Partnership News 31st May 2017

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Wednesday 31th May 2017

Welcome to Partnership News, the weekly newsletter produced by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Cumbria County Council.

If you have any news that you would like to share with staff via Partnership News, contact the Communications Department by 5pm on Thursday to be included in the following week’s Partnership News.

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Top Stories

CPFT Staff Events: You and the Bigger Picture

In June we are holding events for our staff. 

We will hear from our executive and wider senior leadership team about the Trust’s position and our key priorities for the future.

This will include the work taking place with our partners in West, North & East Cumbria, across South Cumbria & Lancashire and for our services provided on a countywide footprint.

Also we want to hear from you and your concerns about the future and to find out where you see opportunities and use this feedback to develop our plans.

The events are open to all CPFT staff and in order to make them as accessible as possible and to keep costs at an absolute minimum they have been designed in partnership with our staff representatives and staff governors who will also be available at the events and will be able to support you in sharing your views.

We appreciate that it is difficult for staff to be able to attend such events and so we have done as much as we can to make it as accessible as possible. We will be live streaming the presentations and providing other ways to feedback for those who cannot attend or who would prefer to share their views online.

The events are:

  • Wednesday 21st June - Furness College, Barrow |

Session 1 – 10am -12 noon | Session 2 – 1pm- 3 pm

  • Friday 23rd June – Stonecross Manor, Kendal |

Session 1 – 10am - 12 noon | Session 2 – 1pm - 3pm

  • Monday 26th June – Whitehaven Golf Club | 10-12 noon
  • Monday 26th June - Hunday Manor Winscales Workington | 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 28th June - Harraby Theatre Carlisle | 10am – 12 noon
  • Wednesday 28th June – Roundthorn, Penrith | 1pm-3pm

We do encourage staff to attend the event closest to them wherever possible as the sessions will be tailored based on the local area.

Please note that there are two sessions in Barrow and Kendal as we will be inviting staff from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust to come along as system wide work is more advanced.

The easiest way to book for an event is to e-mail the communications helpdesk on communications.helpdesk@cumbria.nhs.uk stating which event you wish to attend or you can call us on 01228 603890 if you need any further information. 

Claire Molloy | Chief Executive                                  

Dave Waddington | Chair, Partnership Forum             

Jane Smith | Lead Governor

News

Norovirus in Cumbria

Norovirus is circulating in the county and a number of our inpatient wards and partner organisations have been affected. The Ruskin Unit at the Carleton Clinic has had to close to visitors this week while an outbreak is contained.

Please can all staff share the advice regarding Norovirus and take extra care and ensure you are familiar with the Infection Prevention policies. We are sharing messages on social media encouraging the public to stay away from hospitals if they have been unwell – please help us by sharing these posts.

 

Chair vacancy

The position of Chair of the Trust is currently being advertised. Our current Chair, Mike Taylor’s term of office has come to an end after a period of six years. The Trust’s Governors Nomination Committee is leading the process to find a suitable replacement. This is an exciting 2 - 4 year opportunity for someone to help lead and guide the Trust through a period of change. The vacancy can be found here on the NHS Jobs site.  

New appointment: Clinical Director for Community Dental Services

A new clinical director for community dental services has now been appointed by the specialist care group and will start on the 1st July.

Emma Hoyles, the Senior Network Manager explained:

”We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Clinical Director for Community Dental Services, I am sure you will all join me in congratulating the successful candidate, Natalie Carman who is currently the Clinical Lead in Allerdale and Copeland. Natalie brings a wealth of experience and local knowledge and I look forward to working closely with her. I am really excited about how we continue to develop and move the service forwards.”

Natalie said: “I am very excited about this new role and feel privileged to get this opportunity to work with all of you. I’ve enjoyed working in Allerdale and Copeland for the last 15 years with the team there and I look forward to building similar relationships with the other areas.”

