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Issue 129 | 20th July 2017

Ground-breaking CHFT leads mentoring way

In an aim to develop a more diverse and inclusive leadership at CHFT, 16 colleagues have been paired up with mentors in a unique mentoring programme - the first of its kind in the Yorkshire and Humber region.  The Inclusive Mentoring programme includes a number of Executive Directors and senior managers from the Trust. 
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"Exceptional" Praise for Gwen and Gary at awards ceremony

Our CHFT Domestic Abuse (DA) Lead Gwen Clyde-Evans and security officer Gary Allchin recently had to pose for mugshots - but not because they had done anything wrong. In fact it was quite the opposite! They've both received commendations from the police. 
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Jillian with the

Hello My Name Is... Jillian Webster: Glasto-goer with the longest job title at CHFT!

Jillian  is our Specialist Nurse Familial Hypercholesterolaemia and she has cool names for her cats!     Read more about her here...  I worked as a civil servant from the age of 18 to 25 in local Job Centres where I met my husband Ian, who also works for the Trust. 
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Midwife Jolan Parratt's 40 year and Andy Lockey's 25. Yesterday's Long Service Awards

Colleagues with more than 200 years' NHS service between them received certificates at a Long Service ceremony at CRH yesterday teatime.  Chairman Andrew Haigh and  Director of Nursing Brendan Brown made the presentations.  Brendan, said: " We always need to say thank-you  and don't say it often enough. 
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Right Care, Time, Place: Decision day tomorrow for reconfiguration plans

Tomorrow morning at 10.30 am the Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee members will be meeting with health chiefs to decide the next steps in the local healthcare  reconfiguration process.  The proposals, called Right Care, Right Time, Right Place, proposed by our CCG colleagues,  were the focus of a three-month long consultation process last summer.  read more

Hear! Hear! Audiologist Gail Tinsley's retirement after 37 years.

Gail Tinsley and has worked for our Trust for 37 years, four of those as a dark room technician in X-ray and 33 years as an Audiologist.  And in the last six years Gail has been Chief Audiologist taking the helm for Paediatric Audiology.  read more

Shout out for Celebrating Success 2017!

It could be your name on the winners' sheet and you could be joining Owen on stage later this year at our Celebrating Success Big Night Out!   But you've got to be in it to win it.  read more

Our final training session: Tracy Brown – Ward 22 Lisa Richards- CRH 2cd Jan Calverley- CRH 2ab

e-Rostering news...first stage complete and a newsletter

The first phase of switching over our e-Rostering system to Healthroster is now complete - and all completed in true Working Together to Get Results style.  e-Rostering lead Rosemary Hagreen said "Colleagues have worked alongside us throughout the switchover process and we really couldn't have done it without them".  read more

Bite-sized learning: Ruling out Errors

This week's learning focuses on checking orders received to make sure errors can be picked up quickly, potentially helping our Trust save money.  read more

All ready for your summer holidays? Have you packed your EHIC yet?

   Our oversees visitors team are offering advice to colleagues planning a holiday in Europe.  They're encouraging everyone to carry a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). A valid EHIC gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland.  read more

Food menus

Lots of lovely food options on offer next week - see attached  read more

Jobs Board

Here are the latest job vacancies for CHFT        Audio Typist / Admin Assitant  Administration    read more

CHFT Events

Essential gas maintenance starts next week in Halifax

A quick heads-up that work start next week near to CRH which may impact journey times for around seven weeks, through to early September.   Works will begin on Skircoat Green Road near to the junction of Stafford Road and will progress along towards the four way junction of Dryclough Lane, before continuing on to the junction of St Bevans Road.  read more

"One-legged" Alice Elliott - our Falls prevention champion

Alice Elliott -  our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, in Acre Mills, provides practical and emotional support to people impacted by sight loss and their families.  read more

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