The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are always there to greet, advise and care for us.
24 May 2018
North Staffordshire is delighted to have been chosen as only one of four Trusts selected for the mobilisation phase of the Lorenzo Digital Exemplar programme. The Trust sees the Lorenzo Digital Exemplar programme as a great opportunity to improve our services for children in the community. These exciting plans build on our reputation as a digital exemplar and will be an excellent opportunity to spread our learning to other Trusts across the country.
23 May 2018
To celebrate our CQC results, we have produced a short film, featuring staff and leaders at Combined talking about the achievement and what it means.
01 May 2018
18 Apr 2018
Combined features in new CQC report as an example of excellence
16 Mar 2018
Latest NHS Staff Survey confirms Combined Healthcare's journey of improvement Towards Outstanding continues.
07 Mar 2018
The new ‘Integrated Long Term Condition Service’ for people with a long term physical health condition has been launched by Healthy Minds Stoke-on-Trent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team.
16 Feb 2018
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has today welcomed the publication of its latest CQC inspection, which - for the first time in the Trust's history - rates every Combined Service as "Good" or "Outstanding". The Trust's overall rating is "Good". The results mean that Combined Healthcare is the best rated mental health trust across the whole of the Midlands and East of England and third highest in the whole country - only 1 of 3 with every service rated at least Good and at least two Outstanding.
14 Feb 2018
Training sessions are being held at Harplands Hospital on Monday 12 February and Friday 23 February for patient volunteers to join the team assessing the Trust's care environments
05 Feb 2018
Become part of the team that launches the new PICU at Combined Healthcare
31 Jan 2018
We have activated a robust pre-prepared contingency plan to ensure continuity of services to the Trust and patient care. Our top priority is to keep services running safely for patients.
15 Jan 2018
Combined Healthcare's CAMHS service reports a significant improvement in waiting list times for children and young people and improved quality of services
27 Oct 2017
Gan Mahadea has been appointed as a non-executive director of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.
02 Oct 2017
New mental health and wellbeing strategy has been launched as part of an exciting partnership between Combined Healthcare and schools across Stoke-on-Trent
25 Sep 2017
Christine Malbon announced as regional winner of award which recognises inspirational teaching and training professionals
13 Sep 2017
Latest Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) results reveal Combined is well above the national average in each of the areas assessed by the inspection team
01 Sep 2017
Leading with Compassion scheme selected as a finalist in the Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care
21 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017
Join us for our AGM on 10 August to celebrate our achievements over the previous 12 months and look forward to the year ahead.
31 Jul 2017
Nominations are now open for our annual Recognising Excellence and Achievement in Combined Healthcare (REACH) Awards honouring Combined staff and teams, as well as volunteers and service user representatives who have made a truly outstanding contribution and gone above and beyond.
12 Jul 2017
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has launched its Symphony of Hidden Voices - a series of events, activities and online places where hidden voices with perspectives on mental health care can find and engaged with each other.
04 Jul 2017
Combined scoops a string of awards
23 Jun 2017
Celebrating 30 years of providing care and support for people living with Huntington’s disease in the local community, and ensuring the best possible outcome for future generations will be the focus of a major conference being hosted by North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust on 27 June.
13 Jun 2017
The Trust is delighted to announce the interim appointment of Carol Sylvester as its new Clinical Director for Adult Mental Health Inpatient services for a period of six months.
18 May 2017
18 May 2017
Douglas Macmillan Hospice has appointed the first Admiral Nurse in Staffordshire in partnership with Dementia UK and Combined to provide specialist dementia support
17 May 2017
12 May 2017
Please take part in our Service User and Carer Experience online survey and give us your views!
28 Apr 2017
We've launched our Behaviours Framework, co-designed with our staff and service users - to ensure we live our values in all we do.
05 Apr 2017
Combined and North Staffordshire GP Federation have announced the joint appointment of Andrew Hughes as Director of Strategy and Development.
17 Mar 2017
The Trust has won two awards at Health Education West Midlands Regional Leadership Awards.
16 Mar 2017
Latest NHS Staff Survey results show the Trust continues to build on the improvements of 2015.
10 Mar 2017
Discover your future recruitment events for registered mental health nurses (RMNs) and regsitered learning disability nurses (RLDs) at Harplands Hospital on Saturday 4 March from 9am-12pm and Wednesday 8 March from 5.30-9pm.
27 Feb 2017
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is officially rated today as a 'Good' organisation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
21 Feb 2017
Our work to continue to transform services has been recognised within learning disabilities services and improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) after both were chosen as finalists in this year’s HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards.
16 Feb 2017
We have been officially recognised as the highest performing mental health Trust in the country for flu vaccination of frontline staff.
02 Feb 2017
Our finance team has been nationally recognised for its excellence after winning a prestigious award.
26 Jan 2017
Patient assessors are being sought to have their say about the quality of our care environments.
26 Jan 2017
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for developing local health and social care services over the next five years has been published for further public discussion and feedback.
15 Dec 2016