Vision and Values OUR PATIENTS, OUR VALUES NWAS is here to serve the community of the North West of England, aiming to deliver a high quality service to patients by: OUR VALUES The NHS Constitution (2015) is a handbook that details: The principles that guide the NHS The NHS values, developed by patients, public and staff to inspire passion in the NHS, underpinning everything that the NHS does. These are also the NWAS values The rights, pledges and responsibilities for patients and the public, and the people who work in the NHS. The NHS Constitution is about the relationship between the public, patients (their carers and families) and NHS staff; a relationship that is based on partnership, respect and shared commitment, where everyone knows what they can expect from the NHS and what is expected from them. The Constitution confirms that the NHS belongs to us all. TRUST STRATEGY NWAS is a good organisation, with good staff and a good reputation, and the Trust wants to be even better. The Trust’s five year strategy is to move from being good, to being great, ensuring that the NHS culture of caring underpins all that the Trust does. If you would like to read more about the Trust’s plans, please click here. The Trust has THREE STRATEGIC VALUE GOALS: Safe Care Closer to Home– the principal features are: Empower and support staff to make decisions Increase integrated working with other services Maximise use of technology as lever for change. A Great Place to Work– the principal features are: Organisational culture change Promote best practice and behaviour Remove historical barriers to improvement. Cause No Harm– the principal features are: Issues reviewed under principle for learning Deliver best practice education, training and equipment Continually review policies and procedures for best patient care. The Trust has THREE STRATEGIC COMPLIANCE GOALS: NWAS aims to achieve: Quality: Meeting or exceeding national and local quality standards Finance: Achievement of financial duties Performance: Achievement of immediately or potentially life-threatening cases national response time targets.