Trust Strategy

North Bristol NHS Trust Strategy

A triangle-shaped graphic with four tiers. From the top it reads "Our aim: Outstanding patient experience. Trust objectives: Deliver great care, healthcare for the future and anchor in the community. Improvement Priorities: High quality care - better by design, innovate to improve - unlocking a better future, sustainability - making best use of our limited resources, people - proud to belong, commitment to our community - in and for our community. NBT values: caring, ambitious, respectful and supportive."

Our new Trust strategy launched in February 2023. An overview can be seen in the plan on a page image to the right.

Our reason for existing as an organisation is to put the patient first by delivering outstanding patient experience– and that’s the focal point of our strategy, Our Aim. 

How we deliver that is so important and the NBT Cares ‘Values and Positive Behaviours Framework’ which we launched in Autumn 2022 underpin this.

Through our NBT Cares ‘Values and Positive Behaviours’ we are committed to being:

  • Caring
  • Ambitious
  • Respectful, and
  • Supportive.

We will continue to maintain overall focus on our three Trust Objectives:

  • delivering great care
  • healthcare for the future, and
  • being an anchor in the community.

To support us to achieve our three Trust objectives, we have new Improvement Priorities, which have the potential to transform what we do as a Trust on behalf of our patients.

Our Improvement Priorities which will help us to deliver our ultimate aim of delivering outstanding patient experience are:

  1. high quality care – we’ll make our care better by design
  2. innovate to improve – we’ll unlock a better future
  3. sustainability – we’ll make best use of limited resources
  4. people – our people will be proud to belong here
  5. commitment to our community – we’ll be in our community, for our community.

Our Clinical Strategy

Our Joint Clinical Strategy

Our Patient Experience and Carer Strategy

Easy Read version:

Our Clinical Research Strategy

Clinical Research Strategy 2022-27.

Our Digital Vision

Our Patient Safety Strategy

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Our People Strategy

Risk Management Strategy and Policy




Healthier Together

Healthier Together is the name given to our Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System.

The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Integrated Care Board (ICB) was established on 1 July 2022. We’re responsible for developing plans to meet the health needs of our population, managing the NHS budget and arranging for the provision of health services in our area.


Our work is focused on four key aims:


  • Improving outcomes in population health and healthcare
  • Tackling inequalities in outcome, experience and access
  • Enhancing productivity and value for money
  • Helping the NHS support broader social and economic development


The Annual Review for 2022 to 2023 can be viewed on the BNSSG website.