I'd like to begin my Bulletin by sharing with Governors what a
pleasure it was to take part in the SHINE celebration
day on 20th September 2016. It was a
wonderful opportunity for colleagues to take a little time to
celebrate together the outcome of our Care Quality Commission (CQC)
inspection. The day focused on highlighting local successes
across all our services, and giving each other a well-deserved pat
on the back. Everyone worked incredibly hard to achieve the
CQC outcome - the rating of GOOD is an excellent result for our
staff and our patients and reflects CMFT's commitment to care.
The Annual Members' Meeting (AMM) on Tuesday
27th September 2016 will also be a chance to continue
these celebrations. Thank you to the Governors who have
already signed up to help with a range of member engagement
activities on the day, including asking members to complete a
questionnaire about our priorities and responding to questions on
our Membership stand. A bespoke AMM Governor Engagement Pack
has been developed to support Governors with this engagement
process, and if you have not already done so, do contact our
Membership Manager Donna Beddows as soon as possible to book your
engagement slot. We look forward to seeing as many Governors
as possible at the AMM.
Please also make the most of the AMM email and tweets and help
us to promote the event further, encouraging both members and
members of the public to attend via your contacts, networks or
local community groups.
The results of the 2016 Governor Elections are
now available - please visit the Governor
Election webpage to see the Report on Voting. Our Lead
Governor David Edwards will be formally announcing the results at
the AMM. I know you'll extend a warm welcome to the new
Governors at the AMM, and also at their first Council of Governors
meeting on 12th October 2016. The final element of
the process will be the election of a Lead Governor with details
recently being circulated to Governors inviting nominations.
If you are interested in standing for election as Lead Governor,
please ensure that your completed nomination form is returned to
Donna Beddows, no later than 5.00 pm on Monday 26th September
2016. The results will be formally announced at our next
Council of Governors' Meeting (12th October 2016).
Work continues on creating the new city-wide single
hospital service, and Peter Blythin, Singe Hospital
Service Programme Director, gave a comprehensive update at a
Governor briefing session earlier this month (6th
September 2016). A Joint Governor Workshop between UHSM and
CMFT is currently being arranged (to be held in early October
2016), with details being circulated to Governors shortly.
Turning to the wider health economy, Manchester's clinical
research capabilities made the headlines when the National
Institute for Health Research announced funding of £28.5m for a
Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
Clinical and research colleagues across the city did a tremendous
job in preparing a comprehensive and compelling bid for BRC status,
and Governors can read more about this success below.
Another area in which CMFT and our city are leading the way is
around tackling childhood obesity. This month saw
the launch of a card game designed as a great new way to learn
about the health benefits of a range of popular foods. The
CHAMP (Children's Health and Monitoring Programme) Trumps card game
has been developed as part of the Reducing Childhood Obesity in
Manchester (RCOM) Programme, a citywide collaboration led by CMFT.
Click here for more information.
CMFT's excellence as an employer has also been recognised
nationally, with our Trust being ranked 23rd in
The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List. This
recognises our continued dedication to workplace diversity, placing
CMFT among an elite list of UK organisations that promote inclusion
across all protected characteristics, throughout each level of
employment. You can read more about this by clicking here.
Completing this quartet of successes is an award which
recognises CMFT's pioneering approach to using technology
to improve patient safety. The 'Best Improvement in
Patient Safety' award was given jointly to our Acute Care Team and
Informatics for their work on the Patientrack project, at the North
West Connect Conference 2016. The system is now used across
five of our hospitals' in-patient wards, and the team has uniquely
combined technology and acute care education to engage all staff.
Congratulations to them on this excellent achievement.
I look forward to seeing Governors at the AMM on 27th
September 2016 and at the Council of Governors meeting on
12th October 2016. In the meantime, do please
contact me if you have any questions about the topics in this
Bulletin or I can assist you in carrying out your role - 0161 276
6262 or email@example.com.
Landmark award for
Greater Manchester's devolved health system
On 14th September 2016, history was made when a
single Manchester bid was awarded £28.5m from the NIHR, bringing
lifesaving tests and treatments a step nearer for millions of
The bid was only made possible through bringing together the
recognised clinical and research expertise from across health and
academia, which demonstrates the connectivity and collaboration
that is central to making Greater Manchester devolution a
it! Helipad Appeal target reached
We are thrilled to announce, during National Air Ambulance Week,
that we have hit the £3.9million target for our #TimeSavesLives
Helipad Appeal, a staggering one year earlier than planned!
The Charity received tremendous support from across the region
including a generous charitable donation of £1million from the
County Air Ambulance Trust's HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing
Pads) Appeal and £1.1million from the Government's LIBOR fines
funds in the Chancellor's Budget.
This means that a dedicated helipad can now be built on the
central site helping critically ill or injured patients to access
the specialist treatment they require quicker; helping our
hospitals to save even more lives. Thanks to our donors, work will
commence on the helipad in January, with the facility due to be
operational by the beginning of 2018. Our gratitude goes to
Governors who supported the Appeal, and you can watch a short film
of thanks here.
Thomson Helps Make A Lotto Difference!
We're delighted to tell Governors about a brand new initiative
that could see you, your family or friends winning a weekly cash
prize of £1,000!
Cold Feet star John Thomson recently visited Royal Manchester
Children's Hospital to help us launch our brand new charity lottery
that will help make a lotto difference to all hospitals in our
John commented: "I've seen first-hand the incredible work being
done right here on our doorstep, so I'm absolutely delighted to be
able to help launch the Charity's new weekly lottery. The more
players we can get to sign-up, the more the Charity will be able to
do - it's as simple as that. I want to encourage the people of the
North West to get involved and do something amazing for a fantastic
Please visit http://www.rmchcharity.org.uk/
to sign up or find out more. Alternatively please contact the
charity team on 0161 276 4522.
Follow CMFT on:
Twitter - @CMFTNHS
Keep an eye out for live-tweeting throughout the Annual
Members' Meeting, using the hashtag #CMFTAMM.
Key Membership Messages
Governors would like to encourage member and public
attendance at the Annual Members Meeting, which will provide an
opportunity to engage with both Governors and the Board of
Members can find the 2015/16 Annual Report &
Quality Report at http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/your-trust/annual-reports
Annual Members' Meeting - Open to Staff & Public
1.00pm - 4.00pm Post-Graduate Centre, MRI
6.00pm - 7.00pm
12/10/2016 (date changed from 19/10/2016)
Council of Governors' Meeting - Open to Staff & Public
1.30pm - 4.00pm Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & Lounge, CityLabs
Corporate Citizenship Group
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Board of Directors' Meeting - Open to Staff & Public
2.00pm - 4.00pm Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, CityLabs Building,
Staff Experience Group
10.00am - 12.00noon
Performance Review Meeting
1.00pm - 2.30pm
Governor/NED Networking Meeting
2.30pm - 3.30pm
1.30pm - 3.30pm
05/12/2016 (date changed from
Patient Experience Group