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Being a good neighbour - our corporate and social responsibility (CSR)

Derby Hospitals CARE values
CSR is about working in a manner that meets or exceeds the ethical, legal, commercial and public expectations that society has of organisations. In other words it means Derby Teaching Hospitals acting as a good neighbour within our local community.

The Trust is a large employer in Derby and we are aware our staff are already actively taking part in initiatives and projects which demonstrate our commitment to CSR. Current projects include the pen pal project between nurses and school pupils, Medicine for Members talks, Derby City Partnership's Be Inspiring campaign, and tours given to schools and colleges from across the city to actively promote careers in the health service.

What is sustainable development?

This is about enabling development that meets today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In other words it means we need to use our resources responsibly.

Examples of some of the benefits of CSR and sustainable development for Derby Teaching Hospitals:

  • By acting as a good neighbour we can help to recruit and retain employees, motivate staff to develop skills, and encourage employees to pursue learning to find innovative ways to reduce costs.

  • By engaging with our staff, patients, and GPs the relationship with have with our local community will be more credible and trustworthy.

  • By reducing our carbon emissions we can achieve our Travel Plan, reduce costs, and improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.

A term used by the NHS to describe organisations that embrace CSR and sustainable development and tackle heath inequalities through their everyday activities is a ‘Good Corporate Citizen’.