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Issue 82 | 1st September 2016

New recruits with the X-factor!. Big welcome to our radiology recruits and a comedy pic of how it used to be!

With our X-ray departments growing ever busier, and with some staff moving on to other specialities, we're happy to say that 15 new recruits have joined the CRH and HRI radiology teams in recent weeks. 
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Fab turnout to wave off ward manager Jayne Binns

Tears and laughter all round for Ward manager Jayne Binns retirement. Leaving us after 41 years, Jayne was credited for “always encouraging and supporting staff". 
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Hello My name Is.... Gail Wright, our new deputy head of midwifery

Gail joins us us from Leeds Teaching Hospital as our new Deputy Head of Midwifery and has nothing but praise for the warm welcome she's had at CHFT.     “I’ve noticed coming from a larger organisation that the relationships here are much tighter. It makes such a difference. 
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Taiwo Obisesan , Rehna Khan and  Samuel Crickmore

Physician Associate Students

We welcomed three new Physician Associate students to the Trust in August. This is a new profession for the NHS.           At present over 220 Physician Associates are employed across the NHS, working in over 20 specialities. 
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Learning from compliments as well as complaints - let's get them in Datix to show the great stuff that's happening

We're asking colleagues to start logging all the fantastic compliments that come their way on Datix to make sure we can focus on what's going well at CHFT.  read more

Are you a peer immuniser for flu? You only need an hour to have your training...

It's important our peer immunisers attend the flu training so they're ready to support the winter flu programme starting next month. We've attached the training dates (see below).      If you're interested in becoming a peer immuniser then read on...  read more

Boulevard's 5th Anniversary

Boulevard Medical Practice are celebrating moving to new premises five years ago.     The surgery held a anniversary event which included a knitting session called ‘knit and natter’, a free raffle, a healthy walk and a party for all the children who are now 5 years old, who were born when the surgery moved premises.  read more

We *heart* Kim Wade - she's left us after 35 years at CHFT

We're sending best wishes to Heart Failure Specialist Nurse Kim Wade who has left CHFT after 35 years of service with our Trust.     Kim started as a pupil nurse in 1980 and then she enrolled in nurse training. Her passion for Cardiology and coronary care began when she started on Appleyard Ward in 1986.  read more

Thank you Dr Liz Garthwaite and welcome Dr Victoria Briggs!

Dr Mansoor Ali, consultant renal physician, has sent his thanks to Dr Garthwaite for the invaluable services she has provided over the years to patients with kidney problems at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.        Dr Garthwaite began working at CHFT in 2008 and was well liked by patients and colleagues alike.  read more

CHFT Events

Turn an end into a beginning...It's Transplant Week next week

Our Trust has an excellent record in supporting families throughout the organ donor process to save and improve lives and next week there will be information stands in both hospitals with leaflets about joining the register.     This year's theme for Transplant Week is "Turn an end into a beginning.  read more

Places available on Research in Health Care Course at CRH

There are still places available on the next cohort of the Research in Health Care Course due to start in Autumn 2016.  Please find attached the course programme and course enrolment form.  The course is offered without charge to all NHS and Care organisation staff within Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (LETb) region.  read more

Yorkshire and the Humber's Regional Leadership Recognition Awards

NOMINATE TODAY!*  Do you know someone who goes above and beyond their role to make a difference? Those who have ultimately improved people’s health and the public’s experience of the NHS, and who we are truly proud to work alongside.....then read on.  read more

Getting your news in CHFT Weekly

It's really easy to share your news. Just make sure you let us know in advance. Call Antonia Crookes at HRI x5253 or email her on     A team picture will always make a good story and we will always try and cover the pieces you send in.  read more

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