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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 ...

Care Quality Commission (CQC) new regime workshops We are anticipating the CQC will be coming back to us soon as part of the annual visits under the new CQC inspection process. This time, the clinical core service review will be unannounced so the CQC could turn up to any of our services. The well-led review will be focussing on the Trust Board and senior managers, of which we ...

Celebrating a fantastic year Many thanks to everyone who was able to make it to our AGM last Thursday. It really was a fantastic occasion and an opportunity to celebrate everything we have done over the past year with our own staff, our service users and our partners. I particularly enjoyed seeing all the stands in the breakout area and the main auditorium - thank you to every ...

Promoting Freedom to Speak Up It’s been a week where I’ve spent a lot of my time engaged in how we can support our staff to feel included and valued. One of the highlights was interviewing a range of excellent candidates for the role of our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. The role of the Guardian is to work alongside our teams to continue to support the organisation in becoming ...

I started the week feeling refreshed after a week's break. It was really nice to have a week off and spend time with my family - I have quite a lot going on at home at the moment with different members of my family needing support. As so much of my life is consumed with my work, I have had to review a little bit how I am spending my time to allocate more time to my family who a ...