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: My DCHS Blog 14/02/2017
Sliding doors at Ilkeston Community Hospital …with Nicola Kirk-Pitts

Sliding doors at Ilkeston Community Hospital …with Nicola Kirk-Pitts

A few months ago a lovely post appeared on the DCHS Trust Facebook page from a DCHS colleague sharing her good news “I was really inspired by a story in the previous edition I was reading, I am newly qualified and due to come back to DCHS in September – it feels like home!” We liked the post and we knew we needed to meet this lady and find out more!

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Derbyshire LGBT+ Celebrates Black History Month

Derbyshire LGBT+ Celebrates Black History Month

Derbyshire LGBT+ are proud to announce a free event to celebrate Black History Month.   On the 31st October, Blaise, a social support group based at Derbyshire LGBT+ for LGBT+ people from all nations, will be hosting a talk from Greg Pickup looking at black and ethnic minority LGBT+ history in Derbyshire as part of the Other Stories Project.   Ian Robson, CEO of Derbyshire LGBT+ said “It’s hugely important to us as the only LGBT+ support and advocacy charity for Derbyshire to celebrate Black History Month.  So often history is whitewashed, and notable events and individuals are overlooked, leading to a biased view of our county’s history.  Anyone LGBT+ from a black or ethnic minority background is welcome with us for support and to connect with others through Blaise, which meets fortnightly.  I look forward to this event celebrating black LGBT+ history in Derbyshire.”   The evening will be held at Derbyshire LGBT+, 7 Bram ...

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George’s money saving tips

George’s money saving tips

Welcome back to the third instalment of my money saving tips. Is it that time already?! Dare I say it… in this issue we will be looking at Christmas shopping tips! 

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5 minutes with Nick Cooper, Senior Physiotherapist

5 minutes with Nick Cooper, Senior Physiotherapist

It’s time to take 5 minutes and catch up with Nick Cooper, our senior physiotherapist in the High Peak

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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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Ryan Slinn to do tandem skydive to raise money for Shipley Dialysis Unit at Ilkeston Community Hospital!

Ryan Slinn to do tandem skydive to raise money for Shipley Dialysis Unit at Ilkeston Community Hospital!

On 27 August, Ryan Slinn will be doing a charity tandem skydive from the dizzying heights of 15000ft, the highest tandem skydive you can do without the need for additional oxygen!  Shrewsbury resident, Ryan is making the long trip down to Dunkeswell Airfield in central Devon as they are one of the few centres in the UK who jump from 15,000ft. The charity skydive is to raise money for the Shipley Dialysis Unit at Ilkeston Community Hospital and is inspired by the memory of Ryan’s Nanna, Sheila Slinn who passed away at the age of 91 in July this year. The Shipley Dialysis Unit is a satellite unit of Nottingham Renal and Transplant Unit operated by Nottingham University Hospitals and based on site at Ilkeston Community Hospital which is part of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS). Ryan will be raising money for both the DCHS Charitable Trust and the Nottingham Hospitals Charity for the care that Sheila received from the Unit.  Fifteen ...

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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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