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Issue 230 | 11th July 2019

Pivotal for PACS - team of four collect Star Award for supporting radiology switchover.

A team of four has been hailed CHFT Star Award winners for steering and supporting the Trust through the new PACS system for radiology.  Dave Armitage, Mark Williams, Ming Ling and Sarah Wilson*, were stunned when CEO Owen Williams appeared in a meeting which they thought involved NHS England. 
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We're "excited and privileged" to be chosen to launch national Unsung Hero Awards

t's not just Yorkshire Day we're celebrating on Thursday 1st August - it's also when our Trust becomes the national (yes - national!) face of the 6th annual Unsung Hero Awards. The awards are being launched right here at CHFT and to say we're excited is an understatement...and we're looking for colleagues to get involved on launch day. 
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Natasha right, with Dr Nosheen Khan

Streaks ahead.. in the false tan stakes. Natasha Vardon's charity efforts in memory of her best friend.

The devastating loss of her best friend of 30 years set Trust HQ's Natasha Vardon some real challenges including runs, peaks and mud!  This Saturday she's doing the Ullswater Mighty Hike - 26 miles around the lake edge - after having already completed a 10k Tough Mudder and epic Yorkshire Three Peaks. 
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It's all rubbish but Emma Clarke loves her job turning us green.

Emma  Clarke started as Environment Manager at CHS Ltd in May, and is responsible for waste, energy, water and sustainable development issues for the Trust, which is a busy role. Emma is based in CHS Estates at HRI, but works across the whole Trust. Her background is in waste having worked for central Government and two waste consultancies before coming to CHS. 
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Dr Jason Ward, Dr Sue Crossland, Sam Allcock, Dr Talal Ezzo

"The BEST placement I've ever been on" - Our Teaching Status confirmed for the next five years!

It may look like a piece of paper, but it's the document signed with Leeds which confirms our Associated Teaching Trust status for the next five years.  read more

Caring link up with Fire Service for our patients

Our Head and Neck, Ear Nose and Throat emergency nurse practitioner Catherine Hawkes has started a conversation with the fire service to promote safety for patient who have difficulty speaking.   read more

Get involved in Values Week - starts next Monday 15th July

Health Education England (HEE) is leading Values Week next week, so what better time to reflect on how we live our Trust values and behaviours every day here at CHFT?  read more

Community news: Charlie's putting his best foot forward

Congratulations to Charles Haywood, Podiatry Diabetic Foot Screening Assistant and DESMOND Educator.  Charlie is about to begin the College of Podiatry competency based training programme.  read more

Singing sessions bringing joy to patients...plus...next CHFT Staff Choir dates released

Volunteers from the Alzheimer's Society have been visiting the Butterfly Lounge at HRI to provide an interactive singing session called Singing for the Brain - and we managed to catch a snap shot of them in action on film.  read more

CHFT's Summer of 2019: Still time to net a prize

We've had loads of fun and games being served over an action packed couple of weeks. Along the way, colleagues have fancied themselves as a great tennis ACE, so here's our final competition - Guess the (f)ACE.  read more

Policies and work information

Bite-sized learning: Changing and recording filters - nebulizer compressors

This week we're sharing best practice on nebulizer compressors - namely checking them over, changing them monthly and the importance of documenting the date of the change. If filters aren't checked and changed regularly there is a risk patients could develop an infection.  read more

CHFT Events

Surgical and Anaesthetic open day - help us make a difference

We've another open day coming up this month - our Surgical and Anaesthetic Division are looking for registered nurses and student nurses to join the team, and they're throwing their doors open on Thursday 25th July.  read more

Reminder - It's our Annual General Meeting next Wednesday

Just a reminder our Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place next Wednesday 17th July, at 6pm on the top floor of Acre Mills.  read more

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