Seven clear aims to get there
Our vision will be delivered by pursuing seven clear aims:
- No barriers to health and wellbeing
- No avoidable deaths, injury or illness
- No avoidable suffering or pain
- No helplessness
- No unwanted waiting or delays
- No waste
- No inequality
These aims will guide everyone, including staff, patients and the public in making the best possible decisions about health and healthcare. Each aim is underpinned by a set of principles, outcomes and measures to help ensure real change.
Constantly striving to be the best
NHS organisations are using a range of techniques and tools to improve key aspects of the care environment, to consider new approaches to work and the type of behaviours or culture change that will be required to deliver the vision.
Our vision, our future
Hundreds of staff from NHS North East and partner organisations have been involved in developing 'Our vision, our future' - a ten year strategy which sets out priorities for the NHS to improve and develop services. Work is being carried out under nine clinical themes:
- maternity and newborn care
- child health
- staying healthy
- planned care
- long term conditions
- acute care
- mental health
- learning disability and
- end of life care.
Under Our vision, our future, nine clinical innovation teams have been scrutinising the different themes of care mentioned above, with the aim of improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of services. The vision's one year on summary report
highlights progress to date. Chief executive of North East Strategic Health Authority, Ian Dalton, says:
“The north east already has some of the best performing health services in the country but we also have some of the most challenging health problems in England to tackle.
"To make sure that every single contact patients have with the health service is as positive as it can be, we need to develop more innovative and better ways of delivering care - Our vision, our future will guide us in delivering this.
“We now have highly experienced clinical staff in leading positions where they are best placed to identify and make the necessary improvements. By combining this with the involvement of patients and their families, we can bring about positive change in the right place and in the best possible way."