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Issue 20 | 25th June 2015

Julie Dawes

#SignuptoSafety - Our Deputy CEO and Director of Nursing Julie Dawes and her pledge

The Sign Up To Safety campaign celebrated its first birthday this week (24rd June) and kicking it off for CHFT our Deputy CEO and Director of Nursing and Operations, Julie Dawes pledges to the campaign: “My pledge to #SignuptoSafety is to make sure, the decisions l make are to improve patient safety". 
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Little Ted with Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games from Springwatch

Teddy and the stars

May, may be over however it isn’t stopping our little Ted spreading the FAST message.  So far Ted has clocked up 91,994 miles! The nearest guess was won by a patient’s relative. 
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Our amazing Neuro-Phys team

A national first for Neuro Phys

Our Clinical Neurophysiology service is the first in the country to gain national accreditation from  United Kingdom Accreditation Service - UKAS.  The team  carries out diagnostic tests on the brain and nervous system . 
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Sandra and Rob Birkinshaw

Long Service awards - Photo album here

   The Long Service awards were held last night, in HRI boardroom.  A total of 395 NHS years in one room last night! With one married couple who had celebrated their 25 years of service together, Rob and Sandra Birkinshaw.  They two met at Pontefract Hospital in 1990, when Sandra was a student nurse and Rob was a junior doctor. 
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Out with the old

Just a reminder that old templates and posters should no longer have the Your Care Our Concern logo. Please update any posters or templates to make sure our new compassionate care logo is included. You can find it here.  read more

CHFT have been re-accredited by UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

The UK Baby Friendly Initiative is based on a global accreditation programme of UNICEF and the World Health Organisationread more

Latest news from our Safeguarding team

All staff are encouraged to familiarise themselves with a new presentation on our intranet. “Suspect Something – Say Something”  highlights the signs and indicators of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and advises what should be done by anyone concerned that a child is at immediate risk.  read more

Linda Holmes Paul Burr and Adrian Brown

Souper Donation!

Our Trust has donated powdered soup to The Real Junk Fund Project, Dewsbury.  The powdered soup recently became surplus to our requirements when home-made soup was introduced to our menu.  The Real Junk Food project intercepts food that is at sell-by date that would normally go to landfill.  read more

Finance our Future

The Trust is launching a financial training programme designed as a clear and simple introduction to finance within the NHS. The training seeks to demystify financial language and help you understand how it works. The training is free to access for Trust staff and initially will form part of the Trust’s training package for all approvers of expenditure incurred by the Trust.  read more

Ward Warriors

A team of six CHFT staff will be participating in the Warrior challenge this weekend to raise money for Help the Heroes charity.  The Warrior Challenge, which is being held this Saturday (27th June) at Bramham Park in Leeds, their start time is 13:40.  This challenge is not the average fun run; it is designed to test stamina, strength and determination.  read more

Dr Pierre-Antoine Laloё, Liz Bishop, Carole Hallam, Gill Runkee

Nursing Times Awards - two CHFT teams shortlisted

Two of our teams have been shortlisted for this year’s Nursing Times awards, 

  • The Intermitted catheterisation – the REAL alternative to continence care, in the Continence Promotion and Care category.
  • Partnership working with a Romanian Hospital, in the Infection Prevention and Control category.
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GMC Trainee Survey results

The Trust recently received the results of the 2015 GMC  survey of doctors in training. This is an annual national survey which asks the trainees about the views on the training they receive whilst with us.  We had a 100% response rate for the third year in a row.  read more

Visit our CHFT Library

The CHFT Library based in CRH is open to all Trust staff from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm.  The quiet friendly environment is a great place to work, study and read. The Library is there to provide CHFT staff access to evidence-based health information resources and skills training. At the moment, there are over 700 titles available electronically via Oxford Medicine Online.  read more

CHFT Events

CQC Prep - new date added

A new date has been added for the CQC preparation sessions.  As you should be aware, we are expecting a visit from the CQC inspection team at some point this year.  They have already been to every other trust in West Yorkshire.  We are doing everything we can to ensure we are as ready as possible.  The sessions have been set up as part of our preparations for it.  read more

Members' Forum: A Look at End of Life Care

This is a reminder that all staff are welcome to attend our Members’ Forum sessions taking place next week.  The theme this time is End of Life Care and the speakers will be Mary Kiely and Jeena Ackroyd, our Consultants in Palliative Medicine.  read more

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