These may be plans for what we do over the next one, five or 10 years, how we plan to cut waiting lists or reduce infections or how we would like to see our services develop to reflect the needs of our local population while meeting financial constraints.
Our Integrated Improvement Plan
In 2020, we launched our five-year Integrated Improvement Plan – our strategic plan to help us move forward as a Trust and ensure we were focusing on the right things for our patients and our staff.
As a public organisation we are required to publish an annual report and set of accounts each year.
- Annual Report and account 2020-2021
- APM minutes 2019-2020.docx
- Annual report and accounts 2019-2020
- APM minutes 2018-2019
- Annual report and accounts 2018-2019
- Annual report and accounts 2017-2018
- Annual report and accounts 2016-2017
- Annual report and accounts 2015-2016
- Annual report and accounts 2014–2015
- Annual report and accounts 2013-2014
- Annual report and accounts 2012-2013
- Annual report and accounts 2011-2012
- Annual report and accounts 2010-2011
- Annual report and accounts 2009-2010
- Annual report and accounts 2008-2009
- Annual report and accounts 2007-2008
- Annual report and accounts 2006-2007
- Annual report and accounts 2005-2006
- Annual report and accounts 2004-2005
- Annual report and accounts 2003-2004
- Annual report and accounts 2002-2003
- Annual report and accounts 2001-2002
Annual audit letter
- Annual Audit Letter 2020-2021
- Annual audit letter 2019-2020
- Annual audit letter 2017-2018
- Annual audit letter 2016-2017
- Annual audit letter 2012–2013
- Annual Audit Letter 2011–2012
- Annual Audit Letter 2010–2011
Note: the annual audit letter was referred to as the “Annual governance report” in previous years.
The quality account provides an annual report to the public about the quality of services we provide. It includes a review of priorities over the last year and our plans for the future. We will continue to review the quality of services that we provide and build on the improvements that have been made this last year and review our priorities for quality improvement in partnership with our patients, staff and other organisations.
- Quality Account 2021-22
- Quality Account 2020-2021
- Quality Account 2019-2020
- Quality Account 2018-2019
- Quality Account 2017-2018
- Quality Account 2016 – 2017
Self certification NHS provider licence
Trade Union facility time
The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirement) Regulations 2017 took effect on 1 April 2018 and this means that NHS employers are now required to publish certain information on Trade Union officials and facility time. The information for ULHT is published below:
Ensuring quality at ULHT
Quality is at the heart of everything we do in caring for our patients. It relies on safe systems, safe people and organisational learning. ULHT has a strategy in place to support this which focuses on four key elements:
Reducing mortality and harmful adverse events is a priority for the Trust. Measures in place include operating theatre checklists to avoid mistakes in surgery, working to reduce pressure ulcers and falls, and campaigns to ensure safe practice around medicines.
We want to ensure the best possible experience for all patients at every stage – from initial contact, through care to discharge and follow-up. This involves providing the right environment and treating everyone with dignity and respect.
All care needs to reflect clinical best practice and meet national guidelines to ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right time, every time. We use a series of ‘care bundles’ to embed consistent and reliable ways of treating a range of conditions including severe infection, heat failure and pneumonia. Regular audits are carried out to ensure standards are maintained.
We are always seeking ways to improve. Various measures are in place to achieve this such as the safety thermometer, a system which monitors different aspects of care. We also have a strong focus on training and sharing learning from specific incidents.