Important Updates: Food Awareness course, final 'flu session for immunisers next week and a fire reminder.


Read on as there are three important work developments - affecting many colleagues - below.

1 By law, anyone who gives even a glass of water to patients requires a basic level of food safety training. The Food Awareness Course has been designed for all colleagues who handle food and/or drink on behalf of patients at ward level and is being added to ESR this week.

It should take around 30 minutes to complete, as well as an assessment. After the course you should have an awareness of the following:

  • Be aware of the acts and regulations that are associated with food safety
  • Understand the different types of hazards associated with food safety
  • Know how to break the food poisoning chain
  • Explain the personal hygiene considerations required when handling food
  • Handle and store food appropriately

2 'Flu immuniser training - last and final call for existing or new immunisers

It's the last call for our flu immunisers to have training for this year's campaign whch starts next month. Three sessions are planned for next Wednesday 19th September at CRH.

They will all be held in the lecture theatre at CRH:

  • Session 1: 8.30 – 10.30
  • Session 2: 11.00 – 13.00; and
  • Session 3: 1400 – 1600

3 Fire safety training - reminder

Keith Rawnsley will be hosting this year's fire training which is classroom -ased. There are loads of dates on the intranet - so you can plan in advance as to which session fits you. 

Please book on to a session via ESR so Keith knows how many trainees to expect.