News and Notices

Virtual menopause talk - 6 October

Virtual menopause talk - 6 October

October is World Menopause Month and to mark it the Staff Wellbeing Team would like to invite you to our first virtual Menopause Talk and Q&A with Dr Amanda Smith.

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Are you interested in our Nurse Associate and Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship Programmes?

Are you interested in our Nurse Associate and Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship Programmes?

If you are a Health Care or Therapy Support worker you may be interested to find out more about these exciting apprenticeship programmes. We are running some information sessions via Microsoft Teams for managers and employees on Wednesday 7 October and on Thursday 5 November from 11am-12noon and from 1-2pm.  These will give you a chance to hear from the Clinical Practice Facilitator, the Wider Workforce Team and from current apprentices and to ask questions before deciding if this programme is for you. If you and your manager want to join one of the sessions and/or want to know more, please contact the Wider Workforce Team at Dchst.apprenticeshiptrainingenquiries@nhs.net and we will send you an invite to the session of your choice and arrange to have a chat with you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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You can now complete all your safeguarding training online

You can now complete all your safeguarding training online

We're pleased to announce that you will now be able to complete your Think Family Level 2 safeguarding training via e-learning rather than in a face-to-face classroom. As you're all aware Covid-19 has changed the way in which we learn, and to maintain your knowledge and keep your patients safe, please complete the following e-learning courses which will provide you with these skills:

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Staff swab testing

Staff swab testing

The process for staff swabbing has changed to make it easier for you to arrange your own test. From Monday 22 June Trust referrals for swabbing will be switched off and all colleagues who require a Covid swab will need to book a test through the national self-referral Government Gateway. 

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Suzanne's redeployment story

Suzanne's redeployment story

Read here, the redeployment story of Suzanne Cutts, who has swapped her usual role as a school nurse to now working on an adult rehad ward at Clay Cross Hospital and how she's found it to be a positive experience for her.

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Helping people to make decisions

Helping people to make decisions

There’s no change to the use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) during Covid-19, but the restrictions and use of PPE do present a challenge for staff in practice.

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Owen Taylor Butchers pop up shops every week

Owen Taylor Butchers pop up shops every week

Owen Taylors Butchers will be holding a pop-up shop this week at Walton Hospital and Ilkeston Hospital.

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Creed Foodservice Ilkeston 5% NHS discount

Creed Foodservice Ilkeston 5% NHS discount

Creed Foodservice has launched a Click & Collect service for local communities during this challenging time.

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Struggling to access daily food essentials?

Struggling to access daily food essentials?

A food collection service for NHS workers in the Chesterfield and High Peak areas is now available.

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Free food and drink provision for staff

Free food and drink provision for staff

Given the well documented challenges accessing essential food supplies from local supermarkets, we've been working to provide staff across the county with access to free food and drink, with a particular focus on our sites without in-house dining facilities. We’re pleased to let you know that we have been able to extend our free food and drink offer to a larger number of our sites across the county.

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