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Issue 159 | 22nd February 2018

Isn't Sree lovely...... Dr Tumula is a Star

Consultant Sree Tumula was "gobsmacked and overwhelmed" and praised her team around her when our man with the Star Award certificate turned up for her presentation. 
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Fake wounds so good one doc ran to help!

We staged our first TaRTs  (Trauma and Resuscitation Team) day which was a huge success thanks to some amazing medical make-up!  Nurses from our Emergency Teams attended the sessions in the SIM-ulation suite at HRI to test their responses to patients from three different scenarios. 
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CQC coming back in April - we've put lots in place since they last came

The CQC will be back with us for three days from Tuesday, April 3, it was confirmed this week. Since their last visit in March 2016 colleagues have been working extensively on an improvement programme based on their recommendations to build on our strengths and work on areas which could be better. 
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First snow and community learning for Singapore colleagues

The Community Division  has welcomed  and enjoyed having global colleagues  and Advanced Nurse Colleagues  Blessy and Wei Fong from Singapore to show them how care is provided here. 
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Bite Sized Learning - preventing the spread of Clostridium difficile

The week we're highlighting how following our infection prevention guidelines could have helped keep patients safe from Clostridium difficile (C-diff).   A patient was admitted with abdominal pain and diarrhoea and placed into a four bedded bay.  It was four days before a stool sample was taken with a postive result of C-diff.  read more

I wish Aneurin Bevan could see what he started. Maggie Metcalfe's birthday wish

Every week we are featuring a different colleague as part of the NHS 70th Birthday year celebrations.     Colleagues can volunteer to be part of it by answering these questions below and emailing them to and we will then sort a photo. It couldn't be easier.  read more

CQC roadshows start Tuesday - everyone welcome

Further to Owen's message this week about the CQC well-led inspection taking place between Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5 April - we now have a number of roadshows planned in for colleagues.      Each will last an hour - feel free to come along for an update, ask your questions, or raise concerns. We'll promote the sessions weekly through screensavers.  read more

Supporting people who want to quit smoking

Although the number of people who smoke is falling, around 18% of adults do and 207,000 children in the UK start smoking each year.  In  the Yorks and Humber region 51  children start every day.  read more

Ang's #doingherbit

   Money-saving ideas continue to arrive into the inbox.  This week's Ang Hayward's suggestion about paper reports from X-ray is the latest to catch the eye.  Ang, formerly from old ward 10, is now PA to the consultants in the Emergency Department at CRH.  read more

Policies and work information

February payslips available now and how to access ESR from home

Colleagues can access ESR from home - whether to view their payslips (February available now), amend their personal information or do mandatory training (time can be claimed back). Before you can log in from home you'll need to firstly log in to ESR from a Trust computer.     More information on accessing ESR from home is available in   read more

Patient Information Leaflets - email or download them for patients to save printing costs

To avoid excessive printing costs of patient information leaflets, we produce A4 versions which can be emailed to patients and their family, or downloaded. They're also viewable on smartphones.   We still offer the paper leaflets as we appreciate it's a matter of choice and some people don't have access to technology.  read more

Access to Interpreting and British Sign Language services for patients

It's been almost a year since The Big Word started working with us providing interpreting and translation services for our patients. Alongside Topp Language Solutions (our interpreter for deaf patients), we've provided support for more than 4100 patients since last April.  read more

CHFT Events

Interested in becoming a Trainee Nursing Associate like Holly and Donna?

Are you an HCA and interested in an exciting opportunity to train as a Nursing Associate? Come to our Drop in Event:~ 11 – 1pm Weds 28th Feb Discussion Room 3, Learning Centre, HRI     Please contact:  Lindsay Butterworth, Nursing Associate Project Lead  01484 343363 / 07825 098183  What is a Nursing   read more

Christine's call for Community and Clinical champions

Our occupational health and wellbeing lead Christine Bouckley is holding two wellbeing champion forum events (the first is next week). She's looking for colleagues from Community and clinical areas who share a passion for improving the health and care for our colleagues to come along and see what it's all about.  read more

Laptop Trend anti-virus upgrade - final call - sessions end next week

A quick reminder, if you've still not booked in your laptop to have your anti-virus software please do so ASAP as there are no more sessions after next Wednesday. Installing the Trend software means CHFT has a strong defence against any cyber security threats.  read more

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