Caring Together – our strategy toward 2021

Caring Together is the strategy that guides in the way we make decisions at Sheffield Children’s, to help us achieve our purpose of:
providing a healthier future for children and young people.

Our aims are ‘what we will achieve’. Here’s what we mean by each aim and what we will do to work towards them.

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Provide high quality patient experience and outcomes

  • Maintain patient safety and quality of care at of the core of all we do
  • Strive for continuous improvement
  • Consistent, high standards of care is evidenced everywhere
  • Parity of esteem for physical and mental health
  • We embed learning from failure into future practice
  • Collaboration and engagement with patients and their families
  • We provide education to professionals and families
  • Develop new models of care across physical and mental health
  • Collaboration with our partners in areas of shared care
  • Provide suitable environments for patients and carers

To achieve this aim we will:

  • Establish a ward and service accreditation programme
  • Implement the ‘Modernising Outpatients’ Programme
  • Implement the ‘Well Prepared Surgery’ Programme
  • Joint work with primary care to increase and empower patients and their families with chronic conditions
  • Improve patient pathways and services for neonatal patients
  • Work with other providers to improve Adolescent and Transition pathways
  • Implement a patient experience strategy
  • Work with carers to improve patient experience
  • Develop and implement a quality strategy

Two domestic staff clean a bedroomEmpower motivated and compassionate staff

  • We want staff to rate Sheffield Children’s as a great place to work
  • We will create a culture exists that promotes and embeds the Trust values
  • Staff will want to work with us and stay working with us
  • All staff have clear objectives which are aligned to Trust aims and values
  • Increased clinical leadership throughout the Trust
  • Strengthened leadership capacity and capability across all staff groups
  • Effective and dynamic teamwork
  • Fair and consistent staff management
  • Diversity is promoted and celebrated

To achieve this aim we will:

  •   Undertake a systematic approach to developing staff engagement and leadership across the organisation and with all professional groups
  •   Develop and implement a workforce strategy
  •   Develop and implement an organisational development strategy
  •   Increase the number of publications and awards achieved

Lead improvements in paediatric care

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  • National leadership in developing children’s services
  • As specialists, advocate for children and young people
  • Co-production of workforce solutions with others
  • Collaboration with other providers and systems to deliver sustainable care
  • A leading role in the future of paediatric provision beyond Sheffield
  • National leadership in developing clinical guidelines

To achieve this aim we will:

In our Medicine Directorate

  • Develop the paediatric major trauma centre including helipad
  • Develop tertiary Neurodisability provision
  • Further develop sleep services
  • Develop specialist allergy services
  • Improve the environment for cancer care and bone marrow transplants

In our Surgery and Critical Care Directorate

  • Increase transport by air, including neonatal transfers by Embrace
  • Develop a hub & spoke model across surgical specialties
  • Expand range of Neurosurgery specialist procedures
  • Build clinical capacity in Pain Service
  • Centralise Ophthalmology Services

In our Community, Wellbeing and Mental Health Directorate

  • Work towards becoming the lead provider for specialist children’s mental health inpatient provision in Yorkshire (e.g. Learning Disability Mental Health secure care, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit)
  • Support development of perinatal services, speech and language therapy input into wider areas
  • Expand deployment of School Mental Health Framework and Children and Young People Improving Access to Physiological Therapies (IAPT)
  • Develop clinical pathways involving Primary Mental Health Workers and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
  • Improved access and early intervention for emotional health and wellbeing services

In our Pharmacy and Diagnostics Directorate

  • Provide local laboratory and specialised services within genomics north model (GeNEQ)
  • Laboratory model developed with hub and spoke model / specialist children’s
  • Install and develop an EOS Scanner utilising this with NHS, Universities and research
  • Deliver a programme of service and laboratory external accreditation

Across our Trust

  • Expand neurosciences with further development of specialist neuroscience procedures
  • Further develop and integrate Musculoskeletal (MSK) services
  • Create a single point of access for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) pathway
  • Development of a Community locality model in Sheffield including specialised and universal offer
  • Maximise benefits of being an integrated physical and mental health provider
  • Develop collaborations and deliver programmes of work within the Accountable Care Partnership (Sheffield), Integrated Care System (South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw) and beyond
  • Implement outcome of the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Hospital Services

Work in collaboration with other providers to:

  • Develop standardised clinical protocols and provision of education
  • Increase membership at regional and national forums

Build clinical and financial sustainability

  • Stewardship of NHS money
  • Ensure value for money and spending it wisely
  • Understand our core business and shore up specialist servicesGirl building a plastic tower
  • Marketing our services and expertise to others
  • Ensuring that we are paid for everything we do
  • Realisation of the benefits of the new ward extension
  • An IT and Estates infrastructure that will meet future service need
  • Actively working with others including the  Children’s Alliance and The Children’s Hospital Charity

To achieve this aim we will:

  • Deliver a Trust-wide Recovery and Transformation Programme
  • Implement a new Access Policy
  • Develop Patient level costing to inform business decisions
  • Develop and implement a private patient model
  • Develop and implement a marketing strategy
  • Develop and implement an IT strategy
  • Develop and implement an estates strategy
  • Build a new aseptic suite

Discover new ways to improve children’s health

  • Patients will benefit from accessing latest treatments
  • Lead in the development of novel diagnostics and therapiesScientist analyses DNA
  • Maximise the development and evaluation of technology
  • Support and develop collaborations between clinicians, academics and industry
  • National leadership in research in children’s healthcare
  • Support growth areas in paediatric sub-specialty research
  • Develop a research portfolio in community and mental health

To achieve this aim we will:

  • Build upon our expertise and reputation in Child Health Innovation and Technology
  • Ensure that patients and families play a key role in research and innovation developments
  • Develop new models of care through the development of novel digital technologies
  • Increase recruitment to and adoption of NIHR portfolio studies
  • Provide high quality facilities and expertise to support commercial trials and commercial research collaborations
  • Develop partnerships with industry to support innovation, research and technology to improve children’s health care in line with the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy
  • Ensure Sheffield Children’s Hospital is a partner in strategic city-wide and regional health, research and innovation developments
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