Our strategy, vision and values

vision-and values-wheel-close.jpgTo make a positive difference in people’s lives by improving health and wellbeing.

The Trust’s vision was updated in December 2017 as a result of feedback from our staff. Staff told us that they wanted a simpler, clearer vision of what the Trust will achieve in the years ahead. This was taken into account along with staff members' ideas on what makes Derbyshire Healthcare special.  

Our values

Our vision is underpinned by four key values, which have been developed in partnership with our patients, carers, staff and wider partners. Our values were launched in May 2012, following consultation with staff, service users and partner organisations. They were refreshed in November 2017 as a result of feedback from staff.  

We can only provide good quality services through our dedicated staff, working together with a common purpose. Our values reflect the reasons why our staff choose to work for the NHS and Derbyshire Healthcare.

  • People first – We put our patients and colleagues at the centre of everything we do. 
  • Respect – We respect and value the diversity of our patients, colleagues and partners and support a respectful and inclusive environment. 
  • Honesty – We are open and transparent in all we do. 
  • Do your best – We work closely with our partners to achieve the best possible outcomes for people. 
Our strategic objectives 

Our vision is supported by four strategic objectives, which outline key areas of focus for the Trust. Under each objective are short term priorities:

1. Quality improvement 

  • Completing the CQC action plan and the preparedness plan for next year

  • Deliver physical healthcare CQUIN

2. Engagement

  • Developing empowered and compassionate leaders

  • Enhancing colleague voice through action

3. Financial sustainability 

  • Create and deliver a re-current cost-improvement-plan

  • Achieve agency ceiling

4. Operational delivery 

  • Reduce vacancies to 5%

  • Redefine our Urgent Care and Neighbourhood Pathways.

These strategic objectives represent the direction of travel, and the things we must do to achieve our vision. They will help us to become better across all service areas and allow us to stand out from other providers.

Our core care standards

To support our values, the Trust has developed a series of Core Care Standards. These enable all teams to have a consistent way of planning and delivering care, whilst recognising the needs and standards of particular services and the people they serve. The standards aim to increase quality and safety and apply to everyone who uses our services. Resources that support the standards all have the apple 'quality mark' on to indicate this.

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