Visions and values 2023 wheel.pngTo make a positive difference in people’s lives by improving health and wellbeing.

The Trust’s vision was developed with the involvement of colleagues and other stakeholders.  

Our values

Our vision is underpinned by four key values, which have been developed in partnership with our patients, carers, staff and wider partners.   

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 work compassionately and supportively with each other and those who use our services. We recognise a well-supported, engaged and empowered workforce is vital to good patient care
  • Respect – We respect and value the diversity of our patients, colleagues and partners and for them to feel they belong within our respectful and inclusive environment
  • Honesty – We are open and transparent in all we do 
  • Do your best – We recognise how hard colleagues work and together we want to work smarter, striving to support continuous improvement in all aspects of our work.

Our strategic objectives 

Our vision is supported by four strategic objectives, which outline key areas of focus for the Trust:

1. Great care 

We want people to have a positive experience of the care we provide, feeling safe and that their privacy and dignity is respected. We want our services to be easily accessible, reflecting the needs of our local communities and the latest national developments.

2. Great place to work

We want to be an employer of choice – retaining our existing staff and attracting new colleagues. We want colleagues to feel valued, respected and supported to stay well at work. We will continue to champion inclusion at all levels within the Trust, supporting and developing our diverse workforce.

3. Best use of resources 

We want to develop and transform our services, making quality improvements that enhance patient care and offer value for money. We will make financially-wise decisions, embrace digital technologies and achieve long term sustainability.

4. Great partner

We will be an active partner, working closely with local and regional colleagues and alliances to improve services, access and experiences for our local communities. We will work in equal partnership with people with lived experience and encourage joint working between our teams and services.

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.