Combined Healthcare NHS Trust commits to carbon offset paper with local printers6 December, 2023 at 4:05 pm
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is taking steps towards being a greener organisation with its commitment to use only carbon offset paper from its main print supplier.
Combined Healthcare wins two Keele University Health and Care Partnership Awards 20234 December, 2023 at 4:26 pm
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has been named as the winner of two Keele University Health and Care Partnership Awards 2023. The Trust was awarded the ‘Exemplary Placement Provider’ and ‘Keele Alumni Achievement’ titles in the recent awards ceremony at Keele Hall. Run by the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Keele… Read more »
Combined Healthcare wins prestigious Leadership Award 202329 November, 2023 at 10:23 am
Congratulations to North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust’s Combined Coaching Programme Team who has scooped the prestigious ‘Leadership Excellence Award for Organisations’ award from the Institute of Leadership’s The Leadership Awards 2023. Led by the Trust’s Coaching Lead Julia Ford, Combined Coaching has had many successes including establishing a pool of 21 coaches at Combined… Read more »
Combined NHS Trust to hold 7th National Brain and Behaviour Conference22 November, 2023 at 5:18 pm
Join the Neuropsychiatry team at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust for the launch of the 7th National Brain and Behaviour Conference on 29 February 2024 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Combined Healthcare named as finalist for three Keele University Health and Care Partnership Awards 202320 November, 2023 at 5:38 pm
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has been named as a finalist in three categories of Keele University’s Health and Care Partnership Awards 2023. The trust has been nominated in the ‘Exemplary Educator’, ‘Keele Alumni Achievement’ and ‘Exemplary Placement Provider’ categories in the forthcoming awards ceremony. In the ‘Exemplary Educator’ category, the trust’s Chief Medical… Read more »
REACH 2023 – our best awards ever!17 November, 2023 at 4:16 pm
The 2023 REACH Awards took place on 15th November 2023 in the Keele Hall Ballroom. And the feedback from our attendees were that it was the best REACH Awards EVER!
Combined NHS Trust colleague, Tom Wilson, wins Pride of Britain award14 November, 2023 at 1:24 pm
Tom Wilson, an Expert by Experience Advisor from North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, has recently won the Pride of Britain Regional Fundraiser Award in the West Midlands.
Remembrance weekend at Combined Healthcare and Veteran Aware9 November, 2023 at 1:57 pm
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust will be joining the nation this weekend in observing the two-minute national silences at 11am on Armistice Day (Saturday 11 November) and at 11am on Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 12 November). Combined Healthcare’s Chief Operating Officer Ben Richards and other colleagues will also be representing the trust at the Stoke-on-Trent… Read more »
Combined Healthcare publishes annual Workforce Race and Disability Equality Standard reports9 November, 2023 at 9:17 am
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is proud to have published its annual Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) reports this week.
Statement on Stoke Heath Prison30 October, 2023 at 2:46 pm
Since 2019, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has been proud to deliver the secondary mental health and clinical substance misuse services within Stoke Heath Prison. To do this, the service teamed up with Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust and The Forward Trust to form the Stoke Heath Integrated Care Partnership (SHIC). The partnership has… Read more »
Combined Healthcare named as finalist for two Leadership Awards 202326 October, 2023 at 12:18 pm
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has been named as a finalist in two categories of the prestigious The Leadership Awards 2023, from the Institute of Leadership. The trust has been nominated in the ‘Employee Wellbeing Award’ and ‘Leadership Excellence Award for Organisations’ categories in the forthcoming awards ceremony. The trust’s Combined Coaching programme has… Read more »
A blog from Paul Draycott, Chief People Officer – Thoughts on Black History Month20 October, 2023 at 10:52 am
I love many things about Black History Month – the celebration, the education, the recognition. Black history is part of all of our history but we need to make time to celebrate it because too often it is not recognised as part of our wider history.
Combined Healthcare NHS Trust launches ‘See ME First’ initiative18 October, 2023 at 7:49 am
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust are proud to be launching the ‘See ME First’ initiative for staff as part of a national scheme adopted by partner NHS organisations.
Combined Healthcare announces Independent Prescribers’ Conference 202413 October, 2023 at 7:49 am
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has announced the date of its upcoming Independent Prescribers’ conference.
Combined NHS Trust becomes local placement provider for new physician associate apprenticeship programme10 October, 2023 at 8:54 am
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust have recently become a local placement provider for the brand new physician associate programme which has been introduced at the Keele School of Medicine as part of Keele University.
