Welcome to October's e-bulletin which gives Governors news and
information about our organisation and what is going on in the
October has been an extremely busy month for us all with our
Annual Members' Meeting which was very successful and well attended
and I would like to forward a special thank you to those Governors
that came to show your support. The theme of the meeting was 'Proud
to Care for You' and our staff ran health information stands
showcasing the innovative and high quality care provided by all our
hospitals and community services. Our outgoing Lead Governor
Malcolm Chiswick addressed the attendees highlighting our
achievements over the last year and how we are responding to
feedback from patients, staff and Governors to further improve our
We have also had our final Council of Governors' meeting of the
year where our new Governors were formally welcomed.
Congratulations were also offered to our new Lead Governor Keith
Paver. At this meeting, we received some presentations which
included the Trust's Internal Quality Reviews which are currently
taking place throughout the organisation in addition to a
safeguarding presentation by our Director of Nursing for Adults,
Cheryl Lenney which was requested by Governors at a previous
meeting. We were also given an update on our Manchester Academic
Health Sciences Centre (MAHSC) application and our Living Longer,
Living Better Programme.
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 email@example.com.
Movember is back - Join the Cause on 1st
You should have received
an invitation to join us at the launch of the MovemberMen's Health
Awareness Campaign, which begins on 1st November
2013 with men across the world selflessly growing a moustaches
throughout the course of the month.
The aim is to raise awareness and prompt discussion of men's
health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer, stroke, heart
attack and diabetes.
Friday 1st November sees the launch of Movember which
includes a pop-up barber shop located at the entrance
to Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI Entrance 1). One of the golden
rules of Movember is to be clean shaven on the first day of the
month. To be initiated, passers-by can officially sign-up and
be treated to a free shave from professional barbers.
Alongside this, clinicians from specialties including Urology,
Colorectal, Vascular Surgery and Cardiology will be supporting the
campaign by providing information and offering blood pressure
checks. A Health Bus provided by Public Health Manchester
will also be parked on The Boulevard, with staff giving out
information and offering health checks.
An invitation has also been circulated to members as this event
will provide an excellent opportunity for members to find out more
about staying healthy, and to take up the offer of free health
checks. I would encourage Governors to attend as this will
provide you with an opportunity to listen to members' views on both
men's health services and wider patient care issues. To find out
more about Movember, click here: http://uk.movember.com/
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Hospital work experience scheme 'Highly
Staff and students from the Supported Traineeships programme are
celebrating an excellent start to the new academic year after
achieving a 'Highly Commended' award at the National People
Management Awards. The recognition comes as the programme starts
its fourth year at Central Manchester Hospitals and also launches
at Trafford General.
The People Management Awards, held by the Chartered Institute of
Personnel Development, recognise and celebrate outstanding
achievements in people management and development. The Supported
Traineeships scheme, which supports young people with learning
disabilities into paid work, received the award in the category of
'Diversity' at the London ceremony.
The scheme is a partnership between us, The Manchester College,
Trafford College and Pure Innovations. Trainees attend daily
classroom session delivered at the hospital where their training is
New MAHSC Sino-British health
The Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
(MAHSC) has formed a partnership with the Peking University Health
Sciences Centre to establish an international centre of excellence
in genetic medicine.
The new Peking-Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, announced
by UK Chancellor George Osborne in Beijing on Monday, will comprise
three separate but interdependent research facilities - the
International Centre for Rare Diseases, the Centre for Cancer
Genetics, and the Joint Clinical Trials Facility.
MAHSC's involvement is being led by the Manchester Centre for
Genomic Medicine at Saint Mary's Hospital, an integrated centre
bringing together University of Manchester researchers and our
clinical services, to form a world leader in genetic and genomic
medicine for research into inherited diseases and delivery of
services to families with inherited disorders.
Central Manchester hospitals participates in NHS
Innovation Fellowship video
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is featured in the launch video of
the NHS Innovation Fellowship, a new programme which will draw
inspiration from some of the world's leading thinkers in the worlds
of health, business, academia and science into the NHS.
We're committed to ensuring that patients get high quality care
now, but recognise that it's equally important for us to build
better ways of working into our services for the future. This
is the innovation part. In-line with our mission, we are
already using the skills that are within our organisation to
improve people's health through clinical research, and identify
opportunities to drive continuous improvements, in terms of quality
of care and/or efficiencies.
National Personal Safety Day
We marked National
Personal Safety Day on Monday 14th October by holding
surgeries in the atrium of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
and in the restaurant at Trafford General Hospital. Police
Officers, Police Community Support Officers and our own NHS Protect
Accredited Security and Fraud Specialists were on hand to
provide advice on both personal safety and crime
National Personal Safety Day is an annual event aimed at raising
awareness of the simple, practical solutions that everyone can use
to help avoid violence and aggression in today's society. It's
about helping people live safer, more confident lives.
Trafford Minibus Shuttle Trial
Following feedback from staff and staffside, we are pleased to
announce that we are trialling a shuttle minibus service to
transport staff between the Central site and Trafford General
Hospital for a two month trial period.
Friends and Family Test extended across public
Francis Maude recently announced the extension of the Friends
and Family Test (FFT) across the NHS and other public services,
including further education, Jobcentre Plus and the National
Citizen Service (NCS).
The simple test - answering the question: "Would you recommend
this service to your friends and family?" - will be extended to all
NHS services in England, including mental health services,
community nursing, and outpatient appointments by the end of March
This comes as the test is today rolled out to every maternity
service in England, meaning that all new mothers will be asked if
they would recommend their service to their friends and family.
With over 700,000 births a year in England, this will be a
fundamental change to the way the NHS listens to patients and will
help parents-to-be make choices over the care they receive
Seven day, 8am - 8pm, GP access for hard working
People will be able to see their GP seven days a week and out of
office hours under new proposals set out by the Prime Minister for
a first wave of GP groups offering extended opening hours across
the country.It will help thousands who struggle to find GP
appointments that fit in with their family and work life.
Innovative practices will be able to apply to a new £50m
Challenge Fund to set up a pioneer programme. Pioneers will be
established in every region of the country - nine in total - which
together are expected to cover up to half a million
Harley Lane Wins Pride of Britain Award
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity case
study, Harley Lane, won a Pride of Britain Award after the Charity
Team nominated him following his participation in the Great
Manchester Mini Run 2013.
Harley, 'a child of courage,' was joined on stage by the host of
the show, Carol Vorderman, and X-Factor's, Nicole Scherzinger,
Louis Walsh and last year's contestants Union J when he was
presented with his award.
Ever the character, Harley refused a kiss from Nicole on stage
and won the crowd and viewers over with his wit and charm.
Earlier in the month, Harley was also surprised by 100m World
Record holder Usain Bolt who broke the news that he had won the
award for his courage and determination.
At the age of three, Harley received treatment at the Children's
Hospital after he contracted meningitis and unfortunately lost all
of his limbs. Five years later, as a thank you to the hospital and
staff that saved his life, Harley started and took part in the
Great Manchester Mini Run to raise money for the charity.
The race, which was one mile long, was the furthest that Harley
had ever walked on his prosthetic limbs but he completed it without
stopping and has even mentioned he would like to take part again
next year. Harley raised over £1,000.
Further information and photos from all Charity Team events and
activities can be found on our family website www.cmftcharity.org.uk or
the Children's Hospital website www.rmchcharity.org.uk.
Find Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity on Facebook or
follow on Twitter @RMCHcharity.
Find Saint Mary's Hospital Charity on Facebook or follow on
Alternatively, feel free to contact the team on 0161 276
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