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Hi all This week saw us listening to our staff across a whole range of disciplines and activities across the Trust as our journey towards outstanding continued apace.   CQC PREPARATIONS CONTINUE - DRAFT SELF ASSESSMENTS CONSIDERED BY SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM Last week, I thanked our teams for their really hard work mobilising to provide updated data and analysis to h ...

Hi all This was a week which contained the widest range of news - achievements, challenges and significant developments.   CQC RETURNING TO COMBINED - OUR JOURNEY CONTINUES I know it may seem like only yesterday that we were celebrating the results of our latest CQC inspection.   As we said at the time, the CQC results confirmed that the Trust ...

Hi all It's great to be back after a break. Thanks to Buki for standing in as my Deputy whilst I was away and for being the guest blogger last week.   UPDATE ON LOCALITY WORKING Progress towards locality working continues. This week, we are publishing for our staff a response to the Stage 3 consultation. A really important principle of our proc ...

Hi all It's time once again for me to be your guest CEO Blogger as Caroline is on a well-earned break. Can I start by thanking everyone who was working over the Bank Holiday. Your support for our service users is truly appreciated.   PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS OF MY WEEK I had the pleasure of exploring wider opportunities with how to use video consult ...

Hi all It's been another packed week and more reminders of the progress we're making and the fabulous people who work in our Trust.   UPDATE ON LOCALITY WORKING As you know, the consultation process on Phase 3 of our move toward a structure of locality working has closed this week and we have received significant, useful and largely positive feedba ...

Hi all, What a summer we're having! Record temperatures and wall to wall sunshine are a great thing, and traditionally it's a time for taking a breather and reflecting on the year to date. I hope lots of you have managed to take or are planning a well earned summer break to take some time away from work with your family and friends. Taking a break often helps us to r ...

Hi all, This was a week of further progress across a whole range of our strategies - both internally in Combined and across the North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area.   LOCALITY TRANSFORMATION UPDATE Phase 3 of our restructure is still underway with the consultation process starting on Monday 16 July - with much interest and views. This ...

Hi all, This was a week of exciting progress across a whole range of our strategies - both internally in Combined and across the North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area. I had a busy and enjoyable week last week with some great things to share with you.   COLLABORATION WITH MICHAEL WEST TO PRODUCE NATIONAL WEBINAR The highlight of my week ...

Hi all This was a week that appeared to be packed full of meetings, events and milestones that concentrated on laying the foundations for real long term and fundamental transformation and progress, as well as confirming external approval for our strategic approach.   LOCALITY TRANSFORMATION PASSES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES Last week week saw our p ...

Hi all What a week! The NHS turned 70, as we enjoyed one of the biggest and best celebrations of our staff we have ever held!   WE'RE REACHING HIGHER THAN EVER! Both myself and David Rogers and the Board were absolutely delighted and felt very privileged to present our Annual REACH Awards on Thursday night. This year's event was the biggest we' ...