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Here’s a taste of some of the news from NCH&C...
20th October 2021
We were honoured to talk to some of our valued community staff recently about the year that was March 2020 - March 2021. Click here to watch this powerful film.
20th October 2021
This week we launched a brand new communication channel for the trust – a podcast! Click here to find out how to tune in.
12th October 2021
As part of World Mental Health Day we're sharing blogs that signpost to resources and information about protecting your mental health while at work. In this final article, we’re exploring how the trust can support you.
11th October 2021
This week is Legs Matter Week. NCH&C is encouraging people to take charge of their leg and foot health. Did you know that non-healing wounds of the leg and foot are one of the UK’s biggest health challenges? Read on for how you can get involved.
11th October 2021
As part of our Allied Health Professions (AHP) day celebrations, we’re sharing some blog posts from some of the wonderful AHPs that work within the trust to highlight the dedication and compassion shown by these staff everyday, and inspire those thinking of pursuing a career as an AHP.
11th October 2021
Self-care can help protect your mental health through winter, but please remember that you don't have to go it alone. As part of our World Mental Health Day blog series, here's the ways your line manager can support your mental wellbeing at work...
8th October 2021
Although changes to your mental health are very common during winter, there's still plenty you can do to look after your wellbeing. Ahead of World Mental Health Day (Sunday 10 October), we're sharing some suggestions of things you can do to keep yourself well over winter.
1st October 2021
Early next year, NCH&C is expanding its workforce with a cohort of 30 international nurses from West Africa. Ahead of their arrival we held an event so staff could get to know West Africa.
1st October 2021
Running throughout October, Stoptober is the NHS’s annual campaign to encourage more people to quit smoking. Find out more and take part.
22nd September 2021
Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) appoints new Chief Executive.
16th September 2021
NCH&C's AGM will take place virtually on Thursday 23 September from 10am until 12pm. Join us to hear about our achievements during the past year, and from our staff talking about their experiences of working in community health and care during a global pandemic.
14th September 2021
NCH&C recognises staff who have been highlighted as going above and beyond via its Staff Recognition Badges. Here's the latest recipients.
12th August 2021
After months of anxious waiting, GCSE results day is finally here!! For many of you, this will be the most nerve-wracking day of your lives so far - and what an achievement! Whatever your results, you have studied for your GCSEs during the most challenging of times. A massive well done – you are amazing.
10th August 2021
It's A-level results day!! Congratulations to everyone receiving exam results. It's been another challenging year, so a massive well done to everyone. Click here for advice for those considering their next steps and how to start a career in community NHS 💙
6th August 2021
NCH&C recognises staff who have been highlighted as going above and beyond every other month via its Staff Recognition Badges. Here's the latest recipients.
20th July 2021
Join our dedicated and highly professional team of community nurses in North Norfolk. We have positions at our bases at Fakenham Medical Centre and Kelling Hospital, North Walsham Hospital, Brundall Medical Centre, and Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre.
14th July 2021
When an organisation has good staff engagement, the impact is easy to see. When it comes to feeling engaged at work, you get out what you put in. By staying informed and getting involved with the trust’s staff engagement actions, we can all feel more content and valued at work. Find out what staff engagement means to NCH&C.
9th July 2021
We are pleased to announce the date of our Annual General Meeting. Save the date and more details of how to book your place will be published shortly.
7th July 2021
We currently have a number of Apprentice Administrator roles across several teams at our Outstanding NHS trust. What a great time to start your career in the NHS? Find out more and apply! 💙
1st July 2021
The programme to get all over 18s vaccinated against COVID-19 has really gathered pace and NCH&C has called upon it's non-clinical staff to volunteer to undertake admin roles in its walk in vaccination clinics. Marketing communications officer at NCH&C, Miranda, tells us about what her day in the clinic involved.
30th June 2021
As part of #GenomicsConversation week, Anita Murphy talks about how a patient’s genetic information can transform their diabetes care
28th June 2021
World Wellbeing Week has been an opportunity to talk about NCH&C's commitment to wellbeing, and how we help staff to access other wellbeing support and resources. Find out more about our strategy and priorities.
23rd June 2021
We're recruiting 10 Apprentice Healthcare Assistants to work across inpatient units in Norfolk. This is great opportunity to start your career in the NHS.
17th June 2021
We currently have a number of community nursing opportunities at our Outstanding Community NHS Trust. We can offer flexible and autonomous roles in one of the most rewarding sectors of the NHS.
