Our strategy and ambitions

Our strategy has been developed in partnership with service users and carers and our staff. We have taken into account the national and local strategies that are relevant to the people using our services, carers, our staff and our organisation as a whole.

The title of our strategy, ‘Caring, Discovering, Growing: Together’ sums up the themes and comments which everyone made. The feedback from all those involved has helped us identify what is important and determine our strategic ambitions.

Our strategic ambitions:

  • Working together with service users and carers we will provide excellent care, supporting people on their personal journey to wellbeing
  • With people, communities and partners, together we will promote prevention, early intervention and resilience
  • Working with partners there will be “no health without mental health” and services will be “joined up”
  • The Trust’s mental health and disability services will be sustainable and deliver real value to the people who use them
  • The Trust will be a centre of excellence for mental health and disability
  • The Trust will be regarded as a great place to work
View our Trust strategy here

Our strategic ambitions help us adhere to our values, and to the NHS Constitution, which is based around seven key principles.

The NHS Constitution

  • The NHS provides free health care to all
  • Access to NHS services is based on clinical need, not an individual’s ability to pay
  • The NHS aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism
  • NHS services must reflect the needs and preferences of patients, their families, and their carers
  • The NHS works across organisational boundaries and in partnership with other organisations in the interests of patients, local communities, and the wider  population
  • The NHS is committed to providing best value for taxpayers’ money and the most effective, fair and sustainable use of finite resources
  • The NHS is accountable to the public, communities and the patients that it serves