On the 74th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service, the NHS Grampian is launching its ‘Plan for the Future’, the organization’s strategy for the next six years.
The plan is based on three key pillars: people, places and journeys.
It aims to ensure that no one is left behind, that the NHS Grampian, as an employer, makes a positive and meaningful contribution to the region and that the care provided works for people, providing free and fair access to services what they need.
Deputy chief executive Adam Coldwells said: ‘The launch of this plan on the NHS anniversary is no accident.
“The health service has weathered many storms since 1948, and while we should celebrate all that we have achieved, we should look to the future.
“To live in a just and vibrant society where individuals are not left behind but thrive, we intend to focus on improvements for all citizens, joining with them in partnership to improve not only the health of the population, but also reduce inequalities and guarantee rapid access to health care when necessary.
“I know that access to services is a problem right now and that many people are waiting too long for the care they need.
“We want courses that are fast, simple and efficient.
“People should be able to access the right care, at the right time, delivered safely.
“At the same time, people should have access to care in a way that suits them, with our pathways being adaptable and person-centred.”
The Plan for the Future has been in development since the summer of 2021.
Throughout this period, engagement sessions have been held with patient groups, members of the public, partner organizations and NHS Grampian staff, all offering feedback.
Adam added: “This plan is not just about what we are going to do in terms of health care.
“It’s about what we will do as an employer – attract the best people to live and work in Grampian.
“It’s also about us working as sustainably as possible, reducing waste, reusing and recycling, and making a real contribution to the local economy.
“I encourage everyone at Grampian to read the plan, understand the hopes and ambitions of the organization for the years to come, and think about how they could be part of this journey.”
Visit: https://www.nhsgrampian.org/about-us/planforthefuture/ to see the plan in its entirety.