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April 2015

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  • Medicine for Members
    Foundation Trust membersare invited to book their place for Medicine for Members event Menopause matters – what we need to know?

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  • Star Awards shortlist announced!
    The judging panels have taken place and we are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Star Awards. The winners will be announced at an event in late April.

March 2015

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February 2015

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  • Chelsea and Westminster sexual health services in ground breaking drug trial
    Sexual health clinics at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been taking a leading part in a ground breaking drug trial which has proved highly effective in preventing HIV in gay and other men who have sex with men. One hundred and fifty four of the 545 men who took part in the two year trial for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) attended Chelsea and Westminster clinics.

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  • Public Board meeting
    A Board meeting will take place later this month which will provide patients, members of the public and staff with the opportunity to hear from the Trust Board as to key Trust issues, risks and developments, including the proposed acquisition of West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

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  • Coordinating care at the end of life
    Under the direction of the Trust’s End of Life Care Steering Group which includes, governors, bereaved family members, community representatives and voluntary services, and members of the hospital team, the hospital has been implementing a number of actions to improve patient and family care at the end of life.

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  • Nominations now open for Star Awards
    Everyone is invited to submit nominations for outstanding individuals and teams who make the greatest difference to our patients and our hospital for this year’s Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards, supported by CW+.
  • Innovative and successful new pain clinic for the survivors of torture
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s Pain Clinic for Survivors of Torture, which started work in November, is the only one of its kind in the UK—and one of the few found in the world—providing an all-encompassing pain service that takes each patient’s physical and psychological needs into account.

January 2015

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  • Taking action from our CQC report
    We have been working hard on our action plan following our CQC report October 2014. The peer review of our action plan will take place in April.

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  • Keep healthy during the cold snap
    There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions in parts of England. We want our patients to stay healthy during this time.

December 2014

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  • Friends bring Christmas Cheer for staff
    The annual Friends Christmas Cheer Awards ceremony, which recognises members of staff and teams who have a happy, positive approach to their work and encompass our values every day, took place on Thursday 18 December.

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  • Chelsea FC spread Christmas Cheer
    Players from Chelsea Football Club took time out their schedule to bring some Christmas cheer to our young patients on Monday 8 December.
  • Join us for Christmas at Chelsea and Westminster!
    Join us on Thursday 11 December for Christmas at Chelsea and Westminster! The event will take place from 4–6pm with Chelsea Pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea switching on our Christmas tree lights at the start.

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November 2014

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  • Cycle security and safety event
    The Metropolitan Police teamed up with Transport for London and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea BKC Road Safety and Trust Travel Plan team for a cycle security and safety event today between 12 noon and 2:30pm outside the front of the hospital.

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  • Notice of poll
    It is hereby declared that elections are to be held in the following constituencies...

October 2014

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  • Staff survey 2014
    All staff working at Chelsea and Westminster have a view on what it’s like to work here, and staff are invited to share their experience confidentially through the national NHS Staff Survey.

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  • List of nominated candidates published
    The list of candidates who have nominated themselves to stand for election to the Council of Governors in November’s elections has now been published.

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  • Information about industrial action
    A spokesperson for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “We would like to reassure patients and members of the public that we continue to provide a full range of hospital services today.

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  • Notice of Election
    If you are a Foundation Trust member, you can have your say on the future of your hospital when elections to the Council of Governors are held in November.

September 2014

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  • Annual Members’ Meeting 2014
    Join us to hear presentations from the Chairman, Chief Executive and Council of Governors, as well talks about accountable care—helping patients stay out of hospital for longer.

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  • What is the real cost of missing your appointment?
    Each month 300 patients do not attend (DNA) their appointment. The average cost of an outpatient attendance is approximately £100. Over the course of a year this totals more than £350,000—money which could be re-invested into patient services.
  • Support for patients following critical illness
    The intensive care unit has been running patient focus groups for nearly ten years. Listening to patients’ experiences of critical care enables us to make changes to our service and develop specific information for patients and their families, particularly when they are discharged from the unit.
  • Bright Ideas campaign
    Chelsea and Westminster has launched a ‘Bright Ideas’ campaign to canvass staff and patient feedback on where we can improve efficiency and add value for money.

August 2014

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  • Governor makes donation to Hospital Arts
    Sandra Smith-Gordon has donated a piece of her own artwork to the Hospital Arts programme to support the Trust’s focus on providing its patients with a calming hospital experience.

July 2014

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  • Beware scam job adverts
    It has come to our attention that an individual or group of individuals have been impersonating Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on various recruitment websites mainly in South Africa and on social media.

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  • Keep cool during the hot weather
    The UK is currently experiencing a particularly hot spell of weather and has moved to Heat-Health Alert level 2 (60% probability of heatwave conditions between 8am on Friday and 8am on Sunday in parts of England).

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  • Tour de France travel information - Monday 7 July
    The UK leg of the Tour de France begins on Saturday 5 July and travels through the London area on Monday 7 July. The route does not go near Chelsea and Westminster Hospital but may impact travelling to the Trust.

June 2014

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  • Absolutely fabulous Open Day 2014
    This year's Open Day on Saturday 14 June had a very special guest, Joanna Lumley, who helped bring in crowds of more than 2,000 people on the day.

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May 2014

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  • Top marks for ‘Keeping you well’ seminar
    Foundation Trust members were invited to attend the Medicine for Members seminar on Thursday 22 May which focused on Keeping you well with presentations addressing key parts of the Trust’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

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April 2014

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  • Keeping you well Medicine for Members seminar
    Foundation Trust members are invited to book their place for Medicine for Members event Keeping you well which takes place on Thursday 22 May, 5:30–6:30pm in the Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

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