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)

Sustainability and Transformation Plan

West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP covers eleven clinical commissioning groups (who buy care for local people), six local council boundaries, as well as services provided by a number of health and social care organisations.

Our vision for West Yorkshire and Harrogate is for everyone to have the best possible outcomes for their health and wellbeing.

Closer partnership working is at the very core of our STP. Over the past six months the leadership and staff of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate health and care organisations have been working together on how we respond to the challenges we face and how we deliver our health and social care vision for the 2.6 million people who live here.

The STP is built from six local area place-based plans; Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate and Rural District, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield. These are focused on the needs of local people.

Click here to read the plan: http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/west-yorkshire-harrogate-sustainability-transformation-plan/