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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Vision and Values 

Our Vision

The Collaborative vision is co-produced with staff, patients and their families and is to ‘reach every secure care service user from the West Midlands and creating hope, opportunities, understanding and trust’. 

The Collaborative collectively agreed that our purpose is to secure outstanding and innovative community oriented forensic services, ensuring excellence and value in delivering person centred and safe care in the least restrictive environment and at shortest time possible, enabling patients to achieve and maintain recovery and integrate fully into their community.

Our Values 

  • Patient centred: Patients are at the heart of everything we do. We are inclusive, care about, respect and listen to our patients and are a user led collaborative delivering patient centred care. 
  • Outcomes driven: We are dedicated to achieving high quality, recovery focused care and we strive to improve outcomes for our patients and continuously improve our services. 
  • Collaborative: We are accountable and take responsibility for seeing things through and achieving common goals through open and honest communication. We show concern for one another and are supportive of each other’s efforts.
  • Caring: Our employees come to work each day focused on improving people’s lives. They are essential to the success of the Collaborative. We strive to build and retain a strong team by recognising and rewarding excellence, and by creating development opportunities, and we have an unrelenting focus on staff welfare.
  • Consistent: We are consistent in our quality of care, so our patients feel safe and re-assured 
  • Results Oriented: Consistently delivering required business results and outcomes, complying with quality, finance, and performance standards, and identifying where we can make improvements and deliver value. 
  • Innovative: Innovation is essential, as we search out new ways and continuously identify opportunities to design and develop solutions that are timely and effective. 
  • Integrity: Conducting business with the highest standards of professional behaviour and ethics. We are transparent, honest, ethical and fair in all of our interactions; people trust us to adhere to our word. 


Supporting the delivery of our vision and values are the following strategic objectives and priorities:


  • Improve the quality and efficiency of care to our patients, their carers and families
  • Commission high quality, continually improving, sustainable healthcare which meets the needs of the West Midlands population 
  • Ensure an effective, well led, and well governed Collaborative.
  • Develop, empower, and retain workforce
  • Adopt whole- system approach to meeting population outcomes.



  • Inequalities
  • Community pathways
  • Refreshed assessment standards
  • Integrated pathways
  • Outcomes focus
  • Physical health
  • Improving flow
  • Service improvements
  • Reducing out of area placements