Health & Social Care values provide clarity for all HSC staff on the values you should live every day, and the behaviours expected of you, regardless of the HSC organisation you work for.
These values and behaviours will send a clear message to patients, service users, families, and carers about the care and support they should expect, and how this should be delivered.
Values shape everything we do every single day. They are visible in every interaction we have with each other, our patients, their families and our partners. Behaviours provide a guide for how we can bring our values to life. Behaviours define ‘how’ we are expected to approach our work and sit alongside ‘what ‘ we do and our attitudes to work.
The HSC Values are:
We commit to being the best we can be in our work, aiming to improve and develop services to achieve positive changes. We deliver safe, high quality, compassionate care and support.
We work together for the best outcome for people we care for and support. We work across Health and Social Care and with other external organisations and agencies, recognising that leadership is the responsibility of all.
Openness & Honesty
We are open and honest with each other and act with integrity and candour.
We are sensitive, caring, respectful and understanding towards those we care for and support and our colleagues. We listen carefully to others to better understand and take action to help them and ourselves.