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 colleagues. Colleagues 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 colleagues' 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 colleagues, service users and partner organisations. They were refreshed in November 2017 and again in July 2019 as a result of colleagues' feedback.  

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

  • People first – We focus on our colleagues, in the knowledge that a well-supported, engaged and empowered workforce results in good patient care 
  • 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 three strategic objectives, which outline key areas of focus for the Trust:

1. Great care 

  • Delivering compassionate, person-centred, innovative and safe care

  • Choice, empowerment and shared decision-making is the norm.

2. Great place to work

  • Attracting colleagues to work with us who we develop, retain and support by excellent management and leadership

  • An empowered, compassionate and inclusive culture that actively embraces diversity.

3. Best use of money 

  • Making financially-wise decisions every day and avoid wasting resources

  • Always striving for best value by finding ways to make our money go further.

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.

Learn more

View our current Trust strategy document.

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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