My DCHS Blog

: My DCHS Blog 14/02/2017
Dental duo raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan

Dental duo raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan

Dental nurse Jayne Woolley (pictured front left) and dental officer Julia Harwood (pictured in the hat), from The Springs Health Centre completed The Mighty Hike - 27 miles! – to raise over £1,000 for Macmillan, with the help of their many generous supporters.

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Dronfield Integrated Care Services sponsored walk in Clumber Park – and China!

Dronfield Integrated Care Services sponsored walk in Clumber Park – and China!

When Dronfield Integrated Care Services (ICS), based at Stubley Medical Practice, completed a charity walk in Clumber Park to help raise funds for Alzheimer'sresearch earlier in October their physiotherapist colleague Judi Wang was on holiday visiting her family in China.

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A Focus on clinical audit with Rebecca Oakley

A Focus on clinical audit with Rebecca Oakley

It all started at the Staff Forum earlier this year. Sitting in the visitors’ gallery listening to the discussions on how we ensure clinicians don’t spend unnecessary time completing data collection exercises; I heard the lady in front of me speak to the forum passionately about the changes that are taking place to clinical audits.

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A cuppa with Beverley Smith

A cuppa with Beverley Smith

I have joined DCHS as deputy director of people and organisational effectiveness (POE) to undertake a 12 month secondment to cover Jen Guiver’s maternity leave.

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Money saving tips!

Money saving tips!

Welcome back to the second instalment of my money saving tips. In this issue, we’ll be looking to beat the recent inflation price rises and save money on both the everyday essentials and flights abroad!

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5 minutes with... Ellen Ashin Assistant head cook at Newholme Hospital

5 minutes with... Ellen Ashin Assistant head cook at Newholme Hospital

It’s time to spend 5 minutes with our assistant head cook at Newholme Hospital and find out a little more about Ellen Ashin.

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One pot, two meal, Italian chicken!

One pot, two meal, Italian chicken!

The holy grail in dinners is one that is delicious, healthy and that can be used for lunch the next day too. One pot, two meals! This simple Italian chicken recipe does just that, give it a try and share your pictures with us @DCHSStaffHealth.

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Stand, stretch, move with Jamie Broadley, staff wellbeing lead

Stand, stretch, move with Jamie Broadley, staff wellbeing lead

How would you feel if I described you as an athlete? Well the reality is that you are! We all have to perform athletic activities day to day at work, whether it be moving a patient, carrying heavy bags or simply taking some paper to the printer.

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A chat with Teresa Stewart, Dental Nurse

A chat with Teresa Stewart, Dental Nurse

Starting her NHS career as a dental nurse in 1980, Teresa Stewart has worked all over the county and even in Canada during her time at DCHS. Just before her retirement this week, we caught up with her to learn about her experience working for the Trust and her plans for the future.

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Happy 105th Birthday to Derbyshire resident, Dick!

Happy 105th Birthday to Derbyshire resident, Dick!

At 105 years-old, Dick Tetlow is the oldest patient treated by the day unit team at Babington Hospital. Dick was born on 20 April 1912, in the week the Titanic sank, and until well over his 100th birthday he lived independently. But after a fall, while out and about, he was referred to our day unit team at Babington for help to improve his balance, gait and stamina.

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