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Issue 171 | 17th May 2018

Winners for "just being great". HRI Day Surgery bag the latest Star Award

After  work finished for the day, HRI's Day Surgery team were called together for a very important meeting  .... 
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Well done Children's Services - first in the UK to become CKHS accredited

It's fab news for our Children's services. After so much hard work - and a little boost from their young patients -  the team have secured the first  service accreditation in the country and been hailed as "exemplary"  It's taken so much effort. 
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Hello My Name Is... Sam Mellor and I love research.

As it's International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD)* on  Sunday,  we're featuring one of our R&D Nurses Sam Mellor  pictured here with her son Dan and the latest  in our Hello My Name Is..... campaign. 
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Trolley good show. #doingmybit saves money in theatres

   Ophthalmology surgeon Bhagyashree Shevade has come up with an idea to reduce waste in theatres.  She noticed that  most of the theatres all the trolleys are set up at the start of the session. So if there are on the day cancellations then all the disposables on the trolley are just thrown out. 
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Apprentice success Andre Mitchell says Happy Birthday NHS - and news of a special Parkrun

Andre Mitchell  is now a recruitment assistant after coming up through the apprentice scheme. He's the latest colleague to feature in our year-long NHS 70 celebration.  Here's his thoughts and if you want to join him in the campaign then answer the questions and email them to and we'll do the rest.  read more

Best bra none! Moonwalkers from ward 7 raise £1,600

   Our lovely team on Ward 7 at HRI  got all dressed up Wild West style for the London Moonwalk last Saturday raising money for Breast Cancer Research.  read more

Pics from Ward 5, MAU, Stroke care and ED - International Nurses Day roundup

Saturday was International Nurses Day and our matron and lead nurses wanted to show appreciation to the hard working and dedicated Emergency Department team.  Matron Louise Croxall, said: " After the hard winter and three CQC visits the team have worked extremely hard to make sure every patient is safe and receiving the right care at the right time.  read more

Reconfiguration: the next steps.

Last Friday,  the Independent Review Panel  (IRP) report was issued on the proposals to reshape and strengthen healthcare in our hospitals and community locally.  Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt had asked the panel to look into the referral from the Joint Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee on the Right Care Time Place proposals and advise on next steps.  read more

Policies and work information

Changes to Data Protection laws on May 25.

Next week, data privacy laws will be changing in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   The new regulations come into effect on 25th May. Helen  McNae (see last week's CHFT Weekly)  and the information governance team will be working closely with teams to make sure they understand their role in data privacy.  read more

Fun, fast-paced and full of energy. Share your apprentice ideas

   Apprenticeships is the theme for the first of our  quarterly Workforce Committee sessions.  Throughout the year we’ll be looking at other topics such as learning and development, health and wellbeing and more.  The sessions represent a new approach to tackling issues.  read more

Bite sized learning and next themed newsletter all about compliments.

Patients taking warfarin need follow-up INR checks after discharge.  Recently we have had a number of incidents where patients' discharges could have been better.  So here is the low-down on contacting the anticoagulant team.  read more

CHFT Events

Make May Purple - Stroke Awareness at CRH

Make May Purple for Stroke  From Monday 21st May until Friday 25th May the Acute Stroke and Rehabilitation Units are holding events to raise awareness of Stroke. To engage with patients, relatives and the community to provide information on reducing the risks of a Stroke and to recognise symptoms.  read more

Insulin Safety Week... and a great time to share the news of our 7 day service

To co-incide with the first ever national Insulin Safety week, our own Diabetes team are running a campaign with the simple message of #thinkinsulin.  read more

And finally... send us your wedding pics.

We know we traditionally can't let a Royal wedding go without a bit of CHFT celebration.  When William and Kate tied the knot there was bunting, butties and buns all around our wards as CHFT colleagues made the day special for our patients. So, send us your pics from your party and we'll use them next week.  read more

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