Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
To 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 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.
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.
View our current Trust strategy document.
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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