Incident status update

We are currently caring for 22 patients with Covid-19; 6 of those are in critical care. There are 21 inpatients waiting for Covid-19 test results.


Boost your immunity this winter – Covid-19 vaccine

As you know, alongside delivering the flu vaccinations our occupational health colleagues are finalising preparations for a third dose or ‘booster’ of the Covid-19 vaccine. We are expecting to begin clinics in the Deakin Centre on Monday 04 October.

The NHS is now also inviting those that are eligible to book an appointment for their Covid booster. Staff are welcome to accept this invitation from the NHS or to wait for the CUH programme.

Your third dose should be at least six months after you received your second dose.

For action: MyChart
We require all staff to ‘express their interest’ in receiving the third dose on Epic. The eHospital and occupational health teams will then be able to issue you with an invitation to book via MyChart, as previously.

If you had your second dose before or on 31 March 2021

Please complete the form here at your earliest convenience. Please note that you must not share this link with anyone outside of the CUH family.

A tip sheet to help with completing the form is available on Connect and on the staff portal. It is also searchable from the eHospital Education Library, which can be accessed by clicking the ‘My eHospital Link’ button on the top toolbar of Epic.

Your request will be processed by the team and you will receive an invitation at a later date to book an appointment if you are eligible. You will need:

  • The date of your second dose
  • Your NHS number
  • To confirm your job role matches the definition on the page as part of the registration process

If you had your second dose on or after 01 April 2021

Please await further information on the appropriate time for you to complete the form.

If you do not have an NHS number, have not had two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine so far, or if you have had your previous vaccines outside the UK

If you are in any of these categories, please email OHCovidVacBookings@addenbrookes.nhs.uk with your full name, NHS number (if you have it), date of birth and a contact phone number.

A member of the team will process your request as soon as they can.

If you have not received your first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, this will be available via the Deakin Centre clinic.


Update – flu vaccinations

Thank you to everyone who has already been along to the Deakin Centre to receive their flu vaccinations. Our vaccination programme began yesterday, Wednesday 22 September, and we’ve seen a fantastic response so far with over 300 members of staff already vaccinated.

We apologise that some had to wait much longer than usual on our first day, due to some technical issues. Thank you for being patient with us.

Remember these are drop-in clinics, so you don’t need to book and they are running Monday to Saturday from 07:00-17:30. Full details are available on Connect and the staff portal.

We need as many staff as possible to receive their flu vaccination in the first few weeks. It not only maximises protection for yourself, your family and your patients, it will also help us to deliver Covid-19 ‘booster’ vaccinations quickly and efficiently from Monday 04 October.


Car parking charges update

Car parking remains free for staff who are eligible to park on site. We expect this to continue until at least Monday 01 November 2021.

Our commitment remains that we will provide at least one month’s notice of any introduction of charges. Any updates will be provided via this bulletin.

If you have any queries regarding your eligibility to park on site please contact the Access office: access@addenbrookes.nhs.uk


Celebrate black history month at CUH

October is black history month, a time when we celebrate, educate and talk about the achievements and contributions of black people, not just in the UK, but throughout the world.

Black history month is an opportunity for everyone across the Trust to celebrate the contributions of our black colleagues, to educate one another on the inequalities experienced by people from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and to inspire one another to maintain and further develop an inclusive and diverse culture which is supportive and welcoming for all.

CUH promotes equality and inclusion for all staff and we are delighted to share a programme of events for all to enjoy. The East of England Black History Month programme for September-October 2021 is now available to download on Connect. And please watch out in the bulletin for specific CUH events our BAME network is currently finalising.

To find out more about the Trust’s initiative to improve race equality, such as our commitment to the workforce race equality standard (WRES) and the Trust’s BAME staff network, which offers advice and support to our BAME staff and allies and invites all staff to join, please contact equality@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

We’re always looking to share our staff stories, so if you have a story to share, please email comms@addenbrookes.nhs.uk. You can see other CUH stories on our website here. Thank you. #CUHproud


Health and wellbeing: regional support hub

Please remember that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough integrated care system (ICS) now offers a new regional support service for those who work in healthcare, social care, the voluntary sector, or not-for-profit sector.

The Staff Support Hub offers a safe space with a trained wellbeing professional to talk about your individual wellbeing needs. It’s free and completely confidential, offering fast access to services including a dedicated phone line, wellbeing workshops and group therapy sessions, including relationship counselling.

More details are available on Connect and the staff portal.


New chair appointed for our local Healthwatch

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthwatch has appointed a new chair to succeed Val Moore who is stepping down after six years as strategic lead of the organisation.

Stewart Francis will take up his appointment on 01 October and says he will be a “passionate champion” in speaking up for local people and making sure they are involved in developing health and care services. He also committed to “do more” to tackle historic health inequalities across our area and make sure everyone can access good quality care, wherever they live. Read more on Healthwatch Cambridgeshire’s website.