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Issue 264 | 12th March 2020

My screening saved my life. Don't miss yours! Ashwin's story.

Having turned 55 our Gastroenterology Consultant Dr Ashwin Verma was sent his invitation to have a bowel scope as part of the UK's national screening campaign.  He attended the 20 minute appointment at endoscopy at HRI.... and it saved his life. 
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Coronavirus update.

   Here's the current weekly round-up of key  operational updates for colleagues.   This is a rapidly changing situation - often on a day-by-day basis, - so please make the intranet  your place to go as that is where all the very latest updates are stored*. 
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First in the region! AI bringing faster brain clot diagnosis!

Our Radiology Team are celebrating as they're the first in the region to use new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in acute stroke imaging to provide faster, more accurate diagnostic and treatment decisions for stroke patients. 
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Big Brief is back...online! Our monthly performance updates relaunched.

In response to colleagues' feedback, CHFT Weekly will now be carrying a monthly update in the form of a Big Brief e-slides presentation.  It will be a summary of our latest key performances including the latest financial position and will also be available on the intranet. 
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International Women's Day at CHFT.

This week we've been proud to be joining the celebrations for International Women's Day.  On Monday we held our first Empower conference at the Learning Centre at HRI where our CEO Owen Williams delivered the opening and welcome.  read more

Gary Miles wants people to get better!

We hear from our Rehabilitation Staff Nurse Gary Miles this week as part of our weekly celebration of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. And if you want to get involved comms would love to hear from you.  read more

CHuFT Awards 2020: keep the nominations coming.

It's only been open a week so a big thank-you to all colleagues who are so CHuFT to bits they've entered our new-look awards for 2020.  Despite all the extra pressures right now, we've already received completed entries for all the categories and we know some colleagues have started their nomination and have yet to complete them.  read more

Diabetes team at HSJ Value awards

We're celebrating another finalist at HSJ finals... what a year it's turning out to be!  This time it's the HSJ Value awards and our new Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse service are pioneering safer care and preventing incidents.  read more

Testers wanted ...for new CHFT staff app

We're introducing a new staff app so colleagues can find information when they're out and about and on the go.  From their phones they'll be able to check-out a whole raft of information, including staff benefits, our awards, news and other work-related information.  read more

Did you win the flu prize draw in the best ever take-up year?

This year we had our best ever take-up of flu jab with more than 80% of frontline colleagues having their vaccination.  Everyone who had their jab went into a free draw and the winner was ...  read more

Policies and work information

Appraisal Season is almost here - workshops on offer

It’s nearly that time of year again!  Our appraisal season starts soon – running from 1 April – 30 June.  Based on feedback – we have re-designed the paperwork with a refreshed feel and we’re sure you will find it helps shape a great appraisal conversation.  read more

Loan Stores relocation - collections and click & collect suspended briefly

We are pleased to announce that we are relocating the Calderdale Community Equipment Service from its current location at Salterhebble to larger, more functional premises in Elland, so please read on if you use or refer the service.  read more

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