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Issue 208 | 7th February 2019

Straight-to-test telephone assessments helping improve the patient experience

Waiting for tests and results can be a worrying and anxious time for patients. So our Colorectal telephone Assessment Clinics (TACs) are helping reduce the time to diagnosis, and in some cases surgery for patients. 
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Blooming marvellous! Research and Development recruit first UK patients to study

The latest department to chat about what it's like to work at CHFT over a cuppa was the Research and Development (R&D) Team. They were really excited to talk about a new clinical trial - the Sunflower Study - explaining how we're the first Trust in the country to recruit participants to it. 
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Dan, Dan the medical devices man!

The Day Surgery unit at HRI have leapt straight to green for medical devices training compliance, thanks to their fab Assistant Theatre Practioner Daniel Haigh. 
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1 + 1 = 2...fab awards for Finance Team

Associate Director of Finance Stuart Baron, Assistant Director of Finance, Philippa Russell and Systems Accountant, Sarah Laherty all scooped gongs at the Yorkshire and Humber HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) awards last week.  The trio were nominated by Director of Finance Gary Boothby, and Deputy Director of Finance, Kirsty Archer. 
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"I feel hugely proud to be part of this team" - a massive thank you from our Board

Our Executive Board are extending a really big thank you to colleagues for their efforts over the past months.  read more

Clinical review meetings supporting better care for cardiac patients

In the first of our series of Community News stories, this week we’re looking at how our Cardiac Rehabilitation Team at Calderdale are building relationships with Locala in order to truly put their patients first.  read more

What food and drink would you like to be available at work?

We're keen to hear what colleagues think of our current catering facilities so we can work at making it better. If you have ideas and a few minutes to spare, please complete our quick survey.  read more

Making sure your disability status is correct in ESR

As well as completing e-learning, viewing your payslips and other information in ESR, you can also record your disability status.  We’re asking all CHFT colleagues to take the opportunity to review and update their information during February.  read more


You'll find all our current vacancies (as at 7th Feb) here.  read more

Policies and work information

Fire Safety - training sessions available through to March

We take fire safety very seriously here at CHFT, and it's vital colleagues know what to do in the event of a fire. Our Fire Safety Officer Keith Rawnsley has arranged plenty of training sessions for colleagues who are currently non-compliant, or will drop out of compliance before the end of March.  read more

Bite-sized learning - new translated inpatient FFT cards

In an effort to make our Friends and Family Test (FFT) more inclusive, we've created a translated version of the FFT card for the four most common languages used by our interpreting service.  read more

Are you up-to-date with your NEWS2 training?

Our NEWS observation score tool will soon be replaced with NEWS2 in both EPR* and NerveCentre. There is an easy training course to complete if you haven’t yet done it, and you will also have to self-declare that you have done the training afterwards in ESR. Read on for key changes and how to do the training.  read more

CHFT Events

Temporary closure of CRH library - from Monday 18th Feb

The team in the Library Service recently won a funding bid from Health Education England to completely refurbish the in the CRH library. To bring you your brand spanking newly refurbished library, they'll have to close for a short time.  read more

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