Caring Together Induction Pack: now available online

Caring Together Eastern CheshireThe new Caring Together Induction Pack is now available online.

The intention is to promote the pack to all new starters with health and social care organisations commissioning or providing services for the people of Eastern Cheshire. Organisations include third sector partners and providers of social housing.

For the avoidance of doubt, the pack is not relevant to employees involved exclusively in commissioning or providing services outside Eastern Cheshire. This pack is to be made available with immediate effect to new recruits, either salaried or voluntary.

At the end of every third month, a member of the Caring Together team will send managers a link to a brief online survey for new recruits to complete. This will enable them to measure awareness of the pack and the extent to which it is achieving its aim of improving understanding of Caring Together. Consultees will have the option to remain anonymous as the purpose of the survey is not to test individuals’ knowledge or pay attention to people who don’t answer all the questions correctly!

While the principal aim of the survey is to ensure that new starters are introduced to Caring Together as soon as practicable, the pack can also be shared with colleagues more widely. Reference copies of the pack are also available in the Staff Library (Top Floor, New Alderley House).

Many thanks to all in anticipation of your support for this important initiative to promote understanding of – and engagement in – our transformation programme.

Issues with Athens: self-registration and transferring accounts between trusts

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Please be aware that there are currently issues with OpenAthens – staff members transferring to East Cheshire from another Trust will be temporarily unable to transfer their accounts, and self-registration for staff members without an account is currently unavailable.

Should you wish to create an account, please contact either Steve Collman (steve.collman@nhs.net), Amanda Gardner (amanda.gardner3@nhs.net) or Anne Webb (anne.webb12@nhs.net) – we will be happy to create an account for eligible staff members.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience these may cause.

Informa Healthcare Journal collection now available via Athens!

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The Library and Knowledge Service have gained access to a number of Informa Healthcare journals and full text articles which are now available via Athens. These include titles such as Women’s Reproductive Health, Immunological Investigations: A Journal of Molecular and Cellular Immunology, Aging & Mental Health Journal and Dermato-Endocrinology Journal to name a few. To access just log into Athens and then click on Taylor & Francis Online in the list of resources. Access will also work via directly visiting the Taylor and Francis website.

National problem with NHS Athens administration

athensThere is currently a problem with logging into OpenAthens Administration accounts, which means that we are temporarily unable to help people if they have Athens queries or are having problems with their personal accounts.

This is a national problem that is being looked into as a matter of urgency and we will update people as soon as more information is available. Thank you for your patience.