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Michael McCourt

Michael McCourt – Chief Executive

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

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2017

Staff will be aware that I am leaving Pennine Care in the New Year. I have been overwhelmed by the amount of people wishing me good luck and saying they are pleased for me. I have also heard the odd rumour or question as to whether my departure has anything to do with the CQC rating, or had I been positioning myself with the work I have done at a Greater Manchester level. Neither of these are true or accurate and so, having been at Pennine Care and previously Stockport mental health services for… Read More »

Have your say on our strategy and plans

It’s safe to say that this year has been one of the most challenging yet, both for staff working tirelessly on the frontline and from a strategic point of view. We are continually required to keep delivering safe, effective care, whilst at the same time reducing costs, improving services and ‘transforming’ how we do things. It’s a balancing act and whilst we don’t always get it right, we are managing to achieve this here at Pennine Care. Thanks to the hard work of all of our staff we don’t have … Read More »

Our direction of travel - What does the future look like?

Everyone in Pennine Care will be aware we have our CQC inspection approaching. I have decided not to do a blog on the actual inspection as there has been a lot of communication and engagement on this. What I would say is that overall the process so far has been positive as it’s helped confirm some things we are getting right but it has also provided a lot of learning. If it helps the Trust improve then it’s a good thing. I wanted to use this blog to talk about the Trust’s strategy for the years … Read More »

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