Combined Healthcare Publishes Annual Report 19/20

Combined Healthcare is pleased to announce that it has published its 2019/2020 Annual Report.

At the start of our year 2019-20, we were delighted and proud to announce that the Care Quality Commission had awarded the Trust an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating – the highest overall rating they can award.

The news meant that Combined Healthcare is 1 of only 2 specialist mental health Trusts in England with an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating.

The CQC rated Combined Healthcare as Outstanding in Caring and Responsive domains. It was rated Good in Safe, Effective and Well-led domains. But we made clear we are far from complacent and want our journey of improvement to continue.

This includes continuing to strengthen integration alongside our partners as we develop and advance the NHS vision for integrated care and new models of delivery towards a strong North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Provider.

This Annual Report sets out how we have successfully continued on our Improvement journey, what we do and how we work, the major improvements we’ve made this year, the people who’ve delivered them, and our ambitions and partnerships for the future.

Chief Executive Peter Axon said: “Whilst none of us can be certain of how these extraordinary times will end, the one thing we can confidently predict is that the remarkable people and teams who make up Combined Healthcare will continue to rise to whatever challenge is thrown at them with talent, dedication and a passionate commitment to caring for the population and communities it is our continuing privilege to serve.

“We hope you enjoy reading this Annual Report. It really has been another remarkable and historic year for Combined Healthcare.”

This on the day that the Trust is holding its AGM, an entirely online event for the first time. The event is freely available to all via MS Teams or on the internet. Everyone will have the opportunity to ask questions as part of a public Q&A session, led by our Chair, David Rogers.

Thursday 17th September 5pm-7pm (online countdown from 4.30pm)

The event will feature films and presentations from a range of our Executive Team, covering

  • Review of the Year / Key Achievements – Peter Axon 
  • Rising to the Covid Challenge – Jonathan O’Brien 
  • Supporting our people – Shajeda Ahmed
  • Financial Review of the Year – Lorraine Hooper
  • Our Quality Approach – Buki Adeyemo
  • Our Patient and Service User Involvement – Kenny Laing
  • Our Forward Look Strategy – Chris Bird
  • Questions from the public – David Rogers
  • Black Lives Matter – Tosca Fairchild

To attend simply click here – or to put the event in your diary on your mobile device, scan the QR Code below: