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Issue 42 | 26th November 2015

Dr Mark Porter - head of the BMA

Junior doctors' industrial action: The latest at CHFT

   Health secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday agreed to ACAS talks with the junior doctors' union, the British Medical Association, headed by Dr Mark Porter, pictured. 
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Ajay Mahajan, third from left, at the opening ceremony

Our surgeon Ajay Mahajan honoured to open Bradford's new Broadway shopping centre

Our plastic surgery consultant, Ajay Mahajan, took a star role at the grand opening of Bradford's new £260m new shopping centre, The Broadway.     Mr Ajay Mahajan was nominated as an important member of the Bradford community, and was then invited to cut the ribbon at one of the entrances. 
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Julia Watson, Allison Holmes and Vicki Sillitoe from HRI theatres

Theatres Action Week: Next steps

   “I’ve worked in the Trust for 20 years and never been in a theatre and never realised all the work involved every day.”        This was just one of many positive comments from Theatres Action Week  (in October). 
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Important review of local services for Looked after Children and Safeguarding Children

Kirklees and Calderdale Councils are planning for an inspection of the quality and effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements for vulnerable families in the coming weeks. As a health partner, our Trust will be required to participate in the inspection (and it will also help us with next March's full inspection). 
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The future reconfiguration of services and the emergency department at CHFT

   Developing our 5 Year Plan is underway and a big thank you to all who attended the staff drop-in sessions this week and last week. For those unable to attend the slides are available as an attachment and we'll be creating a dedicated page on the intranet very soon.  read more

November 30... You've four days left to send back your Staff Survey 2015

...to send back your staff survey 2015.     So far a big thank you to everyone who already has, but it could be that it's sitting there and you've been meaning to get round to it and now quite got there.  read more

Mmmmm....which one\'s Anne?

Anne King is a flu queen

Community Staff Nurse Anne is passionate about making sure colleagues are vaccinated against seasonal flu - so much so that her whole team are now protected from this year's strain.  read more

CHFT Shorts - our responsibilities on female genital mutilation and November's patient safety newsletter now available

   Our responsiblities around reporting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - a must-do  The first attachment above explains our mandatory duties around reporting FGM. Please make sure that teams are made aware of their responsiblities.  read more

Owen and Abhishek

Abhishek meets Owen on Takeover Day

   Fourteen-year-old  Abhishek  Subramaniam  joined us as guest of CEO as part of national Takeover Day.     Abhishek, from Savile Park, Halifax, was welcomed at the start of the day by Owen Williams in the reception at Calderdale Royal Hospital.  read more

Beth with her best friend

Taking the Biscuit - how a cocker spaniel gave our HCA Beth Bates' new lease of life

Seven years ago, our part-time healthcare assistant at CRH, Beth Bates, woke up to discover she could no longer hear anything.     It followed a series of ear infections and after suffering from viral meningitis several years earlier, it left her with permanent nerve damage and deafness which began affecting her confidence.  read more

Our Acute medicine unit at CRH

Icing on the cakes....bake sales raise money and awareness

   World Prematurity Day is marked across the globe, and the nursing staff from our Special Care Baby unit did a fantastic job once again at bringing those memories to our Trust.  read more

Apps the way to do it! WTGR app now available

If you're on the move, and your Work Together Get Results (WTGR) workbook isn't to hand, you can access a simple version of the key tools by downloading our app.     The WTGR toolkit is a simple and  effective way of giving everyone the opportunity to contribute their ideas, constantly improving the way we work - so ultimately putting the patient first.  read more

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