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Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust

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Hello and welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to my blog which will be updated on a regular basis. I want this to be a two way communication process so I welcome any thoughts and feedback that you may have regarding my entries.

This will be a great opportunity for me to be sharing news and details of what I have been doing across the Trust with you all and I do hope you enjoy reading them.

CEO blog 25th January - Looking ahead to 2016

Posted by Michele Moran
I’d like to start my first blog of 2016 by wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year. The start of every year is a time for resolutions, reflections and looking ahead. One resolution which is often on the list of priorities for many people is health and fitness and our staff are no different. That’s why we will focus 2016 on the health and wellbeing of staff.   I&rs... [More]

CEO blog 21st December - Season's Greetings

Posted by Michele Moran
2015 has been a challenging year for many of us but I feel it has also been one of the most rewarding in my time as Chief Executive at the Trust. Below are just some of the examples of staff members going above the call of duty, or getting involved in initiatives, doing their bit to improve things and engaging with fellow colleagues and service users: - We continue to use staff-led Schwartz Cente... [More]

CEO blog 30th November - Tough decisions in a tough climate

Posted by Michele Moran
I’m glad people are reading my blog and I hope you find this a useful way to get updates and news about the Trust. Recently the Board had to make a hard decision due to the tough financial climate the Trust, like many others up and down the country, find ourselves in. The total savings target for the Trust this year, is £6.9million. Wherever possible, these savings have been planned ... [More]

CEO blog 26th October - A time for reflection

Posted by Michele Moran
The next couple of weeks will see the night’s drawing in and temperatures dropping. With this, NHS organisations across the country have been putting in place plans to protect the more vulnerable members of our communities. Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is no exception. Our own winter resilience plans have been developed and are in place. Alongside this winter planning, it&... [More]

CEO blog 5th October - The continual journey of quality improvement

Posted by Michele Moran
  As many of you may have already seen today, the Trust’s CQC inspection report was published and although the overall rating was ‘requires improvement’, service users can be reassured – and staff can be proud – that there were more individual ‘good’ ratings than ‘requires improvement’ in the CQC’s scoring breakdown. The Board and... [More]

CEO blog 1st September 2015: Let's make Manchester better

Posted by Michele Moran
Manchester is unrecognisable when compared with the city it was in the 1980s and 90s. Huge positive physical changes have been made to transform the city which has been in-line with the city’s economy, population and quality of the environment. However we know there are pockets of some of most severe deprivation in the country in Manchester with physical and mental health issues that relat... [More]

CEO blog 27th July 2015: Beat the summertime Blues

Posted by Michele Moran
In my January blog I spoke about resolutions and eating healthily and how that can help with mental health and wellbeing. Well with the on-off (typical) British summer we’re experiencing I thought it’d be a good chance to talk about physical activity and how important it is for mental health and wellbeing. The fantastic THINK Physical effectiveness day held by Trust staff last month s... [More]

CEO blog 29th June - We're listening, so let's act

Posted by Michele Moran
Just over 12 months have passed since the Trust began its staff engagement and improvement journey – to turn Listening into Action (LiA) into our ‘way of doing things around here’. We’ve already turned lots of daily frustrations into actions to maximise our time at work for the better all with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for everyone. These ideas have come in all... [More]

CEO blog 26th May - Stamp out stigma

Posted by Michele Moran
This month has seen a number of national awareness days, weeks and initiatives. It’s probably safe to say that every day, week and month in the year has been taken on by a charity or organisation and we could potentially be overwhelmed by these. However in our busy lives (and even busier in the modern-day health service) I think it’s really important we acknowledge these initiatives.... [More]

CEO blog 27th April - Duty of Candour

Posted by Michele Moran
At the start of the month we saw significant changes to how health and social care providers will be regulated. New legislation means that providers like ourselves will have to follow new regulations called the ‘fundamental standards’, which means everyone has the right to expect a certain set of values. Included in these standards is Duty of Candour. ‘Candour’, meaning &... [More]