Super self-help books added to stock

DSCF0870Starting the New Year off in style, the library is pleased to announce the re-stocking of the Wellbeing and Leadership sections.  Lots of super self-help titles now grace the shelves including:

  • Heal your headache
  • The feeling good handbook
  • Say No to Diabetes
  • IBS: free at last
  • The cancers survivor’s companion
  • Freedom from the diet trap
  • Treat your own back

In the Leadership section you will also find books on Employee Engagement which may be helpful to new managers.

  • Leadership plain and simple
  • Managing stress in the workplace
  • The extraordinary leader
  • Employee engagement 2.0
  • Carrots and sticks don’t work
  • Team building

Come in and take a look at the whole range or email us at ecn-tr.stafflibrary.nhs.net to reserve any of those listed above.

Free academic short courses

Whilst browsing Twitter on a damp Tuesday afternoon, I came across this listing for FREE courses on Mental Health and Wellbeing. This one entitled Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture is offered by the University of Liverpool, beginning on 8 September and lasting for 6 weeks. For further details please go to: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/mental-health-and-well-being

There are many other short courses available, also free, including ‘Inside Cancer’, ‘Cardiovascular disease’, ‘How to read your Boss’ and many more.

Relaxing in the Library

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Thank you to all the therapists who gave up their valuable time today, providing a variety of relaxing treatments to East Cheshire staff. The selection of free 15 min taster sessions – reflexology, massage and the Alexander Technique, was very well attended.

Comments from all the ‘clients’ was very positive “Wonderful experience … very friendly”  “… great if this was available more regularly”  “… I was introduced to other areas like the fiction (titles). Hopefully I will visit again soon”
“… a lovely start to a Monday”

The therapists today were:
Diana Grant                Tracy Mills
Peter Bloch                 Gill Black

 

 

Wellbeing news

For more information on the following visit your Wellbeing Direct Pages

http://nww.hrdirect-east.cheshirehr.nhs.uk/wellbeing-direct/wellbeing-direct.htm

Staff discounts, schemes and theatre offers

  •         Staff activities and events
  •         Wellbeing Newsletters
  •         Change support resources.

 Current Wellbeing Activities

  •         DIY Health Check Point at MDGH
  •         Join the Trusts ‘Big Band’
  •         Pilates
  •         Tai Chi
  •         Zumba
  •         Yoga
  •         Complimentary therapies
  •         Trust choir.

Click here for more information on all programmes currently being offered.

 

Wellbeing News

For more information on the following visit your Wellbeing Direct Pages

  • Staff Discounts & Schemes
  • Staff Activities & Events
  • Wellbeing Newsletters
  • Change Support Resources
  • Staff Counselling

Polite Notice:

If you are attending activities located at the Kids Allowed Nursery, please could you avoid parking on their car park where possible as spaces are required for parents collecting children. Many thanks for your understanding.

East Cheshire Trust BIG BAND

We’ve received a fantastic staff suggestion to set up an East Cheshire Trust BIG BAND.

If you play an instrument, know of a conductor or are willing to set this up for staff please contact: Alison.nuttall@nhs.net

News from NHS Networks

NHS Networks requires free subscription before you can read any of the following articles in full.

Elearning: If you are looking for a less physically demanding alternative to gym membership in January, try our e-learning courses for practice managers looking to build a healthier, more robust business to meet the challenges of the new year.  There is a free course on CQC compliance, plus several courses on finance, employment and HR issues and primary care medical contracts.

Children and young people’s health and wellbeing in changing times
The NHS Confederation has published a report on the impact of the health reforms on children and young people’s health and wellbeing. Read more »

NHS Improvement turns spotlight on stroke
NHS Improvement has published Spotlight on Stroke.  Read more »

Health survey comes of age
The Health and Social Care Information Centre is running the annual health survey for England (HSE) for the twenty-first time.  Read more »

Action plan for improving the use of medicines and reducing waste
A report commissioned by the Department of Health looks at how the NHS is working to improve the use of medicines and tackle avoidable medicines wastage.  Read more »

Direct access to diagnostic imaging for cancer 
NHS Improvement has produced a document to help diagnostic imaging for cancer. Read more »

The health and social care ratings review  The Nuffield Trust has been commissioned by the secretary of state to review whether aggregate ratings of provider performance should be used in health and social care.  Read more »

National continence survey
The all party parliamentary group (APPG) for continence care is pushing to make integrated services more widely available to all age groups, and also to help break the taboo which prevents individuals seeking and receiving medical attention. Read more »

Key performance indicators for improving access to psychological therapies
Latest figures from the NHS Information Centre.  Read more »

Smoking campaign gets under way
The Department of Health has launched a new campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the new year.  Read more »

Making integrated out of hospital care a reality
This report discusses the foundations for integrated care for adults, children and young people, with a focus on implementing out of hospital care, and connecting primary, community and social care. Read more »

Primary care IT services operating model published The NHS Commissioning Board has published a document setting out how the management of IT systems will be organised for primary care providers (dentists, pharmacists and optometrists) from April 2013.  Read more »

New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced  Hospitals will have a new system to help doctors and nurses spot children suffering from abuse and neglect, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has announced.  Read more »

Lessons learned from the hospital pathways programme The hospital pathways programme aims to improve both processes of care and interactions between staff and patients through a collaborative programme involving five acute trusts, the King’s Fund and the Health Foundation to apply techniques, not widely used in the NHS.  Read more »

Allied health professionals bulletin – December 2012
December edition of the Allied health professionals bulletin.   Read more »

Cancer services coming of age report published   The cancer services coming of age report has been published.   Read more »

NHS funding transfer to local authorities
The Department of Health has written to the NHS Commissioning Board with provisional information on the transfer of £859m in 2013/14 to from the NHS to local authorities.  Read more »

Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals
A short report reflecting the views from a focus group complements progress reports from acute trusts involved in the transform programme pilot.
Read more »

NHS Commissioning Assembly: next steps
The NHS Commissioning Board has published further information about the NHS Commissioning Assembly, the community of leaders for NHS commissioning.  Read more »

Payment by results 2013/14 road test package   The road test exercise provides an opportunity for the service to test out the new tariff and supports the planning process. Read more »

Advance care planning toolkit   A team at the National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) has developed an advance care planning toolkit to help care providers approach the planning process with confidence and knowledge.  Read more »

New ‘Be Food Smart’ Change4Life campaign

Government launches new ‘Be Food Smart’ Change4Life campaign

via NeLM – Nutrition and Metabolism on 1/7/13

Source: Department of Health (DH)

The Public Health Minister is launching a new Change4Life campaign – ‘Be Food Smart’ – to promote healthier eating habits. Those who sign up to the campaign will receive a free ‘Food Smart Meal Mixer’ containing a number of quick, easy, healthier recipes, as well as a range of offers from a number of food manufacturers.   A prime time advertising slot is the centrepiece of the campaign, exposing the ‘hidden nasties’ in everyday foods, and helping people to be ‘food smart’.  The campaign also features a smart phone and tablet app featuring a meal mixer and a shopping list function, to help people make healthy choices in the supermarket.   Please see the link below for further details.