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Issue 112 | 23rd March 2017

Philippines recruitment mission hires new nurses

Our nursing recruitment team in fresh back from a successful recruitment drive in the Philippines.     They hosted a mammoth interviewing session in Manila seeing 170 candidates over four days - and some of the successful candidates likely to join us as early as June. 
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On holiday in Egypt

Grandad, wood carver and technology addict. Hello my name is..... Nigel Collins our new Electronic Staff Records boss

Nigel Collins is the new head of Electronic Staff Records (ESR) and wants it to work better to make our working lives easier.  Read more about him in the latest Hello My Name Is....     I joined the Trust on 1st March. 
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Tasty! Our food could be Project of the Year 2017.

We have been shortlisted for Project of the Year in Health Estates and Facilities Management Association  (HEFMA) awards for improving our patients' food.  We been recognised for a scheme backed by Prince Charles who is Patron of the Soil Association aimed at improving food and nutrition in hospitals. 
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The DSU team with Karen Tomlinson

Scrubbing up well - increase across CHFT in 100% compliance with ANTT

Thanks to much hard work by wards and departments alongside Infection Control, more than 80 areas across CHFT are now 100% compliant in Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT). 
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Community Matron Liz is one of our 700 EPR Friends...PLUS if you delay booking onto training you may miss out on your course

Our EPR Friends will be on hand at go-live to make sure their colleagues get help from an expert quickly, meaning they can complete their tasks and feel confident in using the system.  Today we hear from Community Matron Liz Morley about why she's taken up the role...  read more

Kirsty left with Ward 8 Engagement Support Worker Farrah Hussain and Andy

Artistic Andy's special Butterfly painting for dementia ward

Keen painter Andy Hardie (who works at CRH on the front desk) recently donated a painting to ward 8 - and the team were thrilled to receive it.  Andy, who has worked at the hospital for 15 years, told CHFT Weekly "I really enjoy painting. I seem to have a bit of a flair for it, though haven't had any formal training".  read more

Elections to the Membership Council - calling all interested staff!

Do you want to stand for election to one of the vacancies for Staff Membership Councillors on our Membership Council (MC)?      Do you want to use your experience as a staff member to help make improvements for patients and be given the chance to have your say to help senior managers in their decision making?     We have four  read more

Helping us to hire the best by involving patients and families

F&SS have taken a slightly new direction in their approach for a new Clinical Manager band 7 for the Children’s Ward.  They've involved patients and their families to give extra input into the recruitment process.  read more

Moving Forward - Band 5/6 Development Programme - opportunities for BME colleagues

Bradford District Care Foundation Trust (BDCFT) has been running a very successful leadership development programme called Moving Forward for black and minority ethnic (BME) staff for the past few years.  read more

Pharmacy changes - our stores are moving and we have a new online form

On Monday the pharmacy stores will be centralised to a main store on the HRI site and there will be a new online form for ordering additional stock.      There will be no change to the pharmacy stock top-up service to wards or clinics. Orders will be raised by pharmacy stores as usual, assembled at HRI and delivered to CRH for distribution.  read more

CHFT Events

Spice of Life and Ingleton Falls menus for next week

Following feedback from medical secretary Bakula Patel McElhoney we'll be including the following week's menus for both hospital sites in CHFT Weekly.     read more

ESR unavailable for most of Sunday for maintenance

ESR will be unavailable this Sunday 26 March between 8am and approximately 11pm for essential maintenance. Please make sure colleagues are aware and are logged out for 8am to avoid the loss of any elearning information. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience.  read more

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