North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is a leading provider of mental health, social care, learning disability and substance misuse services in the West Midlands. To see our current vacancies, you can click here 

We are on an ambitious journey to deliver our vision to be outstanding – in ALL we do and HOW we do it.

In March 2019, we were delighted and proud to announce that the Care Quality Commission had awarded the trust an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating – the highest overall rating it can award.

The news means that Combined Healthcare is one of only two 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.

Everyone who works for and with Combined Healthcare works tirelessly to provide the best possible care. We are really proud of the CQC report which recognises the really excellent, compassionate and responsive way we support service users and carers day in and day out. 

To achieve this Outstanding rating is rare and is a real testament to our excellent staff who aspire to deliver true person-centred care in partnership with service users and carers. 

But we are not complacent and we have made clear that we want our journey of improvement to continue. Our aim is to be outstanding in ALL we do and HOW we do it. This includes recruiting the very best to join our excellent teams. 

The latest inspection results came on top of Combined being awarded the accolade of “NHS Provider of the Year” in the Leading Healthcare Awards.

We are also proud to be selected by NHS England as a CAMHS Trailblazer Wave 1 pilot site – receiving almost £2 million a year from April 2019 to invest in children’s mental health services across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

The last year has also seen us develop our leadership role within the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent “Together We’re Better” sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) – leading workstreams on System Leadership, Digital and Mental Health.

Our trust is secure being in its 20th consecutive year of achieving financial surplus, making us one of the top financial performers in the region.