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All Combined services rated as Good or Outstanding

14 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.  

The CQC results confirm that the Trust's journey of improvement - labelled last year by the CQC as the fastest improving mental health trust in the country - has continued without let-up.

The CQC says today

Commenting on the CQC results, Caroline Donovan, Chief Executive of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, said:

"We are simply delighted at this official recognition by CQC that our journey of improvement continues. To be able to continue to improve upon last year's fantastic results - described by CQC at the time as the fastest improving mental health trust in the country - is something quite remarkable.  It is a tribute to the continuing sheer determination, talent, dedication and ability of our fantastic staff.

"We are delighted that the most recent inspection rated our Community CAMHS services as good and and our Adult Rehab services as "Outstanding".

"But we are not complacent and we want our journey of improvement to continue.  We will be continuing our quality strategy to deliver Safe, Personalised, Accessible and Recovery focused services based on integrated locality working across North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent..

"These latest inspection results comes on top of our Community CAMHS Team being spotlighted in the latest edition of the CQC regional publication highlighting great practice and innovation.  

"We are also proud that we have been chosen by the CQC as a mental health exemplar and will be delighted to share our journey of improvement with other organisations."