19 January 2021
Over the last few months over 2,100 service users, carers, families, partners and colleagues joined #OurBigConversation to explore what could be possible if we got everything right, and what we must do together to achieve this.
More than 35,800 ideas comments and votes have been shared so far and from these rich conversations we’ve co-created our new draft strategic framework. This sets out our shared future ambition and our shared purpose. The strategic framework will be going to our trust board for approval later this month.
As well as defining our purpose and vision, our strategic framework sets out three big goals that we are committed to over the next five years. This next phase of #OurBigConversation is about making sure our more detailed plans and actions help us to deliver these goals.
Here’s a reminder of our goals:
- To co-create a great experience for our patients, carers and families.
- To co-create a great experience for our colleagues.
- To be a great partner.
To achieve these goals, and based on the feedback we got through #OurBigConversation, we’ve developed some big ideas for change, key actions and draft plans around five key areas of work. These have been worked up by groups of staff, service users, carers and partners and were also the focus of our planning workshop which was held last week.
This is where we need your help. We’re going to be asking all our colleagues, governors, people who use our services, carers and partners to suggest improvements to our big ideas for change – with a focus on our draft plans and suggested actions. We’ll be asking you:
- Are we focusing on the right things?
- What’s missing?
- Could we change these actions to make a bigger difference?
#OurBigConversation returns on Tuesday 2 February and it will be open for two weeks. We’ll be sharing the big pieces of work and milestones. Please use this opportunity to tell us what you think. It’s so important that we get this right and from your feedback we will further develop our thinking around the five key areas of focus. This will form a really important part of our business plan for the next three years.
We hope you continue to be part of this important conversation to help us shape our future together. We’ll keep you updated and we’ll be in touch with details on how you can join this next stage of #OurBigConversation very soon.