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Issue 73 | 30th June 2016

Top team with Dr Rana, fifth left

Stroke team's care is second best in Yorks and Humber

There's fantastic news for the CHFT stroke team!    After a great deal of hard work from all members of the multidisciplinary team the stroke team have managed to improve their SSNAP score (Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme) from a D to a B; which puts us second in the Yorks and Humber region after Scunthorpe General Hospital. 
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Tina, front,  with health visitors  Joanne Straw,  Melanie Chambers, Jan Hinsley.

Born leader... how Steven Gerrard and Emmeline Pankhurst inspire Tina Suthers to top honour from the NHS Leadership Academy

After becoming a Locality Manager working with health visitors out of St John’s Health Centre, Tina Suthers wanted to develop her skills in management. She'd already successfully been put forward and completed the NHS Leadership Academy course for Frontline Nursing. 
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"There is unlimited potential within our Trust"... Our Director of Nursing Brendan Brown makes his Big Brief debut next week.

So firstly – thank you to everyone at the Trust who has made me feel so welcome in my first three weeks. One of my first goals as your new Chief Nurse is to share with you a little bit about me and what I stand for but also my hopes for us a team as we face one of the most challenging  periods in the history of the NHS. 
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Top team - Rachel Garside, Kam Khehra (Discharge Coordinator), Janette Cockcroft, Chris Lord, Francesca Kenyon, Dr Sarin, Fran Wear, Gemma Berriman, Dr El-Ela, Debbie Wood, Dr Bazaraa

Morning discharges rising. Ace team at work.

Ward managers have risen to a challenge given to them by Associate Director of Nursing, Tracy Fennell and Deputy Associate Director of Nursing, Gemma Berriman.     As a part of the Safer Patient Flow Programme, they were asked to test new and innovative ways of planning discharges to help patients go home in the morning rather when waiting until the afternoon. 
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One million obs. Nervecentre hits landmark

We were notified by Nervecentre HQ  that since Go Live in February 2015 CHFT has completed over 1 million sets of observations using Nervecentre.     This is a fantastic achievement and we decided to take the hamper full of goodies provided by Nervecentre to the ward where is all began 16 months ago, 5C at CRH.  read more

Champi-o-nes... in Elland!

   Our 5-a-side tournament hosted by Occupational Health teams to promote Men's Health Week got off to a flyer - the sun shone for once over Brooksbank School.     It led to a great evening with Finance beating Medicine 1-0 to lift the trophy. The final was a tight affair with little clear cut chances and  injury led to the winning goal.  read more

Jayne, left and Gill

Leading the way nationally. Jayne and Gill's paper on CHFT's antibiotics outreach service

   CHFT's trail blazing approach to delivering Intravenous antibiotics to our patients in their homes or closer to their homes has been hailed by a top professional journal.  read more

Karl in action on his way to a silver

Silver for Karl. Gray-t!

Our physio Karl "Earl"  Gray came home with silver from Slovenia after representing his country.     He was one of the GB team in the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship event which beat Germany and was topped by Italy. Individually, he came 12 th.  read more

Renee left and Michelle, with her prize at last year\'s Celebrating Success

We're finalists at two of the UK's top healthcare awards.

We have CHFT colleagues at two of the country's most prestigious healthcare awards finals later this year. FINALIST 1   Our pioneering, personalised care for dementia patients - bringing students onto the wards - is through to the finals of the HSJ's Patient Safety Awards 2016. CHFT is up against eight other Trusts (see full list below).  read more

First with EPR - Maternity celebrates a year with the system

FSS have celebrated a year using the Electronic Patient Record - a significant achievement given the enormity of the project.  read more

CHFT Events

Bristol heart babies whistleblower Dr Stephen Bolsin delivers talks at CRH

Dr Stephen Bolsin, the "whistleblower" at the centre of the Bristol Babies Heart Unit inquiry in the early 1990s, is coming to give two talks at CRH.     He raised concerns about the death rates at the hospital. The Kennedy Report was later published reforming clinical governance in UK hospitals.  read more

New HSJ award for Euro colleagues and a message for our EU colleagues from England's Chief Nursing Officer

The contribution to the NHS by staff from elsewhere in the EU will be honoured by a new category in the 2016 HSJ Awards.     HSJ has decided to create the new award in response to fears that   read more

Health & Safety Committee update - It's everyone's responsibility to help reduce slips, trip and falls at work and a COSHH reminder

   Our Health & Safety Committee meet Staff Side and Divisional Reps monthly to review health and safety activity and share learnings. Reducing slips, trips and falls work related injuries was a key theme in June, as well as a reminder about COSHH now being online rather than on paper.  read more

It's only natural! Roundup from Breast Feeding Awareness Week

   National breast feeding celebration week 2016 from 18th -27th June 2016      The focus for this year’s national breast feeding celebration week hosted by UNICEF and the baby friendly initiative was how “everyone in local communities can support mothers to breast feed “whenever and wherever there are”.  read more

Charity Ball

   The Children’s Ward is hosting a Charity Ball to take place on Saturday 8th October at CASA in Brighouse.      We have a number of tickets still available should you wish to attend.      Please see poster attached.  read more

Two more chances to Have Your Say.

   The Calderdale and Kirklees joint health scrutiny committee has organised two drop-in sessions to discuss the proposals to change the way healthcare provision is delivered in our area.     They are an extension of the consultation which finished last Friday.  read more

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