News and Notices

Nominate your super hero

Nominate your super hero

Crich Tramway Village is looking for nominations for people living in Derbyshire who have done extraordinary things for their community or families.

Those nominated will be assessed and the winners put through to attend a free day at Crich Tramway Village’s Starlight Spectacular event on Thursday 27th October.

We are looking for Derbyshire people who are super local heroes in their own right – for example courageous children, inspirational teachers / team leaders, carers or people who do a lot for their community.

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Care of frail patients in Derbyshire leads the way in NHS care

Care of frail patients in Derbyshire leads the way in NHS care

A new approach to the care of frail older people suffering from delirium in Derbyshire is winning national recognition.

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Baking For Macmillan at Babington

Baking For Macmillan at Babington

A cake stall will be held by Chrissy Carline and the PET team in the dining room of Babington Hospital on Friday the 30th September in order to to raise money for the Macmillan charity. A variety of cakes will be on sale including gluten free! Starting at 11:00am on till 12:30pm. All welcome!

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IT Training

IT Training

We are holding a series of IT training courses during July:

Mon 18th July at 9:30-12:00-Word Level 1

Tues 19th July at 13:00-15:30-PowerPoint Level 1 and 2

Wed 20th July at9:30-12:00-Excel Level 1

Mon 25th July at 13:00-15:30- Excel Level 1 and 3

Tuesday 26th July at 9:30-12:00- PowerPoint Level 3

Wed 27 July at 13:00-15:30- Word Level 2 and 3

Please see the course content for guidence on the most suitable course/s for you.

The training will be delivered ny NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commisioning Support Unit at Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road, Derby DE1 3QT.

Please email Megan.Phizacklea@ardengemcsu.nhs.uk to book a place.

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Important Changes To Non-Emergency Transport Services

Important Changes To Non-Emergency Transport Services

We have several meetings coming up to provide an oppertunity for staff to meet with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) who are leading on the project.

These meetings will support a two-way discussion between DCHS and EMAS staff to learn about the new service, how to access the booking system software and discuss the project.

Post Mill Centre- 5th July and 7th July

Charnos Hall- 7th July and 8th July

Coney Green- 12 July

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DCHS Trust Board Meeting-Thursday 30th June

DCHS Trust Board Meeting-Thursday 30th June

NHS Services in the Matlock area will be discussed on Thursday 30th June at Matlock Town Football Club, starting at 12:30pm. All are welcome to contribute to the debate or raise questions with the executives and non-executive directors who are hosting the session.

The Q&A at Matlock Football Club, Causeway Lane, Matlock, DE4 3AR, will be followed stright afterwards by the June Board meeting, which is also open to the public at the same venue.

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Staff Forum

Staff Forum

Tuesday 12th July, 9:30am-12:30pm

Carnfield Suite, Post Mill Centre, Market Street, South Normanton DE55 2EJ

All staff welcome to attend to view the Forum in action from the visitors' gallary and will have the oppertunity to ask any questions as part of the Q&A sessionat the end of each agenda item.

Staff are able to attend to view all or just one particular agenda item within the forum meeting, to reserve a place please email DCHST.staffforum@nhs.net.

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Volunteers Needed For The Home From Hospital Scheme

Volunteers Needed For The Home From Hospital Scheme

The Home from Hospital Scheme aims to establish a network of volunteers who can support patients in the days immediently after they leave hospital to reduce the anxiety that a patient may feel during this time. Going home after a stay in hospital is often a difficult experience. It is even more so for people who do not have family or friends nearby or a network of support to keep them safe and well.

We are looking for people from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds to be volunteers and make this project a success. We'd very much like to hear from people who could give a few hours a week as volunteers for this worthwhile scheme which will make the world of difference to patients.

Come along to our coffee morning to find out more on Wednesday 13th July 10:30am-11:30am in the Day Room on Fenton Ward at The Cavendish Hospital, Manchester Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6TE. Alternatively, contact Jo Blackburn Volunteer Programme Co-Ordinator on 0789 1302407 or 01773 525024, email: or joblackburn1@nhs.net or DCHST.Volunteers@nhs.net.

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Less Travel, More Productivity

Less Travel, More Productivity

We spend alot of money on travel each year and as more and more care is provided closer to home, this will mean even more work travel miles by our community teams. We can't easily reduce this, but there are a few simple things we can all do to help reduce the Trust's spend on non-clinical travel. Less time in the car means greater productivity and a better home/work balance too.

Think about adopting one of these ways to reduce your spend on travel:

  • Reduce the number of face to face meetings you have-if you hold regular weekly meetings look at moving these to fortnightly. If you hold regular monthly meetings, see if you can move these to six-weekly.
  • Provide facilities for people to call in to meetings if they cant attend in person.
  • Replace some face to face meetings with phone or video conference/WebEx. Consider alternating between face to face and virtual meetings.
  • Make sure you undertake as much of your training through e-learning as possible.
  • If you cover a wide area, consider splitting your week up between different sites so you're not travelling to each site daily.
  • If your a manager, understand how much you, and your team, are spending on travel. You can get reports from ePay, and we can help report specifically on non-clinical travel.

Contact Mel Deighton on Melissa.deighton@nhs.net or 07786 46165 for:

  • Help with teleconference or WebEx accounts
  • Help using WebEx
  • Support to help staff use e-learning
  • Equipment like webcams, headsets and speakerphones to try out.
  • General advice about reducing travel and working differently

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New Sub-Group For Nurses, Midwives adn AHP's in Academic Research

New Sub-Group For Nurses, Midwives adn AHP's in Academic Research

A new contact, Help, Advice and Information Newtwork (CHAIN) sub-group has been set up for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHP's).

Dr Sally Fowler-Davis will be co-facilitating the new 'CHAIN' group in clinical academic research. This is a fantastic oppertunity for staff involved in clinical academic practice, and are all welcome to join CHAIN and the sub-group. For more information take a look at their website.

The sub-group is currently being piloted for its potential as a means to share knowledge and information from the National Institute for Health research (NIHR) and across a community of nurses, midwives and AHP's.

If you are interested in building a research career, take a look at the guide for aspiring clinical academics (nurses/midwives/AHP's) and your managers.

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