Our Clinical Strategy focuses on the delivery of clinically excellent services across the Trust and should be read in conjunction with our Operational Plan. It describes our model of care and our focus on prevention, integration and supporting the clinical development of our staff to deliver outstanding, integrated, compassionate and safe care across our services.
Each year we set out our priorities to move us closer to achieving the ambition set out in Mersey Care’s strategy.
In setting our operational priorities for 2021-22, we have sought to balance making progress towards our longer term strategy with the on-going management of Covid-19; the recovery of our services from the pandemic; and the increased demand we expect to see in a number of our services where Covid -19 has exacerbated long term physical and mental health conditions and created new mental health issues.
We have also been mindful that as we manage the pandemic situation, our capacity to deliver is reduced. We have carefully considered the phasing of our operational plan and priorities to take account of this.
Our People Plan brings together a set of actions to deliver on the following national themes and to support delivery of the Trust's Operational Plan and Clinical Strategy:
- Looking after our people particularly the actions we must all take to keep our people safe, healthy and well – both physically and psychologically.
- Belonging in the NHS highlighting the support and action needed to create an organisational culture where everyone feels they belong.
- New ways of working and delivering care emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our people’s skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care.
- Growing for the future particularly by building on the renewed interest in NHS careers to expand and develop our workforce, as well as retaining colleagues for longer.