Maintaining security and vigilance following terror attack

As you will be aware the tragic event in Manchester has been shocking and has been condemned around the globe. If you have been affected by the attack there is support available to you - please speak to your line manager or HR.

The threat to the UK from international terrorism was increased last week but has now returned to the SEVERE level.

The public are still advised that it is vital for any suspicious behaviour or activity to be reported to the police, in confidence. You can call 0800 789 321, report it online at www.gov.uk/ACT or in an emergency call 999.

Please can all staff remain vigilant, particularly regarding the security of Trust premises.

Remember: Trust your instincts – they are normally correct, and security is everyone’s business.

International Clinical Trials Day celebrations

The CPFT Research & Development department has recently celebrated the positive impact research has on NHS services and more importantly, people's lives. Visit “I Am Research” to find out more. Every year, more than half a million people help the NHS improve healthcare and develop life-saving treatments by taking part in health research. This research drives new and better therapies and there are many ways you can get involved: Take part in studies on the UK Clinical Trials Gateway, become a Patient Research Ambassadorget involved in prioritising research questions, advise researchers on improving patient experiencessign-up for research updates, or simply talk about research.

If you would like to know more about research within CPFT, please contact the Research & Development department on research@cumbria.nhs.uk, 01228 603145 or follow us on Twitter @CPFTNHSResearch.

Festival of Learning 2017

We have gathered lots of staff pledges so far from across the county. Your pledge can be anything – it can be work related or about something you’ve always wanted to try in your spare time. It can be earning a formal qualification, or trying a new sport or hobby. Learning can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing, increasing confidence and building resilience. Plus you can join in online by tweeting @CPFTNHS #CPFTLoveToLearn.

Here are just some of the events coming up:

  • Interview Skills session on Tuesday 6th June – Delivered by Inspira for those who want to brush up on their interview skills, tips, preparation and practice.
  • Digital skills training on Wednesday 7th June – Delivered by Cumbria county council for those who like to grow their business, expand their career prospects, or just give themselves a confidence boost in the digital world.
  • RCN Social Media sessions, Thursday 22nd June 10am-12noon and 1-3pm in the Meeting room Garburn house – to book email Natalie.Gaston@cumbria.nhs.uk – This workshop is an awareness of the importance of using social media in a safe manner.
  • For Mid-Career reviews, 1-1s available Wednesday 21st June at Upper Rowanwood (both for bands1-4 only). However if you are not free on the selected dates please email Natalie.gaston@cumbria.nhs.uk and she will add you to an expression of interest form.
  • The 6 book challenge has started and we have had lots of staff sign up to do the challenge – find out more here.

Please view our staff web page for the FOL timetable and further information.

As part of the Festival of Learning Cumbria NHS Libraries are inviting you to drop-in and talk to them.

Are you looking for:

  • Quiet space to learn?
  • Somewhere to do your e-learning?
  • Top tips on searching Google more effectively?
  • Ways to improve your wellbeing?
  • Access to learning in your workplace?

We want to help you with these and more so drop-in, see below, or contact us any time.
West Cumberland Hospital – Friday 9th June, 10am-2pm
Carleton Clinic Learning Space – 21st June, 10am-2pm.
Cumberland Infirmary – Friday 23rd June, 10am-2pm

Staff asked to support homecare recruitment campaign

This week sees the launch of a new campaign in Cumbria to recruit homecare support workers. Called ‘Proud to Care Cumbria’ the campaign is led by Cumbria County Council and brings together the council’s nine contracted homecare provider organisations to promote the career opportunities available in homecare.

With increasing demand from people requiring care in their own home it is vitally important that there are sufficient staff to ensure that people’s needs are met. It’s an issue that affects the whole health and social care system and the council is asking NHS staff to help spread the message and encourage people to apply.

Staff can show their support online by following www.facebook.com/proudtocarecumbria  and www.twitter.com/ptccumbria and sharing posts. To find out more, visit  www.proudtocarecumbria.org.uk.

 

Health & Care Partners update

To find out what Bay Health & Care Partners have been getting up to, read the latest weekly update.

 

LiA ideas market stalls

UHMBT will be holding LiA and Improvement Ideas Market Stalls on their sites for all Bay Health and Care Partners staff. There will be the opportunity to submit ideas for Wave 9, identify quick wins, and find out more about the LiA approach and the tools to get you started.

The team will also be taking the LiA and Improvement trolley to staff on wards who may not have the opportunity to visit the market place.

  • Lonsdale Grill, Furness General Hospital, Wednesday 14 June 2017. Lunch and tea time.
  • Westmorland Bite, Westmorland General Hospital, Thursday 15 June 2017. Lunch time.
  • Skylight Restaurant, Royal Lancaster Infirmary,  Monday 19 June 2017. Lunch and tea time.

Apply for your child's school transport now

Cumbria County Council is urging parents to apply for school transport for September 2017, by the end of June.

If you have children who are starting primary or secondary school in September 2017, you can apply for free home to school transport now at   - the deadline is Friday 30 June.  If you miss the deadline, transport may not be available from the start of term. More here

LSCB Vacancy

Click here for more details & Lay Member Recruitment

Read this section each week for new:
Training | Development | Support Opportunities

Workforce Update

Please Click HERE to see our weekly updates page

JOIN Our Amazing People

Check out all the latest job vacancies the Trust has on offer.

Share this link with your family & friends on social media & spread the word.

GREAT Teams Great Care

Our Great Teams Great Care staff engagement survey.  It’s time to have your say…….

Check your inbox now to see if you have been selected this quarter to tell us how you feel about working for the Trust.

The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and everyone will get a chance to complete it once throughout the year.  Information provided on the survey is confidential and the results will be collated outside of the Trust so that we will be able to see trends but no individual responses.

We know that if staff feel valued, respected and supported, patient care gets even better. This is why we want to hear from you about how supported you feel – as part of your team and by the Trust. Don’t miss the email – the address to look for is GreatTeamsGreatCare-CPFT@go-engage.co.uk. To find out more contact the organisational development team.

Clinical Audit Workshops

Are you considering starting a clinical audit to improve quality in your area of care?

The Clinical Effectiveness and Audit Team are launching Summer Clinical Audit Workshops to assist staff who will be undertaking a clinical audit in the near future and will cover all you need to know, from selecting the topic, registering in our Trust systems, the stages of the clinical audit cycle, report writing, action setting and sign off. For more information, including how to book please see here.

GROW Your shared know how

Free Self Harm and Suicide Training

The Self-Harm & Suicide Alertness training delivered by SAFA and CE Mind has been extended for another year. Click here for details.

CPD Funding from Health Education North West (HENW) is being discontinued

From April 2017, CPD funding from HENW will discontinue (except for mentorship and non-medical prescribing modules). Work is underway to identify the essential skills required by the workforce to ensure they are competent in their role and to identify the resources required for training & development.

Please see the Education & Learning webpage for links to free & local training available including free resources from the Nursing Times which the Trust has subscribed to.

Please email CPD.Apply-CPFT@cumbria.nhs.uk  with expressions of interest for Mentoring (MSLAP) both credit bearing and non-credit bearing & Non-medical Prescribing modules.

Basic Risk Assessment Training

Dates, times and locations can be found here. To book on to the courses contact the Training Team on cpfttraining@cumbria.nhs.uk

Key Clinical Skills Course – enrolment priority

Clinical staff are advised of a change to enrolment on the Infection Prevention Team’s Key Clinical Skills one day courses.

Priority for places on these courses is now being given to District Nursing staff until the end of 2017.  If you fall outside of this staff group and need to undertake training in this subject, please contact the Infection Prevention Team.

Conflict Resolution Courses

June will see the introduction across the Trust of a brand new training course aimed at all front line staff who have face to face and telephone contact with the public, and who do not undertake PMVA training. 

