CRG Round up – 3.05.19

Thank you!!!

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

Congratulations Graphic Designer, Jack Turner who ran the London Marathon on the weekend to raise money for the Royal Air Force Association. Jack achieved a time of 5 hours and 11 minutes. He would have been faster but he pulled his hamstring on the 20th mile! To help him raise money, please donate here.

Good luck to Bookings CoordinatorGareth Price from all your team here at St Helens agency.

Gareth returned to Serbia earlier this week to bring his wife back and start their new life together in England.

He has also completed his 500’000 steps for Cancer research, his just giving page is open for the next fortnight, if you would like to contribute please find the link

Welcome Nicola Hughes to the Clinical Governance team as a Compliance Officer.

Nicola started with CRG Medical Services on Monday and has a spent this week shadowing Laura McMahan (Compliance Officer) and Rachel Quinn (Clinical Governance Co-Ordinator).

Custody Nurse, Natalie Alden and her Ammanford colleagues, would like to wish all the best to a fellow Custody Nurse who was injured whilst at work in custody a month ago. She is hopefully returning back to work soon, Noddy Natalie and custody staff are looking forward to her return. Elinor is a very valued member of the team in Ammanford and a good friend.

Congratulations to Derbyshire Custody HCP, Linda Ross, who ran last Sunday’s London Marathon and completed it in an impressive time of 4 hours and 55 minutes. Linda described it as ‘a fabulous experience and one I will always remember!’ Many congratulations from us all Linda!!

We’re Famous

Starting last night and continuing throughout the May, CRG Medical Services are involved in the filming of a Channel 5 documentary titled ’60 minutes in the Force’, it will focus on a weekly 60 min period and follow the events within Derby Police Station’s custody suite. The producers will evaluate what is happening during this hour and select an event to film (investigations, interviews, arrests etc). This may mean that certain storylines will involve our staff performing their critical role and highlight the important work undertaken by our staff to ensure that detainees are kept safe, whilst also assisting investigating officers in the collection of forensic evidence as part of criminal cases. This is a great opportunity to showcase CRG Medical Services and our great staff, we will let you know when its due to be aired!

A nice thank you

Despite the high number of individuals who we keep safe and well whilst in Police Custody by our staff, it isn’t often that we get to hear just how appreciative they are of the care and compassion that they receive. Whilst many do verbally thank our staff, it’s unusual to receive a written letter of thanks. However, we have recently received such a letter from a detainee who was treated by Dyfed Powys Police Custody HCPs Julie McClennon and Debbie Harrison. The gentleman wanted to express his gratitude for their ‘upmost care and consideration’ along with their ‘help and kindness’. This is a great endorsement of the way our staff deliver services throughout our contracts and we are genuinely thrilled to receive such feedback. Well done Julie and Debbie, you should be rightfully proud!

Our Senior Recruitment Consultant for Software – Deb Coburn placed a Software Contractor into one team at Savills and the Development Manager recommended Deb and CRG TEC to another Team that we haven’t worked with before. We are working on a permanent Software developer role for them.

CRG TEC Managing Director, Neil Crudden won a retained search: Enterprise Architect role with Manchester City Council this week.

This is an important and senior position in their ‘Children and Families’ directorate.

If anyone in the wider business knows any high end, strategy based Enterprise Architects, please send across their details as MCC have said a social or healthcare background could be of relevance.

Neil would be happy to outline the role and talk through it in more detail with anyone in the larger company if they know anyone, and want to email him:

Fact Friday

Queen Elizabeth visited the set of Game of Thrones, but because of an obscure rule, she wasn’t allowed to sit on the iron throne. The ruling monarch can’t sit on a foreign throne, even if it’s fictional, apparently.

LinkedIn Leverage

Take a look at this article on the best ways to use LinkedIn to recruit.

Competition Winner Announcement

Announcing the winner of this months competition!

Congratulations to our competition winner, HCL Senior Consultant, David Talbot. David has won a meal for 2 in a fancy restaurant near him! He posted a recruitment post on LinkedIn which gained 54 likes! Take a look at the post here.

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 Friday 31st May to enter so get posting! HCL Senior Consultant, David Talbot won a voucher for a meal for two near him.

Baby Corner

Baby Maddie has had lots of cuddles today on her visit. Administrator, Sarah Walker and baby are doing fantastically. Sarah has taken to motherhood like a duck to water!

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 HCL Recruitment Consultant, can you guess who?

Last week’s entry was HCL Doctors Operations Manager, Lindsay Swinson. Did you guess correctly ?

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