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Michael McCourt

Michael McCourt – Chief Executive

Michael McCourt is Chief Executive of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. Twitter: @MichaelMcCourt1 Website:

National direction set

The NHS Confederation last week published a letter to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to urge the Government to provide political will and financial backing to secure the future of hard pressed NHS services.  This was co-signed by 50 leaders in healthcare, including me.The publication of the letter coincided with a major speech from Mr Cameron (link) and Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens (link).   The overarching themes from these speeches was further commitment to … Read More »

Video blog Q&A - April 2015

My first video blog (or vlog as they are also known I am told) is now ready for viewing!  Thank you to the members of staff who sent in questions, I have tried to summarise and answer them in this video, but there were quite a few so there will be another video blog coming soon too.  It's the first time I have done a video blog and was a bit hesitant about being on camera, but hopefully it helps to answer some of your queries. In this Q&A I talk about what the Five Year Forwar… Read More »

In the vanguard of new ways of delivering care

I thought I would do a quick blog to tell you about the latest developments with the NHS England Five Year Forward View or 5YFV as it’s now affectionately known. You may have read that NHS England are now looking to develop vanguard sites as part of a 'new models of care programme'.  This is being led by Samantha Jones at NHS England, with the intention of providing a ‘proving ground’ in a number of areas, accelerating development of integrated care.   The vanguard … Read More »

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Shaping the future of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (2)

on the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group and Stockport Council are developing a local CAMHS Transformation Plan which will shape how CAMHS services will look over the next five years. We want to share our ideas with you and hear your views on what should be included in the plan and how services should look moving forward. There is a national focus and direction around CAMHS and the event will provide an update on the recently published Government task force report: ‘Future in mind: promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing’. This report sets out some key proposals which require decisions on investment and local service redesign. During the event you will be asked to consider the following key questions:  How can we simplify structures, link up services and remove barriers to improve access to CAMHS?  What more can be done locally to build resilience and promote good mental health?  How do children and young people get the best support via education?  What are the best ways to support young people aged 16 to 19 years old? You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions and share any concerns you have. It’s important that we gather feedback from a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that the future service meet everyone’s needs. This event is specifically aimed at professionals and it’s just one of the ways we’ll be collecting feedback. To book a place email … Read More »
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