One of the 11 mandatory Core Skills Training Framework subjects, Conflict Resolution is a classroom based, half day course aimed at tacking violence against staff and forms part of a range of measures to make the NHS a safer place to work.

The Local Safety & Security Officers, Pauline Muir and Grant Donaldson, have been working closely with the Statutory and Mandatory Training Team and Care Groups over the last few months to identify those staff members who need to undertake this important training. The first course dates to be released can be found here and staff who are required to do this course will see the Conflict Resolution competency appear in their Learning Letters shortly.

Emergency First Aid at Work Training

Cumbria CVS have organised another session of Emergency First Aid at Work training.

Thursday 22 June 2017

9.30am – 4.30pm

Shaddongate Resource Centre, Carlisle, CA2 5TY

Early-Bird booking (before 8th June)

  • £65 CVS members (£85 thereafter)
  • £85 Non-members (£110 thereafter)

This Level 2 approved course is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace or anyone requiring a comprehensive one day first aid course. It will equip individuals with essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations. Certification is valid for three years. All details, including how to book, can be found on the CVS website.

Cumbria Diabetes rolling programme – new dates added

More dates have been organised for the Cumbria Diabetes rolling programme training for CPFT staff and GP surgery staff, more information can be found on training page of WF&OD under ‘Rolling Programme study days 2017’.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

Think Apprentice

Apprenticeship funding available for all staff

Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of subjects which are suitable for all existing employees and for those how are interest in employing apprentices as a new recruit.  Both they routes will lead enable the Trust the ‘grow our own’ staff for the future.

To find out more about Apprenticeships you can visit the Apprentice webpage, or for further information and advice email cpftapprenticeships@cumbria.nhs.uk

Incident, Risk & Alert Training Sessions

The Risk Management Team has arranged a number of training sessions to ensure staff are confident using Ulysses Safeguard to manage incidents, risk and alerts. 

Many of these training sessions will be delivered via a webinar. Therefore, attendees will require a computer with access to the internet and access to a telephone to dial into the session.

If you would like to book onto one of our sessions please visit the Risk Management Team’s intranet site.

If you require any further details please contact the Training Team:

Phone: 01228 603077
E-mail: CPFT.Training@cumbria.nhs.uk 

LEAD Our Amazing People

Calling all Mentors & Managers!

There has been a significant drop in compliance for Mentor updates and Triennial review & the Trust is now not compliant with NMC standards which is a risk for the Trust. There are 1 ½ hour Mentor update sessions available, dates and locations can be accessed on the PEF Intranet pages. Bespoke Mentor Updates for your team can also be arranged by contacting mentoradmin@cumbria.nhs.uk. Please can managers facilitate staff attendance.

People Management Programme 2017/2018

Due to popular demand the next round of the People Management Programme is up and running.  Dates are now available on the intranet.  Simply follow this link:  People Management Programme 2017/2018. To request an application form to book a place e-mail PMP@cumbria.nhs.uk

Have You Got Your Appraisal Booked?

We know that if we get it right with our staff, we get it right with our patients, which is why we want to support you and your teams to be the best you can be. With your appraisal in mind, you might want to consider the following options for your personal development plan.

What’s out there for you right now?

ePay Training Dates

ePay Claimants – Get Booked On!

Only 244 out of 2511 claimants have booked onto ePay training.  The dates & times of the webinar and face-to-face training are now available on the ePay intranet page.

We do still strongly encourage that you watch the webinars as these will be hosted by SBS ePay experts and you will get the most from these sessions. Webinar dates/times and information on how to book on can also be found on the ePay intranet page.

ePay Approvers – Get Booked On!

There are currently 293 out of 381 approvers who are yet to book onto the ePay Training Webinar. Please ensure you have booked on to one as soon as possible. The dates of which can be found here.

Perceptorship

It’s a great time to invest in staff to create time to care through Preceptorship. The new preceptorship policy is available on the intranet. For more information about Preceptorship please go to the Preceptorship Intranet page.

