Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
The NHS England website has a useful summary of how the NHS is structured. As an NHS Foundation Trust, we have publicly elected governors and public members. However we are also accountable to other local and national bodies.
We follow and apply the priorities set out by NHS England, such as in the Five Year Forward View and the Long Term Plan.
Within Derbyshire, we are a committed member of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire programme.
Many of our services – particularly our secondary care services – are commissioned by the local NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG). CCGs are made up of GPs, nurses and other professionals and are responsible for commissioning services for the local community.
Our local CCG is NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG. It was created on 1 April 2019, as a result of a merger of four CCGs:
Several of our services are also commissioned by the public health departments at Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council. These include our family health services for Derby and our drug and alcohol services for Derby and Derbyshire.
As an NHS Foundation Trust, we are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and NHS Improvement.
As well as Joined Up Care Derbyshire we are a partner in...
We work closely with a number of charities and voluntary groups.
Some of our services are provided in partnership with not-for-profit organisations including:
Other partners include:
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