A Welcome from Peter, CEO

Thank you for taking some time to read about our Trust – and many thanks for considering us to be your employer. If you choose to join Combined, you’ll be joining a happy, supportive, progressive and enthusiastic team of people – and I’m confident you won’t regret it! To see our current vacancies, you can click here 

In March 2019, we were delighted and proud to announce that the Care Quality Commission had awarded the Trust an overall “Outstanding” rating – the highest overall rating they can award.



Everyone who works for and with Combined Healthcare work tirelessly to provide the best possible care. I am really proud of the CQC report which recognises the really excellent, compassionate and responsive way we support service users and carers day-in and day-out. 

The news means that Combined Healthcare is one of only two specialist mental health Trusts in England with an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating.

To achieve this Outstanding rating is rare and is a real testament to our excellent staff who aspire to deliver true person centred care in partnership with service users and carers. 

But we are not complacent and we have made clear that we want our journey of improvement to continue. Our aim is to be Outstanding in ALL we do and HOW we do it. This includes recruiting the very best to join our excellent teams. 

The latest inspection results came on top of Combined being awarded the accolade of “NHS Provider of the Year” in the Leading Healthcare Awards.

We are also proud to be selected by NHS England as a CAMHS Trailblazer Wave 1 pilot site – receiving almost £2 million a year from April 2019 to invest in children’s mental health services across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

The last year has also seen us develop our leadership role within the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent “Together We’re Better” sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) – leading workstreams on System Leadership, Digital and Mental Health.

Our Trust is secure being in its 20th consecutive year of achieving financial surplus – making us one of the top financial performers in the region.

I hope that we have provided enough information to support your decision to apply for one of our roles. Whatever the role, every single person contributes to our excellence. 

This is a great time to join our Trust we are on an ambitious journey to deliver our vision to be outstanding – in all we do and how we do it and we hope you can join us as we challenge ourselves to be even better.