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Hi all... it’s been another week of challenges and developments... as they ALL seem to be at the moment! A NEW VISION FOR HEALTH AND CARE Last Thursday, I was one of a number of health and care leaders who came together with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to discuss the challenges we face and how we are rising to that challenge. The CQC was giving us its findings following ...

CQC UDPATE - MASSIVE THANKS AND BREAKING NEWS! We have received initial feedback from the Care Quality Commission on their recent inspections. There will be a further process to undergo now, as the CQC give us their detailed feedback and ask for our response before publishing their detailed findings and headline ratings. But I wanted to share the high level news with you as so ...

CQC UPDATE - WELL LED ASSESSMENT STARTS THIS WEEK!  The latest stage of our CQC inspection starts this week, as they return to carry out our well led assessment. Good luck to everyone being interviewed as they tell their story of the great work they are doing towards our vision of becoming ‘Outstanding’. I know our staff will do themselves and the Trust proud.  COMBINED DELIV ...

CQC UPDATE - EXEMPLAR  It is really great that we have been identified as an exemplar by the CQC as one of the fastest improving trusts in the country. The CQC exemplar team were on site last week interviewing many of us and running focus groups to learn about how we have progressed our journey of improvement.  The CQC will now develop a case study narrative to be published na ...

CQC UPDATE A very big thank-you to everyone for the enormous amount of effort and fantastic professionalism that has been displayed by all our staff when they have met the CQC.   After the CQC visited our adult and older people's inpatient wards, adult and CAMHS Community teams the week before last, they also decided to visit more services last week. As we had self-assessed l ...

What a week!  The CQC inspectors were busy across the Trust, as we enjoyed one of the biggest and best celebrations of our staff we have ever held! CQC UPDATE The CQC have been busy all week in the Trust, carrying out inspections in our core services.  We've been receiving feedback from the teams as the week has progressed and on the whole the feedback has been very positive. ...

Last week was the week when the latest stage of our journey Towards Outstanding took a big step forward, with the formal notification that our latest round of CQC inspections is underway. CQC ARRIVING THIS WEEK On Thursday, we received notification from the CQC that they will be carrying out the first of their series of unannounced visits, beginning on Monday 2 October with t ...

Delivered by Suzanne Robinson, Director of Finance, Performance and Digital It's a real pleasure to be asked to be the guest provider of this week's CEO Blog whilst Caroline has been on annual leave.   And it's even more of a pleasure to be able to tell you about a whole host of great things that have been going on in just the past week alone – involving our frontline staff a ...

It's been a week where almost every day it feels I've been involved in hugely positive meetings about our long term ambitions and strategies, as well as receiving reassurance of the high regard in which our Trust is held. Good news from the CQC  We heard from the CQC this week that our Trust has been selected to feature in a CQC publication as one of the most improved in the ...

I didn't write a blog last week due to the bank holiday so a double whammy this week! CQC update One of the key issues for us in the last week or so has been the announcement by the CQC that they are coming to do our well led assessment during the week of 30 October. As a reminder, the well led inspection will have a much stronger focus on the Board and senior management team ...