• A week of external recognition for our staff November 12, 2018 - This was a week where we took further significant steps forward on our inclusion and openness agendas, and were able to celebrate significant external recognition for the efforts of our staff. INCLUSION COUNCIL DRIVES OUR BAME AGENDA FORWARD It was both a pleasure and a privilege to chair the second meeting of our Inclusion Council in... Read more »
  • As the night draws in, our flu campaign is more important than ever November 6, 2018 - As the darker, colder nights are upon us, I think about the cold and flu season approaching and just how important our flu campaign is. It protects more than just our own health. It helps to protect our family, friends, colleagues and of course, our vulnerable patients. The news that we have achieved record figures for October, is simply fantastic and... Read more »
  • A bumper week of progress all round October 29, 2018 - Hi all It’s been another bumper week of progress and developments across a whole range of areas, from the Staff Survey to Flufighting…and the chance to showcase some of the fantastic research and innovation being produced by our teams. TRUST BOARD UPDATE  It was, as usual, another packed agenda for the latest meeting of the Trust Board on Thursday.... Read more »
  • Guest blogger: Suzanne Robinson updates us on the week October 22, 2018 - Delivered by Suzanne Robinson, Director of Finance, Performance and Digital Hi all… I’m your guest CEO blogger this week and there’s lots to talk about! WELCOME TO OUR NEW STARTERS! This time of year is one of my favourites, and not simply because I love Autumn!  It’s because this is the time when our annual cohort... Read more »
  • Two of our important projects are off to a flying start October 15, 2018 - Hi all Two of our most important annual projects involving frontline staff are now underway and I’m delighted to tell you that they’re both off to a flying start. FLU FIGHTERS GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH The great start to this year’s #CombinedFlufighter campaign is showing no sign of let up, with a second 24-hour Jabathon last Friday, which went really well. We have... Read more »
  • A week full of staff participation October 8, 2018 - This was a week when a number of important initiatives in the Trust began – with opportunities for all our staff to get involved. And it was a week when I was able to spend time with fellow Chief Executives across the country, with a great story to tell about our Trust and our continuing journey... Read more »
  • New localities structure launches as we look back on the year October 1, 2018 - What a great week and a great AGM. As our Chair David Rogers observed, what marked it out was that it was as much about looking forward to new opportunities as it was about celebrating what we achieved in the past year. That sums up where we are and where we aim to be going….Towards... Read more »
  • New contract wins amongst CQC deadlines September 24, 2018 - Hi all Last week was preoccupied with gathering all the data that the CQC requested as part of the preparation for their next visit. We need to submit over 200 returns – many requiring detailed narrative. CQC DATA RETURN SUBMITTED ON TIME Our staff and teams across the Trust pulled out all the stops to... Read more »
  • Listening to our staff across a range of disciplines September 17, 2018 - 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.
  • Symphony of Hidden Voices brought diverse stories to life September 10, 2018 - This was a week which contained the widest range of news - achievements, challenges and significant developments.