Combined Healthcare rated 'Outstanding' by Care Quality Commission

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted and proud to announce that the Care Quality Commission have awarded the Trust an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating - the highest overall rating they can award.

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

The CQC rated Combined Healthcare as Outstanding in Caring and Responsive domains. It was rated Good in Safe, Effective and Well-led domains.

Commenting on the announcement, Caroline Donovan, Combined Healthcare Chief Executive, said: “Everyone who works for and with Combined Healthcare work tirelessly to provide the best possible care. Everyone should be 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.”

David Rogers, Combined Healthcare Chair, said: “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. Our ambition is to continue to strengthen integration alongside our partners."

Simon Whitehouse, Together We're Better Director, said: "News of this latest CQC rating in North Staffordshire is fantastic for people in the local area. Mental health is a top priority for Together We're Better and we are delighted that Combined Healthcare has received such a positive accolade."