Publish date: 25 November 2020

Thank you to all the staff who attended today’s session to hear from Greater Manchester Mental Health Chief Executive Neil Thwaite; Andrew Maloney, Director of Human Resources and Deputy Chief Executive; Juliette Tait, Associate Director of HR & OD; Elizabeth Calder, Director of Performance and Strategic Development; Deborah Partington, Director of Operations; and Clair Carson, Associate Director of Operations.

A link to the recording is below for those who were unable to join.

Staff feedback has been positive following the event and it was great to hear Neil and the team talk authentically about:

  • How delighted he and Greater Manchester Mental Health are to acquire some of our Trust’s services and staff

  • How great it will be to bring strengths from both organisations together

  • The importance of stabilising things during the first few months to learn from each other

The following topics were covered during the question and answer session. These will be added to the online FAQs for all staff to refer to.

  • Overview of Greater Manchester Mental Health

  • Culture of both organisations coming together

  • Timeline - when will staff know if they will be acquired by Mersey Care or GMMH

  • Wigan Criminal Liaison Justice Team

  • Corporate functions / agile working

  • Pathways for clinical leads

  • Electronic recording systems at GMMH

  • Capital investment plans for community mental health

  • Integrated care approach

  • AHPs

  • Peer-led training

  • Bank staff

  • Apprenticeship programmes

  • Thank you 

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