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Issue 172 | 24th May 2018

It's share your pics time. Alex Henderson's amazing NHS family goes back 100 years.

Ward 3 Charge nurse Alex Henderson’s NHS links stretch back for the full 70 years….. and way beyond.  He agreed to join our campaign to celebrate the NHS's 70th birthday (on July 5)  and in the course of talking to CHFT Weekly revealed his family’s amazing links to the NHS, from its very early days and even before. 
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Royal Wedding fever outbreak at CHFT...and the men had a snooze!

Ding dong the wedding bells were ringing!  As is tradition CHFT colleagues went to town for the Royal bash last Saturday to ensure everyone got into the mood. We imagine NHS 70 fever will have a similar  - or even bigger - effect on Thursday July 5. 
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We're making May purple to celebrate Stroke care

This week  we've have been busy celebrating Stroke Awareness Month for 'Make May Purple' .  Our excellent teams in acute and rehab care at CRH deliver fab care and the team regularly feature in CHFT Weekly for all the thank-yous they get from grateful families.  It's not just for healthcare professionals to join in. 
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Superslimmer Lynzi Carroll - star of a TV ad and bride-to-be - thanks CHFT and all her colleagues

Lynzi Carroll has slimmed down from a size 20 to an 8/10 to get healthy, to be a positive role model mum to her son, Ollie… and to look stunning at her wedding in July.  Our Appointments Centre Supervisor has transformed the way she eats, how she regards food and now loves packing out her meals with vegetables – something she once turned her nose up at. 
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Awesome audits applauded

We recently held another Celebrating Audit event.  The events help raise awareness of how valuable audit is within CHFT and to showcase some of the best audits that get completed in the Trust each year. It  is an excellent opportunity for doctors and nurses to  enhance their portfolio and demonstrate they have completed a quality improvement project.  read more

In it to win it. Celebrating Success 2018 nominations open.

It’s that time of the year again – time to send in your nominations for Celebrating Success 2018.  The weather’s been ace and the NHS 70th is looming so there’s never a better time to give your work and your colleagues a deserved shout-out.  read more

Owen calls for more diversity in NHS's 70th year

Our CEO Owen Williams featured in a national newspaper's NHS 70 supplement this week.  The Guardian put out a special 30-page commemorative supplement to mark this historic year covering all aspects of the NHS including innovations, career opportunities, how nursing has transformed, maternity care and the role of GPs.  read more

Policies and work information

Patient wristbands will look different from 25th May

In preparation for the introduction of a new blood tracking system in the autumn, patient wristbands will look slightly different from Friday 25th May. There are no changes to the way colleagues use the barcode and new wristbands do not need printing out after Friday.  read more

Bite sized learning - keeping meds in their original packaging

This week our lead nurse for medicines management Karen Austin has asked us to share with colleagues why it's important to store medicines in their original packaging.   read more

Jobs board

See here for our vacancies available in the Trust.  read more

CHFT Events

ESR upgrading this weekend

IBM (who maintain and manage ESR) will be shutting the system down this weekend for essential maintenance and upgrades. It will be unavailable between 6pm Friday 25th May to around midnight on Sunday 27th May.  read more

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