Strategy Consultation Document

Press Release

22nd December 2015

Draft Trust Strategy Consultation – We need your views

Working “Beyond Boundaries” to be the preferred choice for sustainable integrated care

Over the last three months work has been underway to review the IOW NHS Trust’s strategy. One year on from the publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View and recognising the success of the My Life a Full Life programme in attracting development funding, the Trust has taken the opportunity to review its current Strategy “Beyond Boundaries”

Katie Gray, the Executive Director at the Trust leading the work says: “Our purpose in doing this is to ensure we are concentrating on the right strategic priorities. We need to ensure we are ready to embrace the opportunities that the My Life a Full Life initiative will bring to the wider health and wellbeing system, including social care and housing and therefore we need to be sure we are concentrating on the right Strategic priorities. 

“We have undertaken an examination of the factors impacting on and influencing the delivery of good quality, safe, sustainable, efficient and effective services to people and we understand the factors limiting or inhibiting the delivery of these.”

The static population of the island is one of the oldest in the country. Currently we have 50 per cent more people over the age of 65 compared to the England average and in 20 years we predict we will still have significantly more.   Of these one in three are likely to get dementia.  Others will have long term conditions.  Factors like these influence the type of care we need to deliver.

We have defined our strategic priorities, the things we will do, as follows:

1.      Align sustainable services to the needs of our patients, carers and people who use our services by

a.      Designing efficient and effective treatment and care pathways

b.      Maximising the person’s experience

c.      Providing 24/7 community services for the range of people with mental health need

d.      Providing services across the seven days of the week

2.      Become a centre of excellence for the care of older people

3.      Provide excellent end of life care

4.      Become excellent in the provision of dementia services

The work also states that our strategic enablers, what we will put in place, are:

1.      A workforce embracing integration

2.      Efficient processes with minimum waste

3.      An IT Infrastructure and Processes geared to enabling effective delivery and support, aligned with the My Life a Full Life priorities

To read or download the draft Trust Strategy in full and have more details on the proposed strategic priorities please visit

Please provide your feedback by 20th January 2016 using any of the following options:

·       online survey at

·       using the feedback form at the back of the draft Trust Strategy document

·       E-mail to

·       Telephone 01983-822099 ext 6175

·       Send your comments or the completed feedback form to Trust Strategy Consultation, Communications, Engagement and Membership Team, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG

There will be an opportunity to meet with us, provide your views, ask questions you may have as we are planning to attend a number of public places during January. The dates and locations of these will be posted soon on our website and on our Social Media sites, Facebook – Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Twitter – @IoWNHSTrust

The majority of services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust are commissioned and funded by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS England and Isle of Wight Council.