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Strategies & Policies

Strategies & Policies


Five Year Strategy 2013-18

The Trust's next five year strategy is currently being updated. For more information, please contact Ann Filby.



Five Year Strategy 2013-2018 Summary pdf Download
Five Year Strategy 2013 2018 pdf Download

Operational Plans

The Trust is required to produce a two year operational plan in line with statutory requirements set by NHS Improvement. A summary of the plan for 2017-19 is available here  This is the latest information on Trust plans, with more information on plans across Norfolk and Waveney available within the Sustainability and Transformation Plan.


Vision and community

The Trust is undertaking work in a variety of areas which will support the aims of the Five Year Forward View. The most recent development is the local health system’s Vanguard bid. This national bid has been invited in response to the need to identify new models of care. Unfortunately we weren’t successful as a system, but we still plan to take forward the principles as set out below:

In partnership with social, primary and community care and the CCG, the Trust has expressed an interest to jointly take forwards a new integrated approach to organising how services are provided locally. This process is a key part of the Trust’s response to the 5YFW. This partnership bid seeks to:

  • Break down inter-organisational barriers;
  • Create a single pan organisational culture placing the citizen at the centre;
  • Pool resources financial and otherwise;
  • Establish cross organisation delivery teams with single operational management;
  • Reduce costs with savings shared across the system;
  • Promote greater staff empowerment to foster innovation; and
  • Foster community resilience and mutual support.

The bid states that in order to achieve this, the following aims will be delivered:

  • Roll out and expand the multi-disciplinary Out of Hospital model which has seen more people staying at home and a reduction in emergency admissions;
  • Implement a shared staffing workforce which will increase the available pool of staff, especially for providers running small staff teams, and out of hours;
  • Exploit opportunities to streamline pathways;
  • Adopt an incremental approach, increasingly combining budgets of health and social care organisations, thus maximising the spending power of the ‘local health pound’; and 
  • Increase integrated leadership roles across the NHS and local government for strategic and commissioning activities.

We are in the process of revising a number of key strategies including Quality, Site and the Trust’s Clinical strategy. We are also exploring a number of opportunities to work with strategic partners, focusing on development of the Trust’s estate and the legal and commercial frameworks involved in adopting new organisational governance models to support the delivery of care as part of an ‘integrated provider partnership’.

Other strategies & policies

Click the links below to download and view strategies and policies for the Trust.



Commercial Strategy October 2017 pdf Download
Communications Strategy Summary And Action Plan 2016 To 2018 pdf Download
DNA CPR Policy Dated June 2015 pdf Download
Five Year Strategy 2013-2018 Summary pdf Download
Five Year Strategy 2013 2018 pdf Download
IT Strategy pdf Download
Learning From Deaths Policy September 2017 pdf Download
No Smoking Policy pdf Download
Operational Plan 2017 19 pdf Download
Quality Strategy 2014-2017 pdf Download
Estates Strategy Pic 2 jpg image Download
Image Of Village New jpg image Download
Strategic Plan Summary 2014 2019 Web pdf Download
Workforce 5 Year People Strategy 2016 2021 pdf Download