26 October 2023

Partnership Forum celebrates first year

The trust’s Partnership Forum marks its first anniversary this month, celebrating a year of bringing colleagues together from across the trust.

Partnership Forum celebrates first year

The forum members discuss how the trust runs and provide insight and suggestions into how we can continue to improve the care that we provide, as well as make our organisation a better place to work.

With representatives drawn from a range of clinical and support services across our sites, the Forum has helped us work on a range of issues and improvements over the last twelve months, and have been central in driving forward the work to develop our new Trust Values. Other important work of the forum has included input into the strengthening of the trust’s electronic systems; improving productivity across the organisation; and are involved in our work supporting staff retention.

Steve Aumayer, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief People Officer, said: “The work of the Forum over the past year has been absolutely invaluable, and provided insight from our colleagues from across the trust directly into the heart of our decision-making process.

“We have always had strong aspirations for the Partnership Forum as a cornerstone of the trust’s work, and to have representation from the Forum on the trust’s strategy and steering groups – and ultimately at Board level. Because of the drive of the Partnership Forum members to contribute to the trust’s improvement work – as well as the commitment of the exec team to give an ever stronger voice to our workforce in the decision-making of the trust – I’m delighted to be able to confirm that Partnership Forum members will now be part of the Electronic Patient Record board, the Building for the Future board and the Trust Charity Committee – some of the most important decision-making groups here at the Trust. We will also be looking to include a Partnership Forum representative at our Public Board meetings next year, to increase the role of the Partnership Forum even further.”

“Thank you to all of our Forum Members for their work this year, and I’m looking forward to continue to work with you in the future.”

To find out more about the Partnership Forum, including its work and membership here