University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has refreshed its strategy to reflect new challenges and to reiterate the importance of continuing to work in partnership to improve patient care in the Bay.

Aaron Cummins, Chief Executive of UHMBT, said: “The NHS is in a period of transformation so we need to re-group and re-energise to focus on the next stage of our journey. Our new strategy also reflects the aims of the national NHS Long Term Plan”. He continued ““Working in partnership with our Bay Health & Care Partners (BHCP), this strategy reinforces our ambition to deliver Better Care Together”. He also added that they want to address recruitment challenges and manage the continued expectation to deliver improvements in productivity. The refreshed strategy highlights the Trust’s values which have been designed by colleagues, governors and volunteers. The key priorities within the strategy are the ‘5 Ps’, which reflect the Trust’s values including: patients, people, progress, partnership and performance.