Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ new five-year strategy set out the new direction for us as an organisation to improve the lives of people who live, work and volunteer on the Fylde Coast and beyond.
The strategy was drawn up after consultation with a wide range of groups from across the local community – including children and young people, patients, staff, carers, governors and key partners.
It includes a range of priorities that will support us to make a real difference in our communities and beyond, these include growing our workforce, making healthcare more equal to all, improving our impact on the environment and promoting new ways of working.
Summary of our priorities
We will widen access to job opportunities, becoming the employer of choice within our community, with an empowered, diverse and engaged workforce.
Grow our own
Maximise the benefit of our diverse local community to grow our own future workforce and create local health and wealth.
Happy and healthy workforce
Care for our people and support them in maintaining resilience and wellbeing. We understand that the capacity to care for our patients is reliant on our staff wellbeing.
Engage and empower staff in their education and learning, encouraging the development of psychological safety and constructive challenge to improve patient and staff experience.
We will work with our population to co-produce high quality services, with a key focus on preventative care and reducing health inequalities.
Address inequalities in access, experience and outcomes of our care.
Continue our commitment to co-produce integrated care, working with health and social care partners and patients to influence
Prevention and health promotion
Prioritise prevention and early detection of illness in disadvantaged groups. We will also support patients in developing the skills, confidence and knowledge to manage their own health.
We will work with partners to deliver high quality, financially sustainable services and reduce our environmental impact.
Get the basics right
Work collaboratively with our partners to improve quality of care and become a Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Good’ Rated organisation.
New ways of working
Use transformation, digital, innovation and research to deliver new efficient models of care to widen access, enhance health promotion and improve our environmental impact.
Investing in our community
Work collaboratively with our partners and communities to positively impact beyond health care.
We would like to say a massive thank you to our Staff, Patients, Carers, Governors and External Stakeholders, as without their engagement we wouldn’t have been able to develop our 5 – year strategy. We had a number of different engagement events with Staff, Patients and Stakeholders where they were able to have their say on how they think the direction of travel for the trust should go, by having discussions with service leads and filling in a number of polls which we found extremely beneficial when coming to work up the Trust Strategy.
- Children & Young people
- Trust CEO
- Place Based Partnership Board
- Patient Experience Carer and Involvement Committee