April 2017 Completed Clinical Audits

Each month a list of the completed clinical audits from the previous month is circulated to all Care Groups and Networks, this will now be shared in Partnership News on a monthly basis for all staff to see.

You can view this table which shows all of the completed clinical audit projects for April 2017; simply click on the project code hyperlink within the table to be taken to the project details page for that specific clinical audit. You can then scroll down the page to ‘View or Amend Audit Report’ to see the full detail. Completed audit reports then go forward for ratification by the appropriate committee to agree the actions being taken forward and monitored.

Updated NICE Guidance April 2017

All updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidance for April 2017, as published on the NICE website, is now available. These are all found on the clinical effectiveness announcements staff webpages. From here you are able to access or download the full guidance and tools.

Purdah - The General Election, National Audit and NICE Guidance

Specific restrictions on the use of public resources are in place during the period before elections and referendums called purdah. The term ‘purdah’ is in use across central and local government to describe the period of time immediately before elections or referendums. Purdah runs from April 22nd until June 9th.

There is more detail in this guide.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has announced that it is currently limiting it’s communications during purdah.

The National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP), run by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP),  has announced it will not be publishing national clinical audit reports during purdah.

 

Quality and Nursing intranet

The Quality & Nursing Directorate have been working on re-developing their intranet sites Click here for link to updated information.

 

CPD Funding from Health Education NW

Unfortunately from April 2017, CPD funding from HENW will discontinue (except for mentorship and non-medical prescribing modules). Work is underway to identify the essential skills required by the workforce to ensure they are competent in their role and to identify the resources required for training & development.

Please click here for the link below to the Education & Learning webpage for links to free & local training available including free resources from the Nursing Times which the Trust has subscribed to. Please email  CPD.Apply-CPFT@cumbria.nhs.uk  with expressions of interest for Mentoring (MSLAP) both credit bearing and non-credit bearing & Non-medical Prescribing modules.

 

Events

Cumbria TB Conference

Thursday 15th June, Penrith Rugby Club, 9am-3.30pm

All health professionals are invited to attend a conference to discuss Tuberculosis on 15th June at Penrith Rugby Club. Tickets cost £15, to book your place please email InfectionPrevention@cumbria.nhs.uk

Factitious Illness teaching event

Wednesday 21st June 2017, Penrith Methodist Church, 9am – 12.30pm

The programme for the morning will be case based discussions on how to identify Fabrication of illness / Factitious illness in adults and children in a variety of settings: General Practice, A&E, and in General Psychiatry. The programme is based on complex case discussions which have been occurring in safeguarding adults over the last year; and on the wisdom of Heather McFarlane (formally of CPFT) who designed the national FII training for children. 

There will be a multiagency team present to support the case discussions and answer any questions. For more information and to book please contact MedicalEducation@cumbria.nhs.uk with your name, job title and base.

Big Nursing Conversation Workshops

Wigton in June & Kendal in July

As you will already be aware a series of Big Nursing Conversation Workshops is scheduled to take place from now until July, follow link for details. The main focus of discussion will be to seek your opinion and consider what the core clinical skills framework for nurses should look like, so come along and have your say.

Falls Prevention Summit 2017

The national falls summit focuses on reducing inpatient falls and harm from inpatient falls through national updates, practical case studies and learning from the national audit of inpatient falls. This event, being held on 7th July in London, will help delegates to understand the national context and current evidence on inpatient falls as well as learn from trusts who have developed multifaceted inpatient falls prevention programmes that work. Valerie Provan, NMP Lead at CPFT will also be speaking at the event. NHS staff can get a 20% discount which can be claimed by quoting ref: hcuk20spkr. For more information and to book, please visit the Falls Summit webpage.

Learning from the past to improve the future: Safety Matters

It  will explore the practical, social and emotional aspect of remembering and learning from adverse events in healthcare. Those attending the afternoon will be asked to work together to suggest ideas around the following questions:

  • What day-to-day frustrations are stopping us from doing this in our health community?
  • What could we achieve in our health community?

