Our vision, values and aims

Our vision

Our vision is to secure safe, high quality health services in partnership with professionals and patients and to give local people the best opportunity to live longer and healthier lives.

Our values

The values that lie at the heart of our work are to:

  • Be open and transparent and accountable to our patients, their carers and our local community
  • Be professional and honest
  • Work in partnership with others to achieve our goals
  • Listen and learn and to be willing to change based on what we hear
  • Respect and care for our staff; those we work with and to our local community
  • Protect and invest wisely the public funds that are allocated to us

Our aims

Through our governance arrangements we will:

  • Manage competing demands by ensuring that our priorities are based on the needs of our population and the highest possible quality standards and health gain that we can commission, for our population, within our available resources
  • Get best value by:

    • preventing ill health
    • improving our efficiency and effectiveness and embracing service transformation where this helps us to achieve this
    • reducing unwarranted variation in the care that our population receives

  • put patients at the heart of everything that we do and, where appropriate and within our resources, provide care close to where people live
  • influence the inequalities that exist within our population