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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has published its strategic plan which will guide the organisation’s priorities and decisions across the Trust over the next five years.

Our Strategy seeks to deliver our vision of ‘delivering compassionate excellence for our people, our patients, and our populations’.  The full document can be accessed here ouh-strategy-2020.

It is rooted in a set of core values – LearningRespectDeliveryExcellenceCompassion, and Improvement – and is focused around three strategic objectives, our three ‘P’s:

  • making OUH a great place to work by delivering the best staff experience and wellbeing for all our people, supported by a sustainable workforce model and a compassionate culture;
  • improving the access, quality, and experience of care for all of our patients;
  • working with partners to improve health and wellbeing of the populations we serve, working collaboratively to deliver integrated and sustainable services.

The Strategy, which outlines the Trust’s plans, received input from more than 2,000 people – including from more than 50 clinical and corporate teams at OUH, more than 500 patients, and community groups, as well as health and social care and university partners.

Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive Officer at the Trust, said: “We are delighted to share the new OUH Strategy for 2020-2025, which will help deliver the best possible services for patients in Oxfordshire and beyond. “Refreshing this strategy gives us the opportunity to take stock, reflect on our journey so far, and look ahead to what we want to achieve together. “The context that we work within is changing, with a new long term vision for the NHS nationally set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and a growing and ageing local population, alongside research and digital advances creating new opportunities to improve care. “We were in the final stages of pulling this work together when the COVID-19 pandemic meant we had to put it on hold. As a result, we are including in the Strategy some of the numerous ideas and changes from teams following on from the COVID-19 response and recovery. “It is therefore the right time to set a new strategic framework so that across every team and part of the organisation we are focusing on the right priorities to move us forward. “The strategy focuses not only on OUH, but also on how we will work together with the wider health and care system for the benefit of patients, staff, and people of Oxfordshire and beyond.

“OUH is an exciting and ambitious place to be, and we are looking forward to see what’s ahead for the next five years.”