CEO Blog

Chief Executive Kevin McGee issues a weekly blog to discuss his thoughts on what has been happening within the Trust and also how national or international events affect patients and staff here at BTH.

We need you to be an inFLUencer
By Kevin McGee / September 25, 2020

We need you to be an inFLUencer

HELLO everyone and welcome to my latest blog. It seems to have gone a little bit colder this week which is probably, sorry to say this, the first clear sign that Winter is coming. Preparations are now well under way...

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Have your say in national survey
By Kevin McGee / September 18, 2020

Have your say in national survey

THE National Staff Survey will be launched next week. This is a chance for all staff to have their say on their jobs and what it is like working at the Trust. We realise there are a lot of changes...

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You will be our inFLUencers
By Kevin McGee / September 11, 2020

You will be our inFLUencers

HELLO and welcome to this week’s blog. Things remain busy and there has been plenty to discuss again this week with the continued development of our winter plans, the reintroduction of patient visiting and an increasing focus on COVID-19 as...

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Planning for the future
By Nicki Latham / September 4, 2020

Planning for the future

HELLO and welcome to this week’s blog. The first thing I would like to do is once again say a massive thank you from myself and all the Board for all your efforts over the past few months. Your commitment,...

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Congratulations
By Tim Bennett / August 28, 2020

Congratulations

HELLO everyone and welcome to the latest blog. Kevin is taking some well deserved leave so I wanted to give you an update on some of the goings on in the Trust over the last week or so. It is...

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NHS update and launch of NHS 111 First
By Kevin McGee / August 14, 2020

NHS update and launch of NHS 111 First

HELLO everyone and welcome to this week’s blog. I hope you have all been keeping well and managing to cope OK in the heat we have had over the past few days. With that heat very much on my mind...

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Thank you for your response to testing
By Kevin McGee / August 7, 2020

Thank you for your response to testing

HELLO everyone and welcome to my latest blog. The big topic this week has undoubtedly been the mass staff COVID testing exercise that we have undertaken. I would like to say that the response was amazing. Our Incident Control Centre...

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Please stick to safety guidelines
By Kevin McGee / July 31, 2020

Please stick to safety guidelines

HELLO everyone and welcome to my latest blog. Firstly, thank you to everyone for all continuing to work really hard – things are not getting any easier are they? I know you are all totally committed to getting our services...

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Encouraging staff to speak out
By Kevin McGee / July 24, 2020

Encouraging staff to speak out

I WAS very encouraged at the results of the recently published Freedom to Speak Up Index which put Blackpool Teaching Hospitals into the top 50 highest scoring Trusts. It is vital for a good and effective organisation to ensure a...

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Your feedback is vital to us
By Kevin McGee / July 17, 2020

Your feedback is vital to us

I SENT a note to all staff this week to inform you of the NHS People Pulse survey. This is a national survey that is asking for your views and comments and I really want you to take part because,...

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