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Here’s a taste of some of the news from NCH&C...

13th April 2021

Introducing John Webster, NCH&C’s new Deputy Chief Executive

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

Observing Ramadan in 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

Practicing self-care at work

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

Your Community #2

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

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

Introducing NCH&C’s first Wellbeing Guardian…

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

NCH&C featured in Nursing Standard article on menopause in the workplace

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

World Sleep Day 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.

17th March 2021

Opportunities for nurses

We currently have a number of community nursing opportunities at our Outstanding Community NHS Trust. With services at over 70 locations across Norfolk and some of Suffolk, we can offer flexible and autonomous roles in one of the most rewarding sectors of the NHS.

15th March 2021

Our Norfolk

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

NHS Staff Survey 2020

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

No Smoking Day 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

Recommend-a-friend recruitment scheme

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

International Women’s Day

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

NHS Overseas Workers Day 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

Job vacancies in North Norfolk

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

My redeployment

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

NCH&C apprentice wins at the Apprenticeship Norfolk Awards 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

Centenary of Caring virtual exhibition opens to public

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

Growing our own workforce

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

It’s National Apprenticeship Week 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

Vaccination video diary

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

Apprentice Healthcare Assistant opportunities

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

Supporting staff Wellbeing

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

2020 – a year like no other

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

A Christmas message from our Chair

Geraldine Broderick, Chair of NCH&C. delivered a very special Christmas video message to all our staff this week.

17th December 2020

Jessica wins NHS Person of the Year

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

How has technology impacted our mental health during COVID-19?

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

Jessica shortlisted for NHS Person Of The Year Award

“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

NCH&C’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Helping NCH&C staff celebrate Christmas with twelve sparkling ideas!

7th December 2020

We’ve launched a National Day!!

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

Skin care during COVID-19

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

We Are Ten

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

How we’re working from home during lockdown

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

Occupational Therapists in the community

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

Our Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) share their stories for AHP Day

Happy AHP Day to all our Podiatrists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Orthoptists, Physiotherapists, Prosthetists and Speech and Language Therapists across NCH&C!

7th October 2020

Black History Month: #WeCareTogether staff stories

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

Black History Month: The sense of belonging

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

Thank you to all our staff celebrating 30 and 40 years service

Today we say a special thank you to our staff who are celebrating 30 and 40 years working in the NHS.

23rd September 2020

Join us at our AGM on Thursday 24 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

Your Community magazine

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

Video says thank you to NHS staff

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

Supporting our leaders

"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

Easily digestible resources to support NCH&C leaders

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

Deciding on your next career step?

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

Community plays key role in COVID-19 response

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

We’re Mobile Working

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

Joining the Board

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

We’re finalists in the HSJ Awards

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 during COVID-19

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

We Care Together

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

Black Lives Matter

An open letter from our CEO, Josie Spencer, on behalf of the NCH&C Board, to all our staff

29th May 2020

My pandemic blog

Meet Jorgyella Thorpe, one of our TNAs stepping up to help NCH&C care for patients across the county.

23rd May 2020

Join us as a Community Nurse

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

Join our community

We have lots of vacancies in our communities teams. Find out more and apply

16th May 2020

Celebrating our nurses

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

CEO says Thank You to NCH&C nurses

Recognising the crucial role our 700 nurses play in the NHS on International Nurses Day 2020.

12th May 2020

Happy International Nurses Day 2020

We're celebrating our 700 nurses today. Thank you to each and every one of them on this special anniversary.

9th April 2020

Staff getting ready to be redeployed to the frontline of COVID fight

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

Attend Anywhere

NCH&C is offering video consultations to some of our patients. This forms part of our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response.

4th April 2020

Please stay at home

The sun may be shining but please, stay at home this weekend to help protect the NHS and save lives.

24th February 2020

We celebrate another great year of results

Delighted that feedback from our staff ranks us as the best performing provider trust in Norfolk across all 11 themes.

29th January 2020

Norfolk and Waveney becomes one of seven ‘accelerator sites’ for Ageing Well

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

National Apprenticeship Week 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

Community Nurse jobs in Norwich

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

Learning about ReSPECT

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

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

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

Community nursing jobs

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

Happy New Year! Anna celebrates MBE announcement

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

Thank you to all our staff this Christmas

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

NCH&C welcomes Community Dietetics service

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

Growing our own talent at NCH&C

We welcomed over 100 new apprentices this year as part of our commitment to growing our own.

22nd December 2019

NCH&C wins extended High Intensity User Service contract

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

NCH&C Nurses Scoop Top Award

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

100 years of LD Nursing

Day Two of Community Christmas Countdown: we said thanks to our LD Nurses in recognition of 100 years of LD Nursing

19th December 2019

REACH Awards 2019

Celebrating another year of outstanding community health and care - starting today with a look back at the Reach Awards 2019

9th December 2019

Merry Christmas!

To all our staff and patients

29th November 2019

NCH&C on BBC Radio Norfolk

Sisters talk about how flu affected their family.

28th November 2019

Join us at Alder Ward

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

Occupational Therapy Week 2019

It's Occupational Therapy Week and we're saying thanks to all our OTs.

31st October 2019

NCH&C used as national case study

How has NCH&C improved staff engagement despite being a trust that is geographically spread over more than 2000 sq miles?

17th October 2019

“Being a physio has given me a huge amount of opportunities”

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.

14th October 2019

Thanks to our Allied Health Professionals

NCH&C marks annual #AHPsDay.

7th October 2019

An Outstanding year at NCH&C

Staff and the public join us for our AGM at The Forum, Norwich.

7th October 2019

World Patient Safety Day

NCH&C raises awareness of patient safety and its commitment to making healthcare safer.

7th October 2019

“I look forward to coming to work each day”

Lorna tells us about her experience as a Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) at NCH&C.

7th October 2019

New Director of Nursing and Quality

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

NCH&C Nurse scoops top award

Rosy Watson, Community Matron at NCH&C, has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.

9th July 2019

Stay up to date on our latest job and training news

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

100 years of LD Nursing

Josie Spencer says thanks to our Disability Nurses at a special lunch

11th June 2019

Aviva helps celebrate volunteers at NCH&C

NCH&C hosts celebration to say thanks to its volunteers

4th June 2019

Return to nursing

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

Still time to apply for apprenticeships in North Norfolk and South Norfolk

Apprenticeship applications close next week - so be quick!

21st May 2019

Our clinical apprenticeship applications are live!

Find out how to start your Outstanding career in community health and care

13th May 2019

NCH&C says #ThankYouNurses

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

Clinical Apprenticeship Open Days throughout May

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

Outstanding Community Trust reveals positive staff survey results

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

NCH&C celebrates outstanding staff who REACH for the stars

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’s Community Trust gains recognition at Prestigious National Awards

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

Norfolk palliative care centre scores highly again in national survey

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 celebrate 10th Norwich Pride

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

Health Trust celebrates national first in “outstanding” rating

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

Volunteering is a work of heart

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.