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:

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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

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  • 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

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

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

Discover new ways to improve children’s health

  • Patients 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

Sheffield Children’s Values

These aims are underpinned by our values – this is ‘who we are’:

Committed to Excellence
We are always seeking to improve the way we work and deliver a high quality standard of care.
We are open to new ideas, through innovation, research, education – nationally and internationally.

Accountability
We create a supportive working environment where everyone take responsibilities for their own actions.

Compassion
We show empathy and understanding, treating everyone with dignity and courtesy.
We respect each other and those we care for.

Teamwork
We work together with and for our patients and their families.
We work to the best of our ability and take pride in our achievements.

Integrity
We value differences and treat everyone with a fair and consistent approach.
We take an open, honest and ethical approach.

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