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Quality & Place: Our refreshed strategy 2021- 2023

Quality and Place StrategyOur Bridgewater aspiration is to be a key partner in a joined up health and care system that supports people and families to live healthy lives, accessing health and wellbeing services when and where they need them.

Our mission is to improve local health and wellbeing in the communities we serve.

We will do this by working closely with local people and partners.

Our Quality & Place (Q&P) strategy was originally developed and published in 2018, with a five-year vision.

We engaged and gathered over 500 responses in ‘Big Conversations’ from our staff, communities and partners to shape and inform our strategic direction.

Based on events over the last 18 months, coupled with the publication of the White Paper, describing the formation of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) across the health and care, it was important to review and update the Q&P strategy.

We remain committed to Q&P and are able to deliver our strategic objectives with greater clarity. These are:

  1. Quality – To deliver high quality, safe and effective care which meets both individual and community needs.
  2. Innovation & Collaboration – To deliver innovative and integrated care closer to home which supports and improves health, wellbeing and independent living.
  3. Sustainability – To deliver value for money, ensure that the Trust is financially sustainable and contributes to system sustainability.
  4. People – To be a highly effective organisation with empowered, highly skilled and competent staff.
  5. Equality, diversity and inclusion – To actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion by creating the conditions that enable compassion and inclusivity to thrive.

As integrated care systems (ICSs) and place-based partnerships develop, it will be essential for all local partners, including ICS staff, NHS provider organisations, local authorities and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, to come together to develop a better understanding of how patients and users experience integrated care.

The advent of ICSs and place-based working offers a real opportunity to ensure staff and communities are at the heart of how services are developed.

So, what are the next steps in our refreshed Q&P strategy journey? Over the coming weeks and months you will get to know more about Quality & Place via the following channels:

  • Staff engagement
  • Public engagement
  • Further integration and partnering with General Practice and Social Care
  • Focus on delivering integrated services and pathways with partners
  • Increased integration
  • Increased local decision-making
  • Increased financial autonomy in place
  • Provider Collaborative delivering impact and benefit to place
  • Developing and expanding our Dental Network

As we begin to plan our communication on our next steps, you can read the refreshed Quality & Place strategy by visiting: bit.ly/bwstrategy.