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£161,000 grants available as part of Community Mental Health Transformation Programme

25 January, 2023 at 9:44 am

A new Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent wide grant scheme has been launched, with community and voluntary groups having until Monday 13 February 2023 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 to support and help young adults with mental health issues across the county.

The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme Mental Health Team

23 January, 2023 at 12:37 pm

The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) Mental Health Team is a relatively new service that has been operating within Primary Care for almost two years, and forms part of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme.

Newly Registered Nurses Careers Day

20 January, 2023 at 9:03 am

On 16 January 2023, Combined ran a careers day, which approximately 65 student nurses attended and were able to find out more about the opportunities for working at North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust as part of our preceptorship process.

New stakeholder newsletter out now for Community Mental Health Transformation Programme

17 January, 2023 at 4:13 pm

The latest issue of the new stakeholder newsletter for the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme is out now.

Wellbeing College: A new term and a new prospectus!

17 January, 2023 at 10:00 am

The North Staffordshire Wellbeing College is about to launch for its spring term, with the first workshop taking place this week on 20 January 2023.

Reflections on world religion day: A blog by Combined’s Chaplin Rev’d Dr Julia Babb

13 January, 2023 at 11:03 am

World Religion Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of January each year. It was established in 1950 by the national spiritual assembly of the Bahai Faith in the United States with the aim of promoting harmony and understanding between people of different religions.

Paul Draycott appointed as Director of People, OD and Inclusion

9 January, 2023 at 4:22 pm

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to welcome Paul Draycott as its new Director of People, OD and Inclusion. Paul joined Combined Healthcare this month from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, where he was Chief People Officer. Paul will be well known to many of Combined Healthcare’s staff, having previously served as the Trust’s Director… Read more »

Updated Inpatient Visiting Guidance

19 December, 2022 at 2:05 pm

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare have the following visiting guidance that ensures and fulfils safe visiting guidelines.

Caring in Combined Wonderland!

16 December, 2022 at 11:51 am

We all love a good Christmas singalong – and THIS year, we offered all our staff the opportunity to have a bit of fun by getting involved in a special Trust Christmas song – “Caring in Combined Wonderland”.

£169,686 awarded to community and voluntary groups – Community Mental Health Transformation

14 December, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Ten community and voluntary groups have been awarded grants totalling £169,686 to support and help adults with mental health issues across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The awards have been made as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to enable adults with severe mental illness to access care and support in… Read more »

Success at the 2022 HFMA National Healthcare Finance Awards!

14 December, 2022 at 12:57 pm

Last week, on Thursday 8th December, the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System won the 2022 HFMA Finance Team of the Year Award and we would like to offer our congratulations to everyone involved! The event took place at the London Hilton Metropole and was a chance to recognise the work of both individuals and… Read more »

Combined welcomes Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Secretary of State

14 December, 2022 at 12:24 pm

On Friday 2nd December, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust was delighted to welcome Wes Streeting MP. Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

New newsletter from All Age Wellbeing Portal

7 December, 2022 at 2:05 pm

Combined Healthcare’s All Age Wellbeing Portal team has launched a new newsletter to keep all stakeholders informed about the latest developments for the online facility.

REACH 2022 Feedback Survey

4 December, 2022 at 8:11 am

Take part in our REACH 2022 Feedback Survey!

Combined welcomes Amanda Pritchard, NHS Chief Executive

24 November, 2022 at 4:18 pm

On Thursday 17th November, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust was delighted to welcome Amanda Pritchard, NHS Chief Executive

First Stoke Social Older Person’s Group a great success

24 November, 2022 at 2:06 pm

The first Stoke Social Group for Older Adults, a collaboration between North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Stoke City F.C. and Home Instead, was held this week at the Bet 365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, and was very well attended.

REACH, Robbie and resounding success!

