News and Notices

Remember to check eligibility before calling patient transport

Remember to check eligibility before calling patient transport

Message on behalf of EMAS and Southern Derbyshire CCG

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Spotlight newsletter from the Police and Crime Commissioner

Spotlight newsletter from the Police and Crime Commissioner

The new Spotlight newsletter from the Police and Crime Commissioner has been released for Spring 2018.     The attached newsletter highlights the work of the Commissioner, the police and other partner agencies.

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End of an era for Newholme Hospital’s Rowsley Ward

End of an era for Newholme Hospital’s Rowsley Ward

Today marks the end of an era for Newholme Hospital’s Rowsley Ward, as it closes to make way for new models of care in north Derbyshire

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Data Protection Legislation is changing on the 25th May…..

Data Protection Legislation is changing on the 25th May…..

You may have heard that the current Data Protection Act is being replaced in May 2018 with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the new UK Data Protection Bill.

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Keep Buxton Moving travel survey

Keep Buxton Moving travel survey

This survey is designed to find out how Tarmac staff travel to and from Buxton. It is part of a partnership project with Buxton Town Team, Leek and Buxton College, The University of Derby, Derbyshire County Council and other major employers, to encourage active and sustainable travel across town. Your responses will help to keep Buxton moving - and thriving - for everyone. Thank you. Take the survey here.

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Recent feature on going digital

Recent feature on going digital

We are proud to be featured in a recently published independent workforce optimisation technology report. 'Realising the paperless revolution: How rostering in the NHS went digital' sets out how the NHS is leading workforce optimisation, what has been achieved already and the challenges and opportunities. The report includes a case study about our innovative use of workforce data to make improvements in staff availability and bank staff use.

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NHS70 - be involved!

NHS70 - be involved!

The 70th anniversary of the NHS is coming up quick! Here are some more updates about the celebration, and how you can be involved! Knitters - we need you! We know we have some avid knitters across the Trust, which is why we'd love you to help us create an NHS 70 mascot, or create some NHS70 themed work! If you'd like to be involved, please contact the Communications and Engagement Team at dchst.communications@nhs.net Historical photos We'd really love to share with everyone just how much our sites and services have evolved over the years. If you have access to any older photos of our buildings or staff, then we'd love to be able to share them! Please get in touch via the email above. Linking the NHS and schools   2018 is the NHS’s 70th birthday year. To mark this major milestone, we’re keen to improve our links with schools.    The NHS has teamed up with the charity Inspiring the Future to connect children and schools ...

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CQC visits

CQC visits

We will soon be welcoming colleagues from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as part of their regular and informal engagement programme; the CQC have requested our support in organising these events. These sessions offer the opportunity to literally drop-in, have a chat and share your experiences of working within DCHS.  Because we cover such a large geography, we have tried to identify locations which give staff the best opportunity in both the north and the south of the county to drop-in and share their experiences. We’d welcome staff feedback on these locations for future visits. North engagement event Date: 25 April Venue: Walton Hospital, Chief Nurse & Director of Quality’s Office Drop-in time: 10am – 4pm. South engagement event Date: 2 May Venue: Ripley Hospital, Ormonde Meeting Room Drop-in time 10am – 4pm. We would encourage you to pencil this in your diaries and do your best to get along and have an informal chat with our colleagues ...

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Family Training Forms

Family Training Forms

On 3rd April 2018, the family training forms for supporting delivery of training on patient handling equipment to family members went live on TPP.

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Healthwatch Derby survey - feedback on EMAS

Healthwatch Derby survey - feedback on EMAS

Healthwatch Derby is the independent watchdog for health and social care services in Derby city. Our remit is to gather patient feedback about services used and report back. We are currently undertaking a piece of work around EMAS services. We would be very grateful if DCHS colleagues are able to provide any feedback or insight about EMAS services linking in with DCHS services. We welcome all feedback, positive and negative. If you do have any EMAS related feedback linking into DCHS or personal experiences of EMAS services please get in touch with Healthwatch Derby. Contact samragi.madden@healthwatchderby.co.uk or telephone 01332 643989

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