News and Notices

Today we’re rated Outstanding by the CQC – thank you everyone!


A message from the Chief Executive - An extra special thank you!
Dear colleague,
To mark our Outstanding CQC rating, we would like to say an extra special thank you, to each and every one of you, ‘the DCHS Way’.
We are therefore delighted to offer everybody an additional day of annual leave this year (more info to follow), to recognise the incredible effort and contribution you all make.
I can’t begin to share how proud I am of you all and I’m really looking forward to saying thank you personally over the coming days and weeks. 
With very best wishes

A message from the Chairman & Chief Executive - Today we’re rated Outstanding by the CQC – thank you everyone!
Dear colleague,
We are delighted to be able to share the wonderful news that, following their recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission has rated the Trust as Outstanding!

This rating is fantastic, and well deserved, recognition of the commitment, energy and effort that everyone within DCHS puts into their role on a day to day basis. We feel so proud and privileged to work with you all and wanted to say an enormous thank you on behalf of the Board for this achievement.

As you will see in the report - we expect the CQC will upload the full report here imminently - the CQC has recognised the amazing improvement that our Integrated Sexual Health Services Team has delivered in the last couple of years, moving their rating as a service from Requires Improvement to Outstanding. They have continued to rate the whole trust as Outstanding for Caring, and have improved the trust’s overall rating for Well Led from Good to Outstanding.

We hope you will be able to take a moment to celebrate your contribution to this achievement, and feel proud of the fact that you are outstanding!

There will be lots of opportunities to celebrate with teams and services over the coming days and we look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible to congratulate and thank you personally.

Best wishes
Tracy & Prem