Annual Report and Quality Report

The Annual Report, including the Quality Report for South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust detail the Trusts performance and all activities in the financial year

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Constitution of South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust

This is a legally binding document that details how the Trust is run, view the Constitution here.

Statement of Purpose

This is an overview of the Trust, providing details such as our activities, objectives and strategy, partnerships and values. View the statement of purpose.

Patient Access Policy

We aim to see and treat patients as quickly as possible. This policy applies to the way in which South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust will manage patients who are waiting for treatment. The focus of the policy is on fair, equal and timely access to treatment for patients, as well as compliance with 18 weeks referral to treatment rules, national cancer waiting targets and Department of Health policies.

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Mortality Review Policy

This policy sets out how the Trust responds to the deaths of patients who die under our care.

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Disciplinary Policy

This document sets out the Trust’s policy in relation to issues of misconduct and the process by which such issues should be managed. Misconduct is defined as a deliberate act, failure to follow instruction or omission by an employee in breach of Trust policies, procedures, stated expectation or requirement.

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Patient Safety Incident Response (PSIR) Policy

This policy supports the requirements of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and sets out South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust’s approach to developing and maintaining effective systems and processes for responding to patient safety incidents and issues for the purpose of learning and improving patient safety.

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Download the Patient Safety Incident Response (PSIR) Plan.

Are your demographic details correct?

This document will help to provide information and explains why we collect Ethnic categories and the importance of it along with a reminder of why the patients demographic details should be up to date.

Trade Union Facility Time 2017-18

In the year 2017-18 a budget of £88,340 was allocated by the Trust to support the secondment of individuals elected by the Staff Representative Committee to undertake facility time.

In addition the Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee meets monthly. Staff side attendance will include those with allocated facility time and other staff released by their managers.

Staff side attendance at Health and Safety Committee, Health and Wellbeing Steering Group, Equality and Diversity Steering Group and Policy Review Group comprises those staff who have funded facility time.

The Medical Staff Committee and Local Negotiating Committee meets bi-monthly.

Unison membership subscriptions are deducted from pay where staff request this. Unison reimburse the Trust £600 per annum for this facility.

Disclosures on Trade Union Facility Time

Relevant union officials

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during 2017/18

Full-time equivalent employee number



Percentage of time spent on facility time

Percentage of time

Number of employees









Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

The total cost of facility time


The total pay bill


Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time


Paid trade union activities

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours


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