14th June 2021
This week is Men’s Health Week: a national event organised by the Men’s Health Forum that intends to raise awareness of men’s health issues, both mental and physical.
7th June 2021
A fantastic opportunity for someone seeking to train and progress within an AHP career, make a difference to clinical care and support the future NHS workforce.
2nd June 2021
Our Director of Nursing & Quality, Carolyn Fowler, shares a message of thanks to the volunteers that have supported the COVID-19 vaccination effort.
1st June 2021
Alongside its hard-working staff, NCH&C relies on the contribution of its amazing volunteers to provide outstanding care. As part of Volunteers' Week 2021 we are celebrating the work of our Digital Volunteers who have been providing invaluable support during the pandemic.
18th May 2021
We currently have a number of community OT opportunities at our Outstanding Community NHS Trust. With services at over 70 locations across Norfolk, we can offer flexible and autonomous roles in one of the most rewarding sectors of the NHS.
14th May 2021
"Inclusion is at the heart of healthcare. Working together to treat patients and improve lives within our region and beyond within the NHS cannot be accomplished without true inclusivity."
12th May 2021
On the 201st anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, NCH&C would like to wish a very Happy International Nurses' Day to all our nurses and nursing staff.
4th May 2021
As part of our International Nurses’ Day celebrations, we’re sharing the career stories of some of the wonderful nurses that work within the trust. We hope this will not only highlight the dedication and compassion shown by our nursing staff everyday, but also inspire those thinking of pursuing a career in nursing.
27th April 2021
Everyone experiences and manages stress differently, but it can become harmful to our health if we're left in a state of stress for too long. This Stress Awareness Month, our Community Learning Disabilities Nurse, Natasha, has shared the ways she manages her stress…
26th April 2021
The NCH&C Talent for Care Team have been awarded the ‘Building the Business’ award by BlueSky Assessing.
20th April 2021
Although NCH&C’s own Charitable Fund has existed since 1995, it has undergone a bit of a transformation in the last year. We chatted to Carol to find out more about the Charitable Fund, and how it supports the work at NCH&C.
15th April 2021
NCH&C provides on-board community vaccination team for new mobile vaccination bus to reach patients in areas where vaccine uptake has been low or virus transmission rates remain high.
13th April 2021
Following the departure of Paul Cracknell, NCH&C is pleased to introduce John Webster as its new Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy & Transformation.
12th April 2021
The Holy Month of Ramadan starts on or around the 12th March. This article provides suggestions on how you can celebrate Ramadan safely during COVID, how to manage fasting while working, and how staff can support Muslim colleagues who are observing Ramadan.
6th April 2021
Since April is Stress Awareness Month, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to consider our wellbeing at work, and how we can practice self-care as part of our everyday activities.
6th April 2021
The Spring 2021 edition of Your Community, NCH&C's staff magazine, is now live. Click through to read the publication online.
1st April 2021
April is Stress Awareness month and we want to use this opportunity to increase awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
31st March 2021
Norfolk Community Health & Care is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Wellbeing Guardian: Graham Nice, who also serves as a Non-Exec director for the trust.
24th March 2021
Representatives from NCH&C recently took part in an NHS Employers webinar to discuss how NHS trusts can support members of staff experiencing the menopause. Nursing Standard published an article about the webinar and what NHS trusts are doing to support menopausal employees.
19th March 2021
A good quality sleep plays a major factor in our overall health and wellbeing. This World Sleep Day, take a look at some useful tips and resources to help you get a good night's sleep.
15th March 2021
Our staff have been taking the time to enjoy our local community and have captured their favourite beauty spots in a collection of photos taken during the pandemic.
11th March 2021
Thanks to all staff who took part in the survey. Results show NCH&C is a great place to work and receive care and that more staff are recommending us to friends and family. Read a summary and the results in full here.
10th March 2021
NCH&C is supporting No Smoking Day 2021. Make today the day for taking that first step on your quit journey.
10th March 2021
We're always looking for talented and compassionate individuals to join our outstanding workforce. Recommend a friend to work at NCH&C and you could both earn £150.
8th March 2021
On International Women's Day 2021 we’re celebrating the contribution of our female colleagues at NCH&C. Click here to read an interview with Emma Lunny, NCH&C’s Deputy Director of Finance. We spoke to Emma about her experience of progressing to a senior leadership role in the NHS.
