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Issue 180 | 19th July 2018

I felt like a kid for three hours! Great stuff!

They've had time to recover - though Sam Ingram still has issues of when a man's leopard print leggings distengrated and he had nothing on underneath! Especially on the monkey bars! Perish the thought... 
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Under pressure - ward 15's success is 'summit' to shout about

Acute matron Helen Hodgson is singing the praises of ward 15 as they recently managed a fantastic 81 days without any new pressure ulcers. And as it's an acute elderly care ward, the team rightly have something to be proud of and have already shared their learning with colleagues. 
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Pledges galore

The late Kate Granger's husband shares his story at our Learning from Deaths event

Around 80 colleagues joined guest speaker Chris Pointon, Associate Medical Director Sal Uka and deputy chief nurse Linsday Rudge at our inaugral Learning from Deaths summit last week. 
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Our World Cup winners

Ils pensent que tout est fini. It is now...but what's next for CHFT?

We've had a blast over the past few weeks with our World Cup competitions - even when we've occasionally mislaid the football table! Here's your round-up of our fab winners at CHFT, including our keepy up champ and the best dressed areas. Plus a brief preview of what's to come later this summer. 
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James, Philip and Jackie

Helping overseas visitors understand the cost of assisted reproduction - our process hailed as fab

After working closely with Yorkshire Fertility since legislation changes last year, our overseas visitors team were recently invited to share their process with the Overseas Visitors Advisory Group (OSVAG). NHSI are also looking at sharing it with OSVAG members.  read more

Christie's impressed by our domestic team... "they demonstrate genuine affection and great standards"

Domestic Services at HRI recently played host to members of the Facilities Team from Christie Hospital Manchester. The team were here to learn how we successfully deliver our quality, efficient and effective cleaning operations onsite following an unconnected visit by one of their IPC nurses Gary Thirkell.  read more

Getting a grip on CLIP - "excellent opportunity and supportive environment" says Lisa

Our next Compassionate Leadership in Practice programme (CLIP) starts soon. Our head of clinical information Lisa Fox is encouraging colleagues from any area to consider applying.  read more

Keep Keith content - extinguish those risks

With most of us still enjoying the long hot dry spell, it's worth knowing our local fire crews are already stretched. By taking a minute to make some small changes suggested by fire officer Keith Rawnsley, you can reduce the risk of potential fires or accidents this summer (and put a smile back on his face).  read more

Gary Miles - NHS70

The birthday cake may have been eaten, but we still have loads to celebrate in this our 70th year of the NHS. So next up for our Q&A session is staff nurse from ward 7c (Stroke unit) at CRH  - Gary Miles.  read more

Policies and work information

Enhanced Conflict Management Training - physical interventions

Want to understand more about staff and patient safety in the work environment? Or know how to respond to violent or aggressive incidents? Then our training course should be right up your street.  read more

Jobs board

Here are all of our current vacancies available in Trust.  read more

Childcare voucher scheme changes - delay to deadline - so still time to join

The Government set up a scheme known as Tax Free Childcare (TFC) last year.  At the same time, they gave a deadline for people to join the current Employer Supported Childcare (ESC) known commonly as the Childcare Voucher Scheme.  This initial deadline has now been extended through to October 2018, which means you need to apply by Monday 27th August if you want to join ESC.  read more

CHFT Events

Final call for Celebrating Success - our deadline is midnight tonight

EDITED 20 JULY - entries are now closed. Thanks to colleagues who submitted a nomination.  read more

Mike's friends walking to raise funds

Friends of The Health Informatics' information analyst Mike Lucraft are fundraising to get him out and about again with an off-road wheelchair.  Mike has had spinal cord damage for many years and struggles with his mobility.  read more

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