He's a bomb scare survivor and Our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. David Anderson is the latest Hello My Name Is....
If you have concerns about how we are delivering care and its impact on our patients, and don't feel there's anyone you can tell... well, be reassured, there is! Local retired GP David Anderson, our non-executive director, is also our new Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. He is just one option colleagues have if they wish to raise concerns. read more
Staff Friends and Family Test - Corporate division leads responses
With just 10 days to the close of the Staff Friends and Family Test (FFT) 23% of us have taken the opportunity to complete the short two-question survey - which means 3 out of 4 colleagues have yet to fill theirs in. Colleagues with a CHFT email account have all received the survey - and will receive regular reminders from the Staff Friends and Family email account. read more
Improving EPR Capacity Management (CapMan) access. Plus Gender Breach will be switched on
From 29 August 2017, colleagues will see improvements to EPR Capacity Management (Cap Man) access, resulting in easier sign-on. When we went live with EPR in May, we introduced a temporary arrangement for some colleagues (mainly ward clerks and bed managers) to access EPR Cap Man - which meant that they had more than one sign-on for the system. read more
Bite-sized Learning: Nil by mouth/PEG guidelines
If a patient is placed as nil by mouth or nil by PEG, it's crucial to review how medicines are prescribed and to find an alternative way of giving medication. Our guidelines have been reviewed so please make sure you are familiar with them. Please share this week's Bite-sized Learning with your team at huddles, in handovers and other training/team sessions. read more
New barriers installed at Acre Mills
The Trust has now introduced the same pay-on-exit system on the car park at Acre Mills Outpatient centre which is used across the whole of the Trust. It went live on August 8 and replaces the auto-number plate recognition (ANPR) system. read more
Do you claim expenses? Important information
Colleagues must use the expenses system to make their claims within three months of incurring the expense and paper claims are no longer accepted. Other recent changes include adding receipts to claims, no more paperwork for managers to set up new employees and the ability to set up your own vehicle...plus more. read more
Tingle your taste buds with what the restaurants have on offer this week!
Crispy battered cod or heart warming soup and much more on the menu this week at HRI and CRH. Please see menus attached read more