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Dear Airedale NHS Foundation Trust,

More hospitals and organisations are now focusing on delivering social value in their day to day. What is your position on this and how important is social value to your hospital?

Do you have a Social Value strategy, and if so, could you please share a copy of this?

What are the top social value priorities for each area of your hospital? Please rank the below in order of importance and add any other which are important to you
• Waste reduction
• Carbon footprint reduction
• Local sourcing
• Employee wellbeing
• Healthy lifestyle
• Social mobility
• Skills development
• Charity support and fundraising
• Other

What are the key commitments for your hospital over the coming year?

What are your social value priorities with regards to your staff (health and wellbeing, obesity, social mobility, equality and diversity etc.)? What actions are you planning to take to support the delivery of these priorities?

What are your social value priorities with regards to the environment (waste, reduction in carbon footprint, sustainability, reduction in SUP etc.)? What actions are you planning to take to support the delivery of these priorities?

What are your social value priorities with regards to the care of your patients?

Thank you in advance for your time in responding to this request.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs M Gill

FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mrs Gill

Thank you for your request for information from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust which was received on19/03/2021 . Your request has been given the Reference Number ANHSFT REF 5184 .

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Carole Allan on behalf of Deborah Cocker
FOI Administrator
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD
Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48
[Airedale NHS Foundation Trust request email]
My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs and I am currently working from home

http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter @AiredaleNHSFT

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FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Gill
 
Further to your application to access information under the Freedom of
Information Act (ANHSFT REF. 5184) please find our response below.  
Please accept my apologies for our late reply.
 
1)      More hospitals and organisations are now focusing on delivering
social value in their day to day. What is your position on this and how
important is social value to your hospital? - Airedale NHS Foundation
Trust identifies social value as a key priority, in recognition of this
the Trusts strategy includes a dedicated section around overall
responsibilities and approach. The strategy is available at
[1]http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk/wp/wp-c...
 
2)      Do you have a Social Value strategy, and if so, could you please
share a copy of this? -  This is contained in the overall Trust strategy,
see above link.
 
3)      What are the top social value priorities for each area of your
hospital?  Please rank the below in order of importance and add any other
which are important to you - The Trusts priority areas are identified
within the overall strategy. - See above link.
 
4)      What are the key commitments for your hospital over the coming
year? - Over the coming year the Trust will continue work in relation to
becoming a carbon neutral hospital with the intention to explore key
technology developments to support this. In addition a key priority with
regards to colleagues is the development of an apprenticeship approach to
enhance skills development alongside the development and launch of a
health and wellbeing offer for 2021.
 
5)      What are your social value priorities with regards to your staff
(health and wellbeing, obesity, social mobility, equality and diversity
etc.)? What actions are you planning to take to support the delivery of
these priorities? - The Trust recognises the importance of the overall
wellbeing of our people and has a dedicated People Strategy which
describes an overall ambition of supporting people to thrive an flourish
in all that they do, which recognises the social value priorities as an
anchor institution. The strategy is built around the below strategic
priorities:
 
-       value our people by promoting a positive culture and working
environment that allows everyone to thrive and flourish
-       work towards having enough people to provide great services and
care and endeavour to address any material gaps through recruitment
-       have people who want to work for us because of our positive
reputation and who are reflective of our population
-       make sure our people have the right skills and resources to
develop and be able to succeed
 
6)      What are your social value priorities with regards to the
environment (waste, reduction in carbon footprint, sustainability,
reduction in SUP etc.)? What actions are you planning to take to support
the delivery of these priorities?
 
Our social value priorities with regards to the environment are to work
towards a zero Carbon hospital, we have reduced our Carbon footprint
significantly in 2014 when we installed a new CHP and wish to invest in
renewable technology through the public sector decarbonisation scheme.
 
7)      What are your social value priorities with regards to the care of
your patients? - We already have an extensive digital offer that uses
mobile technology to assess and monitor patients in the community . A key
priority through our digital strategy is to identify any further
opportunities to expand on this and work with partner organisations to
deliver innovative pathways of care.
 
We will continue to promote the use of mobile technology to reduce the
requirement for face to face consultations and support communication
between patients and their significant others and support equality of
access in care delivery.
 
A further aim is to ensure that our health care does not create health
harm elsewhere and that our care model is fit for the future and nurtures
social, environmental and economic health and wellbeing.
We are exploring new ways of delivering and recording clinical skills
training that creates a safe , effective and agile workforce in terms of
electronic capture of clinical skills that is recognised across the system
as well as other key enablers such as e- learning capabilities.
 
We are developing our nursing and AHP workforce to be able to provide care
across a patient pathway – reducing duplication , promoting partnership
working and continuity of care.
 
We will continue to work with partner organisations in the community to
design and deliver models of care using our population health data.
 
Through our quality and safety strategy we prioritising the delivery of
personalised care supported by an extensive program of CPD that promotes
equality and recognises diversity. Our environment will be accessible for
all within the context of the current footprint. Patient information will
be reviewed and accessible for all.
 
We trust you find our response helpful.  If you feel your request has not
been properly handled or you are dissatisfied, you can write within 40
working days to Brendan Brown, Chief Executive at the Airedale NHS
Foundation Trust address below to request an internal review.  If you are
dissatisfied with that review, you then have the right to complain to the
Information Commissioner under section 50 of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.
 
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charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government
Licence which can be viewed via the link below.
[2]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...
 
With kind regards
Yours sincerely
 
Deborah Cocker, FOI Administrator
 
Freedom of Information, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD
Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48
Email: [3][Airedale NHS Foundation Trust request email]
My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs and I am currently working from home
[4]http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter
[5]@AiredaleNHSFT
 
 
 
 
 

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