Our Clinical Strategy is having a refresh, and colleagues are encouraged to share their views on the nine key themes in it before the end of March.

The Strategy describes our clinical priorities for the next five years, and will support other CHFT strategies and priorities, such as reconfiguration, workforce, digital, estates and more.

Associate Director of Strategy, Catherine Riley, said: “Our current Clinical Strategy was refreshed in 2021, just as we were coming out of Covid, so this is a really good time to look at what colleagues feel is important to them, our patients and the wider-organisation, to take us forward for the next five years.

“One of the key aims of the review is to understand the aspirations of our clinical specialties. We not only want to hear what’s important to you now, but also things that could become ever-more important over time, maybe through advances in technology or innovation.

“The Strategy is an advert for our organisation to potential employment candidates and to our patients. It demonstrates we mean business.

“You don’t have to be in a clinical role to share your views, and you can access the survey here.

“We also have plans to do tea trolley rounds in clinical areas, and your divisional teams will also be having discussions with colleagues.

“If you’d like us to come to your area or team meeting, please do get in touch with me at catherine.riley@cht.nhs.uk. I’d be pleased to come and tell you more.”

The questions cover the themes of:

  • Patient Centred Care
  • Reducing Health Inequalities
  • Digitally Enabled
  • Eliminating Unwarranted Variation – Getting it Right First Time
  • Research and Development
  • Care Closer to Home
  • Service Reconfiguration
  • Regional Network
  • One Culture of Care – workforce, training, recruitment retention

Our current Clinical Strategy can be found on the policies and documents page of the intranet.