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Equipment prescribing survey

Equipment prescribing survey

Derby City Council and the CCGs are working together on a review of equipment prescribing behaviour in Derby, for adult services. They want to understand how prescribers see their role, what they understand as good prescribing practice, and what ideas people have to improve the system.

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St Oswalds on Friday 6 October

St Oswalds on Friday 6 October

St Oswald’s Hospital is hosting a community celebration morning on Friday 6 October for local residents and staff to discuss ideas for bringing a greater range of activities into the hospital’s main reception area.

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Speedwell Unit closing - booking rooms

Speedwell Unit closing - booking rooms

As you may be aware, the Speedwell Unit is going to close on Friday 29 September after a recent risk highlighted by our estates team.

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Implementing new practices or medications/products

Implementing new practices or medications/products

It has been identified that DCHS staff seeking approval for implementing new practices or medications/products have been unsure of the approval process for implementing these changes. Therefore a specialist group of DCHS staff has now been convened to support and guide staff on how to take their proposals forwards, including where their requests should be considered and who they should be governed by.

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New Carers Policy

New Carers Policy

We're pleased to share with you the approved Carers Policy 2017-2020 which is supported by both Quality Service Committee (QSC) and Quality People Committee (QPC).

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1000 flu jab challenge!

1000 flu jab challenge!

We all come to work as we have strong values of being compassionate and caring. That’s why we get our flu jabs too, we want to ensure we are looking after our patients and our colleagues by preventing the winter flu spreading.

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A chat with Tommy Whitelaw

A chat with Tommy Whitelaw

Tommy Whitelaw will be appearing at this years' Annual Members' Meeting / Annual Governors' Meeting on Thursday 5 October at Belper Town Football Club and you all are welcome to join us at the event. We had a chat with him to learn a bit more about why he decided to raise awareness about dementia and the campaign he is running at the moment.

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Macmillan cake sale at Whitworth Hospital

Macmillan cake sale at Whitworth Hospital

Our Learning Disabilities Team are volunteering their time and resources to run a Cake Sale at Whitworth Hospital in aid of the Macmillan cancer charity on Tuesday 26 September, in the main dining room from 10 am until 2 pm.

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Fancy cheap tickets for an upcoming rugby match?

Fancy cheap tickets for an upcoming rugby match?

Leicester Tigers are offering every member of staff who works for the NHS a chance to gain discounted tickets to see Leicester Tigers take on the premiership champions Exeter Chiefs on Saturday 30 September (KO 3pm). Also don’t forget that you can bring friends, family and other colleagues with you.

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Free CPR training on Saturday 7 October!

Free CPR training on Saturday 7 October!

As part of our first #DCHSCommunityWeek, we are inviting you and your family and friends along to a free CPR training course which will enable you to deal confidently with someone who is suffering from a potential heart attack by learning how to recognise cardiac arrest and how to carry out CPR on adults and children. Attendees will also learn how AEDs (defibrillators) work and their role in the live-saving process, so you are more confident to use one, if needed. We are offering you the chance to book on to this session which will be held on: Saturday 7 October 10am – 12pm Arkwright Room, Babington Hospital, Belper   Due to venue capacities, you must book a place on this course if you wish to attend. Please call or email the Communications and Engagement team on: 01773 599 482 or: dchst.communications@nhs.net to book your place.

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