Updated Trust Vision, Values and Objectives
20 June 2012 An updated version of the Trust's Vision, Values and Objectives is now available for all staff to download in a handy A5 PDF document . Vision: To be the best local provider of high quality, innovative services near peoples’ homes, working closely with partners so people receive well-co-ordinated, effective care Values: W elcoming : approachable, kind and caring E...
Accessing Proposed Service Delivery Job Descriptions and FAQs
12 June 2012 Any member of staff wishing to access the Job Descriptions and Frequently Asked Questions related to the recent Service Delivery consultation process can do so by clicking here . This will take you through to a secure page. Please note, you will need access to the NHS Network in order to access this page, you will not be able to gain access from outside of the NHS Network.
RCN Essential Practice for Infection Prevention and Control
28 May 2012 Patients receiving health and social care are at risk of developing infection as a result of their compromised state of health, underlying medical conditions, or as a result of contact with health care interventions such as surgery, diagnostic testing or invasive devices. The RCN Essential Practice for Infection Prevention and Control guidance is intended as a reference docume...
Upright and Active Half Day Conference
27 April 2012 Staff are being reminded that there are a still a few places left on the Upright and Active half-day conference being held at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on Thursday, May 3 2012. The conference will be exploring the role physical activity and other interventions in reducing the risk of falls in older people and is being hosted by Shropshire RCC Preventative Services Team in...
Very Cold Weather Alert
Cold Weather Alert - 30 January 2012 According to the Met Office and reports on national media there is a 100% probability of very cold weather between 1000 today and 1000 on Friday in parts of England, including Shropshire and the wider West Midlands. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients, and potentially disrupt the delivery of some of the Community Trust's s...
Welcome to *Winter9* What is Winter9 and how can it help you? With a title like a codename from the new James Bond movie, Winter9 is an exciting new initiative that aims to help patients and health and social care staff across the local area, during the coldest time of the year. It’s called Winter9 as it will be running, initially, for nine weeks of winter until the end of January 2012. ...
New Norovirus Guidelines
Guidelines for the management of norovirus outbreaks in acute and community health and social care settings. A new web-based document is available to health professionals regarding the management of norovirus outbreaks in acute and community health settings. Staff can access the resource by clicking on the approproate link . Naturally, specialist help and support is available to all Trus...
101 Soon to be in Shropshire
101 is almost here! 101 is a new national non-emergency phone number for the police. It is being rolled out in England and Wales between July 2011 and January 2012. 101 will be launched to the public in West Mercia – and all other forces in the West Midlands region - on Tuesday 8 November. 101 aims to: · Provide the public with a memorable number where they can report crime and anti-social...
Inform - October 2011
24 October 2011 The most recent edition of Inform - the staff newsletter for Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is now out. Look under the Communications file of Useful Information for the PDF document.
Rural Health Solutions Event
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is running a 'Rural Health Solutions' event in October which is open to staff at the Community Trust. More information about the event can be found in the flyer .
Seasonal Flu 2011
Make Sure You're Protecting Your Patients This year's seasonal flu campaign has started. It aims to make sure that as many of the 'at risk' people as possible in our communities are protected from seasonal flu. One of the best ways of protecting our patients is to make sure that we can't pass the flu on to anyone else. So frontline staff should make sure they have their flu jab sooner...
Patient Safety Week - Wednesday Update
Today (Wednesday 14 September) is day three of Patient Safety Week Information and advice about Patient Safety Week and Patient Safety First can be found on the Trust Staff Zone on the website ( www.shropshire.nhs.uk/shropscommunityhealth/Staff-Zone/ ) A key area of patient safety and of the new ‘I Trust You To Care’ campaign is around pressure ulcers and pressure sores. Trying to reduce them...
Patient Safety Week Update - Webex Sessions
Tuesday 13 September As we are now in day two of Patient Safety Week 2011, we already well on the way to making sure patient safety continues to be a top priority. We have launched the Week with a special edition of In form and we have showed our support for the week by making sure that all of out out-going emails have a standard signiture detailing the Trust's support. We also hope that...
Message from Maggie Bayley, Director of Nursing and Quality
Message from Maggie Bayley - Director of Nursing and Quality “Patient safety is absolutely vital. It is part of each and everyone of our jobs— from nursing, allied health professionals and medical staff through to those that manage patient information and data through to colleagues that help the Trust to operate smoothly. Without regard for patient safety, we simply should not be providing an...
Inform - September edition
The September Edition of In form , the staff newsletter is now out. This edition has a specific focus on Patient Safety Week 2011.
Chair and Non Executive Directors Confirmed After Trust Launch
4 August 2011 The Appointments Commission has confirmed an extension to the appointment of Mike Ridley as Interim Chair for the new Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, as well as confirming the appointment of four Non-Executive Directors for the new Trust. The Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust was established on 1 July 2011 as a result of NHS Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire County...
New 'conference special' newsletter out
20 July 2011 A new edition of the staff newsletter In form is now out. This special edition focuses on the Welcome Staff Conference that took place at the beginning of July at the Park Inn in Telford. Click here to read it!
Inform - Staff Newsletter
6 July 2011 In form is the new staff newsletter for staff of Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust. The launch edition was launched at the Staff Conference on Tuesday 5 July. Watch your inboxes for future editions...
Email Signature Block
Please make sure you let your colleagues and patients know who you are! As staff for the new Community Trust all get new email accounts, you are reminded that emails provide a quick and convenient method of communication, but sometime people need to speak to you in person or want to respond in writing to you. Please can you make sure that you change you email signature to include the...
Interim Website Goes Live
The new Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust website goes live... 1 July 2011 We know that good online communications are vital for making sure staff are aware of what is happening in the Trust and that they are vital for allowing staff to access the resources and information that they need. The interim Trust website aims to provide an overview of the services we provide, as well as usef...
28 June 2011 Update
STAFF NEWS UPDATE 28 June 2011 Tuesday 5 July – Staff Conference – Book Your Place NOW ! Time is running out for Community Trust staff to book their place on the first ever Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust conference. The event will be taking place in Telford on 5 July 2011. The details of the conference are included on the attached flyer. Places are limited, so, make sure you act fa...
16 June 2011 Update
STAFF NEWS UPDATE 16 June 2011 Friday 1 July – New Trust Good To Go! The new Trust is all set to officially start on 1 July. The planned start date has been confirmed after a successful meeting earlier this week between the newly appointed Shropshire Community Health Trust Board, and the Board of the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority (SHA). This ‘Board to Board’ meeting was a...