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Aims and objectives

Our strategic aims in the three core business areas of clinical services, research and teaching are shown below, along with aims in key supporting areas.

Clinical Services

  • To provide efficient and effective services, affordable to commissioners and desirable to patients and referring clinicians
  • To be the major specialist service provider for the population of Bristol & the South West region
  • To provide additional services for the local population
  • To support the principle of local access wherever possible
  • To provide services which are quick and easy to access and provide an excellent patient experience
  • To deliver services to the highest standards

Research & Development

  • To develop collaborative and consultative research partnerships with patients, carers and the public
  • To support research of national and international excellence and innovation
  • To develop the Trust's research portfolio in line with its service strategy
  • To develop a Clinical Research Imaging Centre in partnership with the University of Bristol
  • To develop research activities in partnership with academic and healthcare organisations
  • To further develop research governance

Teaching and Learning

  • To ensure staff are enabled to provide safe, effective and high quality patient care
  • To pursue teaching and learning partnerships with education providers and others
  • To embrace personal and organisational development
  • To encourage a culture of innovation and enterprise
  • To maximise recruitment and retention by meeting the development needs of current and prospective staff

Supporting aims

  • To achieve a sustainable financial surplus
  • To improve the environment for patients and staff, to improve ease of access for patients and visitors and to develop the Trust's estate to give the optimal configuration of services
  • To ensure that the Trust has the governance and information structures, systems and processes necessary to deliver its mission efficiently, effectively and with the highest standards of probity