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Issue 144 | 2nd November 2017

The Gin and our Andy

Andy's BAFTA nominated - backed by footie ace Ginola

Our Emergency Medicine consultant, Andy Lockey, has been shortlisted for a BAFTA!   Andy is one of the creators of Lifesaver VR which has been shortlisted in the ‘Learning’ category of this year’s Children’s BAFTAs awards. Lifesaver VR invites people into a time-critical situation to make decisions while learning to save a life. 
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Here’s the CHFT Class of 2017 – our new graduates from the Moving Forward initiative.  CHFT colleagues from Black and Asian Minority Ethnic backgrounds joined the course for the first time. It has been run by Bradford Teaching Hospitals and Bradford District Care Trust for the past three years and this year they opened their doors to external candidates. 
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Brew hoo! Maureen's off.... to open up a tearoom!

Colleagues of Maureen Gaunt gathered on Ward 8 to say farewell and good luck as she starts a whole new cafe career.  On Monday she's opening the Chrysanthemum Tea Room in New Street, Huddersfield, with her son James after 14 years at CHFT. She joined us from Sainsburys where she worked part time along with a job in home care. 
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Owen, Alexandra, Tim, Kate and Karen

Having gay marriage and Susan Calman on Strictly isn't enough - Trust's first LGBT event hailed a success

Our first LGBT event attracted guests from across Yorkshire as well as CHFT colleagues - and a pledge of more to come!  The four speakers spoke movingly - and amusingly - about their own personal experiences and the care they received as patients in the NHS.  Our Chief Exec Owen Williams welcomed them to Ingleton Falls restaurant yesterday evening. 
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Geraldine, Brendan, Lindsay, Jackie and Christine

Brendan and his gang gearing up to support #jabathon your chance to win prizes just for having your 'flu jab!

Next week is #jabathon week across the UK, so there will be a flurry of activity at CHFT - including the chance to win high street vouchers. And to support our 'flu campaign, some of our top team had their 'flu immunisation training today.  read more

It's Occupational Therapy Week. Meet Milly and Eleanor

It's national Occupational Therapy Week next week.  Here are Milly and Eleanor, two of our Occupational Therapists tell us about their jobs.  Milly "thoroughly enjoys her job" and Eleanor really likes her "diverse and varied"  clinical case load! Read below for their stories.  read more

Success for CRH Stroke Awareness day

Raising awareness, funds and a smile! -  Fun Day!  Staff and patients on the Acute Stroke Unit 7C and Stroke Rehabilitation wards at CRH came together last Monday 30th October, to mark ‘World Stroke Day 2017’.  The fun day allowed staff to offer information on reducing the risk factors of a stroke.  read more

Tea for two...dementia care

Tea, Ms Jowett? Certainly Ms Sellars and how are you today?  This might look like a retro scene from the 50s but it's the state of the art support for patients with dementia and these revolutionary pods are now at our Trust.  They are an instant pop-up room providing reminiscences which are proven to stimulate a memory which is deteriorating.  read more

Policies and work information

NHS Annual Staff Survey - THIS, Corporate and Community top three performers so far...

With a month to go, more than a quarter of colleagues have now completed the staff survey - with a huge 14% increase this week alone! This year every single CHFT colleague will get a survey, so that means three out of four colleagues still haven't had their say.  read more

Do you feel like this sometimes? Then our weekly IT sessions can help you....

The sessions are provided to support colleagues who may need access to a computer, help with mandatory training courses, support, advice & guidance, or to generally brush up their IT skills. They are held on Tuesdays at CRH and Wednesdays at HRI in both IM&T Education & Training Departments.  read more

Big Brief next Tuesday 8am

Join our Medical Director David Birkenhead and Director of Health Informatics Mandy Griffin as they share a CHFT performance update and other information. The divisions will also tell you amongst other information about; new appointments, an update on appraisals, the medicine reconfiguration and news of a new contract in Community.  read more

CHFT Events

Acute and Complex care - all you want to know... with cake!

The Acute Medicine and Complex Care Therapy Team at Calderdale is holding some question and answer forums which are open for all Trust staff starting this afternoon (see info below).  Colleagues are invited to come along and have a chat with them about what they do as a team.  read more

Pub classics or spice up your life!

English pub classics including battered cod and chips or steak and ale pie. Or if you fancy something from further afield, why not try the yellow thai veg curry or spanish chicken? Also much more on offer in our restaurants this week.   See the menus, which are subject to change on the day.   read more

Workforce benefits roadshows and local gym offers

Two roadshows take place today and tomorrow. Find out more about the offers through the salary sacrifice/benefits Computershare Scheme (computers, TVs, game consoles, I pads, cycle to work and phones), salary sacrifice/benefits car scheme, childcare, childcare vouchers and discounts and benefits to staff. Plenty of freebies are also on offer. 

  • Thursday 2nd November – 11.
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NHS Carol Service - Dec 6th York

Each year a NHS regional carol service is held in York Minster.  The service is free to attend and is open to both NHS employees and the public.  If you would like to join in on the night, please contact Shelley Adrian on HRI x6911 (leave a voicemail and contact if needed) or by email. CHFT, as usual, will be providing a coach there and back.  read more

Dudwell Lane, CRH. Partial road closure from Monday 6 November

As part of the A629 roadworks, the contractors need to complete work on the footpaths near the hospital. This means you will not be able to leave Dudwell Lane onto the main A629 Huddersfield Road, but you WILL still be able to turn into Dudwell Lane from the A629 for up to three weeks.  Ambulances will not be affected.  read more

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