The way in which the NHS works has changed considerably since it was created. Advances in technology and new medicines are just two ways in which health services have been revolutionised.
Illnesses which would kill people a decade or so ago and now curable. Operations which once lasted hours and involved patients having to stay in hospital for weeks can now be done a lot quicker, with many patients going home on the same day. Babies born prematurely were unlikely to survive, whereas today they live perfectly normal, healthy lives.
Along with these advances have come new challenges which mean the NHS, including trusts like ours, need to adapt so that we can meet them head on. As such, we have strategies and plans in place to ensure we are prepared for the future. This includes an overall clinical strategy for the entire Trust, as well as strategies to develop and improve specific clinical services. There are also strategies to improve our support services, for instance, our information technology. Our key strategic documents are available to download below.
Importantly, our strategies and planning are underpinned by the Trust values and our key priorities.
Strategies in development
Read more details in the sections below: