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We provide health and social care for people with mental ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk and North Essex. Employing around 3,000 staff who deliver these services within the community as well as inpatient settings, HPFT was rated as outstanding overall by the CQC at the last inspection.
We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services and medium and low secure learning disabilities services.
We have operated as a NHS Foundation Trust since our authorisation in August 2007. This gives us opportunities to further build upon and improve the services for our community. Benefits include a stronger involvement with local communities through our members and Council of Governors and the ability to borrow finance to support our capital investment programme.
Our work is driven by a very strong set of values. We provide services which make a positive difference to the lives of patients, service users and their carers, underpinned by choice, independence and equality.
Safety is a top priority at HPFT and for the second year running in 2019, we achieved a national ‘best score’ for the theme of safety culture amongst mental health and learning disability trusts, which is a tremendous achievement. Our staff have told us that the care of our service users is the most important thing at HPFT. Staff also recommend HPFT as a place to work and as a place for their friends and family to receive care.
Our partnerships with other organisations are very important to the way in which we work. We play a full part in the local health and social care economies by promoting greater integration between mental and physical health and social care. These include:
- Local authorities and commissioners. We work closely with our local commissioners. Our largest contract involves working with East and North Herts CCG, Herts Valley CCG and Hertfordshire County Council to deliver integrated health and social care services.
- Our Chief Executive, Tom Cahill, led the development of ‘A Healthier Future’, the sustainability and transformation plan for Herts and West Essex which has since been granted ‘Integrated Care System’ (ICS) status.
- Being a university trust, with close links to the University of Hertfordshire. This provides excellent learning and development opportunities for staff, as well as strengthening clinical research.