We produce a wide range of publications on a regular basis to let members of the public know about our work. On this page you can find our main publications.
Annual report and accounts
Our current annual report and accounts covers 2011/12
Annual audit letter
Each year our Trust receives an annual audit letter from our external auditors, with the latest letter being for 2010/11. We are currently awaiting the 2011/12 audit letter which will be available here on this web page soon.
Our current quality accounts covers 2011/12
Trust access policy and 18-week referral to treatment pledge
Our access policy outlines our Trust’s processes for managing patients who are not emergencies. This overview is intended for GP’s and referring clinicians, as well as Patients, and sets out the principles of the policy and what Patients and GP’s should expect from us.
We also ask for referrers and patients to make commitments to us in return – to ensure that referrals for non-urgent specialist review and treatment are as efficient and effective as possible.
Trust annual plan
As part of our preparations for NHS foundation trust status, we now produce an annual business plan.
Care Quality Commission
Our Trust was registered with the Care Quality Commission to carry out our regulated activities with no conditions in April 2010. You can find out more about our registration and view our inspection reports on the Care Quality Commission pages of our website.
Nursing and midwifery ambitions 2012-15
This strategy, which has been developed by our nursing and midwifery teams, identifies five key ambitions, which will continuously drive the delivery of high-quality, safe nursing and midwifery care to all of our patients and their carers.
Patient and Carer Experience Strategy 2012-15
We aim to provide our patients and their carers with the best possible experience whilst they are using our services. We know that involving patients and their carers in decisions about their care and treatment leads to improved patient experience and this is why putting our patients first is one of the Trust’s core values.
We have developed our Patient and Carer Experience Strategy 2012-15 in conjunction with patients, carers, staff and stakeholder groups.
Tripartite formal agreement
This tripartite formal agreement (TFA) confirms the commitments being made by the NHS Trust, their Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and the Department of Health (DH) that will enable achievement of NHS Foundation Trust (FT) status before April 2014.
Communication publication – Grapevine
Grapevine, which is for our staff and public members and is published quarterly
Trust Brief is a monthly publication that summaries all the major decisions and discussions that take place in the public part of the monthly Trust Board meetings
Same-sex accommodation 2013/14
Same sex accommodation means only patients of the same sex (i.e. men or women) will sleep in the same bay or ward and use the same washing and toilet facilities.
The majority of our patients will always be in same sex accommodation. However, there will be occasions when it is not possible to care for patients in a same-sex environment. This is most likely to happen if a patient needs emergency or specialist care. You can find out more in our patient information leaflet.
We have met the same sex accommodation standard in all of our hospitals. We have an action plan to make sure we measure and maintain the same sex accommodation standard in all our hospitals.