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Issue 196 | 1st November 2018

"You're amongst the best I've ever come across." Inspector's top praise for endoscopy teams

   Our endoscopy teams are celebrating after a hugely successful  decontamination audit.   Both HRI and CRH units have undergone it as part of their application for JAG accreditation. JAG is the Joint Advisory Group for Endoscopy and is an accreditation to demonstrate the units are running to very high standards and providing excellent patient care. 
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After "Cald..." it was all a blur. Memories of a magic night at Nursing Times awards.

Here's the magic moment last night when our  Helen Harris and Julie Wood were centre stage at the country's prestigious Nursing Times awards.  They won the Managing Long-term Conditions category - out of 10 contenders - at the event at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. 
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A bum-pkin, Spiderman and a Tree of Doom. CHFT's Halloween carving comp a big success and fun in children's outpatients.

The knives have been out......for CHFT's first Halloween Pumpkin comp.  Amongst the entries was a Spiderman, a bottom, a Tree of Doom,  and a horde of bats. At HRI Trauma Coordinator Laura Nicholson was the winner with a pumpkin for Dr Who's tardis complete with a crowing crow and at CRH it was ward clerk Debbie McManus from the neonatal unit. 
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Fifty up. Sign-up Saturday a success thanks to CHFT nurses

   A big thanks to all nurse colleagues who made our "Sign Up Saturday" a real success.  Our latest recruitment event at HRI last month attracted a fab turnout and led us to  attract 50 new colleagues to CHFT.   It wouldn't have been a success without colleagues coming in to talk about their roles in their areas of nursing. 
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Really buzzing! Ward 8's pop-up Dementia Cafe is a real hit.

   Ward 8 has staged its first pop-cafe for our patients with dementia and their families.  The aim of the cafe was to create a place where patients with dementia and memory problems can relax and interact with fellow patients, staff and their family and friends.  read more

NHS70 Julian Lawrence

Julian Lawrence is one of our trainee nurse associates here at CHFT.  We're regularly recruiting to this role.  He started out with us four years ago and is now forging ahead creating his career in nursing. Here's more from him.  read more

Our Diabetes Teams are runnersup in best team in Insulin Week

Our  specialist Diabetes Team has been hailed for its work improving care for hospital patients.  read more

'Flu Immuniser of the Year: Search underway for CHFT's best. And this week's prize winners are...

Our winter 'flu programme wouldn't be as successful as it it is without our CHFT peer immunisers.  read more

Remembering Them: 1918-2018

In CHFT Weekly, next week we are hoping to commemorate  our  family heroes and loved ones who were lost in the First World War.  Pictured here is a scene at Spring Hall,  now the Register Office in Halifax, which was coverted into an emergency hospital from 1916-1919 by a local doctor and his wife.  read more

Policies and work information

Keep us safe - remember to sign, not save, in EPR

Our Chief Clinical Information Officer, Graham Walsh is asking colleagues who use EPR to make sure they save their entries in the correct way, so that everyone can see the record.  read more

Extra BloodTrack Training Opportunities

There has been an issue in offering additional training sessions due to a delay in receiving additional PDA’s from the supplier. In the interim, a process has been created to offer additional training courses (initially with limited places). These courses are available to view on the training booking system.  read more

NHS Staff survey - a month to go, and what's happening as a result of what you said last year

Following last year's national NHS Staff Survey, a common theme for all divisions was around appraisals, so we’re looking at the quality of the process, documentation and support. Each division is working on action plans to improve things for colleagues working here - so having a say really can help change come about.  read more

Bite Sized Learning - critical medications for nil by mouth patients

This week, a reminder of the importance of both prescribing and ensuring critical medicines are given to patients. A recent audit showed a patient who was nil by mouth missed their critical medications resulting in them having a seizure.  read more

CHFT Events

University of Leeds: NHS provisional development programmes

The University of Leeds has a range of innovative Masters programmes in their new Advanced Clinical Practice, Psychotherapy and Counselling and Social Work (with bursaries) to help you develop your career.  read more

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