CRG Round Up – 26.04.19

Thank you!!!

Thank you to all our employees who worked during the bank holiday weekend.

The Marketing team would like to wish Graphic Designer, Jack Turner the best of luck in running the London Marathon this weekend to raise money for the Royal Air Force Association. To help him raise money, please donate here.

Happy wedding Anniversary to Marketing Manager Rav Sidhu, 5 years today!


Throughout April Gareth Price, Bookings Coordinator, is raising money for Cancer Research UK. The aim is to take 500 000 steps and raise a minimum of £500.

Take a look at Gareth progress in the below image and click the link to donate.

HMP Chelmsford had a HMIP inspection last week, the inspecting team was joined by the CQC , I am pleased to share that they felt our service had made good progress.

We have a new starter Paula Unwin who has taken the post of Clinical Lead at HMP Chelmsford and has already made significant inroads and received plaudits from the customer.

CRG has been fortunate to recruit Deborah Hale to the newly developed role of Clinical Nurse Specialist/Research Nurse. With many years’ experience in this field, Deborah has been instrumental in the development and facilitation of this new service within HMP Altcourse. Deborah is responsible for managing her own very demanding case load, engaging patients in assessment for the diagnosis of ASD/ADHD and treatment with a stepped care approach combining  IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme) services with pharmacological treatments, prescribing stimulant and non-stimulant medication. As an Independent Nurse Prescriber for 10 years Deborah has also completed Advanced Practitioner training at master’s level that includes Drugs & Therapeutics, Diagnostics, and Mental Health Act Law & Ethics in order to provide the highest quality of care to patients.

Deborah is able manage any co-morbid symptoms including adopting a Bio/Psycho/Social approach that includes the education of patients and other care providers. The provision of a psycho-educational element of the model, ensures that Deborah is able to engage patients in psychological therapies such as; CBT, ACT and solution focused therapies. Effective communication and multi-agency working within the prison, ensures that risk management planning is put in place at an early stage in the patients journey of care and that this also incorporates planning for long term recovery and the management of risk.

Congratulations to Merseyside Clinical Lead (Debby McMahon) and Custody HCP (Nicola Sheridan) who have been invited to attend a Merseyside Police Awards Ceremony in May. Their award is in recognition of their actions during a medical emergency in police custody 18 months ago where, assisted by our Clinical Director (Seonaid McConnachie), they saved the life of a detainee who was suffering from a cardiac arrest.

‘A meeting of CRG staff was interrupted when an alarm was activated and a nurse was shouted for. On their arrival in the holding cell, a number of police officers were providing CPR to a collapsed man, both Nicola Sheridan and Debby McMahon immediately supported the process whilst an ambulance was called.

 The man had a carotid pulse but no cardiac output, the situation was continuously monitored and interventions delivered as required until the arrival of the paramedics.

The resuscitation was successful and, by the time the detainee was transferred to hospital, he was shouting and physically aggressive – for once behaviour that was welcomed given his presentation only a short time earlier.’

It is sometimes easy to forget that emergency interventions are carried out by members of our team on a regular basis. However, the fact of the matter is that a man’s life was saved by the efforts of nurses and police custody staff. We are extremely proud to see how everyone worked together to achieve this outcome and also supported one another post incident.  Look out for further updates once the award ceremony has taken place.

Our Esther McPhail has been invited to go to NY in a few weeks, as a guest of the Met Police, representing CRG/Custody Nurses as part of a team of 120 Police officers and associated colleagues, to run/cycle 14.2 miles around Central Park to raise sponsorship for the Jack’s Pack Charity.

As part of the tour, Esther will have the opportunity to visit the NY Police custody suite, Run in the 5K NYPD memorial run, pull a plane (yep, an actual plane!) as well as meet many of the serving NYPD officers.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for Esther and she would like to promote CRG and all the good work we do especially as she will be travelling alongside some pretty high ranking officers of the Metropolitan Police.

CRG TEC celebrated their highest earnings in their 18 months operating last March.

Actual scenes from that meeting:

TEC is looking to grow their team over the coming months and looking forward to more records being broken.

Fact Friday

Penguins used to be almost seven feet tall! Researchers from the La Plata Museum found fossils in the Antarctic of a “colossus penguin,” measuring 6 feet, 8 inches in height.

LinkedIn Leverage

11 Killer LinkedIn Tips for Recruiters, take a look here.

Brand new competition!

If you want to be in the running to win a meal for 2 in a posh restaurant near you, all you have to do is post a recruitment related post on LinkedIn, email your post to and the person with the most likes at the end of the month, wins! You have until next friday to enter so get posting! Greg Western, HCL Mental Health Divisional Head won a voucher for a meal for two with the D&D group that have a choice of restaurants including Bluebird, Paternoster Chop House, Madison and Quaglino’s.

Baby Corner

Burnley Branch Manager, Penny Martin and Philip Martin became a grandma and an uncle this weekend just gone to a baby girl called Marcie! Congratulations!

When we were young

Each week we will post a photo of an employee in their early years, the week after we will announce who it is.

This week we have a member of the HCL Doctors team, can you guess who?

Last week’s entry was HCL Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, Tobi Olaogun. Did you guess correctly ?

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