Group News

Grow our own nurses -Dionne’s story

Dionne Glen, a Senior Support Worker at Moorpark Place has been studying through the Huntercombe Academy and the Grow Our Own Nurses programme. Dionne’s story shows how helpful it is for both employee and employer to have a supportive and flexible approach to studying whilst working. “I started...

Reasons to stay: Huntercombe’s Nurse Leadership Programme

Healthcare organisations in the public and private sectors have responded by launching initiatives to develop their own nursing pools through alternative channels of education and training (see the ‘Grow your own nurses’ article on this site). The problem, though, goes beyond persuading nursing candidates to commit to a...

Growing your own Mental Health Nurses

Managing mental health issues and learning disabilities requires multidisciplinary input, and nurses are an invaluable part of that team. They are at the front line of delivering strategies to address challenging behaviour and help inpatients towards fulfilled, integrated lives back in the community.  Mental-health nurses also provide the...

Jill Dawson wins PBS BILD Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Jill Dawson, Lead Speech and Language Therapist at the Huntercombe Group, who received the award for PBS (Positive Behaviour Support) Coach of the Year at the 2018 BILD PBS Leadership Awards which took place during their International Conference in May 2018. To read more about Positive...

International Nurses’ Day 2018

Huntercombe launches Customer Voice Programme

November 2016. We are determined to ensure that our services deliver the best for all our customers and are designed with their needs in mind. Alongside our Patient Voice Programme, we have launched a Customer Voice Programme that gives our commissioners, referrers and stakeholders a real voice in...

Are you looking for respite care this Summer?

In addition to 24 hour specialist nursing care and a change of scene, our respite clients have the opportunity to meet others, share new experiences and enjoy any of our therapeutic or social activities.  We can also use this time to reassess an individual’s care needs and offer...

Celebrating International Nurses’ Day at Huntercombe

International Nurses’ Day 2017

By Siân Wicks, Professional Nursing Advisor,  The Huntercombe Group International Nurses’ Day on May 12th offers not only a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the work of nurses around the world, but also to look at the opportunities in nursing going forward. Nursing is a valued and trusted profession...

Are you concerned that someone you know has an Eating Disorder?

If the answer is “yes” to one or more of the following questions, there may be cause for concern.  You should let the person know you are worried about them and talk about how they would like to be supported, including talking to their GP. Does the person...

Welcome to the brand new Huntercombe website!

Welcome to the brand new Huntercombe website! Why build a new website? Every day at work, Huntercombe people do great work helping people lead better, more fulfilling lives, and we felt our former website didn’t capture that. We asked ZPB Associates to handle the project. What users wanted...

Contract award to Huntercombe and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

15th January 2016. We are delighted to announce that NHS England South has awarded The Huntercombe Group (THG ) and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) with a partnership / joint contract to provide Tier 4 CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in the...

Learn more about eating disorders

To help improve understanding about eating disorders we have created a short video.  If you or someone you care about has an eating disorder and you want to know more about the condition and the types of treatment which can be given then watch this.