CRG round up – 7.06.19

Happy Birthday to Executive Support Manager, Sarah Dodd! We hope you enjoyed the gifts.


The Boston Branch would like to congratulate Kerry Gill, Recruitment officer on her recent nuptials to her partner Jo Bray.

Big congratulations from the Boston team, we wish you both the best for the future!


The Prescot Homecare team has started a jigsaw recycle for their service users. Following a Care Assistant Committee Meeting, the branch decided to give jigsaws to their service users. Every two weeks, the service users get another jigsaw to complete.

As well as running the jigsaw recycle, the service users are also being encouraged to grow tomato plants. Our Prescot team hand out tomato plants for the service users and then they either keep the plants or sell them to purchase more plants to grow.

The idea of both initiatives is to help keep our service user’s minds active, help with dexterity, adds excitement to their day and engage with our service users who have complete the jigsaws.

Our Prescot branch is looking for more jigsaw donations so more of our service users can take part. Please send any donations to The Tiger Court address FAO The Prescot Homecare Team.

A special thank you to Charlotte and Sian from the Prescot branch who are both running the jigsaw initiative!


Hammersmith Branch Manager, Ann Prankard would like to thank all of the Hammersmith & Fulham team for their hard work!

Also congratulations to Ann, she has received her registration yesterday; she is now officially the Registered Branch Manager of Hammersmith!


Our Service users in Southend have had another great week! They’ve been to the seaside, out for ice cream, bowling and one service users has even been on a date, we hope it went well!


Recruitment Business Partner North West , Liz Taylor and Administrator, Sian Thorp were at a recruitment event in Liverpool yesterday, we hope it went well!


Congratulations to Client Liaison Manager, Paula Greaves who after no sleep for 36 hours was presented with flowers, from her work wife Jackie Brennan who congratulated me on the birth of her first little grandbaby  “Maisie”. Congratulations Paula!


A warm welcome to new starters at HMP Chelmsford, Keith Boulton, Service Manager and Faye Lillian Moore, Registered General Nurse.


Happy birthday to both Chantelle Heaton and Urooj Majid who both have their birthdays coming up.


Happy birthday to Compliance Officer, Laura McMahon who turns 20 on Friday 14th!


Congratulations to Call Handler, Lee Harris who has been offered a job as a Graduate Paramedic with North West Ambulance Service!


Jeanrenee Lister, Clinical Lead in Lincolnshire recently received the following comments about our Head of Clinical Services, CRG Medical Services, Emma Holder following her attendance at a support session set up by Emma;

“Emma is simply the most lovely person, so knowledgeable, kind, nurturing, run out of words for her. Our time was such a huge help.”


Employee of the Quarter for Q1 (Jan – Mar 2019)

As ever, it was a difficult task to shortlist and pick the overall winner, the final decision is as follows:

Winner: Sarah Hammerton (Derbyshire Custody HCP) The Custody Sergeant wrote of Sarah’s actions: ‘I would like to bring to your attention the excellent work of Sarah in our custody suite today. After examination of the detainee, Sarah had noted additional bruising around the head area and noted that the positioning of the bruising could indicate a serious head injury.  She informed me that to rule out a more serious head injury that what was initially thought that the detainee would have to be taken to hospital for a scan. 

As a result of this scan we were updated by officers at the hospital that the detainee did indeed have a serious head injury in the form of a bleed on the brain. 

 Sarah’s actions in recognising the potential injury and ensuring that the male was taken to hospital has obviously prevented a serious adverse incident in custody and saved the detainee from major life changing injury or worse’.

Runner Up:

Adam Pooley (Essex Custody ECP) – Nominated by Essex police –’I would like to say a big thank you to Adam Pooley today who possibly saved a life in custody. The Detainee had severe central chest pain and was assessed and treated by Adam. Later in the day Adam received a phone call from custody staff at Grays and notified him the detainee he sent to A&E had a massive MI

Loretta Richmond (Dyfed Powys Custody HCP) – Recognised by Chief Inspector Scrase for her resilience when supporting a female patient in Aberystwyth custody who was experiencing a significant Mental Health Crisis.

Employee of the Quarter for Q4 (Oct – Dec 2018)

The SLT have recently reviewed all the nominations for the Employee of the Quarter for Q4 (Oct – Dec 2018) and once again there were plentiful accounts of dedication, professionalism and positive comments on how valuable a service our clinicians and staff provide daily across all contracts.

As ever, it was a difficult task to shortlist and pick the overall winner, the final decision is as follows:

Winner: Marie Ashton (Merseyside Custody HCP). Maria was called to the Cell of a female detainee where CCTV coverage showed her in upright position slumped slightly.

Marie found that the female had her bra strap around neck and face turning blue. Moments later she started to turn blue, she was laid flat on back and CPR commenced as no breaths detected. First initial CPR was given by Marie. Shortly after, a defib monitor was applied and the instruction from monitor was to continue with CPR.  After continued efforts, the female became responsive, so CPR was stopped.

The female was conscious by the time the emergency Ambulance arrived on scene. It was later established that she made a full recovery and was discharged from hospital.

Runner Up:

Tony James (Lincolnshire Custody HCP) –Tony James acted appropriately and showed excellent clinical evaluation skills when dealing with detainee who had ingested a considerable amount of cocaine.

Marie Ibbotson (Call Centre) –  Praised by an Essex Police CDO, ‘Marie is always helpful, polite and her communication with police is always positive, is vital to maintain relationships between the different organisations involved’.


Filming for the new Channel 5 documentary ’60 minutes in the Force’ is continuing in Derby Custody Suite, here, Clinical Lead Jo Fargher has been working with the film crew during a busy night in custody last week. A big thank you the CRG staff who have really embraced the opportunity to showcase the work we do in custody and we can’t wait to see the series being aired later on in the year.


Fact Friday

Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic? Queen Elizabeth, then an 18-year-old princess, joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service as a subaltern, training as a truck mechanic and driver.


Social Media Sourcing

Take a look at these 7 Social Media Recruitment Tips to Find Top Talent.


LinkedIn Competition

Managing Director, Neil Crudden has requested his posh meal to be at Nandos and was very thrilled to receive his voucher. We look forward to getting the pictures from his outing!

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 marketing@crg.uk.com and the person with the most likes at the end of the month, wins! You have until Friday 28th June to enter so get posting!


Baby Corner

Everyone meet, Floyd, Trainee Marketing Manager, Matthew Smith’s 9 year old German Shepard.


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 someone heavily involved in design work across the board, can you guess who?

Last week’s entry was Allied Healthcare Branch Manager, Teresa Hilton. Did you guess correctly ?

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