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Dr Buki Adeyemo named by HSJ in Top 10 CEOs of 2024

21 June, 2024 at 10:03 am

Dr Buki Adeyemo, Chief Executive, has been named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top 10 CEOs in the NHS for 2024.

Dr Adeyemo came 8th in the annual list of top NHS CEOs.

Dr Buki Adeyemo and Sharon Jean Parke feature on influential Empower Role Models Lists

22 May, 2024 at 9:31 am

Dr Buki Adeyemo, Chief Executive, and Sharon Jean Parke, Service Manager, Learning Disability Services (All Age), North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, have been featured on influential global lists that celebrate role models in business who are driving inclusion for people of colour. Dr Adeyemo has been announced on the 2024 Empower Executives Role Model… Read more »

Combined Healthcare is Proud to be Green

15 May, 2024 at 11:57 am

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is excited to launch its new sustainability campaign, Proud to be Green. Combined Healthcare has a crucial part to play in reaching the national ambition for the NHS to be the first national health service to be net carbon zero, a target set as part of the Greener NHS… Read more »

Professor Pauline Walsh appointed as Non-Executive Director

27 March, 2024 at 10:06 pm

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Pauline Walsh has been appointed as a Non Executive Director.

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Janet Dawson appointed as Trust Chair

26 March, 2024 at 11:55 am

Following a competitive recruitment process, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Janet Dawson as Chair of the Trust from 1 April 2024

Kerry Smith appointed as Interim Chief People Officer

21 March, 2024 at 4:36 pm

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust would like to announce that Kerry Smith has been appointed as Interim Chief People Officer.

Combined Healthcare and Communities Together partnership continues at Port Vale Community Lounge

19 March, 2024 at 12:20 pm

In partnership with Communities Together, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is providing mental health and guidance support through the Community Lounges initiative to attendees of Port Vale FC’s Community Lounge.

Combined Healthcare welcomes Keele Practice to the trust

18 March, 2024 at 1:20 pm

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to welcome Keele Practice to the trust. This integration means that the general practice can continue to develop the services it offers, with access to more resources, support and advice from Combined Healthcare.

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Combined welcomes new Non-Executive Director, Jennie Koo

15 March, 2024 at 1:31 pm

Combined is delighted to welcome our new Non-Executive Director, Jennie Koo

Dr Buki Adeyemo unveils our four new engagement pledges

15 March, 2024 at 12:57 pm

Speaking at a special event of our service users and stakeholders, our Chief Executive Dr Buki Adeyemo has unveiled our four new engagement pledges

Combined Virtual Reality training film goes international on World Delirium Day

12 March, 2024 at 1:57 pm

To mark World Delirium Awareness Day 2024, Combined Healthcare is proud to announced that its highly innovative Virtual Reality Delirium Training film has gone international, with the launch of a Danish language version, produced in partnership with Gødstrup Hospital, Herning, Denmark.

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Combined invites feedback on its draft Strategic Review of Communications and Engagement

8 March, 2024 at 9:44 am

Combined Healthcare is inviting feedback from staff, service users and stakeholders on its draft Strategic Review of Communications and and Engagement

NHS Staff Survey 2023 results confirm Combined’s support for staff

7 March, 2024 at 2:33 pm

The national NHS Staff Survey 2023 results have been published today (7 March 2024).   North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has maintained its very high levels of involvement in the survey, with 66% of its staff completing the survey, compared with a national average of 52% for mental health and learning disability trusts.    … Read more »

Revolutionising patient care with the launch of PatientAide by Combined Healthcare

5 March, 2024 at 9:24 am

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is pleased to launch PatientAide for patients and service users. It is an online tool that allows patients to access their health documents all in one place.

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Combined Healthcare invites service users and stakeholders to help shape services

23 February, 2024 at 5:02 am

Service users and stakeholders are invited to a special engagement event on 13th March in the Valiant Suite at Port Vale FC.

