Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) is one of the largest mental health providers in the country operating across more than 40 different sites, serving a population of 1.3 million. BSMHFT has more than 4,000 dedicated staff members and is spread over 172 square miles. It is also one of the most innovative and complex mental health foundation trusts in the UK.
The trust announced a new chief executive, Roisin Fallon-Williams, in March 2019 and there are a number of new drivers and challenges that trust need to take into account when planning their strategy for the future to deliver care for the public that is both high quality and safe.
Roisin is on a mission to make sure trust has a clear direction and strategy for 2020 that will be shaped and influenced directly from the people who are going to be executing it. She believes that the organisation’s vision and strategy has to be understood and shared by all.
“The way we’ll go about our business is something that really feels important to us. Shared values is the starting point of that. We’ve got to act them, behave them but more importantly we have got to believe in them. Why do we come to work? What do I value? What does this organisation value?”Roisin Fallon-Williams, CEO
That’s why BSMSHFT rolled out Idea Drop and launched an innovation initiative to gather views from their staff across the organisation, as well as from other stakeholders, to inform their refreshed strategy for 2020 and beyond.
“The whole idea of this is that we really encourage everyone to have a voice. Everyone to share their thinking, everyone to share their thoughts. And that’s why Idea Drop is a really good platform for us.”Roisin Fallon-Williams, CEO
Watch the video below to find out how Idea Drop is driving innovation in healthcare and why their staff members are so excited about it.
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