Vision and values

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) is the principle provider of adult community health, adult mental health, children's and learning disability services to people living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Trust was approved as a Foundation Trust on 1 March 2010 by Monitor. Monitor is the governing body of all NHS Foundation Trusts. The Foundation Trust supersedes the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust which was established on 1 April 2002. The Trust employs nearly 4000 people and is one of the largest local employers.

Links to other Documents

Trust Constitution
Financial Instructions Financial Year 2012
Scheme of Delegation adopted 1 April 2012
Policies and Procedures

Vision and Values

As an organisation, our vision is “Delivering high quality care”. This vision is underpinned by five strategic objectives:

  • to deliver high quality, safe and accessible services
  • to maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality patient care
  • to achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • to diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and patient needs and expectations
  • to improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our patients.

These objectives are supported by our CARE values which are:

  • Compassionate services
  • Achieving high standards
  • Respecting individuals
  • Empowering people.

To ensure we do this our services:

  • involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care
  • aim to be accessible so that help can be obtained when and where it is needed
  • promote the safety of patients, carers and staff and the wider public
  • provide well co-ordinated services between all staff and agencies
  • aim to do this by delivering high quality treatment and care which is both effective and acceptable

Our achievements are reflected by the fact that we are:

  • Placed in the top 20% of mental health and learning disability trusts nationally for the provision of inpatient services in a survey of patients carried out by the Healthcare Commission. The Trust has four level one units which have been accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit was awarded Team of the Year in the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units in both 2004 and 2008.
  • Placed in the top 20% of mental health and learning disability trusts nationally for the provision of our community services.