Partnership working is central to our values. This page provides information about our partnerships within the NHS, the public sector and with the voluntary sector and third sector.

NHS partnerships

The NHS England website has a useful summary of how the NHS is structured. There is also useful information on the King's Fund website about how NHS providers like our Trust are commissioned and regulated.

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we have publicly elected governors and public members. However we are also accountable to other local and national bodies.

Our direction 

We follow and apply the priorities set out by NHS England, such as in the Long Term Plan. Within Derbyshire, we are a committed member of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire programme

Our commissioners

Many of our services – particularly our secondary care services – are commissioned by the local NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB), called the NHS Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care Board. The ICB replaced the Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on 1 July 2022 as part of the launch of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire Integrated Care System. 

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

A small number of the services we manage are also commissioned directly by NHS England, such as the East Midlands Gambling Harms Service.

Our regulators

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we are regulated by the Care Quality Commission. NHS England also monitors our performance levels, including our financial performance.

Our regional collaborations

We are a member of several regional NHS provider collaboratives. These collaboratives see groups of NHS trusts and other healthcare providers working closely together to improve specialist mental health services. They are overseen by the East Midlands Alliance for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism

These collaboratives include:

Other public sector partnerships

As well as Joined Up Care Derbyshire we are a partner in...

Our partnerships with the voluntary and third sector

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: