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Hi all As I didn't put out a blog last week, I hope everyone managed to get some sort of break and time with their family and friends over the Easter period. Thank you to all of our staff who worked over Easter – it really is very much appreciated. It’s also nice to have had some sun over the weekend – no doubt keen gardeners have been kept busy! General Election 2017 – NHS t ...

Hi Our Behaviours Framework Our Leadership Academy last week launched our new Behaviours Framework. Lots of consultation has taken place with staff and service users across our organisation listening to what behaviours will enables us to live our values. For me personally, when either myself or my family receive support from health or social care services, it is often the way ...

Hi everyone My week started on Monday as a digital day! As you know I am the leading the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) digital programme as well as chairing our internal Digital Board. Technology is a real enabler of change and improvement which is why we called our programme Raising our Service Excellence (ROSE). We also did a deep dive last week into the clini ...

Hi all I started the week with a personal coaching session which was extremely helpful. Health Education England is currently supporting coaching for CEOs which I was keen to take up. It is really important for me to stop for an hour every couple of months and reflect on what I am doing, how I am behaving and how I can become a more effective leader whilst holding my values cl ...

Strengthening our Patient Safety Culture Everyone knows that in the best organisations, quality and safety go hand in hand.  But making a reality of that doesn't happen by accident.  It has to be consciously planned, organised, monitored and delivered. Last week – the theme for me was reflecting on how we can continue to improve and create even better services for our local c ...

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 I mentioned last week that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was due to publish its final reports and ratings on Wednesday 8 February. Following a late amendment by the CQC to a couple of our ratings, we have requested a further period of time to review and respond. This means the event we had planned at Harplands will now take place later this month. As soon as I have ...