Members News

Members getting involved with the Trust

Monday, June 10th, 2013

By David Brewer, head of engagement We have been busy recruiting new members over recent months and are now approaching the 10,500 mark. We are particularly excited that over two hundred 14-16 year olds have signed up since Christmas. Their ideas and enthusiasm are already making a fantastic contribution. Members have told us they particularly value learning about, and getting involved […]

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A message to our members from the Trust chairman and chief executive

Monday, June 10th, 2013

We wanted to share some news with you. The aim of the Trust is to be amongst the best in everything we do. Patients continue to be our priority. To serve them best we are making record levels of investment and reconfiguring services.    To ensure we can do a really good job and to focus all our efforts on this major project, […]

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Local pupils’ bright ideas win in Dragons’ Den

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Congratulations to the winning Inspire team from John Henry Newman school who, along with two other teams from a Year 10 design and technology class, visited the Lister to present ideas Dragons’ Den style for making hospitals more relevant and interesting to young people. The panel, comprising members of the Trust board and the pupils’ own head teacher, thought the […]

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Staff praised for coming to pedestrian’s aid

Three members of staff have been praised by the Trust’s chief executive, Nick Carver, and Hertfordshire Police after coming to the aid of a woman who fell and hit her head in Stevenage’s Old Town during the Easter bank holiday weekend. Staff nurse Holly Clarke, pre-registration pharmacist Kerrianne Clinton and newborn hearing screener Chloe Edwards […]

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Trust invites local charities to help support Autism Awareness Week

The Trust’s paediatric team has invited other local organisations to join them and help support Autism Awareness Week this week. The team will have stands in the Lister’s main entrance corridor and at the New QEII hospital to raise awareness of the disability that affects over 70,000 people in the UK. They will be supported […]

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Trust awarded for commitment to patient safety by the National Joint Registry

The Trust has been awarded a ‘Quality Data Provider’ certificate by the National Joint Registry (NJR), after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits. The award scheme aims to recognise and reward best practice, highlight the importance of quality data collection, and help show that better data collection leads to better patient care. […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis – Carol Masters’ story

It’s just a short few years ago that 67-year-old Welwyn resident, Carol Masters, experienced some of the most difficult times of her life. She was experiencing pain in various parts of her body, especially her joints, which more or less kept her trapped in her own home for three months. Then in 2013 she was […]

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Award-winning service helps keep rheumatoid arthritis patients well

Responding to rising demand on the Trust’s rheumatology outpatient services, an award-winning annual review service supports patients with stable inflammatory arthritis. The aim of this nurse-led service has been to ensure that patients are reviewed regularly, with risk assessments for cardiovascular disease and bone health (which can be compromised by rheumatoid arthritis) also undertaken. The […]

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