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Staff Survey results show progress continues Thank you to everyone who completed the recent annual NHS Staff Survey. The results are in and they confirm that our journey of improvement Towards Outstanding continues. Coming hot on the heels of the CQC rating every one of our services as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’, it’s welcome further evidence that our journey of improvement is al ...

Beating 'the beast'! What an extraordinary week, that was!  The so-called ‘Beast from the East’ brought incredible weather conditions across England, with snow and blizzards creating immense challenges to everyone looking to provide public services. Driving in from Shropshire, I can tell you, was quite an experience! Our fantastic staff did what they do every time they face a ...

Delivered by Dr Buki Adeyemo, Medical Director Hi all... Caroline is on a well-deserved break for the next week and a half, so I'm your guest CEO blogger this week, with Suzanne Robinson next week... New web, social and digital pilot for psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) recruitment  The challenge of recruitment and retention is ever present and with the impending open ...

Hi all... I had a busy week last week supporting the health economy. I chaired various meetings, including the System CQC meeting, the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) STP Digital meeting and the STP mental health meeting. On a positive note, the integrated care record is starting the procurement process this week. The Northe ...

Hi all... It's continues to be a really challenging time for everyone in the local NHS. It appears that not a day passes without some article on the national or local news about the stresses we are having to cope with and the amazing lengths the staff of the NHS are going to to deliver for patients, service users and their families. Whilst it's great to get public recognition ...

Hi all...and welcome to 2018!   A massive thank-you to everyone who worked over Christmas and New Year – it is only due to the enormous compassion and commitment of our fantastic staff that service users and carers continue to be supported during the festive season which can be a really difficult time for people. Towards our new structures We’ve made great strides in prepari ...

Hi all... this is the last blog before Christmas, so I wanted to use it to simply say thank you - for all you have done over the past year and to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, particularly our staff who will be working over the Christmas period. To celebrate the year and say thanks to our magnificent staff, we’ve produced this Christmas Video. You can watch it below or s ...

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 ...