Our purpose is to use the public money allocated to us to buy health services that meet the needs of our population. We will seek to improve the quality of services provided, the experience of patients when using those services and most importantly to improve the health outcomes for the people we serve.
Our vision is to provide effective and efficient high quality NHS services for our patients, with prioritised use of resources, minimal waiting times, improved patient outcomes and greater financial stability.
To achieve our vision we believe we need to bring clinical to local health needs. To support us to do this we have set ourselves a set of values that will inform how we work and the decisions we make.
- Patients should receive as much of their healthcare as clinically appropriate in a community setting whilst maintaining or improving quality of care and patient outcomes.
- Patient pathways should be seamless in partnership with existing primary, community and secondary care clinicians and with appropriate patient involvement.
- Stronger links should exist with social care, building on further development of shared priorities and joint planning.
- Partnership working between commissioners and providers should be strong.
- Initiatives that reduce health inequality and maximise the role of prevention in improving health should be prioritised.
- We should work collaboratively to create a more effective and efficient NHS with prioritised use of resources, minimal waiting times, high quality services, improved patient outcomes and greater financial stability.