Our mission, vision and values

Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Somerset and to deliver outstanding integrated care by supporting our colleagues and nurturing an inclusive culture of kindness, respect and teamwork.

Our vision is – thriving colleagues, integrated care, healthier people.

Our vision is supported by shared values that were developed by our colleagues across our range of services. They are kindness, respect and teamwork. We strive to use them in our work every day, to develop a compassionate, inclusive and learning culture and put our values at the heart of our service planning, recruitment and the operational running of services for patients.

Our trust’s strategic objectives support the achievement of the aims we share with health and social care partners in Somerset. They are to:

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of the population
  • Provide the best care and support to people
  • Strengthen care and support in local communities
  • Reduce inequalities
  • Respond well to complex needs
  • Support our colleagues to deliver the best care and support through a compassionate, inclusive and learning culture
  • Live within our means and use our resources wisely
  • Develop a high performing organisation delivering the vision of our trust.

We measure our progress to deliver these strategic objectives through our board assurance framework which is reported to our Trust Board.