Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that Jayne Storey has started in post as Director of Transformation.
The focus of Jayne’s new role will be to lead on redesigning the way the Trust’s healthcare services are delivered across Derby City and Derbyshire County so that better care can be provided to patients within their own neighbourhoods. This will mean that services will be wrapped around the needs of patients and the Trust will collaborate more closely with local support agencies in the community to work with patients in their recovery.
Trained in strategic human resource management at Nottingham Trent University, Jayne has extensive experience of dealing with large-scale change whilst supporting staff as they adapt to new ways of working. She joins the Trust from Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, where she was the Director of Organisational Development. Before that, Jayne worked in human resources and organisational development in the private sector, in industries including financial services and rail engineering.
Derbyshire Healthcare currently has a five-year transformation plan in place to redesign the way its services are delivered. The Trust has consulted widely with its staff, patients, carers and stakeholders to understand how future services should be shaped. A key theme which resulted from this consultation was to provide a seamless package of care within the patient’s neighbourhood, and the Trust has now started to plan the creation of eight or nine neighbourhood teams for the county and the city, staffed by multi-disciplinary teams, which will work more closely with local GPs and take greater advantage of local services, amenities and support networks. This approach has since been supported nationally by the Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, who said in July 2014: “We need a double N in ‘NHS’ – a National Health Service offering more Neighbourhood health support.”
Of her new role, Jayne Storey said: "I am delighted to have this opportunity to reshape the way the Trust delivers healthcare services so that they better meet the needs of the people of Derbyshire. We know from the extensive feedback we have already received that people want us to do more ‘on their doorstep’ and to link in better with other parts of the NHS. This must be the future for the Trust, as it will reduce our dependence on hospital beds and mean we can provide ‘more for less’ during a challenging economic period. I’m very much looking forward to working with patients, carers, community groups, Trust staff and other health professionals to turn our plans into reality.”