Step On celebrates 10 years of helping people back into work9 October, 2023 at 3:35 pm
Step On, an NHS service, has marked 10 years of providing individual support for mental health service users looking to get back into employment.
New sensory room opened at the Darwin Centre6 October, 2023 at 9:08 am
The Darwin Centre is North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust’s specialist mental health services for young people aged 12-18. Over the last few weeks, staff at the centre have been working to turn a spare room at the site into an alternative social space and sensory room.
Digital resources taster session – Open to young adults with lived experience2 October, 2023 at 12:58 pm
The Preparing for Adulthood team are working with Community Mental Health Transformation Programme grant recipient Wavemaker to create digital resources which aid transition for young people from CAMHS to adult mental health services. Do you work with any 16-25 year olds who have lived experience or who are currently receiving support from mental health services?… Read more »
North Staffordshire Wellbeing College celebrates its first anniversary21 September, 2023 at 4:53 pm
Students, staff, service users and partners recently came together at Goldenhill Community Hall, Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate the first birthday of the Trust’s North Staffordshire Wellbeing College.
Have your say in the standards of the environments at Combined Healthcare NHS Trust21 September, 2023 at 12:38 pm
The Trust is pleased to announce the launch of patient assessor training as part of its Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) programme. PLACE assessments occur every year to ensure the environment in which care is delivered is maintained at a suitable standard. The Trust is proud of the outstanding facilities and sites it… Read more »
Combined Healthcare seeks additional Associate Hospital Managers20 September, 2023 at 3:19 pm
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is looking to enlist additional Associate Hospital Managers to its existing group. An Associate Hospital Manager’s role is to act as an independent scrutineer in ensuring that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 are followed and that patients are detained in hospital/community only as the Mental Health… Read more »
Community Mental Health Survey 202313 September, 2023 at 4:00 pm
We are excited to announce that the NHS is launching a major survey on people’s experiences of using mental health services. If you used services in April or May 2023, you could be invited to take part and give your feedback on the quality of support you received.
Innovative virtual walkthrough of our Parent and Baby Service12 September, 2023 at 9:32 am
Our Parent and Baby Service based in the Bennett Centre is a specialist perinatal secondary mental health service. You can use the 360 scan at the link to this innovative walk through, to view the corridors and explore the rooms of this high quality site.
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS partners raise awareness of World Suicide Prevention Day 20237 September, 2023 at 1:13 pm
Partners from Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System (ICS) have come together to raise awareness of World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), which takes place on Sunday 10 September 2023. World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was established in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is a… Read more »
Darwin Centre launches new Go Green sustainability project6 September, 2023 at 3:41 pm
The Darwin Centre, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust’s inpatient site for young people, was proud to recently launch its new ‘Darwin Go Green’ QI (Quality Improvement) project in line with the Trust’s sustainability initiatives.
Combined publishes Annual Report, Quality Account and date for AGM29 August, 2023 at 2:51 pm
Combined is proud to publish its Annual Report and Quality Account – plus details of its 2023 AGM taking place at 2.00pm on Friday 22nd September
Brand new prospectus for the North Staffordshire Wellbeing College autumn term24 August, 2023 at 8:28 am
Our North Staffordshire Wellbeing College have launched their autumn term prospectus which features 6 brand new workshops, as well as new partners joining the College community and new venues across Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Restoration Shack – Community Mental Health Transformation Programme grant recipient21 August, 2023 at 8:45 am
Tucked away in a residential area on Fegg Hayes Road, Stoke-on-Trent, is the Restoration Shack. This Community Interest Company (CIC) was set up by Founder and Director Linda Williams and ran as a community project for three years. The Restoration Shack moved into its premises on Fegg Hayes Road 18 months ago and after major… Read more »
Pauline Grant a finalist in the International Positive Psychology Association Challenge15 August, 2023 at 3:41 pm
Congratulations to Pauline Grant, Associate Director, Organisational Development, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System (ICS), who has been named as a finalist in the International Positive Psychology Association’s (IPPA) fifth annual Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge. Pauline was presented with recognition of her outstanding submission ‘Addressing Differential Attainment Through… Read more »
Edward Myers Unit opens new outdoor gym facility10 August, 2023 at 10:26 am
Colleagues from North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, service users and other guests gathered in the garden at the Trust’s Edward Myers Unit this week as a new outdoor gym facility was officially opened for the Unit.