Vision, aims, values
“To be “the health service for Newcastle” and a leading national healthcare provider”.
- To put patients at the centre of all we do, providing the safest and highest quality health care
- To be the healthcare provider for Newcastle and a national specialist centre
- In partnership with Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences and others to be nationally and internationally respected for our successful clinical research and development programme which leads to benefits in healthcare and for patients
- To maintain financial viability and stability
- To promote healthy living and lifestyles
- To place our patients at the heart of everything we do
- To value and enhance the contribution of staff, volunteers, members, Governors and other partners and stakeholders
- Zero tolerance of unsatisfactory behaviours
- Consistently high personal and professional standards in all activities
- To focus upon continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence
- To have pride in public service and all that we do
- To continually seek best value for money
Bribery Act 2010 - Statement from the Chief Executive
The Bribery Act came into force on 1st July 2011. The aim of the Act is to tackle bribery and corruption in both the public and private sectors.
It is essential that everyone working for, or on behalf of, the Trust is aware of the standards of behaviour expected of them. These standards are enshrined in Trust policy, setting out the ethics, professional conduct and probity standards that are expected of all Foundation Trust employees in relation to their standards of business conduct.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is continuing to undertake work to raise awareness of the Bribery Act amongst all of its staff as well as the Board of Directors.
One of the six principles of the Act is that there is top level commitment in the organisation to the prevention of bribery. The Board of Directors is committed to this and has discussed the Act at Board meetings to agree how to communicate the importance of transparency and openness at all times. A Board member has been identified as a lead person in the Trust for the prevention of bribery. The Audit Committee also receives regular reports on declared offers of gifts, hospitality and sponsorship and whether or not these have been accepted.
As an NHS organisation we follow good NHS business practice and have robust controls in place to prevent bribery. However, as a Trust we cannot afford to be complacent and it is important that all our employees, contractors and agents comply with Trust policies and procedures, particularly with regard to procurement and sponsorship.
On behalf of the Trust I confirm our commitment to ensuring that all staff are aware of their responsibilities in relation to the prevention of bribery.
Sir Leonard Fenwick CBE