Click here to book a place

Staff Information

Blue permits expire 12 midnight 31st May at CIC

From Thursday 1 June, all staff must display their red parking permit. Blue permits expire on Wednesday 31 May. If you have not already done so, you can collect your permit from the main atrium on the following days:

Date

Times

30th May

10am – 12noon and 3pm - 5pm

31st May

10am – 12noon and 5pm – 8pm

If you need to collect your permit after Wednesday 31 May, you can collect it from Nicola Little at the ground floor of the Pillars Building, near medical engineering – Email Nicola.Little2@ncuh.nhs.uk You can park in the 20 minute drop off zone when you come to collect your permit or pay and display. You will need to bring your Trust ID and payslip to collect your permit, there is no need to bring your old permit as this will need to remain in your car.

This does not apply to people with pink temporary permits or if you already have a new red permit. All staff at WCH should already have a red permit. For those members of staff who have a white permit, it is necessary to display both permits.

If you are on the waiting list for a parking permit these are available to collect from Interserve House (opposite the ambulance station) between 9am and 4pm.

If you have any queries please contact parking@ncuh.nhs.uk

Are you thinking of introducing a new electronic system, creating a database or decommissioning an asset?
If the answer is yes, then eHealth Cumbria can help. We can advise on the usage and storage of data, any security implications, the development of in-house solutions and the decommissioning of systems/archiving. 

Privacy and data protection are key considerations in the early stages of any project, and then throughout its lifecycle.  If potential problems are identified at an early stage, then addressing them will often be simpler and less costly.

For advice and guidance please contact the Asset Management Officer on 01228 60 8844 or your IT Business Liaison Officer via the IT Service Desk on 01228 60 8888.

You can get a free subscription to the Nursing Times

1. Visit www.nursingtimes.net

2. Sign in using your email address and select the 'forgotten

password' link

3. You will be sent a link to set your password, once completed you will have unlimited access to Nursing Times and Nursing Times Learning

HAVING TROUBLE LOGGING IN? Call 0203 033 2729 or email customersupport@nursingtimes.net for help.

HSJ Awards

The HSJ Awards, recognise,celebrate and promote the finest achievements in the NHS, and showcase them to the service’s most influential leaders. Click here for  22 categories to enter the awards reflect the full spectrum of the NHS’s services and challenges. The deadline for your submission is 18th July 2017.

Trust Policy Updated August 2016 to May 2017 & help for reviewers

The Trust’s policies and procedures relate to all aspects including its operation, staff and services provided to patients.  They are regularly reviewed to ensure that they stay up-to-date with current good practice and legislation.

Please see here for a list of the policy documents that have recently been updated.

The Bomb Threat Policy is now only available on the Corporate Governance Staffweb page.

You can access all approved Trust policy documents on the StaffWeb homepage under Quick Links.

To help those involved in the review of documents, we’ve put together a short flowchart and notes to explain the main steps which can be found on the Corporate Governance StaffWeb page under Top Tasks here along with the Procedure for the Review, Consultation and Approval, Policy Updates and the Draft Checklist.

The draft Checklist is being trialled for the review of clinical policies, before being a requirement for all policies.  However, we would encourage all reviewers to use the Checklist. This helps to capture the consultation that has taken place and key changes, that will assist governance groups to approve the document changes.

If you are unsure of the process to follow in any of the policies, you should speak initially to your line manager.  For more general queries about the review process, contact us using the PolicyHelpDesk@cumbria.nhs.uk email.
Corporate Governance Team.

Trusts Complimentary Therapy Policy

A small working group is reviewing the Trust’s Complimentary Therapy Policy and are looking for anyone who uses the following therapies within their practice to help with the review process:

  • Therapeutic massage
  • Reflexology
  • Indian Head massage
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Acu stimulation

The policy is being submitted to the Policy group on 1st of June therefore please contact either Jayne Denney 07909524266  or Valerie Provan  07788593092  prior to this.

