Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will be holding two events this month inviting service users, carers, staff and those interested in mental health services to discuss and develop its strategic objectives for the next two years. Michael Scott, Chief Executive at the Trust, said: "Developing clear and comprehensive strategic objectives of where our Trust is going, and how we achieve that, are a core part of our Trust's road to improvement. "Underpinned by the Care Quality Commission's five key objectives: Safe, effective, well-led, caring and responsive; our strategic objectives will be our foundations to our future success." The two events, which are open to staff, service users, carers and the public, are:
• Tuesday 10 March, 1.30pm, at Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich IP1 3DE • Wednesday 11 March, 9.30am, at the King's Centre, 51 King Street, Norwich NR1 1PH
Those attending the events will be asked four key questions: 1. Are the strategic priorities correct? 2. What additional activities are required to make this happen? 3. What would the expected outcome from these activities be and what 'good' looks like? 4. Do the strategic vision, values and aims make sense? By using feedback from the events, the Trust will create a robust strategy which will enable it to: • Develop clinical strategies for each service to deliver safe, effective quality services which re-establish trust in us as a provider of choice, nationally and locally • Ensure organisational leadership plans are in place that enable the Trust to be out of investigation by Monitor no later than March 2016 • Implement the Financial Recovery Plan to ensure the future viability of the Trust • Implement the revised co-produced Service User and Carer Involvement Strategy to include the co-production of service planning and delivery Michael Scott added: "By involving everyone working at our Trust or uses our services, we can listen and act on their views and suggestions to provide Norfolk and Suffolk with the safe, quality services that meet both counties' needs."