridge temperature monitoring

We know that milk goes off easily if it's not stored at the right temperature, and salad leaves can freeze if they are shoved to the back of the fridge - and our medicines are no different. They need to be stored correctly and at the right temperature to make sure they don't become ineffective.  read more

CHFT Events

Thank you to all from Marie Curie

Marie Curie expresses their gratitude for donations raised at HRI     Marie Curie who fundraised at the main reception of HRI between 30th January and 3rd February 2017 raised £3,489.  read more

Right Care, Time, Place update Feb 2017

Right Care, Time, Place: the latest update  Councillors from our two local authorities have met jointly to decide on the next stages of the Right Care, Time, Place  (RCTP) healthcare reconfiguration proposals.  read more

March's Big Brief next Tuesday morning - EPR special

As EPR training starts on Monday, March's Big Brief (Tuesday 7th) will have a strong EPR focus this month, including how we're planning around the go-live process to support a successful switch-on.  read more

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