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Tony Chambers

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Chief Executive of Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust.

Tony Chambers has written 29 posts

  • Mar20
    UN International Day of Happiness

    Happiness
    It happened again.

    I woke up this morning with a smile on my face and a spring in my step. My morning run was a breeze. The Labradors and I whistled in the dogs case barked a tune of happiness. I smiled and waved at people as they whistled the same tune too.

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  • Mar09
    Risky Business

    It is about 18 months since, Professor Don Berwick published A promise to learn – a commitment to act, a report on the safety of patients in England.

    The Berwick report followed tragic events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which triggered a need to re-examine what the NHS does and determine how it can improve further. Don Berwick’s report did just that, and found that “The most important single change in the NHS in response to this report would be for it to become, more than ever before, a system devoted to continual learning and improvement of patient care”.

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  • Dec01
    Sign up to safety

    Today, we are signing up to safety! You may be wondering what that statement actually means. Well, with a million people using healthcare services every 36 hours, providing and receiving healthcare is complicated stuff. 

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  • Nov03
    Turning local

    I really believe we are at a turning point now in the NHS. The period from your summer holidays ending and being a distant memory, to Christmas coming and all the planning that involves  is always a busy time in our lives. It’s the same in the NHS.

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  • Sep15
    World Sepsis Day

    Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It can be caused by something as simple as a cut or insect bite, or an infection like pneumonia.

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  • Jul07
    Part of the pack – ‘Team Countess’

    The NHS celebrated its 66th birthday on Saturday 5 July and on the same day ‘le Grand Départ’ of the Tour de France took place in Yorkshire. The opening stage of the 2014 tour started in Leeds and finished 190km later in Harrogate.

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