Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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 Forward View means for us at Pennine Care, how we are supporting hospital pressures, why partnership working is so important, what whole person care means to me, integration of community and mental health services and what's the one thing I would like us to focus on as a Trust. 

It's only seven minutes, so not too long.  I would really like to hear your feedback and further questions. This is all part of building our communication and engagement with staff and partners so we can plan together for the future.

Thank you,


  1. Despite having this on maximum volume I can barely hear it, and the sub titles do not make sense which are displayed with no punctuation at all e.g "its importantly i think there are some examples the can demonstrate over the strip sunday with mental health conditions wilson so the comedian physical health care needs at the moment individual disappeared is children"

    1. Hello - the subtitles have been deleted, YouTube does this automatically so thank you for letting us know. Sorry you are having problems with your sound, please check the volume both on your PC and the YouTube video.

  2. Good afternoon. Unfortunately I am unable to view or listen to this video blog, neither can my colleagues. Our PCs not able to access the information. I have reported this to IT today and hopefully they may be able to fix this problem. Sunnybank Clinic, Bury.