Critical friends

May 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

Having critical friends around you is especially important during times of upheaval.  Last week I was invited to Towngate House by a consultant psychiatrist colleague who shared with me their honest thoughts about the practical implications of our “Transformation” programme.  The intention of the programme is to simplify and improve […]

Power to the people

May 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

In our current climate it is difficult to avoid politics and the past week has been no exception! With so many changes happening across the NHS, it is important to keep in touch with the people who represent the people who use our services and the wider public. Recently, I […]

Create, Challenge, Inspire

May 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

In my last blog I reflected on “Small Investment, Big Returns”.  Returning to this theme, last week I met a remarkable group of people involved in the Converge programme run by the York St John University. Converge is supported by our Trust.  It gives people with mental health problems the […]

Small investment, big returns

May 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

We are facing difficult times across the NHS, and our Trust is not excluded.  NHS and social care services are under pressure.  We provide services to thousands of people every day to help them achieve their goals for improving their health and their lives.  At the same time we are […]

Working together

May 1, 2012 at 7:38 am

My working week tends to be full of variety. From focusing on the detail of specific issues in our organisation, to influencing wider policy at a national level, there are some common themes that connect them together. What underpins my work is my small contribution to improving the health and […]