• 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.
  • Developing our partnership with Positive Practice September 3, 2018 - 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.... Read more »
  • Guest blog: Listen again to BBC Stoke’s spotlight on Mental Health August 28, 2018 - 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... Read more »
  • Yet more examples of how great our staff are August 20, 2018 - 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... Read more »
  • Summer is a great chance for reflecting on the year August 13, 2018 - 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.