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I am glad to be back writing my blog about a great week I had on my return from a lovely break last week.  Thanks very much to Buki and Andy for writing the blog in my absence. I wanted to start this week's blog by telling you about something really powerful that happened at this week's Trust Board meeting. As most of you know, a lot of what we discuss at the Trust Board meeti ...

Hi all Caroline has been on leave over the last week so I have written this week’s blog. Following the publication of our Care Quality Commission (CQC) report which Buki told you about last week (remember that you can view the videos from our celebration event at Harplands via YouTube here) it has been another busy but positive week. I attended three of our Board sub-committee ...

Delivered by Dr Buki Adeyemo, Medical Director Hi all I am pleased to write this week’s blog as Caroline is away on holiday. Caroline wanted to say a special thanks to all staff particularly following our successful CQC report last week. The most recent chapter in our journey of improvement came to an end on Tuesday 21 February when the Care Quality Commission (CQC) publishe ...

Hi all I am delighted that we have the final, agreed date of Tuesday 21 February with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to publish its final reports and ratings. We are holding an event at Harplands Hospital on the 21st at 2pm, at which we will be formally announcing the ratings and celebrating the huge amount of progress our staff have made to get us here. We have also invite ...

Hi all The theme of last week was our Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports! Following the factual accuracy process we haven’t yet received the final draft reports from the CQC. We are expecting them very soon and we will go through them for any changes that have been made. We will then be in a position to announce when the CQC is officially publishing its final report and rat ...

Hi all I began the week last Monday meeting all the new staff who attended our corporate induction. This is always something I enjoy; it is great to meet people who have chosen to join us at Combined and share with them what our Trust is all about, our values and our vision for the future. It is great that the inductees are mainly clinical which represents all the progress we ...

Hi all A very happy new year to everyone. I hope that everyone had some time over the festive period to spend with friends and family – again a very big thank you to those staff who worked especially on the bank holidays; it is their commitment and compassion that makes Combined a great place to work and to be a service user. The start of a new year is an opportunity for us a ...