This Week’s NTHighlights

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  1. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust win Investment in Training Award at Hartlepool Business Awards

Out Trust was the proud recipient of the Investment in Training trophy at the Hartlepool Business Awards last night. The award recognised the work of our Trust that included launching apprenticeship programmes to support better outcomes for residents, and leadership programmes for ‘first line’ managers.


  1. Julie Gillon’s blog: Dying Matters Week

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Chief Executive Julie Gillon reflects on the importance of getting end of life care right, to make the experience easier for patients, family, friends and clinicians delivering care to people in their final moments. Read the blog here.


  1. BBC ‘We are Middlesbrough’ interview Professor Jane Metcalf about REPOD scheme

Earlier this week we welcomed the BBC on site filming for their upcoming programme ‘This is Middlesbrough’. The team talked to Professor Jane Metcalf, deputy medical director and Bini Araia, founder of the charity Investing in People and Culture about our REPOD scheme – helping refugee doctors back in to employment within their chosen profession and addressing recruitment issues within the health care sector. We are excited to see the outcome when We Are Middlesbrough airs across the BBC next week – click here for details.


  1. Teesside Trust committed to new mums see the same midwife every time 

Read how our Trust is fully embracing the Continuity of Carer initiative, a national initiative championed by NHS England, providing new mums with the security of seeing the same midwife throughout their pregnancy. Read the full story online.


  1. Teesside doctor wins prestigious award for world class trainee teaching

Congratulations to Dr Christopher Wells, Consultant Gastroenterologist, who was awarded the prestigious William Cullen Prize by The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, for his world class teaching programmes for trainee doctors at our Trust at the General Medicine Update conference organised by us on behalf of The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The event took place on Wednesday 15th May welcoming delegates across all grades of medical, health care, scientific staff and students who heard talks across a range of topics showcasing excellence, sharing successes and inspiring learning by sharing knowledge about recent medical advances in the last two years.  Full article on our website.


  1. Dr Catherine Monaghan presented with most inspiring physicians award

Dr Catherine Monaghan was officially presented with her award after claiming the accolade of being named as one of The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s most inspiring physicians last month. Dr Monaghan who grew up in Teesside was formally presented with her award by Professor Derek Bell, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh at the General Medicine Update conference organised by us on behalf of The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh earlier this week.


  1. New menopause support group for staff

The Trust has recently launched its own menopause support group for staff – led by health and wellbeing lead Jill McGee and consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology Gill Black. The group helps staff who may be struggling with symptoms of menopause and need advice. To find out how to access these services click here.


  1. Dying Matters Week – we want to hear from you.

The palliative care team would like to hear from anyone who has ever experienced end of life care with a friend of family member. We want to know about your experience, specifically, were there any questions that you don’t feel were answered? Perhaps some information that you didn’t feel was readily available that would have supported you on your journey. We will use this information to put together a series of mini-videos to act as support tools for those who go through End of Life Care at our Trust. To leave you feedback visit using the code #6324


  1. Main operating theatre team at the University Hospital of North Tees win team of the month award

Diane Miller and the main operating theatre team at the University Hospital of North Tees won the team of the Trust team of the month award after they did everything they could to help a very anxious patient with health complications. Diane and her team went beyond expectations to support the patient emotionally and physically. Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology Iona Macleod, who nominated the team, said: “Diane and her team offered and gave help when they were not allocated to do so. They stayed beyond their hours of duty to help another team even though their theatres were finished and they could have gone home. It is wonderful to have such kind, capable theatre sisters, willing to help. Diane led by example and her team followed. The patient was extremely grateful and thanked everyone. Congratulations to everyone involved on an outstanding job.


  1. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust selected to take part in pilot of a new A&E standardOur Trust is one of 14 nationally who are taking part in the pilot of a new A&E standard. The proposed standard focuses on treatment of the sickest patients within the first hour of attending A&E. It’s a more complete measure of the total time spent within the Emergency Care department, rather than measuring time to treatment. The team are meeting regularly to fine tune our processes to ensure that we retain our position as one of the leading A&E departments in the country.

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