Peninsula Community Health
 

About Us

We deliver NHS adult community health services in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Being a Community Interest Company, means that we are run for the benefit of the community, not for profit and any financial surplus we make is reinvested straight back into patient services, staff and local communities.

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission which routinely inspects us to ensure we are providing high quality, safe services.

As part of our commitment to being open and transparent, we hold our quarterly Community Interest Forum in public and information about Peninsula Community Health, such as our Board of Directors and our Annual Report is available here on our website.

Our background

Peninsula Community Health was formed on 1 October 2011 as a separate, not-for-profit service provider to the commissioning organisation NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. Although we are now run independently for the benefit of the community, we are still the same people, delivering the same service as we were when we were known as NHS Community Health Services.

We now work as part of the NHS family in a similar way to GPs, Dentists and Pharmacies and continue to provide the same high quality services as before.

You can read all about our plans for the year ahead here

Our vision: Quality care, closer to you…

We have a clear vision. It is: Quality care, closer to you. We want to improve the lives of local people and minimise the need for acute care in hospital through early interventions, increased patient choice and delivering quality care closer to, or in patients’ homes.

Our vision describes very simply what we want to achieve by designing services to better meet patients’ needs closer to home, in their community. To support our vision we have three objectives which shape all our developments. These are:

  • Put patient safety and care at the heart of what we do by providing quality community healthcare services which meet need and benefit the community.
  • To lead, grow and develop a socially responsible and financially sustainable community business.
  • To engage and empower employees to create a vibrant and inspiring workplace in which staff are proud to work, where innovation is encouraged, and staff participate in the growth and development of the company.

Our values

We will bring our values alive in the decisions we make and the way we behave. 

We plan to focus on developing how our values can create a better sense of identity and connection between staff and the organisation; creating a healthy, mutually supportive and productive working environment where all employees understand the impact of their actions and are accountable for their part in the delivery of care to the patient.

  • Every patient matters
  • Teamwork and mutual support
  • Continual improvement through learning
  • Challenge and innovation
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Enthusiasm and professionalism.