When I joined SCAS I committed to spending the first 100 days getting out meeting our people and our partners – and to use what they told me to create a 10-point plan for improvement.
An overarching theme is that we must be certain we’re putting our people and our patients first. High quality, safe services for patients, and the health and wellbeing of our people must be the focus of everything we do. All 10 points link to that focus on patients and people.
SCAS exists to care for patients with urgent and emergency illnesses or injuries, and those who need help getting to essential appointments. To be there for our patients we rely on all our people; frontline and support, paid and voluntary.
These ten points are things we must get right, whether they’re supporting everyday jobs or transforming for the future. Getting back to basics and getting these things right will make SCAS the best it can be, for our patients and our people.
They’re not all easy, but they set our ambition and priorities for the year ahead.
Our next step is to build the detail of how each point will be delivered with a mix of short, medium, and long-term actions. I’m also going to be meeting with our people and partners over the summer to talk about refreshing our long-term strategy. I want to make sure it’s fully aligned to integrated care strategies across the health and care systems we work in; and reflects the current context we and the rest of the NHS are working in. I look forward to speaking to many of you as part of this engagement work.
Chief Executive Officer