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Friday 19 April 2019
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Annual Report & Accounts 2012-13

DHCFT Annual Report 2012/13 front cover

We welcome you to view our Annual Report & Accounts for 2012-13 which is now available to view by clicking here.

The Annual Report also incorporates the Quality Account and will be presented to the general public by the Chief Executive at our Annual Members Meeting on 10 September 2013 from 1pm at the Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ.

For more information about attending the Annual Members Meeting please click here.

Steve Trenchard, Chief Executive, said: "Despite the considerable challenges faced by the public sector during the last year; a period of significant economic downturn characterised by a drive for increasing productivity, our Trust has continued to positively respond to the health and wellbeing needs of our patients and local population by providing the highest quality services and promoting individual choice, recovery and independence.

"Whilst there has been a significant change within the local health community, with competition from other providers becoming increasingly prevalent, our Trust has continued to develop and grow with support from both our commissioners and patients. During the past year we have received significant investment into our Health Visiting Service to enable us to recruit additional staff, and have recently agreed with our commissioners that this investment will continue over the next two years to ensure the local health community fulfils its requirements in terms of the national ‘Health Visitor Implementation Plan 2011-15: A Call to Action’.

"This is my first report as the new Chief Executive for our Trust. I would like to acknowledge and thank my predecessors, Mike Shewan and Kathryn Blackshaw for their leadership of the Trust. I have thus far been impressed by the good practice I have seen across the Trust and, whilst we have many challenges ahead, I feel confident that we have solid foundations on which to progress.

"We have many successes to celebrate and be proud of. These range from organisation-wide schemes, such as the implementation of our Values, our approach to looking at leadership development, and our continued emphasis on quality during wide organisational change. Local initiatives include the Centre of Compassion being the first Centre to open in the new Research and Development Department."