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.

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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Thanks for all your support
By Nicki Latham / July 10, 2020

Thanks for all your support

I am delighted to be writing my first blog to staff since joining the Trust’s board on a permanent basis recently as Director of Strategic Partnerships and sharing the Deputy Chief Executive role with Tim Bennett. I would firstly like...

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Please support NHS birthday celebrations
By Kevin McGee / July 3, 2020

Please support NHS birthday celebrations

THIS weekend the NHS will celebrate its 72nd birthday and I want to encourage everyone to play their part in marking the event. The last six months have arguably been the most challenging period in the history of the NHS...

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Please keep taking PRIDE in your work
By Kevin McGee / June 26, 2020

Please keep taking PRIDE in your work

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog! First of all, no doubt you have noticed a few changes around our hospitals - they are getting busier for a start! There are mask stations where everyone can sanitise their hands and...

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