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Inter library loans – full text articles direct to your inbox!

Inter library loans – full text articles direct to your inbox!

We can supply you with a full text electronic copy of any research article you may require to support you in your work or learning.

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Who can become a Queen's Nurse?

Who can become a Queen's Nurse?

Applications for the Queens Nurse award are encouraged by DCHS for those community nurses who meet the criteria. Information is available on the QNI website and this years applications will open in April 2021

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Valentine's Day Treats - Thank you Amy!

Valentine's Day Treats - Thank you Amy!

Amy Farrington, a healthcare assistant on Okeover ward, St Oswald’s Hospital, created these special treat bags for her ward colleagues to mark Valentine’s Day. Amy, who has worked on the ward for five years, included a heart keyring, heart chocolates and love-heart sweets in each treat bag for everyone on duty over the weekend.

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Fire safety for vulnerable patients at home

Fire safety for vulnerable patients at home

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is calling on NHS staff to alert them if home conditions place vulnerable patients at greater risk of fire. It follows several recent fatal fires in our local communities.

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Coaches Recovery Lounge

Coaches Recovery Lounge

As part of our People Plan objective “Making the NHS the best place to work”, the Leadership Academy is pleased to offer three more dates of the popular Coaches Recovery Lounge. The Lounge will focus on recovery, reflection and renewal in challenging times. It is a complimentary half-day CPD, co-designed by Charmaine Kwame & Liz Hall, and facilitated by Liz Hall. Attendance will be via Microsoft Teams.

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This week for Leaders...

This week for Leaders...

New for leaders this week– A spotlight on coaching and leadership apprenticeships, our latest Masterclass offers including investigation training, as well as details of the forthcoming NHS Elect leadership conference.  

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Essential Microsoft N365 upgrade

Essential Microsoft N365 upgrade

Why do I need the updated Microsoft N365 Suite? N365 is the most recent version of the Microsoft Office Suite. The upgrade is an NHS Digital requirement and will provide the most-up-to-date Microsoft 365 Suite for all users

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Quality Conversations take 5 minutes

Quality Conversations take 5 minutes

When time is short and we’re under pressure, we can feel like we’re missing out on chances to learn and develop new skills. Unfortunately, this is also often the time when we’d really appreciate some new ideas to support us with our work.

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#DCHSInsideOutDay

#DCHSInsideOutDay

Taking inspiration from @SchoolPlumpton, we’d like to embrace our own #DCHSInsideOutDay next Wednesday 17 February on Random Acts of Kindness Day. How someone looks on the outside doesn’t necessarily reflect how they are truly feeling on the inside, so it is important to always be kind and think of others. We’re challenging you to wear your clothes inside out to encourage and generate thoughts around this topic. If you’re working non-clinically or from home that day then why not get involved and start a conversation. Don’t forget to show your support on social media by posting a photo and tagging @DCHSTrust using the hashtag #DCHSInsideOutDay.

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Hormone and Reproductive Health Project

Hormone and Reproductive Health Project

Nutrition and Hormone and Reproductive Health with Ruth Bailey Ruth Bailey (Staff Wellbeing Officer) will be talking about nutrition and how best to support your body in relation to hormone and reproductive health. There will also be opportunities to ask questions.

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