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Hospital staff hit right note for global campaign

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff have found a fun way to promote a campaign with a serious message. They have come up with an entertaining method to support global campaign #EndPJparalysis, which aims to get patients out of their pyjamas and up and out of bed. The local ‘Stop Gowning Around’ concept has been captured in a short film, which shows staff performing a catchy song, ‘Taking Your Gown off’ to the tune of the popular Buck’s Fizz hit, ‘Making Your Mind Up.’

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Breast screening unit to host awareness event

We think we know what the signs of breast cancer are, until it comes to checking our own breasts - then we're not so sure. Is that a lump I can feel? Should I be worried about the dimpled skin there? What exactly am I feeling for? What are the signs? Those were exactly the concerns that led to the creation of the ‘Know Your Lemons campaign, which began in 2003 and has now reached more than 7.3 million people on Facebook alone.

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Neonatal Unit to mark Prematurity Day in style

World Prematurity Day (Friday, November 17) will be marked in colourful style by staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Neonatal Unit (NNU). The unit, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will celebrate the day with all things purple - the official colour of the day, which raises awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. Staff will dress in purple, there will be purple bunting and balloons and even purple treats to eat as well as a raffle and tombola.

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Trust among top procurement performers

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named by the Health Secretary as among the best NHS performers for negotiating prices for healthcare supplies which offer the best value for money. The Trust has saved over £2 million in the last two years by improving the way it buys goods and services – known as procurement.

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Self Care Week bigger and better than ever

This year’s Self Care Week (13-19 Nov) is bigger and better than ever – with a huge range of events happening across the Bradford district. Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be hosting an event at Bradford Royal Infirmary on Monday, from 10am to 2pm, in the Ambulatory Care Unit. People can come along and pick up information and advice about self-care from Public Health’s stop smoking team, Champions Show the Way and Carers’ Resource.

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Shared Memories event aims to bring comfort to families affected by loss

A poignant memorial service to bring comfort to families affected by the loss of a baby or child is being organised by Bradford hospital staff. The ‘Shared Memories Service’ has been arranged with the aim of helping bereaved parents overcome their grief and will take place at the Listening for Life Centre, Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on Saturday, 2 December at 11am.

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New £3m research centre moves step closer

A new Yorkshire centre which will improve the health and wellbeing of children and the elderly, as well as the safety of patients in hospitals and clinics, has taken another step forward with the submission of building plans for approval. The Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare, to be established at Bradford Royal Infirmary, brings together clinicians from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with researchers from the universities of Bradford and Leeds, and has been made possible thanks to a £1 million award from the Wolfson Foundation.

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Research team mark special anniversary

A Bradford-based dedicated research team, which has played a leading role in stroke and elderly care research, is set to celebrate a special anniversary. It is 30 years since the successful Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation was founded and over the decades it has grown to become an international leader in healthcare innovation. The unit is based in the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR) building on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and is part of the University of Leeds, administratively located within the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences.

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Make a difference - become a governor

Could you make a difference to healthcare in Bradford? Bradford Teaching Hospitals is seeking public governors to sit on the Foundation Trust’s Council.

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Bradford dietitians scoop national awards

A Bradford project which has improved the recognition and management of malnutrition in the community has scooped two national awards. The joint initiative, involving the medicines optimisation team at NHS Bradford City and Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the nutrition and dietetics service at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT), won an Innovation Award at the SystmOne National User Group conference and was named winner of the ‘Utilising Technology’ category at the PrescQIPP Innovation Awards.

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