Combined Healthcare introduces tool to break down online accessibility barriers

12 February, 2024 at 5:11 pm

As part of its ongoing commitment towards inclusivity and accessibility, Combined Healthcare has installed web accessibility software, Recite Me, onto its website.

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust publishes its Anti-Racism Statement

8 February, 2024 at 11:59 am

This week, during Race Equality Week 2024, Noth Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has published its Anti-Racism statement and commitment to becoming an anti-racist organisation.

Combined innovates with virtual reality wellbeing support for frontline staff

8 February, 2024 at 2:39 am

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit staff at Combined are the first to become involved in a pilot program of Virtual Reality Wellbeing Sessions delivered in partnership with Phase Space VR

Combined Healthcare transforms care planning for patients

31 January, 2024 at 3:20 pm

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is improving how it plans care and support for its patients. As part of the national commitment for the NHS to transform mental health services for adults and older adults, the trust has engaged and co-produced a new, integrated care approach to raise the standard of care planning for… Read more »

Paul Draycott – a message from our Chief Executive, Dr Buki Adeyemo 

29 January, 2024 at 9:39 am

Sometimes in our lives, there are words that are incredibly painful to write and incredibly difficult to read. It is with the most profound sadness and regret that I need to inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Chief People Officer Paul Draycott, last Friday.

Combined Healthcare and Communities Together partnership continues at Blurton Community Lounge

22 January, 2024 at 5:02 pm

Affordable Foods, a food waste charity in Blurton, is the host one of 18 Community Lounges in Stoke-on-Trent, provided by Communities Together. The Lounge runs weekly and Combined Healthcare, as part of the wider network of organisations through Communities Together, is on hand to offer expert mental health and wellbeing support as and when required.

Combined’s Diversity and Inclusion 2022-23 Annual Report and Diversity Data Book 2023 published

18 January, 2024 at 11:08 am

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust’s Diversity and Inclusion 2022-23 Annual Report and Diversity Data Book 2023 have been published and are available on the trust’s website. 2022-23 has been another year in which diversity and inclusion has continued to be a core priority for the trust and we have continued to deliver outstanding performance…. Read more »

Combined Healthcare’s partnership with Communities Together

17 January, 2024 at 12:22 pm

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is proud to be working in partnership with Communities Together Stoke-on-Trent to provide mental health and wellbeing support and advice for the local community.

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David Rogers announces decision to step down as Chair

11 January, 2024 at 9:18 am

Our Chair, David Rogers, has today announced his decision to step down as Chair of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.

Combined Healthcare hailed by Managers in Partnership as having “a good claim to be England’s best trust”

11 January, 2024 at 9:11 am

Combined Healthcare’s commitment to its staff, leadership and passion for innovation has been lauded by Managers in Partnership – the union for health and care managers. These factors have led to Combined Healthcare having “a good claim to be England’s best trust”.

Upcoming Brain and Behaviour conference – 29 February 2024

9 January, 2024 at 9:31 am

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare is hosting its 7th national conference on Neuropsychiatry, titled ‘Brain and Behaviour’. Book your place!

New veteran patient information leaflet developed in line with VCHA accreditation

3 January, 2024 at 2:37 pm

Combined Healthcare want to continue its ongoing commitment to the armed forces community and have developed a new patient information leaflet. This leaflet demonstrates a variety of ways in the trust supports veteran patients and lists a range of services available to support the armed forces community.

New CDAS (community drug and alcohol service) contract awarded to WithYou and BAC O’Connor

20 December, 2023 at 1:32 pm

We congratulate WithYou and BAC O’Connor on being awarded the new five year contract.

Dr Buki Adeyemo appointed as Chief Executive

14 December, 2023 at 10:36 am

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Buki Adeyemo as Chief Executive.
Following a thorough and extensive recruitment process, our Interim Chief Executive was successful in securing the position which takes immediate effect.

Combined Healthcare encourages staff to ‘Go Green Go Digital’

13 December, 2023 at 4:14 pm

Last week North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust held its Go Green Go Digital sustainability awareness week which marked the ongoing partnership between the Sustainability Working Group and the Digital Transformation team at the trust.