18 November, 2022 at 3:34 pm

On Thursday 10th November, colleagues, sponsors and guests came together at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate all the successes across the Trust at the staff REACH Awards for 2022

Combined Healthcare wins HSJ Awards as NHS Trust of the Year

18 November, 2022 at 8:45 am

We are delighted and proud to announce that North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has won the prestigious award of NHS Trust of the Year at the national Health Service Journal Awards

Memory Clinic Success at RCPsych Awards 2022!

15 November, 2022 at 12:07 pm

Congratulations to the Memory Clinic Team for winning Psychiatric Team of the Year: Older-age adults at the RCPysch Awards 2022 last week!

Combined marks Armistice and Remembrance Days – Executive Director of Operations and Lead Board Director for Veterans, Ben Richards reflects.

14 November, 2022 at 4:09 pm

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday is an important time to recognise the ultimate sacrifice people have made to our country to protect our way of life.

Support materials from Changes as part of Community Mental Health Transformation Programme

8 November, 2022 at 9:13 am

A number of exciting new partnerships with voluntary and community organisations have been established as part of the transformation of adult community mental health care in North Staffordshire.  Contracts have been awarded by North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust to several successful organisations, each for a period of up to three years, to provide services… Read more »

Combined success at the Nursing Times Awards 2022!

28 October, 2022 at 8:46 am

The Nursing Times Awards 2022 took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London on Wednesday 26th October. North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust were shortlisted for three awards in the ‘Learning Disabilities Nursing’ category, and won in the ‘Enhancing Patient Dignity’ category! The Ward 2 team received their win for their Recovery… Read more »

NHS Confederation Chief Executive, Mathew Taylor to be Special Guest at REACH 2022

21 October, 2022 at 9:17 pm

We are delighted to announce that Mathew Taylor, NHS Confederation Chief Executive, is to be aourSpecial Guest at our upcoming REACH Awards on 10th November.

Combined proudly launches AccessAble guides

19 October, 2022 at 11:34 am

The Trust is delighted to have become the latest of over 80 NHS Trusts to partner with accessibility organisation ‘AccessAble’ to create Detailed Access Guides to ALL our Trust clinical sites and services. The Access Guides are 100% facts, figures, and photographs to help patients, visitors and staff plan their journeys to and around the… Read more »

Combined Healthcare to host Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

18 October, 2022 at 9:39 am

Suicide is a significant public health and social inequality issue; 5219 suicides were registered in England during 2021, an increase of 307 from 2020.* ** The death of someone by suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends, workplaces, schools, universities, and communities. If we want to improve the chances of future generations, we need… Read more »

Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Pathway event – 4 November 2022

13 October, 2022 at 10:25 am

Are you concerned about your memory? Would you like to speak to professionals about signs and symptoms of dementia that you or someone you know may be experiencing? Come along to the Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Pathway event on Friday 4 November 2022, 2 – 4pm in Tommy Cheadle’s Bar, Hamil Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1AW. Further details… Read more »

North Staffs Wellbeing College Open Day

30 September, 2022 at 9:42 am

On Monday 26th September, North Staffs Wellbeing College ran its very first Open Day ahead of the start of its first term. The event ran from 10am-2pm at The Dudson Centre in Hanley, a great place to bring together Combined staff, partners, charities and potential students to celebrate the launch of the College. Zoe Grant,… Read more »

New stakeholder newsletter out now for Community Mental Health Transformation Programme

28 September, 2022 at 1:04 pm

The latest issue of the new stakeholder newsletter for the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme is out now. The September 2022 issue includes a focus on primary care networks, as well as other latest news and updates. You can download a copy of the newsletter below. This newsletter is produced by the Communication teams at… Read more »

Our Annual General Meeting 2022

23 September, 2022 at 1:46 pm

The Trust held its Annual General Meeting 2022 on Friday 23rd September at 2pm via Microsoft Teams.

Voluntary and community organisation appointments for Community Mental Health Transformation Programme

21 September, 2022 at 3:34 pm

A number of exciting new partnerships with voluntary and community organisations have been established as part of the transformation of adult community mental health care in North Staffordshire.  Contracts have been awarded by North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust to several successful organisations, each for a period of up to three years, to provide services… Read more »