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issue 1 | 13th February 2015

Welcome

Welcome to our first CHFT Weekly bulletin. This is a new e-newsletter to bring you updates of important developments at the Trust. After today, we plan to issue it every Thursday covering the news of the week and looking ahead to upcoming events. 
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Mills Thrills - first patients at our new OP and health centre

   Patient power snipped the ribbon at the opening of our new Acre Mills Outpatients and Health Centre, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield on Thursday, February 5 2015. 
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#ideaschangeCHFT- Turnaround Update

You will all be aware that for the first time, the Trust will report a deficit at the end of this year of £4m. Our position reflects the national picture where it is expected that 75% of trusts will report a deficit at the end of this financial year. Without some clear, decisive action, it is likely that next year we could see this grow significantly. 
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Support for Kate from our neurophysiology team

Hello my name is... see Kate Granger receive a standing ovation at CHFT

The "Hello my Name is......." campaign inspired by amazing Dr Kate Granger is spreading at pace across the Trust.   Dr Granger, who has been diagnosed with cancer, has launched a national campaign to improve communications between health professionals and their patients to "make them feel like people. 
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Nursing Times 2015 - enter now

This year's Nursing "Oscars" have been launched. The deadline is April 17. Let's get CHFT to the final.  Enter Nursing Times 2015 here   read more

Care of the Acutely Ill - focus on Mortality

Every month from now on the Trust will be promoting a key theme on our Care of the Acutely Ill programme.  The first is Understanding Mortality. All Trusts are expected to review adult deaths to see if there is learning to improve care. The Trust currently has a higher than predicted national standardised mortality rate and we are working to reduce this.  read more

Zeenat Hussain, Martin Parrott, Jonathon Gibbs, George Spencer, Di Ellerton, George Courtney

Bishop of Huddersfield visits the Chaplaincy

The new Bishop of Huddersfield, Dr Rev Jonathon Gibbs, has visited the chaplaincy at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to give thanks for their work.  Dr Gibbs was the Rector of Heswall in the Diocese of Chester for 17 years before coming to Huddersfield.  read more

Nicki Barrett

Fellowship for Nicki

Nicki Barrett a health visitor at the Trust is one of the first 29 outstanding health visitors to join the prestigious institute of Health Visiting’s Fellowship programme.  The total number of Fellows appointed now is 150.  read more

Arin Saha

Arin Saha

Arin Saha has joined the Trust as the new consultant in Upper GI and general surgeon.  He studied medicine at Cambridge and completed his basic surgical training in the Yorkshire Deanery.  read more

Policies and work information

Let's strive for 95%

Currently around 81% of colleagues are trained for the medical devices they use within their work area. It needs to be 95%  Who needs medical devices training?    Any member of staff who uses a medical device as a part of their role must be deemed competent in its use and have supporting evidence of this.  read more

CHFT Events

Thinking of Having a Baby event

Our Children, Women & Families Division is hosting a special event for budding parents-to-be, expectant parents and families.  Members of the public, staff, Foundation Trust members and interested health professionals are invited to come along and find out about the latest innovations in fertility services and treatments, preparing for pregnancy, ante-natal screening, birth choices.  read more

Coffee morning for Oncology and Haematology Research

Our Oncology and Haematology Research team held a coffee morning to raise awareness of their work and as a huge thank-you for patients who are, or who have been, on trials. It was held at the YMCA, New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield.     read more

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