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Issue 255 | 9th January 2020

You've been praised! New videos sharing kind words and compliments.

2020 sees the launch of a new CHFT Weekly video campaign to share as widely as possible all the kind words we get sent in.  As well as our PALS colleagues logging them and sharing with the local teams involved -  we want all of CHFT to share in them - and, maybe even pick-up some learning from them. 
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From the left: Lesley, Julie Wood, Mandy Musgreave, Julie Wise and Jackie McCormack.

From back office to frontline. Top teamwork easing winter pressures.

Due to the excessive winter demands this year we've been piloting a scheme where volunteer office-based colleagues are supporting frontline nurses on the wards at mealtimes.  Matron Mandy Musgreave is training colleagues to be able to support patients at meal times and teaching the basics around food hygiene and infection prevention and control. 
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Don't do it, Ben! 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

It's week two in our year-long campaign celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This week we hear from pre-operative assesment's charge nurse Ben Moore on why he chose nursing as a career. 
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End of an era. Karen Buckley retires after nearly 40 years at CHFT

She started her career when Abba were at the top of the charts with The Winner Takes it All, and now staff nurse Karen Buckley has retired - after spending pretty much the last 20 years working in the fracture clinic.  Karen started back in August 1980, and spent 20 years working on the medical wards before moving to orthopedic outpatients in 2000. 
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Flu patients up by more than 300% at CHFT - why Richard had his jab

ICU Critical Care Outreach Nurse, Richard Archer won an extra day's leave just by having his 'flu jab saying "it's vital for me to be protected in my role". It may be a New Year, though there is still time to have your vaccination.  read more

Bowel Cancer Screening team congratulated after "Mini-CQC"

The Bowel Cancer Screening team had an external Quality Assurance inspection which took place late last year across three sites and two NHS Trusts.   read more

Community immunisers: Keeping children protected at home and abroad.

Our Child Immunisation Team based at Brighouse Heath Centre  ditched tradition this year and spent their Secret Santa on immunisations for Unicef.  read more

New Year, New me - just juice for Janet this January

More exercise, fewer calories and less booze are some of the typical New Year resolutions as we try to be healthier at the start of the New Year.  Last week, we profiled CHFT's new Funball campaign with a focus on exercise. This week, the focus is on cutting down on alcohol.  read more

Goodbye George as he leaves the "hospital family".

Our lead chaplain, George Spencer, is moving on to new things - and will be working in a parish near Dewsbury.  read more

Laughter is the best medicine. Meet our new Lead Palliative Care Nurse - Claire Leyland

Hello my name is…  Claire Leyland.  I’m married and have three children, one girl and two boys. With this brings a busy life taking them to clubs and activities. I live in the countryside. The calmness of village life is great, and I enjoy family walks.  I have worked for the trust for 19 years and been a qualified nurse for 20 years.  read more

Policies and work information

Save time logging into EPR. Neil knows how!

This year the CHFT Digital Health Team will be explaining useful facts and tips around all things digital every week - all in a quick read.  Today's tip will save you bags of time logging into to EPR.  read more

New classroom training to help with recruiting

To support managers recruit staff into roles, the HR Business Partners and Recruitment Service are offering a one day training course - and they have dates planned right through 2020 to next January.  read more

CHFT Events

Research in Healthcare - free course on offer

"This course gave me the knowledge I needed about research, and helped me understand how to start a research project." - just one piece of fab feedback for this course which is now in its 17th year.  read more

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