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Our values: Care with compassion, Respect and dignity, Striving to excel, Professional standards, Working together
Our Values

Our values

Our values where chosen by the staff who work for Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. They demonstrate our ambitions and reflect what is most important to us as an NHS organisation. These values will become a cornerstone for the organisation and provide a set of standards for how we behave towards others and how we conduct ourselves as professionals. They will be incorporated into our selection, induction, training and appraisal systems throughout the Trust.

Evidence proves that patients get better and safer care from teams who consistently work to a high set of values. Because we are ambitious to improve the care that we provide, we will continue to challenge our behaviours and make improvements wherever necessary.  Our Trust has improved its care significantly over the past few years and we must continue with our commitment to become an outstanding organisation with the highest standards.

Please read the handbook below (by clicking on the image), which will shortly be available in printed form, and also watch the video. Both give excellent examples of how the care we provide is seen and valued by the people we care for and how each and every one of us play our part. 

  • Delivery high quality CARE WITH COMPASSION to every patient. 

  • Demonstrating RESPECT AND DIGNITY for patients, their carers’ and our colleagues. 

  • STRIVING TO EXCEL in everything we do. 

  • Sustaining the highest PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, showing honesty, openness and integrity in all our actions.

  • WORKING TOGETHER to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. 

Values Booklet Cover

Your Patient Experience

Please click on the arrow in the middle of the video.