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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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Trust’s urology team attend BAFTA event

The Trust’s urology team recently attended a tribute event for one of their former patients. Above: Members of the Trust’s urology team, including Dr Anand Sharma (furthest left), Helen Stoker (clinical nurse specialist, second left), Beverly Aldwinckle (urology clinic nurse in charge, second right) and James Hemmings (clinical nurse specialist, furthest right).  Ray Merrin was […]

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Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers at all time low

Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers – also known as bed sores – on the Trust’s inpatient wards are now at an all-time low. In 2010, pressure ulcers were reported at the rate of one nearly every day. Just seven years later, one occurs every two weeks (in 2017 there were just 31 cases reported across the whole […]

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Lister team at heart of major international urology research trial

The Lister urology team is leading a multi-centre international research trial involving hospitals from the UK, Belgium and the United States.   The trial, called the Robotic Guided Cytokine Study, is being lead by Mr Nikhil Vasdev, consultant urological surgeon and senior lecturer in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire. To date 20 patients have been recruited successfully at the Lister […]

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Welcome to our new student nurses

A new cohort of student nurses from the University of Hertfordshire joined the Trust this week. They are now starting their clinical (adult and children’s services) experience and will have placements in a variety of clinical areas over the next three years on their journey to becoming registered nurses. Welcoming the new cohort, the Trust’s […]

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Research team recruits most number of patients to national trial

The Trust’s research team has recruited the most number of patients in England to a national study looking at whether a new ultrasound method will help reduce the number of patients needing a diagnostic operation, compared to the current approach. The study is being led at the Trust by consultant head and neck surgeon Mr […]

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