Experienced GP joins Trust Board

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

GP Dr David Buckle has joined the Trust as an associate non-executive director. A GP in Woodley, Berkshire for over 30 years, David also has had a long career in clinical leadership and, subsequently, medical management. In 2015, he was appointed as the medical director for the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group before retiring in […]

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Former Royal College of Nursing CEO joins Trust Board

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The Trust welcomes the appointment of former Royal College of Nursing (RCN) chief executive Peter Carter as a non-executive director. Peter, who has a life time’s experience in numerous healthcare leadership roles, will be a huge asset to the Trust.    Peter was chief executive at the RCN from January 2007 to August 2015. Prior […]

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Trust statement: discharge summaries

Monday, September 10th, 2018

“The Trust’s foremost priority is to provide our patients with high quality care that keeps them safe from harm.  Following the introduction of a new electronic patient record system – Lorenzo – at the Trust in September 2017, a detailed review carried out recently by the Trust has not been able to identify sufficient evidence […]

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Talk to your family about organ donation

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

During Organ Donation Week 2018, the Trust’s staff are encouraging people to talk to their families about organ donation and help increase the number of lives saved or transformed by a transplant. Nationally, three people die every day in need of an organ, and there are approximately 110 people in Hertfordshire on the transplant waiting […]

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Who is your hospital hero?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

The Trust – which runs the Lister, New QEII and Hertford County hospitals, as well as the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre – is asking the public to let them know which of its staff and/or teams has really made a difference to local people. Supported by the Trust’s Charity, the staff awards are designed to […]

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Consultant urologist now a senior clinical lecturer at University of Hertfordshire

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Mr Nikhil Vasdev, one of the Trust’s consultant urological surgeons, is set to take up an additional role from 3 September as a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire’s school of life and medical sciences. He will be focusing on robotic urological and uro-oncological research, an area in which Nikhil has been involved […]

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Trust spearheads new carers handbook

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

A new handbook has been created to provide carers with support and signpost them to organisations for further advice and guidance.  The Trust’s carers lead, Jodie Deards, led on the project with support from local carers, NHS trusts and voluntary carer organisations, and funding from NHS England. Above: New carers handbook launch at the Lister […]

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Trust ranked in top 50 for research

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The Trust has been ranked again in the top 50 acute trusts for research by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), this time for both the number of research studies and the number of participants taking part. Last year, the Trust took part in 127 studies, putting us in 44th place […]

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Five daredevils aim to raise money for the Lister’s urology department

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Five skydivers will be jumping from a plane to raise money for the Lister’s urology department. The skydivers are members of the Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Heroes (RALPH) support group. RALPH members taking part in the skydive, pictured left to right: Jason Keener, James Hemmings, Ian Cannonier and Antonio Ciaravella. Not pictured: Peter Joyce. The […]

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Ear acupuncture service expands to help more cancer patients

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

The ear acupuncture service at Mount Vernon’s Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC), which was first started to help relieve side-effects of breast cancer treatment, is now being offered to patients with prostate cancer. Above: Beverly de Valois (centre) with members of the ear acupuncture service  The service began after a research study in 2003 by […]

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