Vision Values and Strategy
During 2018/19, we developed a new vision, set of values and strategic objectives which were co-produced with our local population, colleagues from across the organisation and partner organisations. These were also informed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Local System Reviews, the CQC Core Service Inspection (2018) of our Trust, the Independent Equality & Diversity Review (commissioned by the Trust) and the Independent Well-Led Review undertaken by Deloitte (commissioned by the Trust). We also carefully considered the views of our system partners, Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (BSol STP) and Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (BC STP) as well as our regulator, NHS Improvement.
Our vision, values and strategy were approved at the Trust Board in October 2018 and set out what matters most to us as a specialist provider of community healthcare.
Our vision for the future is to provide the Best Care possible for the people who need our services and to enable them, and the whole local population, to live healthy lives within Healthy Communities. This vision is rooted in the communities we serve and is reflected in our approach to the delivery of community services based on Birmingham’s five localities and the provision of specialist care services across the wider West Midlands area. It commits us to working closely with our local partners and is directly linked to the vision of the two local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) that we are members of.
BCHC is a partner within both the Birmingham and Solihull (BSol) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and the Black Country and West Birmingham STP (BCWB). The NHS Long Term Plan confirmed that all parts of England would be served by an integrated care system or ICS from April 2021. Both BSol and BCWB STP have been approved to become ICSs by NHS England and Improvement and so were formally established on 1 April 2021. NHS England and NHS Improvement has asked the Government and Parliament to establish ICSs in law and to remove legal barriers to integrated care for patients and communities. Both ICSs are working with the populations they serve to develop their priorities for the future as well as the governance and financial frameworks that will underpin decision making.
Our values were developed through an extensive colleague-led engagement process during 2018. Our values guide all our actions, the decisions we make and the way that we behave as we seek to deliver our vision and our leadership behaviours.
Our Strategic Objectives
Based on our “Best Care: Healthy Communities” vision, our strategy for 2018-2022, is to deliver high quality, holistic community health services, across our local ICS footprints and the wider West Midlands.
Agreed by the Trust Board in October 2018, our strategy sets out four strategic objectives that describe the big things we need to achieve to bring our vision to life:
- Delivering safe, high quality care - working with the people we care for, their families and our partners to deliver the best possible outcomes and experience.
- Creating a great place to work - creating a great place to work and learn, enabling our colleagues to be the best that they can be.
- Providing integrated care in communities - working with our partners across the NHS, mental health, primary care, local government, social care, and the voluntary sector to support people to live healthily in their communities.
- Making good use of resources - getting the best from our people, technology, information, estates and money.
We also agreed key milestones that act as a series of stepping stones to get us to where we need to be by 2022 - the year in which Birmingham will be in the international spotlight as host of the Commonwealth Games. These key milestones form our ‘Fit for 2022 Improvement Programme’ and are closely monitored within the organisation. The Fit for 2022 Improvement Programme includes actions to progress our four strategic objectives and responds to external reviews and recommendations such as the Equality Diversity and Human Rights Independent Review (2018), the Well-Led Independent Review (2018 and 2019) and the CQC Inspection (2018, 2019 and 2020).