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Hi all... this was a week when I was delighted to see North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare really showing its leadership and quality on the national stage, but firstly I must thank each and every one of our staff who made it into work to support our service users over the weekend. I was on call at the weekend and was incredibly impressed with the commitment shown by our st ...

Hi all... as Christmas and the end of 2017 approaches, the pace of change in this quite extraordinary year is not letting up. DELIVERING THE REPONSE TO THE CQC SYSTEM REVIEW As I have previously shared with you, I have agreed to lead the production of the response to the CQC System Review of the North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent health and care system on behalf of collea ...

Hi all... this week has seen opportunities for us to show everyone what great work we do and what great people we have. OUR CLINICAL LEADERSHIP CELEBRATED AT NATIONAL HSJ AWARDS I was really proud that Julia Ford was a finalist this week in the Health Service Journal Awards in the category Clinical Leader of the Year. Julia was nominated for her leadership of a new model of c ...

Hi all... this week has seen the pace increase significantly around the delivery of our vision for an alliance of health and care providers across North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. STANDING ROOM ONLY AT LATEST MEETING OF THE ALLIANCE BOARD As you will know we have been proud to be supporting for some time the development of the North Staffordshire GP Federation and the  ...

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. ...