Trust reports

Annual Report 2015/16

Our annual report summary highlights our successes, achievements and performance as an interactive pdf.

Our full annual report provides details of the excellent care we provide to communities we serve in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and the High Weald, Lewes and Havens area of East Sussex.

Brand Management Strategy

Our brand management strategy explains the SCT brand in the light of our development as a trust since 2010.

Care Without Carbon Strategy

Our Care Without Carbon strategy explains how we are committed to reducing carbon emissions from our care services, with a long-term aspiration to becoming a carbon neutral healthcare provider.

Care Without Carbon – Annual Sustainability Report

The Annual Sustainability Report shows the progress we’ve made in each of our seven steps to sustainable healthcare since Care Without Carbon was launched.

Clinical Care Strategy

Our clinical care strategy explains how we aim to make our services easy to use, safe, consistent, effective and right for each individual.

Constitution

Based on NHS Foundation Trust Model the SCT Constitution was reviewed and signed off by the Trust Solicitors in May 2015

Directors Code of Conduct

The purpose of the Directors Code of Conduct is to provide clear guidance on the standards of conduct and behaviour expected of all directors.

Engagement Strategy

Our engagement strategy will ensure we exceed our statutory and good practice responsibilities to engage with everyone who uses our services.

Estates Strategy

Our estates strategy is clinically led and is focused to support and enhance our clinical activities. It sets out how we intend to deploy our estate so that we are best able to respond to changes in service delivery.

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Annual Report

Read the Equality & Diversity Annual Report 2014/2015

Fit and Proper Persons Test

The Fit and Proper Persons Test has been developed in response to the requirements placed on NHS providers, following the introduction of the new regulatory standards for the Fit and Proper Person Requirements of directors.

Governance Rationale

The Governance Rationale was created based on the template provided as part of our application for Foundation Trust status and summarises the main provisions set out in our Foundation Trust Constitution and Membership Strategy.

How we are rated

England’s chief inspector of hospitals has rated the overall quality of services provided by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) as good. The rating follows the inspection in December 2014 by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and offers evidence to the communities SCT serves that its services are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

The trust is committed to learning and improving based upon the Chief Inspector’s feedback. The report made 10 recommendations and these are areas which the Trust recognises and is taking steps to improve. The recommendations have been collated into a CQC action plan. The recommendations and specific actions from the CQC action plan are embedded in the Trust’s overarching Quality Improvement Plans (QIP) to ensure their detailed coordination, governance and delivery to agreed timelines.

The trust has also been referred to in a review of health services for Looked After Children and Safeguarding in West Sussex. CQC carried out an inspection of the services in February 2015, and published their report on 13 November 2015. A connected Ofsted inspection took place in October and November 2016, and their report was published in January 2016. The reports focus on the experiences and outcomes for children within the geographical boundaries of the local authority area and on the performance of health providers serving the area including Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Local Area Teams (LATs). Each partner is responsible for the implementation of recommendations for their organisation. The recommendations relating to SCT have been collated into a CQC action plan which is monitored internally by the trust. Progress on the multi organisational action plan is monitored by the CCGs.

Informatics Strategy

The Informatics Strategy sets out the strategic context, vision, and outcomes for informatics over the next five years. It describes how informatics directly supports delivery of our Clinical Care Strategy, acting as an enabler for the Trust’s vision of excellent care at the heart of the community.

Integrated Workforce Strategy

Our integrated workforce strategy sets out our intentions to support our workforce in delivering the Trust’s Vision and Values, and securing the three strategic objectives described in our Clinical Care Strategy

Jimmy Savile Report

We were asked in May 2014 by the Department of Health to investigate a report that Jimmy Savile was seen at Crawley Hospital on two occasions between 1974 and 1982. The report contained no specific allegation of abuse or assault, but expressed concern about his presence at the site.

In response we conducted a searching review of the archives and documentation relating to the hospital from the 1970s until Savile’s death in 2011, and asked staff if they had any recollection of a link between Savile and local NHS services.

Our review has found no record of either visits or an association, but some staff recallSavile might have visitedCrawley Hospital in 1973 to see Adam Faith, ashowbusiness personality who was an inpatient for a short time. We were told that during this visitSavile was denied entry to a children’s ward. One staff member recalledSavile visiting Brighton General Hospital for a few hours in the 1970s, when he met with staff and patients. Download the full Jimmy Savile Report.

Medicines Optimisation Strategy

Our medicines optimisation strategy guides the development of medicines optimisation within the Trust. It is a key document that relates to how the principles of medicines optimisation are integrated into the Trust’s systems, work practices and culture at all levels. 

Membership Strategy

Our membership strategy sets out how we will recruit, engage, support and develop our NHS foundation trust membership.

Patient Experience Strategy

Our patient experience strategy sets out to identify the key objectives to use and improve patient and service user experience at the trust.

People Strategy

Our people strategy has been developed with teams planning their future, in consultation with staff side and the Clinical Executive, all contributing to a document that represents the ambitions of our staff for the organisation and its patients.

Prevent Strategy

Our prevent strategy: safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk of radicalisation ensures the safety of children, young people and adults at risk is the responsibility of all staff and at all times. To ensure those children, young people and adults at risk in our community are appropriately identified, supported and referred is core to safeguarding processes.

Our Quality Account 2015/16

Our Quality Account for 2015/16 shows how we measured our progress against the quality improvement priorities we set ourselves last year, as documented in our Quality Account 2014/15. You can also to see what quality improvement goals we have set ourselves for this year, how we plan to achieve them and how we will measure and report on our progress. You can also download a copy of the account from the NHS Choices website.

Our summary quality account highlights our key achievements in 2015/16 and our goals for 2016/17.

Quality Improvement Plan

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Year 3 Quality Improvement Plan sets out the trust’s high level actions for achieving quality improvements in 2014/19. Within the QIP there are priorities identified from the CQC recommendations, and priorities identified from local information and national enquiries. There are more detailed plans underlying each action which are being taken forward by a variety of groups within the organisation. The overall progress of the QIP is being overseen by the SCT Quality Committee which will be asking for evidence that the plan is moving forward within the specified timescales.

Research and Development Strategy

Our Research and Development Strategy sets out how the trust will deliver excellent clinical research at the heart of the community by building and sustaining a vibrant clinical research environment that is robust, cost-effective, nationally competitive, and aligned to local, regional and national priorities.

Risk Management Strategy

Our risk management strategy outlines the overarching governance arrangements for managing risk in the Trust. It outlines the methods and processes for Risk Management including how risk(s) will be identified, assessed, recorded, reviewed and escalated.

Safeguarding Strategy

Our safeguarding strategy sets out the strategic approach to strengthen our arrangements for safeguarding across the Trust over the next 3 years and in the future. It makes clear the roles and responsibilities of all staff to safeguard.

Security Strategy

Our security strategy sets out to fully comply with its statutory and regulatory obligations in regard to the management of security.

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Report

Read the Workforce Race Equality Standards Report. For further information about the Workforce Race Equality Standard please visit NHS England.


 

Previous Annual Reports from the Trust

Board Reports

See reports from the Public Board meetings

Board Expenses 2016/2017

Annual Audit Letter 2014/15

Reports in other formats

Email the Communications Department for a printed, large print or taped copy of our annual report and accounts.

The Trust offers translations of all essential leaflets in all major languages, plus Braille, easy read, large print and audio formats. Please ask your clinical team for this material.