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Issue 76 | 21st July 2016

Class of 2015 - Farewell FY1s

Our docs give their CHFT training a massive thumbs up... again!

Once again, we have done really well in the GMC survey of doctors-in-training. This is a national survey and allows us to benchmark ourselves against other organisations down to a specialty level.     100% of our trainees responded and overwhelmingly they found our Trust friendly and supportive for their FY1 career. 
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Nathan, right with patient Geoff Barker and nurse Fiona Main

All smiles at Todmorden Health Centre for CHFT's "Spielberg" Nathan Miah. Read all about him in Hello My Name is.....

ISS cleaner Nathan Miah's swapped his vac for a video camera to direct a new recruitment filmd for the Trust.     The short film will feature a commentary from our CEO Owen Williams talking about working at CHFT and living in West Yorkshire and stars colleagues from all areas. 
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Names: L to R Sarah Friessner-Day; Linda Parducci; Sam Francis; Lynn Gaylor; Susan Scriven; James Lendon; Helen O\'Hara; Liz Taylor; Graham Marvell; Lucy Breaks; Katy Livingstone; Heather Moffat.  Missing: Jan Lord; Clare Westwood; Anita Jepson

Happy First Birthday Community Division and here's our amazing Respiratory Care Team

CHFT Weekly is celebrating our Community Division’s First Birthday - and hailing a big success!     Our reworked Respiratory Care team  has taken on the huge project of making this care more streamlined, seven days a week and, put simply, just better for our patients. 
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Bottom row: Victoria Weaver, Middle row: Adeline Chadwick,  Jayne Wood, Kelly Donaghey, Alison Cockhill, Joanne Lambert, Back row: Maureen Reid, Cathrine Appleyard

Thank-you from Surgery to Estates!

We're used to patients and their families saying nice things about us. But how often do we say them to each other? Team to team?     This week CHFT Weekly was handed this email from day Surgery to Facilities in praise of all the work they do for them. And sent us this fab pic too which cements the closeness which, of course, provides a better service for our patients. 
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Just a little over 10 days left to enter Celebrating Success - deadline 31 July

With around 10 days left to enter our Celebrating Success Awards 2016 - now's the time to act if you are on the fence about entering or just haven't got around to it.     All the information and guidance is on the internet.....     Best of luck if you are entering.......it was a heck of a good do last year.     read more

Comms Survey complete. Thanks for taking part

We had a whopping 950 responses to our short survey aimed at improving our communications at CHFT. If you took the time to complete it....then we'd like to say a massive thank you.        We'll be analysing the information in more depth so that we can use it to help, amongst other things, a refresh of our team briefing process.  read more

Gill with balloon, and colleagues

Farewell Gill Doodson

Our health visitor, Gill Doodson, is retiring from the Trust after 28 years with us.     After her husband got a job at Webster's brewery in Halifax, they relocated from Newcastle and her career began as a nurse in December of 1988, before becoming a health visitor at Beechwood health centre.  read more

David Anderson

David Anderson is our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Raising Concerns (including whistleblowing) Freedom to Speak Up Guardian – Dr David Anderson     Colleagues may recall an article in CHFT Weekly earlier this year (issue 51, 28 January 2016) setting out details of our Raising Concerns (Including Whistleblowing) Policyread more

Andrew Jackson from Interserve, David Sutton and Paul Gilling (again!)

Top as-sign-ment! Thank you to Fred Shaw

Our Walls of Fame are looking just fab..... and soon they're going to look even better.     Our partners, long-established Huddersfield firm Fred Shaws, have designed these stunning chrome banners to give the Wall of Fame really chic topping.  read more

Jobs vacancies

Here's your monthly roundup of vacancies at our Trust as of 18/07/16. The full list can be found here.     Consultant in Interventional Radiology  Clinical Radiology       read more

Safe today, safer tomorrow....workshop hears updates on work-to-date

Colleagues from inpatients and community joined local authorities and Locala to hear informal updates and feedback from staff involved in the Safer Patient Flow Programme at a recent workshop.     The subjects covered ranged from a new way of delivering rehabilitation and a models of treating people at home without the need to admit them to a hospital bed.  read more

Policies and work information

E-learning programme to support improved care for serving personnel, veterans and their families

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, with support from NHS England, has launched an e-learning programme to help increase understanding of the armed forces population and facilitate improved care and treatment.  read more

CHFT Events

Next Mindfulness course starts in August - book your place now

Our fourth Mindfulness course aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of CHFT colleagues begins on 12 August. It's free and open to all.      Almost 50 colleagues from a wide range of disciplines, grades and sites across CHFT have attended the three courses that have previously been run.  read more

Children's diabetes team - sponsored walk

The Children’s Diabetes team are doing a sponsored walk on the 11th of September to raise money for our trip to Ghyll Head Activity Centre for up to 30 children with diabetes in Calderdale and Huddersfield.     They will start at Milnsbridge on 11/09/16 at 10.  read more

Jayne Binns farewell coming up

It's Jayne Binns' (gynae assessment and Ward 4c) retirement on Wednesday, August 31, after 40 years.     There's a bit of a do from 1-4 pm and everyone is welcome to drop in and wish her well.     It's in the Resource Room on the gynae assessment unit at CRH.        read more

Win lots of pamper prizes at Helen Finelli's Ladies night

Paediatrics Sister, Helen Finelli, is raising funds for various items on the ward, in particulary to purchase some Vapotherm machines prior to the winter period.     On 28th July, she is holding a ladies evening at Parky’s Bistro in Milnsbridge Huddersfield, with a £5 admission on the door.  read more

Free nibbles, gardening tips and a smoothie bike. Curious? Then read on and come along.

Colleagues are invited to come along to sample some of the fresh produce grown at our hospital and local health centres as well as learn more about cooking workshops taking place soon.     Hear more about growing fresh fruit and veg (which you can do at home) and the plans for the sensory plots and gardens at CRH.  read more

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