5th March 2021
It’s NHS Overseas Workers Day and we’d like to celebrate the many nationalities that make up our outstanding NHS trust. NCH&C has always been committed to providing an inclusive environment for its staff and providing care without prejudice to its diverse patient base.
2nd March 2021
We have a number of community clinical vacancies in North Norfolk currently. If you want to join our teams providing Outstanding health and care to our patients in their homes and communities in this area, click here to find out more,
28th February 2021
NCH&C has been redeploying some of its staff to handle the increasing pressure created by the winter surge of the pandemic. Carol Plunkett is NCH&C's Charity Development and Project Manager. She was recently redeployed to our frontline services. Click here to read her story.
17th February 2021
Hazel Pankhurst, Apprentice Healthcare Assistant, NCH&C was awarded the award for ‘Achievement in Exceptional Circumstances” at the Apprenticeship Norfolk Awards 2021.
14th February 2021
New exhibition explores impact of pandemic on mental health and wellbeing of health and social care staff. Pictured: Art Piece 1, 2021 by Danielle Robinson.
11th February 2021
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we're shouting about our ambitious apprenticeship programme and dedication to Growing our own workforce. Community healthcare is a really amazing place to start your NHS career. Find out more from some of our apprentices.
9th February 2021
Follow all our social media feeds this week, where we'll be sharing everything you need to know about being an apprentice at NCH&C. We'll also be updating our news pages here with the latest apprenticeship news, stories and tips.
27th January 2021
Helping put people with learning disabilities and mental heath needs at ease about having their COVID-19 vaccination, our LD Nurse, Natasha, has documented having her first jab in this great video diary.
11th January 2021
NCH&C is recruiting is Apprentice Healthcare Assistants in Norwich, Taverham, Kelling, Swaffham, Dereham, North Walsham, Wymondham and Aylsham. Is it time for you to join our Outstanding community NHS trust?
6th January 2021
Managers and leaders across NCH&C have recently been mailed a leaflet/poster to help promote all the ways their teams can access Wellbeing information and support, and Wellbeing tools and resources available to managers. It also points staff to where they can find more information for themselves and their families on our Wellbeing pages.
31st December 2020
Josie Spencer, CEO of NCH&C, thanks staff for all their incredible dedication and hard work during the NHS's toughest year.
24th December 2020
Geraldine Broderick, Chair of NCH&C. delivered a very special Christmas video message to all our staff this week.
17th December 2020
NH&C is extremely proud and delighted to announce that Jessica Brunet, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in our Community Paediatrics ADHD Nursing Team, has won NHS Person of the Year in this year’s Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards. Photo credit: Simon Finlay Photography
14th December 2020
The pandemic means we're all relying more heavily on technology as a way of connecting and interacting with others. Our psychologists discuss how technology and working remotely may be impacting us and our mental health, and offer advice on ways to combat this.
9th December 2020
“It’s really overwhelming and exciting to be nominated. I wasn’t expecting it. I had tears of joy as it’s such a kind thing for someone to do.”
9th December 2020
Helping NCH&C staff celebrate Christmas with twelve sparkling ideas!
7th December 2020
As part of our NCH&C Turns Ten celebrations this year, we're really excited to be launching a national day next year: NHS Community Health and Care Day, designed to highlight this vital sector of the NHS.
1st December 2020
Always keen to share the expertise of our staff to those that may find it useful, read our latest staff blog from Sara Burr, NCH&C Community Dermatology Specialist Nurse. Here she gives her tips and advice for looking after your skin whilst protecting yourself from COVID-19.
11th November 2020
Staff and patients have been invited to join us in marking Ten Years of Looking After You Locally as we celebrate our tenth anniversary as Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.
10th November 2020
As the UK enters its second strict COVID-19 lockdown, many members of NCH&C staff are settling in for another period of working from home. Here's how they are finding it...
2nd November 2020
It's Occupational Therapy Week 2020 and we're looking at the important work that OTs do in the community. Read on to find out more about this career and why you should #ChooseOT.
14th October 2020
Happy AHP Day to all our Podiatrists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Orthoptists, Physiotherapists, Prosthetists and Speech and Language Therapists across NCH&C!
7th October 2020
To celebrate Black History Month 2020, we’re highlighting the careers stories and experiences of some of our Black colleagues. Below are a few of the NCH&C staff stories that have been shared on the We Care Together Instagram feed.
