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Our plans

Our annual goals allow us to set individual and team objectives to ensure that everyone in the organisation moves in the same direction.

Our annual goals

1. We will place patients at the centre of decision making

This means that we will:

  • Plan and deliver care based on the needs of patients
  • Listen to feedback and make improvements on this basis
  • Treat each person as an individual
  • Ensure that people in our care feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Live up to our You Matter Most pledge

2. We will support and engage with staff

This means that we will:

  • Live our values, valuing individuals and teams
  • Invest in and develop people to enable them to thrive
  • Promote staff health and wellbeing
  • Respond to messages in the annual staff survey and staff Friends and Family Test
  • Promote an open and honest culture

3. We will use our resources with care

This means that we will:

  • Exercise prudent cost control
  • Do things on time, right first time
  • Use our time effectively and respect the value of colleagues’ time
  • Prepare well for meetings and be ‘present’

4. We will plan for the future

This means that we will

  • Use information to drive resilience, model future demand and manage risk proactively
  • Respond to and work with partner organisations for a shared future
  • Follow through on action plans
  • Understand our cost base and how we can improve it
  • Use benchmarking information to drive efficiency.

Annual Plan

Every year, we publish an Annual Plan (also called a Strategic Plan or a Operational Plan)

Working with other organisations

The Trust is a member of both the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT).

More information on both organisations and how we are involved can be found below.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership involves regional NHS organisations, councils, charities and partner organisations working closely together to make improvements to the health and social care system. The partnership plans services and addresses the challenges facing health and care services across the area.

The Partnership consists of:

  • Acute trusts
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (which design, specify and buy care for local communities)
  • Emergency services
  • Local councils

Plus more, including charities and other partners – click here to view a map of them all.

The Partnership’s ambitions are:

  • Healthy places
  • High quality and efficient services
  • A health and care service that works for everyone, including our staff
  • The way we work and reporting arrangements

To find out more about the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, click here.

West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT)

The West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) is part of West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. It is an innovative collaboration which brings together the NHS trusts who deliver acute hospital services across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. It is about local hospitals working in partnership with one another to give patients access to the very best facilities and staff.

The six acute trusts who make up WYAAT are:

WYAAT’s vision is to create a region-wide, efficient and sustainable healthcare system that embraces the latest thinking and best practice so we consistently deliver the highest quality of care and the best possible outcomes for patients.

Click here to find out more about WYAAT or watch the short film below.