For action: It’s time to go paperless

Last August we shared the staggering fact that CUH produces paper payslips that would reach 60 metres high each year – which equates to a pile of paper almost as tall as the Addenbrooke’s chimney. Each year!

We will be switching off paper payslips this summer, making online payslips available via MyESR only.

We are asking all staff to please do your bit and help us make CUH a greener workplace and help improve the environment by switching off paper payslips today.

Thank you to those of you who have already done this. Many of you are now logging on to MyESR, which is great, but we still have some way to go to prepare for this change. Please encourage others to go paperless too. We have some helpful video guides available, which will talk you through this simple process.

Payslips and P60s can be viewed online via MyESR which you can access from the quick links on the home page of Connect, using the website or via the MyESR app which you can download from your app store. Just click the ‘go paperless’ button on your MyESR dashboard to switch off paper payslips. You can also elect to receive an email when your online payslip is available – this is a few days before the paper slips are available.

If you have any questions, please contact

Pioneering clinic to treat reversible form of dementia

CUH has launched a ground-breaking, multidisciplinary clinic to help identify and treat people with a frequently misunderstood condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).

The new clinic is part of the Reversible Dementia (REVERT) project, a cross-border collaboration between the UK and France that is led by the University of Cambridge and aims to share best practice internationally. Read more on the CUH website#Excellent

Leadership Support Circles – next week’s themed wellbeing sessions

Leadership Support Circles are themed and interactive webinars that provide a facilitated supportive space for all those who have responsibility, at whatever level, and whether medical, clinical or non-clinical.

This is a national NHS wellbeing programme designed to support managers and other staff who have responsibility for colleagues at these times. If you look after staff in any capacity (this includes supporting, supervising and/or managing), this puts you in a leadership role – regardless of your banding.

Next week’s themes are:

  • Look out for your team: Monday 20 June, 07:45 – 09:00
  • Resetting your team: Wednesday 22 June, 15:45 – 17:00
  • Agile, hybrid leadership: Thursday 23 June, 12:45 – 14:00

The programme includes participation from some of our partner organisations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – providing the additional benefit of sharing experiences and gaining insights, on a range of specific topics about self-care and supporting teams, with those leading services in other local NHS Trusts.

To book onto a circle, please click here and you will be redirected to DOT. Participants can join any one, or all, of the themed sessions and will also be signposted to further resources. Please note that sessions take place via Microsoft Teams and you will need to use Chrome or Microsoft Edge to access them.

What’s new on the Manager Hub in June?

Access the ‘What’s New’ section on the Manager Hub which been updated with fresh, free leadership development content for June.

  • In Person: Developing Coaching Skills for Meaningful Conversations
  • In Person: Further Coaching Skills for Meaningful Conversations
  • How does the NHS in England Work and How is it Changing?
  • Live Webinar on Development Opportunities at CUH for Managers and their teams
  • Career Development (East of England Leadership Academy)
  • Appraisal Skills Workshop Webinar
  • Appraiser Update 2022 e-Learning

*REMINDER* If you are NEW to leadership and/or management please access the New Manager Essentials suite of learning to help orientate you into your role.

Remember the Manager Hub is the one place to access to continually develop yourself, your team and your knowledge of the Trust regardless of experience, band or area of work. Please contact us with any questions.

My CUH Story – Long Service Awards – Clare Clark

As part of our Long Service Awards, today we are sharing Clare Clark’s story. Clare is a paediatric clinical nurse specialist for patients with haematological conditions and for children post bone marrow transplants. This year Clare is celebrating 20 years’ service with CUH!

Clare said: “The role of a clinical nurse specialist benefits our patients as we are a point of contact for them. We help to reassure families, and support them with difficult news, relieving some of their anxieties, explaining in terms they understand and helping to coordinate care… We strive to make a patient’s journey as smooth as we can, helping to ensure they can get the care they require at home or closer to home if possible.”

Read Clare’s story on the CUH website.

Notifications of works

Full power interruptions

Several full power interruptions are required across the Trust to enable electrical testing to be carried out. All lighting and power circuits will be affected as follows:

Tuesday 14 June, 09:30-10:00 – ward D10 area
Tuesday 14 June, 14:00-15:00 – wards F6 and G6
Friday 17 June, 11:00-12:00 – ward A4 area
Saturday 18 June, 09:00-12:00 – entire F and G ward block level 1 area, including all offices and medical records.

Hot water shutdown – Wednesday 15 June, 06:00-06:15

During the above times emergency repair work will be undertaken affecting the Rosie hospital.This repair work will shut down hot water supply to the delivery unit, Sara and Daphne wards, Clinic 24, obstetrics recovery and Rosie theatres for 15 minutes.


Staff wellbeing: Running clubs on the Campus

Frank Lee
The Frank Lee Centre has a running club for members. There are two sessions; Monday evening from 17:15-18:30 for a longer group run and Thursday lunchtimes from 12:15-13:00.

Both sessions are organised by Jonny, who is a British Athletics qualified coach. The sessions are structured for all abilities so members who are new to running are more than welcome, along with experienced runners.

CBC couch to 5k
Join the new ‘Let’s Get Started’ running group for people who work on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The sessions are on Wednesday lunchtimes and are hosted by friendly experienced run leaders. The sessions are free and the only goal is to have fun! This running group is for beginners or for those looking to get back into running and there will be elements of walking/running intervals. Find out more.