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Issue 169 | 3rd May 2018

EPR one year on: the video verdict!

 Big thanks and well done to everyone as we celebrate EPR's first birthday here at CHFT. 
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Switch off Squad - back on campaign trail in time for the Bank Holiday.

Now it's getting and lighter and warmer (well, we hope so) our Switch off Squad  (SoS) campaign is having another purge on left on-lights and heating which are no longer necessary.  The SoS will be going round CRH tomorrow teatime to see where areas have left their lights on or heating on especially with it being the longer Bank Holiday weekend. 
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Like mother like daughter. Kath Barnes's retirement

Lovely  Kath Barnes has retired after 38 years - 30 of them on Special Care Baby Unit  - and following in her mum's footsteps.  She did her nursing and midwifery training  which involved rotation in SCBU which is where she fell in love with the role caring for new-born tiny and poorly babies. 
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Happy Birthday. Owen's greetings for the NHS's 70th

Our CEO Owen Williams is celebrating six years with us this very month. 
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Eye clinic celebrates Lucy's 100th

The Eye Clinic's lovely regular patient Lucy Smith turned 100  and we couldn't let the day go without a  bit of a do.  Lucy is always a huge help with fundraising for the Eye Clinic's events, by making items for sale and by brightening everyone up with her friendly and kind nature.  read more

"Very real, enlightening and scary" our mock Coroner's Court hailed a success

The Medical Devices training team organised a mock Coroner's Court to raise awareness on the importance of device training, documentation and communication.  And with support from the Medical Illustration team, it was filmed* for colleagues who may need to attend a Coroner's Court and haven't been to one before.  read more

Legal first for CHFT. Landmark win at the High Court

There has been widespread media coverage of a High Court case where a judge found a patient to be in contempt for exaggerating his injuries trying to claim more than £800,000k damages from us.  Below is the coverage as appeared in the HSJ this week.  read more

Policies and work information

Bite-sized Learning - checking patient demographics

Patient Demographic errors occur when a wrong patient record is selected when tracing, and then updating/overwriting the information presented to match the details of the patient which is being registered.  Once updated on EPR this information is uploaded on to the National Spine, which effects both national (GP’s) and in-house systems.  read more

Trust letterhead and making sure your posters don't have the Your Care Our Concern logo

Now that Philip Lewer is in post as our Chair it's important to use the correct letterhead. And this week we're also asking colleagues to check out all posters in their areas to make sure they have the Compassionate Care logo rather than the old Your Care, Our Concern.  Most have been updated, but we've spotted a few recently, so thought a reminder would be useful.  read more

CHFT Events

Y&H Clinical Skills Network Regional Meeting - spaces available on all slots tomorrow

Want to hear more about the ideas for on-call SIM training from FY1 Dr Alyshea Hodgson? Interested to learn about the role of the Clinical Educators and how they can support you? Are you a technology buff keen to see how we can use it in our roles? Then come along tomorrow (Fri 4th May) at the CRH Learning Centre.  read more

Join Helen Barker or Mandy Griffin for Big Brief next Tuesday 8am

Our next session takes place on Tuesday at 8am in the Lecture Theatres at both sites. Chief operating officer Helen Barker will be at CRH, and Managing Director Digital Health Mandy Griffin will be at HRI.  read more

Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) meetings next week

A number of forums are in place so colleagues in estates and facilities at HRI, plus those working in the procurement team across both sites, can take part in the ongoing discussions about the new  proposed WOS company. The intranet has been updated to share minutes and actions from previous meetings, as well as showing all the ways we're keeping colleagues informed.  read more

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