Our purpose is described as “great care, close to home”
At LCHS, we pride ourselves on our values, ‘The LCHS Way’. Creating the right environment for our staff to support them in giving our patients the best care possible is very important to our Board. This means that we are committed to finding the right people to create the conditions where people can achieve:
- we listen: we engage with everyone we work with | we are united | we are always positive
- we care: everyone is valued, respected and developed | knowledge and skills are nurtured | success is celebrated
- we act: clear goals and the right resources | freedom coupled with accountability | emphasis on simplicity
- we improve: we are creative, resourceful and innovative | integration & collaboration is the way forward | we are always striving to do better
Our strategic aims for 2023/24 are:
- Provide safe, high quality, population healthcare.
- Deliver personalised community health services that are accessible and responsive.
- Build a productive, capable and inclusive workforce.
- Ensure healthcare is financially sustainable, making best use of resources.
- Collaborate to play an active role in the Lincolnshire ICS.
Our clinical strategy 2023-28 has three main themes:
Theme 1: work with health and care partners to ensure care closer to home
We will ensure accessible, integrated and responsive care.
Theme 2: people are at the centre of everything we do
We will work with people to enable them to live their best lives from birth to the end of life.
Theme 3: support people to live well in their communities for longer
We will work with people and health and care partners to build strong and supportive communities.
LCHS is the main provider of community healthcare services to the people of Lincolnshire, with a passion and commitment to deliver outstanding community healthcare to the population of Lincolnshire. We care for thousands of patients every day, in partnership with our other health and social care providers, to deliver joined-up care in community settings. We were rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in our most recent inspection in 2018.
We are a people business. We employ great people to do great things for other people’s loved ones. We believe that if our people feel valued, engaged, have a voice, are fulfilled and connected to their work, patients will receive fantastic care.
At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to providing equal opportunities, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in our workforce.
Our skilled workforce, with a head count of c. 2,300 substantive and bank staff including nurses, allied health professionals, public health professionals, medics, and GPs as well as our growing ‘army’ of volunteers, has around 1 million contacts per year with our patients across a broad range of services in 64 community settings as well as people’s homes. Our people are specialists in prevention, case management, risk management and appropriate discharge.