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Clinical Strategy

A clinical strategy for a healthier future

Our clinical strategy helps deliver the guiding purpose of Sheffield Children’s and our Caring Together 2020 – 2025 strategy, as we head towards our 150th birthday:

“Providing a healthier future for children and young people.”

We want to say a personal thank you to around 1000 children, young people, families, colleagues, partners, and communities who have contributed to the development of this strategy. Some of their stories are shared in our strategy.

Our strategy launches at a challenging time. 328,000 children and young people live in South Yorkshire, and we have some of the highest deprivation rates, health inequalities and worst health outcomes in the country. We know the cost-of-living crisis will further bite, a national recession looms and the climate crisis will further grow. The national workforce challenges are also stark: vacancies in the NHS and Social Care stand at over 10%. We know our colleagues are tired following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst the challenges are great, we have also heard of great passion, commitment and hope from our children and young people, families, colleagues, and partners. They describe our ability to make a difference through our unique opportunity to deliver integrated physical and mental health services and by working in partnership at city, system, regional and national level.

We have developed five themes for our Clinical Strategy:

Jigsaw icon for integrated care Care where needed icon - a circle containing a compass Icon for centre of excellence - a triangle containing a medal Icon for health inequalities and inclusion - a circle containing an equals sign Icon for healthy lives theme - a green triangle containing a person with their arms up and a heart icon in their chest

Throughout our conversations, colleagues, children, and families highlighted core principles which echo our Caring Together strategy and ‘we care‘ values as a golden thread:

  • Quality and Safety
  • Co-production with patients, families, and communities
  • Personalised care, understanding what matters to individual patients and their families
  • Being a brilliant place to work
  • Efficiency and innovation
  • Outstanding multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team working
  • Outstanding corporate services
  • Environmentally sustainable healthcare
  • Purposeful strategic relationships
  • Our wider role as an anchor organisation
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