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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Provide healthcare to people living in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford
Provide healthcare to people living in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford


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Winds are changing and stars are aligning: our Trust is set for a big year
So 2019 is the Chinese year of the pig! Not exactly the most exotic or cuddly animal. But, forget Miss Piggy and think more Piglet because the Chinese new year pig represents honesty, sincerity, and bravery. I believe you all have these powerful, positive c...

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A big thank you and festive wishes to you all
So many organisations start winding down as Christmas approaches. But not the NHS, and certainly not Pennine Care. I know things are as busy as ever for us, and I'm conscious how tired people are feeling. So I hope you all manage to find some time relaxing ...

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Listening, sharing and appreciating
I’ve been in listening mode
over the last fortnight. I’ve attended recent sessions
about our future strategy position paper with both corporate staff in Trust HQ
and community staff from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR), where I’ve heard
views and conc...

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My visit to #Thrive in Rochdale
week started with a great visit to the #Thrive team in Rochdale. I always hear
such positive things about this mental health and wellbeing service for
children and young people, but nothing beats visiting a service to really
appreciate the benefits it br...

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Guest blog and announcement on our future (position paper included)
Today our Board had a challenging discussion about our future strategy; one
in which we reflected on our previous aspirations and the changing world in
which we find ourselves.    When we took on community
services, we had a vision we could make a real diff...

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It’s 12 months since I joined Pennine Care as Chair, so I thought it was a good time to write a blog. So much has happened over the last year, with a lot of work on developing our new strategy, culture and the refreshed vision and values to support this. I’...

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The best of times, the worst of times
I can’t believe it’s my one year anniversary! I remember giving a presentation at last year’s annual general meeting (AGM), when I was just two weeks in post as your new chief executive. When I stood up on Wednesday to talk at this year’s AGM I thought; the...

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Our strength lies in our differences not our similarities
I always enjoy getting out and about meeting teams and
chatting about what you do and your experiences. It’s not just a great
opportunity to see first-hand the superb work taking place, but I always find
it a grounding reminder of what it’s all about and wh...

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Shaping our future
Since I joined our organisation last September, I have been forming a picture regarding our longer term direction of travel. One of the key issues coming from staff in the cultural audit and from our partners is that people aren’t clear on Pennine Care’s st...

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Culture does not make people, people make culture
I have talked a lot about
cultural change in previous blogs and we held our first cultural change
steering group a couple of weeks ago which was really positive. I am very grateful to
everyone who has volunteered to be part of this journey and we had a grea...
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