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Welcome to Exceptional Care Together, our Strategy for 2020 – 2025

We’ve been listening

Since forming University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) we’ve been listening to our patients, our people, the public and our partners to help us think through how, as part of the health and care systems in Derbyshire and Staffordshire, we can play our part to help people to stay well, and provide the best possible care should they need it.

In doing so we’ve sought to answer three searching questions:

  • ‘Why?’ – why we exist – our fundamental purpose in a changing environment where the demands on health and social care have become ever more challenging.
  • ‘How?’ – how we should behave as a provider of health care, with our patients, as a partner in a wider system, and as an employer and significant institution within our regional economy.
  • ‘What?’ – what do we intend to do; our priorities, specific plans and the goals we will achieve over the next five years. Exceptional Care Together sets out our response to these questions.

Please read the full Exceptional Care Strategy 2020-2025 [pdf]

Dr Kathy McLean OBE, Chair
Gavin Boyle, Chief Executive

The purpose of this Strategy

Exceptional Care Together builds on our initial merger aims, the emerging plans of our partners in Staffordshire and Derbyshire, the direction set out in the Long Term Plan for the NHS and translates them into a stretching set of strategic ambitions to be achieved over the next five years.



The first four of our enabling strategies are now available:

Delivering our Strategy

As a public organisation we recognise we are funded by and belong to the communities we serve. We are aware of the responsibility we hold in making sure we deliver the care our population needs, that we continually seek to improve this but also that we deliver against our wider responsibilities.

Our path to provide Exceptional Care Together

We brought our people and hospitals together to better serve our communities.