News and Notices

Recruitment campaign

Recruitment campaign

DCHS has partnered with digital recruitment specialists Just-R to launch an innovative social media nurse recruitment strategy.

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Dying Matters week 10 - 16 of May

Dying Matters week 10 - 16 of May

Attitudes to death and dying will be the focus of a virtual event on 13 May, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, as public services workers, the community and voluntary sector, and the general public gather to share ideas about how we can be more open about the end of life and how that can help us all prepare. Many people are reluctant to hold conversations with their loved ones about their preferences about end of life care, funeral and financial planning. The event will discuss how families, employers and communities as a whole can talk openly about death and dying and make a difference for the people we care about.

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Christian support group prayer - 13 May to 24 May

Christian support group prayer - 13 May to 24 May

DCHS Christian support group invite you to connect and pray together and join in the global wave of prayer for ‘Kingdom Come’ between Ascension day (13 May) to Pentecost (24 May).

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Ways to thank your colleagues

Ways to thank your colleagues

Our virtual thank you, time & tea parties are now running and are a great way to say a well-deserved thank you to your colleagues for all of the super astounding things they do in everyday life at DCHS. They consist of an afternoon hosted by the board and are filled with sweet treats, funny stories and memories made. If you would like to nominate someone please do so via the My DCHS – reward and recognition page.

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Chatsworth bookings now open!

Chatsworth bookings now open!

We are now taking bookings for Chatsworth once again, please send your 3 preferred dates to dchst.chatsworth@nhs.net we will reply with a diary request that will confirm your booking along with all the instructions on how to book, please remember to read these through carefully.

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Armed Forces and Veterans Network meeting - 18 May

Armed Forces and Veterans Network meeting - 18 May

Do you have any connections to the Armed Forces?  Would you like to meet up with other like-minded people? Or are you interested in finding out more about how the DCHS is supporting our colleagues and community with armed forces connections?

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Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Week 2021

Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Week 2021

This week, 10-14 May, is the Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Week 2021, which is in its 9th year and a national platform for organisations to highlight their work to create a fairer and more inclusive NHS for patients and staff.  Colleagues can download and utilise the following digital resources throughout this week:

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Join our staff networks!

Join our staff networks!

Colleagues are welcome to join any of our four Staff Networks either as a member or an ally to continue to build a safe, supportive, compassionate and inclusive organisation as an employer and a service provider. 

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This week for leaders...

This week for leaders...

Aspiring to Be – applications now open We are now accepting applications for the next cohort of our Aspiring to Be New Leaders Programme. All applicants will need agreement from their line manager and their line manager’s manager, confirming that they have the potential to lead others. To apply, please complete the application form and send it to dchst.aspiringtobe@nhs.net along with your most recent appraisal.

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Deactivation and return of un-used mobile phones

Deactivation and return of un-used mobile phones

Recently there has been a review of our unused mobile phones which are incurring monthly charges. To reduce the unnecessary costs we will be deactivating the unused mobile phones.  From Monday 10 May, we will send a text message to all of the unused mobile phones to notify that the SIM card will be deactivated and the phone will need to be returned. If you have one of these phones, please send it to Walton Hospital Reception and inform your line manager so that they can update your details on ESR. For managers the process for updating personal equipment on ESR is attached.

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