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Issue 41 | 19th November 2015

From left to right, Jenni Middleton (Editor of the Nursing Times) Helen Fearnley, Ramona Marincas (Director of Nursing from Zalau, Romania) Carole Hallam, Gill Davis, Tracey Corner, Elizabeth Bishop, Jane Wells

Posh frocks, a glittering night and CHFT collects top award.

   Another trophy is heading back to CHFT after a brilliant night at the prestigious Nursing Times awards 2015.     Carole Hallam and a multi-disciplinary team of nurses won the Infection prevention and control category for their amazing work with doctors and nurses in Romania. 
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Wendy Kilner Becky Andy and Baby Jake Colin Smith from Vapotherm and Sandra Hunter and Madeleine Brearley from the League of Friends

Thanks to SCBU...... from little Jake, his Dad radiographer Andy Cross and mum Becky

      A team of cyclists who braved scorching temperatures to cycle across Europe for our Special Care Baby unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital has handed over an astonishing £9000. 
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Ian Harrison

Ooooh. Ian's pain for Children in Need! And more pix from our amazing pharmacy fundraisers

   Our pharmacy team at HRI joined in the fundraising on Friday, taking part in selling merchandise..... as well as getting rid of some pesky hair.     Pharmacist Ian Harrison took the plunge and volunteered to have his legs waxed (and we all winced and shared his pain). 
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Sandra, left, tutor Tracey Hardy and Alison

Well done! MScs for Health Visitors

Proudly graduating and receiving their Masters of Science in Public Health Nursing (MSc) are Health Visitors Sandra Pritchard MSc and Alison Walklate MSc.     Former Health Visiting students of CHFT, they are the only two students to complete the course from the 2013/14 Health Visiting cohort. 
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CHFT helping the church to get dementia friendly.

CHFT in short

Mini bulletins from right across our Trust.                 Star Awards  They're already flooding in, but there is still time for your colleague to be our very first winner of the star award.  read more

Mandatory training is a must-do for all of our four pillars

Mandatory training is important because it helps keep our colleagues and patients safe, supporting CHFT in our vision of delivering compassionate care. It’s a must-do…one of our four pillars.     All subjects must be completed before 31 March 2016, so colleagues are being encouraged to plan time in to make sure they can do so.  read more

Christine, standing, right, with the group

How are you feeling today? CHFT's new Wellbeing Strategy

CHFT is working on developing a colleague health and wellbeing strategy to make us all healthier and focus on and promote wellness.     A series of focus groups were held this month to draw on ideas and experiences from a wide range of colleagues which will help bring together some key themes to help support the workforce in the coming years.  read more

Rachel and Dr R Kandasamy

One third of staff have now had their flu jab...lets bust the myths for those still in doubt

As our immunisers continue to do a sterling job making sure colleagues stay safe, this week we're focussing on some of the long-standing myths that fly around more quickly than the flu virus itself!     With more than a third of colleagues vaccinated we've made a great start in keeping colleagues and patients safe this winter.  read more

Visiting hours on the website. Are yours correct and up-to-date?

In the New Year we are hoping to relaunch the CHFT website.     It's essential the information on it is both up-to-date and accurate for our patients, their families and visitors.     PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure all the info for your ward is correct as we know visiting hours have changed hugely recently.  read more

Jo during one of the many Acre Mills walk-abouts to get it patient friendly

Go Jo Wo - Our patients' champion and another CHFT finalist

   Senior nurse and Project Manager Jo Womack is down to the final three in the NHS Leadership Academy's search for the Patients' Champion 2015.     Jo, a nurse for more than 34 years, is the vital link between our clinicians and developers and brings them together to ensure all our new Trust facilities are as patient-friendly as possible.  read more

EPR that works for you

Next week marks another milestone in the EPR development calendar.     The process of creating an Electronic Patient Record system for two trusts is a complex one and the EPR programme team is currently working through every detail.  read more

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