10 years of
retinopathy is the number one treatable cause of
visual loss in the UK among 16-64 year olds and
can have a devastating impact if not detected.
Since 2008 the North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye
Screening Programme, run by the Trust, has been
successfully offering eye screening for people
with diabetes in the region and recently
celebrated 10 years of saving sight.
Diabetic eye screening is a key part of diabetes
care. Diabetic retinopathy, caused by high blood
sugar levels damaging the blood vessels at the
back of the eye, can cause blindness if left
undiagnosed and untreated. It is the most common
cause of sight loss in people of working age. Read More>>>
New physician associate role welcomed
A new role
that supports hospital doctors in the diagnosis and
management of patients is set to free up more time
for senior doctors to deal with complex cases.
The Trust has welcomed 12 new physician
associates to its workforce. The new recruits have
graduated after completing their MSc in Physician
Physician associates are
medically trained, generalist healthcare
professionals who work alongside doctors and provide
The role allows them to take a
patient's history, make a simple diagnosis, carry
out some physical examinations, formulate diagnosis
and develop treatment plans.
laboratories at York and Scarborough hospitals have
been awarded a national badge of quality by the
United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
The labs were independently
assessed to confirm that they deliver high quality
patient care and testing services and granted UKAS
accreditation. It is recommended and endorsed by NHS
England, NHS Improvement and the CQC.
Fox, Quality Manager, said: “We are delighted to
have achieved UKAS accreditation. It provides
assurance for patients that staff who carry out
their diagnostic tests are competent and the
equipment being used is safe and fit for purpose.
Workshop for ex-military
The Trust held the first ever workshop designed
specifically to support ex-military personnel into
NHS jobs. Representatives of the Trust, NHS
Employers and The Officers Association were joined
by ex-military candidates to explore the
opportunities the NHS can offer.
Mark Hindmarsh, Deputy Chief Operating
Officer, said: “Each year people leave the Military
to go and work in another industry. Many of them
want to come and work in the NHS in nonclinical
roles but often feel they don’t fit the criteria.
know there are people out there with just the skills
we are looking for so we wanted do a little more to
try and help them make the transition from Military
Breakout sessions were held where
guests could find out more about how the NHS works,
a ‘speed dating’ session to briefly hear about
people’s roles and advice on a mock job application.
Results of the Membership Survey 2018
Thank you to all of you who completed our
Membership Survey 2018.
We received over
1,000 responses, which identified services that are
working well and areas which need to be improved.
Click here to view a summary of the results.
Joined Up Yorkshire
The NHS and
local councils in Yorkshire and Humber want to find
out your views about what sort of information should
be used to improve the healthcare and services you
receive and to help make Yorkshire and Humber a
better place for everybody.
this short survey about how your information should
Council of Governors
Thursday 13 December 2018
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(Open to public
Join us at the next Board
Are you interested in finding
out what is discussed at board
level within our Trust? The
Board of Directors hold meetings
in public, meaning that anyone
is welcome to attend the public
meeting as an observer. The next
board meeting is next Wednesday
28 November, in the Discussion
Room in the Post Graduate Centre
at Scarborough Hospital. The
meeting starts at 2pm which is a
change to previously advertised
Medical recruitment in
In October the Trust hosted a
joint primary and secondary care
medical recruitment event. Nine
doctors were interviewed on the
day, and eight have been offered
roles in Scarborough which is
fantastic news. The number of
good quality applicants that we
are working with is growing all
the time, and the Trust is
currently pursuing an interest
in seven consultant applicants
for a number of specialties.
Date for your diary
The Annual NHS
Regional Carol Service will take
place on Wednesday 5 December at
York Minster. Doors open at
6.30pm, with the service
commencing at 7.30pm. The
service is open to everyone and
is free to attend, so why not
start your countdown to
Christmas by joining us at this
very special festive event.
The National Elf Service
take part in York Teaching
Hospital Charity’s ‘National Elf
Service’ day on Friday 14
December and help make a
difference in our hospitals.
Whether you host your own
festive cake sale or you dress
up in your finest Christmas
gear, every ￡1 raised will help
support our patients over the
festive period. For your free
fundraising pack with everything
you need, including cake cards
and selfie props, please sign up
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