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Hi all...   The awards and nominations keep coming! It's been another week of awards and presentations for awards for staff and initiatives at Combined!  This appears to be a regular fixture in my diary at the moment - and long may it continue! Valuemakers As I flagged up in last week's blog, I had the pleasure of beginning the week by travell ...

Hi all... A week of more 'firsts' and awards Another week and the pace of change and achievement hasn't let up! It seems almost every week at the moment I have the pleasure of letting you know about new achievements and new 'firsts' delivered by Combined.  And this week is no different... Combined Healthcare the first mental health trust to sign Dying to Work Charter The ...

Hi all... Together We're Better vision entering an exciting phase This was one of those weeks when I really got a sense that the service transformation and innovations we have been pursuing for a long time in our patch are really stepping up a gear.  On Thursday I spent  the whole day in a series of meetings with fellow Chief Executives and lea ...

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 ...

  Hi all... The news that all of our services have been rated by CQC as either Good or Outstanding has really attracted attention.  Over the past week, we’ve had lots of people and organisations - in particular across social media  - welcoming and spreading the news - including from local Healthwatch, the STP and NHS Providers to all of their Twitter followers.  At a meeti ...

Hi all... Last week was really fantastic to be able to demonstrate to the communities we serve that all Combined Healthcare’s services are rated by the CQC are either Good or Outstanding. This has only been achieved through the enormous commitment and dedication of our Outstanding staff! It was a week when we took huge strides forward after months of work and effo ...

Delivered by Suzanne Robinson, Director of Finance, Performance and Digital Hi all... As Caroline continues on her very well-deserved break, I'm your guest CEO blogger this week As you may know, I recently took on an exciting role with the STP as Director of Finance, in addition to continuing with my role at Combined Healthcare.  We've put arrangements in place to ensure t ...

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 ...