Transporting Health Records 

Electronic Proof of Delivery system (PODFather) is replacing paper Proof of Delivery within CPFT. As of Wednesday 24th May all CPFT staff must log the transportation of red bags (containing health records) between all CPFT sites on the PODFather system. 

PODFather guidance is available here, team log in details have already been sent out to individual teams.  If you have any queries contact Health Records for more info 01228 603133 or clinical-records@cumbria.nhs.uk

Fax machine questionnaire

eHealth need to assess the risk of using fax as a means of communication, to do this we need your help to find out more about how fax is used throughout the Trust.

Over the next few weeks the IT Department will be sending a brief questionnaire to each fax machine in the Trust. When you receive this fax please complete the questionnaire and return by fax, to; 01768 245 923.

It is important we receive a response to the questionnaire as we need to identify all the actively used fax machines throughout the Trust. If you cannot complete the questionnaire please pass on to your line manager or business manager for completion. If we do not receive a reply to the questionnaire by June 2nd we will assume the fax line is not used and it will be removed from service.

Purdah guidance for NHS staff

Following the agreement of the House of Commons to hold an early election on Thursday 8 June 2017, it has been confirmed that the pre-election period (known as Purdah) has started from Saturday 22 April 2017.

Please see NHS Employers Do’s & Don’ts for the NHS in local and general elections.

If you have any questions about the pre-election period, please contact Kath Hughes, Head of Engagement & Communications.

Lease Cars available for transfer

Please see the latest cars available for lease, Whilst these cars are used they are not necessarily cheaper to lease than a new car, but it does offer the opportunity to join the Trusts car schemes for a shorter period of time (i.e. to the end of the existing contract). For more information or to obtain a quote for the lease car scheme and salary sacrifice car scheme please email Tony Bellingham and provide all the personal information requested at the top of the above link.

 

 

Staff Announcements and Stories

Community Learning Disability team walk for charity

The Community Learning Disability team-South would like to congratulate Robin Gregory on completed the Keswick to Barrow Walk and Rebecca Reid on completing the Coniston to Barrow walk  on Saturday 6th May 2016. Funds were raised for St Mary's Hospice in Ulverston and Narcolepsy UK respectively.

 

 

 

Goodbye to Gillian Mathews – Head of Innovation

We are sorry to say goodbye to Gill Mathews who has worked for CPFT for over 7 years.  Gill has been working to support CPFT and the Cumbria Learning & Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) to spread and sustain best practice in continuous improvement.

Suzanne Hamilton – Deputy Director of Workforce and OD said:

“Gill has been a great colleague to work with and we will really miss her,  she has done such a lot to connect people and champion service improvement in both the Trust and with CLIC it is great to hear that improvement is core to her new role with NHSi”

Gill is taking up a new role with NHS Improvement. Gill will be a greatly missed by the Trust and we wish her all the best for the future.

NHS Discounts

If you’ve been thinking about taking up running then now is the perfect time to do it. Take a look at Health Service Discounts’ new blog post - ‘A Non-Runners Guide to Get into Running’ – which has some great tips to help get you started, along with some handy NHS discounts to save you money on sports gear. Don’t forget, it’s free to join and free to use their discounts. You can sign up here and start using their offers straight away.

Win Alton Tower Tickets!

Health Service Discounts are giving away five pairs of Alton Towers tickets exclusively to NHS staff in a new competition. The lucky winners will gain free access to the UK's favourite Theme Park resort and enjoy a fun-filled day of excitement on amazing rides and attractions. To enter, go to the Alton Towers Tickets Competition page.

Contact us

If you have any news or events to share, please contact the Communications & Engagement Team by 5pm Thursday to be included in the following week’s
Partnership News.

If your colleagues don’t have access to email please print this off and display
in an appropriate area.

You can contact us by:
Email: Communications.helpdesk@cumbria.nhs.uk
Phone: 01228 603890
Write to: Communications & Engagement Department,
Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7QQ