Working alongside our communities to deliver the best care

10 April 2024

Our communities and the quality of care they receive is at the heart of what we do. Our clinical strategy will help us deliver on this for the new Trust, building on existing plans, our clinical strategy is informed by engagement with staff, people who use our services, our communities and partners.

It applies to all services in the new Trust, for people of all ages, including mental and physical health, learning disability and neurodiversity services. Working to a common set of principles will enable us to seize this opportunity to provide holistic, person-centred care that strengthens the psychological awareness of physical health services and the physical health awareness of mental health services. It balances the benefits of working at a large scale to improve overall consistency of care and working in our local communities to provide local variation in response to the needs of different communities.

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Dr Dan Baylis

Dr Dan Baylis, our Chief Medical Officer (designate), said: “Fundamentally, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s clinical strategy is to collaborate with local authorities, primary care and the voluntary sector to deliver consistent, high-quality care tailored to the needs of communities and with a greater emphasis on staying healthy.” 

We need to evolve to meet the changing needs of our population. Health and care services are facing unprecedented pressures and all partners recognise that working together in this way is essential to addressing these challenges. We need to make the best possible use of our resources.

The new, combined organisation will address these factors more effectively than separate Trusts. It will tackle the most significant clinical risks, provide higher quality care, improve outcomes and experience for our patients, reduce inequalities and provide better value for money.

Our aim is to deliver high quality, safe and effective services to all people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. To achieve this, we will apply the following six principles in every service:

  • Make continuous improvement, innovation and research everyday practice
  • Base all decisions on the expertise of both professional and lived experience
  • Consider every stage of people’s lives, remove barriers and put prevention first
  • Work alongside our communities and partners to deliver outcomes that really matter
  • Develop our leaders to bring people together and enable change
  • Give our people what they need to deliver the best possible care.

Ron Shields, Chief Executive (designate), said: “I am really excited with this opportunity to lead a new integrated healthcare organisation for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  The strengths of the services in all four organisations are a fabulous foundation from which to build, in partnership, the very best approaches to health and care in all the communities we serve.”

If you would like to read our clinical strategy in more detail, click here.

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