6th October 2020
As part of our Black History Month celebrations, Clemence Engamba, Project Manager in the projects and investments team, shares her thoughts on working for NCH&C.
24th September 2020
Today we say a special thank you to our staff who are celebrating 30 and 40 years working in the NHS.
23rd September 2020
Members of the public, our stakeholders and our staff are invited to attend our AGM, where we'll be presenting our 2019/20 achievements and what NCH&C hopes to accomplish in the months ahead.
15th September 2020
A few weeks ago we published our brand new 'Your Community' magazine, thanking all our staff for their work so far during the pandemic and giving them an update on what happens next. Have a read!
11th September 2020
Today marks six months since the World Health Organisation announced COVID-19 as a global pandemic. A special video has been launched to say thank you to everyone in the NHS who has gone above and beyond the past six months.
7th September 2020
"The role of leaders has always been important and never less so than in the midst of a global pandemic. This means that how we support our leaders is important too. Whether we are led by them, work alongside them, manage them or train and develop them, the way we support and work with our leaders is vital."
7th September 2020
NCH&C values its leaders and has always provided wide ranging support to those managing and leading teams. In recognition of how particularly tough it is at the moment, we've been producing a range of useful BiteSize resources, essential for our staff who are leading in the context of COVID-19.
13th August 2020
It really has been a tough year to have been studying, and whatever your results, a massive well done to you. What next? We're calling on you to join the thousands of your peers who have already applied to study nursing as their next career step.
13th August 2020
A recent report by NHS Providers highlights the community health service sector’s response to the pandemic and the critical contribution made together with hospitals and other local partners to prevent the service from becoming overwhelmed during the first peak.
5th August 2020
NCH&C's community staff have been mobile working for a while now. They share their top tips on how to use technology when visiting patients.
20th July 2020
Njoki Yaxley had only been in her new role as Non-Executive Director for a few weeks when the NHS was plunged into a major incident. How has her first six months as a NED at NCH&C been during such an unprecedented time?
10th July 2020
An amalgamated team of colleagues from NCH&C, QEH and West Norfolk CCG, are finalists at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2020.
2nd July 2020
Community nursing and COVID-19: Rosie Watson, Queen’s Nurse and clinical lead community nurse at NCH&C talked to Nursing Standard about what community nursing might look like on the other side of the pandemic
1st July 2020
A new collaborative photo documentary has been launched on social media to celebrate local Health and Social Care workforce in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
19th June 2020
An open letter from our CEO, Josie Spencer, on behalf of the NCH&C Board, to all our staff
29th May 2020
Meet Jorgyella Thorpe, one of our TNAs stepping up to help NCH&C care for patients across the county.
23rd May 2020
We have a number of community nursing opportunities available at the moment. If you are motivated and passionate about providing excellent patient care in the community then we really want to hear from you.
21st May 2020
We have lots of vacancies in our communities teams. Find out more and apply
16th May 2020
We recently celebrated International Day of the Nurse and as part of this we talked to some of our teams about what it's like to be a nurse in different fields across NCH&C.
12th May 2020
Recognising the crucial role our 700 nurses play in the NHS on International Nurses Day 2020.
12th May 2020
We're celebrating our 700 nurses today. Thank you to each and every one of them on this special anniversary.
9th April 2020
NCH&C staff are undergoing training for redeployment to frontline roles to help with patients as and when needed during the COVID pandemic.
9th April 2020
NCH&C is offering video consultations to some of our patients. This forms part of our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response.
4th April 2020
The sun may be shining but please, stay at home this weekend to help protect the NHS and save lives.
24th February 2020
Delighted that feedback from our staff ranks us as the best performing provider trust in Norfolk across all 11 themes.
29th January 2020
Expert rapid response teams will be on hand within two hours to help support older people to remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions in the Norfolk and Waveney area.
26th January 2020
We'll be talking to our past and present apprentices about their experiences and how it has fired up their career plus showing you how to become an apprentice of the future at NCH&C.
21st January 2020
Alder Ward at Norwich Community Hospital is recruiting registered Band 5 Nurses who have the enthusiasm to make a real difference to people's lives. We have full, part-time and bank posts an available.
15th January 2020
Did you know that ReSPECT is launching in Norfolk and Waveney in March this year? Find out more at the launch event on Monday 3 February.
