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Issue 257 | 23rd January 2020

Toseef dreamed of winning a Star Award - and now he has!

Toseef Ahmed's Star Award was one with a difference... ..where he sprung a surprise on Owen!   Our Project Search intern (formerly on the Stroke Ward at CRH now on Ward 17 at HRI) thought his meeting with our CEO had been arranged so he could give Owen a box of Celebrations for being awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List. 
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Well done to our Improvers!

Meet the Improvers!  Our first graduates from CHFT’s ‘Work Together 2 Improve Quality Improvement training  have  just qualified.  They receive a nationally-recognised qualification in Quality Improvement from NHS Improvement.   The course builds on our popular Work Together Get Results training and is a recipe in The Cupboard. 
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"An amazing privilege"!

   Joyce Ayre is our Head of Midwifery and has been at CHFT since 2004.  She's the latest in our series celebrating 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife as designated by the World Health Organisation  to mark 200 years since Florence Nightingale's birthday. 
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Welcome to Luke Stockdale. At Headingley on THAT Ben Stokes day.

Hello my name is…Luke Stockdale.   I moved to Huddersfield from Sheffield in 2011 with my then fiancée Kayleigh when we both got jobs as teachers.  Fast forward nine years we are now married and now have two children Thomas aged five and Emily aged three who keep us extremely busy. 
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Preparing for revalidation? Come along.

Here's Professor Felicity Astin, Gary Miles and Dr Emma Harris who will be heading up two events next month which are ideal if you are preparing for revalidation.  They're a first at CHFT and will be fun too and are open to all nurses, students, apprentices, trainee Nurse Associates and all professionals.  read more

Mini-massages and all the news at our Nursing and Midwifery Strategy Big Launch next Wednesday.

Colleagues are reminded we are launching our Nursing and Midwifery Strategy next Wednesday - and it includes mini pamper sessions.  Throughout the day there will be a series of presentations and colleagues are welcome to attend any of them which fits them best and find out more about what the future holds.   read more

We've been and seen. Next steps to Hospital Services transformation

We are now in the "Go See" phase of our plans to transform how our hospital services are delivered in Halifax and Huddersfield... and this week went to see Airedale's ED.  read more

New Year, New...dance class for CRH

We're focusing on physical wellbeing this week as part of the New Year, New me campaign - with some free Fitness Fusion tasters.   read more

"As good as you're ever going to get." Outstanding praise for Stroke care.

The Calderdale Early Supported Discharge Team for Stroke has made some changes to how it delivers the service, with some fantastic results for patients.  read more

Mum's first (and last) marathon for Children's Ward

Mum Anna Warrington has raised £2,200 for our Children's ward for helping her little girl Sophia who has epilepsy.  By the time Sophia was four months old she had spent a quarter of her life on the children’s ward at CRH.  read more

Strengthening links between CHFT and our GPs

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with a view to becoming one of our new GP Locality links  - we will be in touch soon.  However we still have places on the scheme and colleagues from any role  (clinical or non-clinical) can apply.  read more

Dinner raises £700 for our charity... and anyone for cricket?

A dinner for permanent senior medical staff has raised £700 for the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Charity.  read more

Policies and work information

If you've had our 'flu jab elsewhere, then make sure we know.

Thanks to every colleague who has had their 'flu jab so far to help keep themself and our patients safe.  February is coming fast and this is a month where we have seen rises in the past.  A quick reminder to those who have had it outside CHFT (at their GP, midwife or community pharmacy) to tell us, so their vaccination can be included in our final figures.  read more

You can print from EPR with a smart card - Latest tips from our Digital Health team

Here’s our new-look Digital Health Team – in a digital form!   read more

More money available for computers and bikes-for-work.

The online system for ordering cycle to work vouchers and technology gift cards has been made much more simple. It is still run by Computershare, though the layout is better and you can see your benefits at a glance.  Take a look below at how we've increased some limits and the terms and conditions.  read more

CHFT Events

Being better at work. Sue Crossland opens up at our latest Schwartz Round tomorrow.

Our very own Dr Sue Crossland is the new President for the Society of Acute Medicine.  Sue has been deputy to our own Dr Nick Scriven for the past two years, and is already hitting the ground running. Comms asked Sue some questions about her role and also about why she thinks Schwartz Rounds are important for colleagues here at CHFT.  read more

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