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Issue 6 | 19th March 2015

Our savings programme by Finance Director Keith Griffiths

   We are currently finalising our actions to have a rigorous financial plan on a sound footing for the coming year. Like many trusts across the country, our financial position next year will be the most challenging one yet.  Like all Trusts, we have a 4% efficiencies target to achieve next year and this equates to £14m at CHFT. 
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Catering colleagues at CRH join the week of promotion

Souper douper - N&H Week a big success

There's been huge interest in our stands for Nutrition and Hydration Week at both hospitals.  The aim of Nutrition and Hydration week is to reinforce and focus energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings. 
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Andrew Carr, Judith Vincent and Jenny Kelly with Bradford colleagues

CHFT hosts Epilepsy Conference

Our specialist epilspesy nurses are today hosting a Current Issues in Epilepsy Conference.  The conference was arranged by Andrew Carr, Jenny Kelly and Judith Vincent, (paediatrics) at the Briar Court Hotel, Birchencliffe. 
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Pharmacy funny portrait at HRI

Click and cackle... check-out our hilarious Comic Relief roundup.

You were very funny for money and did the Trust proud.  Our Pharmacy Manufacturing Team wore onesies and ingenious staff in the HRI Pharmacy staff  produced a photo frame and a range of mad models!!. See attached photo gallery. More than  £150  was raised between them including sales of cakes and food. 
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Moving forward

The Trust is refreshing its branding to better reflect the Four Pillars of behaviour.    In the meantime we need to ensure the former logo - "Your Care, Our Concern"  - still widely used is withdrawn from use.  read more

Bike Doctor

If you are wanting to get bike-ready for summer - this is for you.  The Trust is giving you the opportunity to have your bike checked over and with Easter nearly upon us, we have a Bike Doctor at HRI next week, to ckeck your cycle over.  HUDDERSFIELD – Acre Mill cycle shelter  Date: Tuesday 31st March  Time: 11.  read more

HSJ Awards 2015 are now open for entries

HSJ Awards 2015 are now open for entries!   It is more important than ever to recognise, celebrate and spread best practise and leading edge performance. The HSJ Awards have grown to become the largest celebration of the UK healthcare over the last five years.  read more

Safeguarding partnership

To keep you fully up-to-date with safeguarding issues have a look at the attached poster.   read more

It could be you.. NHS poll this month

This is to advise you that DH and NHS England have commissioned a market research agency called GfK to run a poll on NHS staff’s awareness of and attitudes towards national policies affecting the NHS. The survey will gauge opinion across a range of staff of different grades and in different job roles across England.  read more

Care and Support

Kirklees Council  is improving the way it offers care and support.  Find out how it could affect you by clicking on the attached poster or visiting www.kirklees.gov.uk/careandsupport   read more

Policies and work information

Straight to the point... are you sharps safe?

   Our Infection Prevention & Control Team will be holding their Sharps awareness week from Monday. (Mar 23 – 29 2015)  There will be display stands at HRI and CRH in the restaurants and sharps safe reps will be available to discuss sharps safety devices used in the Trust.  read more

Improving communications including breaking bad news

   Good communications has to be at the heart of quality compassionate care. The personal contact between all staff and our patients and their families can make all the difference. Here's an amazing example of how it should be done...sent to the CHFT inbox from a patient today.     Can I applaud the skills, care and concerns from Dr.  read more

CHFT Events

Nobody puts baby in the corner......

   ...and certainly not at our annual Assisted Conception Unit's party this Sunday. It's going to be huge - one of the biggest ever. We have more than 70 babies and 100+ older tots as our VIP guests together with their parents at our big event at CRH. We hold it every year to welcome back all the couples we have helped to become families.  read more

Fizz to celebrate 680 NHS years

Looking forward to fizz and fun at Wednesday's Long Service awards at CRH.  Twenty-five more colleagues will be receiving their certificates and sharing a glass of bubbly at the latest in our ceremonies to thank everyone for all those years of dedication to the the NHS - a total of 680 years this time including one colleagues with 50 years!!  Well done all.  read more

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