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!
A warm welcome to Toni Jenkins, who joins the team in Hammersmith and Fulham as a Care Quality Officer. Happy birthday to Care Coordinator, Allan Kabangi who celebrates his birthday on the 2st May and a huge congratulations as Allan is getting married in October!
Happy birthday to Bolton Branch Manager, Jenny Booth! Jenny would like to say a huge thank you to both the Bolton and Salford branches for all her presents.
The Bolton branch are having a gender reveal in the office today for Sarah Cumston, Field Care Supervisor.
Congratulations to Care Coordinator Kath Johnson who has become a grandma to a baby girl called Darlah.
Happy birthday to Care Coordinator, Lorraine Tibbles who celebrated her 40th birthday on Wednesday this week.
Following a successful roll out of Webroster V 2.0 in six of our homecare branches, the team has implemented the new update in Wolverhampton and Stoke.
Mel from the ICS Nursing team in Leicester called the branch just to say how helpful and lovely Denise Wilkinson, one of our Shepshed Care Assistants is! Thank you Denise, you’re a credit to the team 🙂
A Heartfelt Thank You!
Our Clacton Homecare branch received a lovely letter this morning from family of one of our service users:
“I just wanted to write and say that my mum’s care by the various members of your team was exemplary.
She was very reluctant to accept carers at the beginning, but after a while, she looked forward to their visits. She had some lovely ladies and gentlemen to help her and most of them became good friends.
Without your staff’s support and assistance, it would have been impossible for my mum to stay in her own home.
I would be very grateful if you would say a huge, heartfelt thank you to all the lovely people who helped her over the last couple of year.
We’ve received fantastic feedback from a service user’s next of kin. A big thanks to Wendy Lomas, Shaieen Akbar, Debbie Kemp and all other care workers that looked after her so well.
Well done to the Clacton branch. We’ve received an overall score of 91.7% Well Done Everyone, despite having issues with the BEE App last week will still got above 90% which is fab!
WELL DONE TO THE STAFF who achieve 95% or more on their ECM results…
- Drina Lodge 97%
- Kath Johnson 100%
- Pam Hillary 100%
- Luka Mullin 96%
- David Smith 100%
- Jessica Owens 96%
- Kulsum Bibi 100%
- Rebecca Fletcher 97%
- Sandra Wilkinson 100%
Looks like our Southend service users got up to lots of fun this bank holiday. We hope you all had a happy Easter! 🐰🐣
CRG Homecare employees skydive for charity
Leanne Egalton, Kim Lock and Lucy Yates from the Southend, Thurrock and Clacton branches are taking part in a skydive to raise money for Age UK, a charity close to their hearts.
All three of them will be jumping out of a plane on 31st August! If you want to donate, visit: gofundme.com/u6fk4
CRG Homecare’s Employee of the Month for February announced…
EOTM for Communication is Katie Ross, Care Coordinator from the Burnley branch! Katie was nominated as she works so hard within her role and is constantly helping others within the branch where needed. She frees up staff to work in other areas, helps other staff with their rotas and fixes phones. Nothing is too much trouble for her. She’s been brilliant as the App Champion and is a credit to the Burnley branch… Katie you’re a star! Well done Katie!!
EOTM for Compassion is awarded to both Vincent Noblett & Musyi Berhane. Vincent and Musyi, Care Assistants from our Hammersmith branch, were recognised by an ex councillor and Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham for their amazing work whilst caring for him. We provide care to the ex-councillor and when he was recently awarded honorary title of alderman and freedom of the borough, he mentioned both carers in his acceptance speech. Well done Vincent and Musyi!
EOTM for Care goes to Aisha Atcha. Aisha Atcha was nominated after the Bolton Branch received a compliment from a service user’s daughter praising Aisha’s work. The service user’s daughter said: “We are very happy with the service and would especially like to mention the attention to detail given by Aisha. It is very noticeable when she has been as she goes above and beyond and completes tasks like laundry and cleaning so I can concentrate on visiting my dad rather than doing his washing.”
Aisha is a very valued member of the team at Bolton she puts in long hours and works every weekend with no complaints. Congratulations Aisha!!
EOTM for Competence is awarded to Veronika Beleznai
During Boston’s recent CQC inspection, Veronika was personally mentioned by the inspector as someone who is a stand out employee. CQC to spoke to eight service users and all gave positive feedback on how professional and caring Veronika is. They could not speak more highly of her. Well done Veronika!
EOTM for Commitment is Megan Wood, Care Coordinator, from the Stoke branch. The Stoke branch has recently mobilised a new contract for Homecare services, after the team was told they were transferring a number of service users in only 4 weeks. Megan led on completing all the assessments and care plans for the new service users. She was on annual leave the week before the transfer and still worked tirelessly at home and the weekend before the transfer to ensure that new folders and all the new documentation was in place for the go live date. She did this all with a positive outlook and was a pleasure to work with during the mobilisation! Thank you, Megan for your hard work!
Sleaford have received 4 compliments this week, and had a really positive monitoring meeting with Lincolnshire county council. For the first time in over a year Sleaford service user waiting list, is less than 10, currently sitting at 8. To put this in perspective, in October the waiting list was sitting at 44 service users waiting.
Joanne James, Improvement Lead – South would like to thank everyone for their hard work and commitment to the branch. We are making really positive progress.
Joanne would also like to thank Sophie Spry, who went out after her bed run had finished at 10 o’clock to comfort and reassure a service user that had recently been discharged home after having her catheter replaced after she had pulled it out twice in so many days.
Clacton’s poor old Arthur doll has been made redundant due to Annie doll starting work with us in Clacton today
He is off to pastures new and you will see him Tiger Court!
Essex team, make sure you pick up that extra call!
The Boston Branch would like to congratulate Field Care Supervisor, Helen Coote on her marriage to Geoff which has taken place today. Wishing you both all the best for the future.
Well done to two of our Southend service users who have made it into the Echo Newspaper for an amazing performance at the Royal Albert Hall. They down an amazing job performing in front of 100’s of people with their friend at the Music Man Project.
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.
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.
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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 email@example.com 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.
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 ?