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Issue 223 | 23rd May 2019

How a close shave scooped Danielle Shaw a Star Award

   Danielle Shaw has scooped our latest Star Award for going the extra mile for a patient...in a small way but with a massive impact.  There were hugs and tears all round when she walked into her surprise presentation on ICU at HRI to be greeted by her nominator and our CEO Owen Williams. 
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Greatix! ED teams are logging the good stuff too!

   Colleagues in our Emergency Department teams celebrated all their good work and their colleagues’ commitment at their annual Ball.  Team awards – at the event held at  Berties in Elland  -  were part of the night and Gemma Crowther won Employee of the Year and Tom Carpenter was Best Newcomer. 
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Sarwar, left and Nabeel

Sarwar's simply outstanding say RPS!

Sarwar Shah - our very own pre-registration pharmacist - has been hailed as outstanding by the Yorkshire Royal Pharmaceutical Society and received a standing ovation from students! He has gained recognition for all his hard work in supporting Bradford university student pharmacists through their MPharm training. 
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I'm Sepsis and you know it. Darren - and chums - scoop top RCN award.

ED's Darren Blake won the RCN's Nurse Learner of the Year at their annual conference in Liverpool.   Darren is pictured with left to right: Dame Donna Kinnair, RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary; Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE FRCN, RCN President; and Sue Warner, Chair of  RCN Council. 
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Trolley good show and sweet quiz to mark International Clinical Trials Day

   It has been quite a week of celebrating the CHFT's research success!   With their bright yellow Research Trolley in tow research staff visited many of our departments at both HRI and CRH to highlight the fantastic research our Trust has been doing.  read more

Sue Scriven, Community Respiratory Team Leader.

Telehealth supporting our Community Rehab team. Family is so grateful. rehab

The Community Specialist Respiratory team are a small team which have the very fortunate position of working across all three disciplines in the NHS.  Predominantly they work in the community but have really good relationships across primary care and in Calderdale Royal Hospital.  And their work has received excellent feedback with a fab example below.  read more

Natalie and husband Ian with their boys Oliver, left and Harry and Grandad Joe, back left.

Remembering Nan. The moving reason that Natalie Rice is leading a church graveyard clean-up.

   Natalie Rice and her family - pictured -  is inviting CHFT colleagues to dig out their spades and come along and join in her efforts to transform a churchyard following the devastating loss of her mother-in-law.  Natalie - from the Eye Clinic -  has set up Our Community Spirits to restore the graveyard at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.  read more

The Cupboard - Christine's opened the door on her own wellbeing tips

Our Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Christine Bouckley is the head chef of the Health and Wellbeing recipe card in The Cupboard.  She's also excited about our first ever Wellbeing Support Champions Forum coming up on the 14th of June (see attached).  read more

Jeannie and our PAs

President Jeannie's praise for CHFT's PA faculty.

We were very proud  to welcome Jeannie Watkins, President of the Faculty of Physician Associates (PA)  from the Royal College of Physicians.  read more

Policies and work information

Important Information Automatic Re-enrolment into a Workplace Pension Scheme

   To help people save more for their retirement, the government requires employers by law to enrol all eligible workers into a workplace pension scheme. The Trust first implemented Automatic Enrolment in June 2013 and we have to review this every 3 years by a process known as Cyclical Automatic Re-enrolment, which will take place in June 2019.  read more

Bite-sized Learning - Always update DNACPR on EPR

A recent audit looked at 18 DNACPR forms completed last December. Of these, 10 had put "no" to a DNACPR discussion -  though further investigation showed there were 10 really good conversations the same or next day, but the form hadn't been updated.  read more

CHFT Events

Ward 17 cheque presentation

More than £8,500 has been raised by ward 17 with the help of The Recovery Project Calderdale and Huddersfield.  The money will  buy equipment for the ward 17 drainage unit for patients who require ascitic drains and can come in for day procedures rather than stay in overnight.  read more

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