Pennine Care Leadership Blog

This blog contains updates from the Executives of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. Twitter: @PennineCareNHS Website: www.penninecare.nhs.uk

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 characteristics in bucket loads, and they will be hugely beneficial throughout this year of transition and change. I know that when the festive cheer of Christmas has faded, the prospect of a long January can leave even the most positive of us … Read More »

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 and recuperating over the festive period, or doing something that makes you feel good, if relaxing is not your thing. Not everyone's idea of fun is a film binge day in pyjamas, with sugar overload (although it certainly appeals to me!). We've n… Read More »

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 concerns. I’ve also heard brilliant stories about the results of listening at our Go Engage celebration event. And I’ve been incredibly moved by a powerful and inspirational story at our Board meeting from a teenager on our mental health Hori… Read More »

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