Our strategic stepping stones

Our Trust strategy sets out our shared ambition from 2018 to 2022. The strategy takes a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 approach which we have captured in our 'strategic stepping stones', illustrated above. You can click on the image to view it full-screen.

The stepping stones show the following elements of our strategy:

One vision

‘To make a positive difference in people’s lives by improving health and wellbeing’

Two clinical priorities

Our clinical priorities are that our services will be...

  • Designed in consultation with our colleagues and people who use our services
  • Based on best clinical evidence.

Three strategic objectives

Our strategic objectives are as follows:

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.

Four values

Our vision is underpinned by four key values, which were developed in partnership with our patients, carers, colleagues and wider partners:

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.

Five clinical ambitions

Our clinical ambitions are that our services will:

  • Be person-centred and prevent ill health
  • Provide care at home or in the community where possible, through a partnership approach to promote individual and community resilience
  • Ensure any admission to hospital is within Derbyshire and kept to the shortest effective period of time
  • Be compassionate and take account of trauma-informed practice
  • Involve people who use our services in designing their care and treatment, to meet personal goals throughout their lives.

We have also developed an image to illustrate these clinical ambitions. View this below. You can click on the image to view it full-screen.

Our clinical ambition graphic poster