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Issue 84 | 15th September 2016

 Alan Starling with Samantha Bryant, right, and Lucy Torczynowycz

Thanks for saving my life! Former Town goalie survived after our AAA scans reveal THREE aneurysms

      Former Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Alan Starling has been back to the Trust to thank our teams after a routine AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) scan saved his life. 
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CHFT cops top Dementia Friends Training

   Big thanks to Dementia Champion Sergeant Neil Taylor from West Yorkshire Police  who came into St Johns Health Centre, Halifax,  to train our Intermediate Care, Support and Independence teams. 
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Nicola receives her award

Top prizes for CHFT at Society for Acute Medicine

   We're celebrating  at the Society of Acute Medicine (SAM). They are held twice a year for professionals to come together to share best practice, stories and ways to move forward. This week it was held in Edinburgh. 
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Gemma, left and Renee with their medals

Sun, sea and.... sore feet!! How our Great North Runners fared

Colleagues joined the thousands who turned out to run The Great North Run last Sunday.     Some of those included Renee Comerford who ran for Changing Minds, Gemma Berriman who ran for NSPCC, Tiffany Dyson and Zoe Akesson who ran for children's cancer charity. 
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Flu Immuniser Training Programme - final six dates

Do you want to fight flu? Why not attend the Flu Immuniser training programme?  It's the last chance for our peer immunisers attend flu immuniser training so they're ready to support the winter flu programme starting next month. It’s also vital that you attend even  if you have previously given flu vaccinations. We've attached the final six training dates.  read more

Regional Leadership Recognition Award

   Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016 Regional Leadership Recognition Awards.  These awards celebrate the hard work, innovation and inspiration we see in health and social care every day.  read more

Petty Cash - new rules. All change October 1

The Trusts Standing Financial Instructions have been reviewed and updated and as result the Petty Cash Limits have been amended.  The maximum value of any one reimbursement is reduced to £40 from £75. For items to be charged to charitable funds the maximum value remains at £75.  There are now guidelines for the use of Petty Cash.  read more

Jobs Board - all the vacancies at CHFT

Here are this weeks job vacancies as of 12/09/16:     Consultant in Neurology  Neurology    read more

Important changes to enteral syringes and feeding tubes w/c 26th September

To help nursing and medical colleagues understand the differences, Clare Armstrong from Enteral UK will be on site w/c 26th September ward walking at both CRH & HRI. The old and new connectors will not work together so it's important to be aware of the differences and not store old stock.  read more

Monday's Mattress Day. Come along and test them out!

   Do you fancy testing out some new Mattresses!  Why not pop down to the learning centre at HRI and test our static/non powered static mattresses?  The event is to be held on Monday 19th September with drop in sessions between 10am – 3pm in the Learning Centre  Tissue viability is having a show and tell day where we will be evaluating static/non-powered matt  read more

CHFT Events

Attendance Management drop in sessions in October

   The attendance management team have organised a series of drop in sessions for all colleagues. Members of the attendance team will be available to offer advice, support and guidance with regard to the Policy on Attendance Management.  read more

Our AGM is tonight

It's our annual general meeting this evening at CRH.  It is in the Learning Centre  and starts with a Healthfair from 4-6 pm then the AGM 6-7 pm.     The fair's theme is very much looking to the future with a showcase of all the IT and electronic aids supporting our teams to deliver compassionate care.  read more

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