New pilot initiative for RCHT CESR School aims to break down barriers in recruitment

To help drive recruitment, a new pilot initiative, which is being run within the Specialist Services and Surgery Care Group at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, is looking to provide support for Specialist Doctors, currently employed at RCHT, to become consultants though their CESR School.

Research Showcased at Cornwall Stroke Conference

A presentation on local stroke research was given by Katja Adie, Consultant Stroke and Eldercare Physician and Keren Northcott, Research Sister, at the recent Cornwall Stroke Conference.

The Urology Department at The Royal Cornwall Hospital gets a makeover

An unveiling of new artwork donated to the Urology Department by artist Kurt Jackson and the Chestnut Appeal for Men’s Health charity took place on Thursday 27th April

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust partners with Inclusion Matters to help support patients with the cost of living

This innovative new service aims to contribute towards both Adult Social Care and the Sustainable Healthcare Green Plan by preventing the need for potential further healthcare input.

Image depicting a test of the emergency broadcast system

Emergency alerts on mobile phones on at 3pm on 23 April

UK mobile devices will test emergency alerts on April 23rd, including a distinct siren-like sound and a message display. Consider the impact on vulnerable people and prepare accordingly. Opt-out of severe and extreme alerts in your settings. Learn more about the emergency alert test and how to opt-out on the website.

Important Changes to the Adult Safeguarding Referral Process

Cornwall Council is introducing new ways to make adult safeguarding referrals. Changes come into effect on April 3 2023. Make direct referrals by phone or through the new portal on the Cornwall Council website. RCHT professionals can still follow the existing process.

National industrial action update

This article provides information on upcoming industrial action (strikes). Regardless of any strike, it is vital that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency and life-threatening situations.

Surgeon swims to advance surgery in Cornwall

A pod of 35, and growing, swimmers will take to the sea off Rosemullion Head, Falmouth in July to complete a challenging 5km sea swim ending at Pendennis Head. Participants of ‘5k Across the Bay’ will be raising funds and awareness to bring new robotic technology to patient undergoing surgery in Cornwall.  

Ted Team Engagement and Development

TED means ‘team engagement and development’ and is a tool developed specifically for our organisation. It is grounded in the research of what makes high performing, effective and engaged teams.

Breast Cancer Research Participant Story

Oncology research patient talks about her experience of being a participant in a breast cancer treatment research study.

Quicker and less invasive tissue sampling for lung and pancreatic cancer

A team of researchers has published findings that show mutations in non-small cell lung and pancreatic cancers can be rapidly and effectively detected by carrying out testing on smaller tissue samples than those taken in current practice.

Diabetes patient says being on a research trial has totally changed his life

People no longer recognise the 65 year old from St Blazey, after he lost nearly 6 stone as a result of being on a research trial which aims to improve cardiovascular health.

Knowledge and skills gained from a charity funded university module to positively impact on patient care

Ashley Holt, Clinical Practice Educator (pictured below) successfully bid to the RCHT Research Charity Fund last year for £1k to cover the costs of the ‘Understanding Evidence to Inform Clinical Practice’ University of Plymouth module.

Charity Funds Cancer Research Project

A Clinical Fellow at RCHT is conducting his own research on cancer patients using a virtual reality headset.

Research Participant Benefits from Charity Supported Study

Francesca Brett, a Supported Housing Service Team Leader from Helston, was preparing for her wedding party and 30th birthday when she received the devastating diagnosis of Triple Positive Breast Cancer.

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