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: My DCHS Blog 14/02/2017
DCHS thank you, time and tea party

DCHS thank you, time and tea party

Our DCHS thank you, time and tea parties are a new reward and recognition scheme, hosted by the Board, running every quarter, to celebrate and thank staff by inviting them to take some time out and enjoy tea and cakes with colleagues and friends. Our first 2018 cohort of nominees were a combination of staff who had been nominated and staff who were receiving their long service award. They all took some well-deserved time out to celebrate and here they are...

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Talking to our very own DCHS celeb, Sid Siddiqui!

Talking to our very own DCHS celeb, Sid Siddiqui!

Hi Sid! Wow can we get your autograph?! Can’t believe we have our very own DCHS celebrity!

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Care Coordinators organise on-going coffee morning for patients and carers

Care Coordinators organise on-going coffee morning for patients and carers

We were recently told about a brilliant initiative by Care Coordinators Alison Goodrum and Micheala Kirkman, who have organised an on-going coffee morning for patients and carers for Jessop Medical Practice and Ivy Grove Surgery.

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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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One tray turmeric chicken

One tray turmeric chicken

3 reasons to make this meal

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Derbyshire Carers get a new website

Derbyshire Carers get a new website

A new website specifically for family carers in Derbyshire has been launched, called carersinderbyshire.org.uk

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How did you become a... physiotherapist?

How did you become a... physiotherapist?

Maria Kozlowski, community physiotherapist, qualified with her second degree as a physiotherapist in March 2015 –achieving her personal goal of qualifying before she was 30. She made up her mind to get her training qualification after seeing physiotherapy in action first hand, whilst working in a support role for people with learning difficulties. She was a rising star finalist in the 2016 Advancing Healthcare Awards.

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What’s it like being a community nurse?

What’s it like being a community nurse?

How long have you worked for DCHS?

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Team focus: Care home advisory service

Team focus: Care home advisory service

A team with varied skills including a nurse, a physiotherapist, two occupational therapists and administration support, they work with care homes, clinical commissioning groups and health and social care to provide improved resident wellbeing and care standards in care homes throughout Derbyshire, through training, advice and support.

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