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Chairman's Bulletin March 2013

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Welcome to March's e-bulletin which gives Governors news and information about our organisation and what is going on in the NHS. 

It was lovely to see so many of you at our first Council of Governors meeting of the year. We were treated to some very informative presentations including one on Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group's Strategic Plans and an update on the Critical Care Facility in MRI and an update on progress with the Trafford Hospital acquisition.

I recently attended a celebration event to recognise the achievements of our staff who have been nominated as an NHS hero. First launched last year, NHS Heroes is a scheme that acknowledges the great work that individuals and teams do every day in the NHS in England. I was delighted to meet just some of our staff who were nominated by those who appreciate their efforts to make a difference.

Hopefully you will have seen the results of the NHS Staff Survey results. Our overall staff engagement score has significantly increased and is now above average when compared to other acute Trusts but we are not complacent about this and have work to do this year . If you would like to take a detailed look at the results you can find them at: www.nhsstaffsurveys.com (click on Acute Trusts A-I).

Our 'Values and Behaviours' workshops are now well underway and many staff have already attended.  This is something the Board are particularly supporting to ensure that our organisation is not only the best for patient care, but also a good place to work. 

If there is anything I can do to assist you in your role as a Governor, please contact me on 0161 276 8661 or at peter.mount@cmft.nhs.uk.