Derbyshire Healthcare is a specialist provider of mental health, learning disabilities, eating disorders and substance misuse services across community, inpatient and other settings. We also provide a wide range of children’s services in Derby and southern Derbyshire. We employ more than 2,800 colleagues providing services from several community and inpatient settings across the whole of Derbyshire. Across the county and the city, we serve a combined population of approximately one million people.

75% of our colleagues say the Trust is a good place to work or receive care. According to our staff survey we are one of the best trusts of our type, with active staff networks. We take the wellbeing of our colleagues seriously, champion staff engagement and have an ongoing programme of staff reward and recognition. 

What's special about our Trust?

  • We are focused on making a positive difference in people's lives - learn more about our vision

  • We provide services to people of all ages - from health visiting and perinatal services to older adult dementia care

  • We are committed to promoting equality and diversity - our Chief Executive is co-chair of a national BME Network

  • We are committed to supporting our Armed Forces, both within our services and within our workforce - we have secured a bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)

  • We place a strong emphasis on research and learning - read more about our Centre for Research & Development. We are committed to helping to develop the people that come to work with us. We know that the Trust can only be as good as the people who work here and we’ll invest in you to maximise that potential. That’s why we really welcome and value people so highly.

  • We are a friendly, values driven Trust and put our people first in the knowledge that an engaged and empowered workforce leads to good patient care.  It’s a good time to join Team Derbyshire Healthcare – we are growing, with lots of exciting new developments and investment in local mental health services.


What’s special about our services?

We are proud of our services, which have been rated 'good' by the CQC.

Mental health

Working in our mental health services, you will have opportunities to support people of all ages – starting with our award-winning perinatal service (an inpatient and community service) and our ‘outstanding’ CAMHS service.

Our adult and older adult service offers opportunities in:

  • Forensic care – including at our low-secure unit, the Kedleston Unit
  • Psychiatric liaison – we have RAID teams based within both Derbyshire’s major accident and emergency departments
  • Acute inpatient care – our three inpatient campuses have gained international recognition for their promotion of the Safewards philosophy
  • Community mental health – our CMHTs seek to tailor their support to the needs of local people and collaborate with local organisations to promote resilience and recovery

Our organic mental health services are driven by the latest research, supported by our dementia and delirium research team at our Centre for Research & Development

Children's services

Working in our children's services, you will have opportunities to work with children from 0 to 19 in a range of services including health visiting, school nursing, CAMHS or complex services like specialist nursing or paediatric occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

Substance misuse

Working in our substance misuse services, you can be part of one of our innovative partnerships in Derbyshire county or Derby city, using a range of techniques to help people in their recovery.

Learning disabilities

Working in our learning disability services, you can be part of one of our community teams - or our Strategic Health Facilitation Team. In May 2019 members of the Strategic Health Facilitation team were invited to meet with Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, to talk about their innovative work.

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