In 2008 we became the first Care Trust to successfully achieve Foundation status. Monitor, the independent regulator, authorised the Foundation Trust to operate from 1 March 2008.
The Trust cares about continually improving local mental health and social care services, and as a Foundation Trust is more accountable to members - service users, local people and staff. The Trust is also more able to deliver services that local people want.
The Trust aims to provide excellent public service and needs to ensure propriety and accountability in all matters.
We are determined to protect ourselves and the public from fraud and corruption and are committed to implementing and maintaining robust policies for the prevention and detection of fraud, bribery and corruption.
We will investigate any suspected acts of fraud, bribery, corruption, misappropriation or irregularity and take full and appropriate action against any wrong doing.
The NHS constitution
The Trust is committed to the principles of the NHS constitution. The NHS Constitution sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. It also explains the rights and responsibilities of staff, patients and the public, and the NHS's pledges to them.
All NHS organisations and other bodies supplying NHS services must have regard to the NHS Constitution, and the Constitution itself must be renewed by the Government every 10 years.
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