14th January 2020
2020 is Florence Nightingale’s bicentennial year and has been designated by World Health Organisation as the first ever international Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
6th January 2020
If you have ever thought about becoming a nurse - now is the time as we celebrate #YearOfTheNurseAndMidwife. Find out more about our community nurse vacancies across the county.
3rd January 2020
Anna Morgan is to be awarded an MBE for services to nursing and her work on NCH&C's Outstanding CQC rating
25th December 2019
It's the final day of our Community Christmas Countdown and we're saying a really big thank you to all our staff
24th December 2019
Day Six of our Community Christmas Countdown and we're looking back to earlier this month when 25 Community Dietetics staff joined NCH&C.
23rd December 2019
We welcomed over 100 new apprentices this year as part of our commitment to growing our own.
22nd December 2019
Day Four of Community Christmas Countdown and we're celebrating the announcement from July that we had been awarded the extended High Intensity Users Service contract.
21st December 2019
We were thrilled that NCH&C colleagues Rosy Watson and Kirstie Sainsbury-Logan were awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse in July.
20th December 2019
Day Two of Community Christmas Countdown: we said thanks to our LD Nurses in recognition of 100 years of LD Nursing
19th December 2019
Celebrating another year of outstanding community health and care - starting today with a look back at the Reach Awards 2019
28th November 2019
If one of the wishes on your Christmas list this year is a new job working for an outstanding trust, then Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) may be able to make your wish come true!
3rd November 2019
It's Occupational Therapy Week and we're saying thanks to all our OTs.
31st October 2019
How has NCH&C improved staff engagement despite being a trust that is geographically spread over more than 2000 sq miles?
17th October 2019
Laura Clear, Interim Director of Community Health and Social Care Operations at NCH&C, talks about the skills she gained as an AHP earlier in her career.
7th October 2019
Staff and the public join us for our AGM at The Forum, Norwich.
7th October 2019
NCH&C raises awareness of patient safety and its commitment to making healthcare safer.
7th October 2019
Lorna tells us about her experience as a Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) at NCH&C.
7th October 2019
We are really pleased to have Carolyn Fowler join us as Director of Nursing and Quality. Carolyn has filled Anna Morgan’s role whilst she is on secondment to the STP for two years.
7th October 2019
Rosy Watson, Community Matron at NCH&C, has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.
9th July 2019
Want to stay up to date on the latest job vacancies, apprenticeships and training opportunities at NCH&C? Follow us on social media
12th June 2019
Josie Spencer says thanks to our Disability Nurses at a special lunch
11th June 2019
NCH&C hosts celebration to say thanks to its volunteers
4th June 2019
Your nursing skills and experience are needed more than ever before. There has never been a better time to return to nursing and it's easier than you might think.
29th May 2019
Apprenticeship applications close next week - so be quick!
21st May 2019
Find out how to start your Outstanding career in community health and care
13th May 2019
NCH&C has been showing appreciation to its nursing staff on International Nurses Day by showcasing the difference they make to the health and well-being of local patients.
25th April 2019
We’re holding Clinical Apprenticeship Open Days throughout May across Norfolk to enable anyone interested in starting a career in healthcare to come and find out more about our apprenticeships.
26th March 2019
Results from the national 2018 NHS staff survey have been published and show just how much there is to be proud of at NCH&C.
12th March 2019
We held our Recognition of Excellence and Achievement in Community Healthcare (REACH) Awards on Thursday 7 March, to recognise the dedication, skill and commitment our staff show to patients and colleagues across Norfolk and Suffolk.
23rd November 2018
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) is celebrating after being ‘highly commended’ for two Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards at a glittering ceremony, held on Wednesday 22 November at the InterContinental London O2.
15th November 2018
The Priscilla Bacon Centre, a specialist palliative care unit in Norwich, run by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) has once again been rated highly by relatives in a recent survey about the care their loved ones received.
3rd November 2018
Norfolk’s community health care trust wins additional funding for pioneering Mobile Community Working Project
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) has been awarded additional funding from Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) for continuing to improve access to patient records for clinicians by implementing a TPP Mobile Application.
15th August 2018
NHS teams from Norfolk, supported by the Royal College of Nursing and Unison, joined the 10th Norwich Pride parade on Saturday 28th July 2018.
16th June 2018
Staff at Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust are celebrating today after being awarded an “outstanding” rating for their care – a first for a standalone NHS community Trust in England.
3rd June 2018
Over 100 volunteers from Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) attended a picnic at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate their dedicated service and achievements.