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Issue 121 | 25th May 2017

Maternity hard work halves still births

   Our numbers of still births has fallen by more than a half after a lot of hard work by our maternity teams.       In 2015, NHS England set up Saving Babies Lives pilot sites  and we were accepted on to it in recognition of our commitment to this area of care for mums and their families. 
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From Scurvy to Snickers.... and how we're blazing a trail in clinical trials

   Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world each May.  It marks the  the day James Lind started what is often considered the first  clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747. Then scurvy is thought to have killed more British seamen than French and Spanish arms. 
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Barry's back at work after near-miss in Acre Street crash

Our shuttle bus driver Barry Ackroyd is back in work today after a lucky escape during a terrifying four-car vehicle smash on Acre Street.  He was driving back on his last run when the accident happened at about 9.45 am yesterday morning.  Two loud bangs could be heard in nearby buildings and staff ran out  to help. 
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They've cleaned up.... with honours.

Our domestics team at HRI are celebrating after gaining the highest standard of excellence from the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).  They have achieved it with honours after a rigorous two-day inspection last month and we are believe to be only the second in the country to achieve it (the first being a very small Trust). 
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Star Award - one week to May deadline

There's a week left to enter your Star Award nomination for May.  Our latest  winner, Andrea Thornton from general Office at HRI,  was our best read story of the week. Everyone loves the fact colleagues nominate each other for recognition and every month the judges have a real challenge to select a winner.  read more

EPR: Top 10 issues explained

   1 Access  We’ve now fixed a large number of access issues for colleagues. We’re working through them as quickly as possible, so if you have logged an issue be assured we will get to it as soon as we can. If for any reason you log into EPR and your access is not what you expect, or is different to your colleague (e.g.  read more

CHFT in tonight's finals of Examiner Community Awards

We're at the Examiner Community Awards 2017 tonight - for the second year running.  We're in the final three of the Community Section as part of the team which organised Lindley Dementia Day earlier this year.  read more

Solve your pay issues with new e-rostering guide.

To help you with pay issues – and to avoid  delays and having to rely on payroll to sort out issues – our e-roster team have produced this guide. See attachment.     This shows who to go to and how you can sort them out for a swifter resolution.  read more

Jacky Meehan (Clinical audit), myself, Chia Yau, Emma Van Bentum, Brendan Brown

Celebrating Audit: Awards for junior doctors

Our junior doctors' involvement in clinical audit was on show last week at our first annual Celebrating Audit event.   The event - led by Dr Andrew Hardy - showcased examples of high quality audits which  junior doctors have been involved with over the past year, and three were shortlisted for their work .  read more

CHFT Events

CRH & HRI Food menu

Next week’s food menus include Roast Salmon Carbonara, Lamb & Aubergine Stew, Steak & Pot Pie and Beef Stew & Dumplings.  Both Resturants will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday   read more

All about Ramadan

Here's fact sheet for colleagues about Ramadan which starts  on Saturday.  It has been provided by the Muslim Spiritual care Provision in the NHS and  has been drawn up to support colleagues in caring for patients during the month.     read more

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