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.
We can offer a wide range of career opportunities in a supportive and compassionate organisation that puts people first.
Derbyshire is a wonderful place to live. Our county has stunning countryside, amazing history and of course, fabulous people.
Derbyshire is an area of great natural beauty with rugged, peat-covered moorlands and magnificent limestone dales, with picturesque towns and villages, historic churches and some grand houses. It is the location of Britain’s first National Park - the Peak District National Park, which is the world’s second most visited National Park.
Whether you enjoy your shopping or leisurely sightseeing trips, Derbyshire’s lively towns offer a delightful array of attractions. Derby itself offers the best of both worlds – multicultural city life on the doorstep of a stunning rural environment.
Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket analysed 35 of the biggest cities in the UK for their “family-friendliness”. Derby took second place - beating neighbouring Nottingham into sixth - thanks to the availability of affordable housing, career opportunities and a high rate of “outstanding” schools.
The city's key selling point was that it had one of the lowest average house prices on the list, at £148,437, and a low level of crime, with 17.1 burglary claims for every 1,000 home insurance quotes.
In fact, Derby has previously been listed as the second best place in the country to live and make a living. The 2014 research by statistics portal Statista compared the average salary around the country with the average mortgage in the same place. It also took into account the rate of unemployment and jobs.
The A6 links Derbyshire to Manchester and the M1 takes you south to Leicester and London or north to Sheffield and Leeds.
80% of the population are within a two-hour drive - great for visiting friends, family, customers and suppliers.
You can be in London in less than two hours and direct rail services connect Derby with many other destinations. Derby to Nottingham, Leicester or Birmingham takes only 30 minutes.
East Midlands Airport is 15 miles from Derby and Birmingham International Airport is 50 miles from Derby. There are extensive air links to European and worldwide destinations from both airports.
Lisa Payne joined the Trust in January 2018 from Chertsey, Surrey, where she was previously in a Band 7 role.
She has been with DHCFT since January 2018 as a Band 5 Nurse on Cherry Tree Close which is a Residential Rehabilitation ward.
Lisa relocated with her partner and a relative to whom she is the main carer. Moving to Derbyshire was a whole family consideration. She said: “I was interested in Derbyshire for a number of reasons:
It took two years for Lisa to finally come to the decision that the move would be good for her and her family. She has now persuaded other parts of her family that a move to Derbyshire would be good for the extended family!
Lisa said: “I wanted to continue to work as I felt the NHS had, over the years, encouraged, developed, trained and cared for me. This helped me want to nurse. Leaving the NHS Pension would also have been a huge disadvantage".
“I googled jobs and found the Trust's really useful website, focusing on the nursing articles. I loved the “recovery toolkit” which is online, this is a really good advert for the Trust as it shows to patients and service users that this Trust is not just about medical interventions but is about letting the patient take their own journey.
“I loved the “Living in Derbyshire video” and felt the Trust values really resonated with me.”
Our Trust values are:
People first – We put our patients and colleagues at the centre of everything we do.
Respect – We respect and value the diversity of our patients, colleagues and partners and support a respectful and inclusive environment.
Honesty – We are open and transparent in all we do.
Do your best – We work closely with our partners to achieve the best possible outcomes for people.
Lisa checked the CQC report for Cherry Tree Close which was rated “Good”.
She was also impressed with Derby being included on “Safewards” page, reflecting good standards and a positive ethos in the organisation.
Lisa follows the RCN facebook page which has 15,600 members on the site and had seen positive comments relating to Derby and Derbyshire. She read lots of articles on recovery and rehabilitation from Derby and questions and reflections from people in Derby on other matters. Looking at their replies, Lisa felt it was reflective of the team in the Trust.
She said: “People do come first, as shown in the awards ceremony photos on the website.”
She added: “Now I am here, these are some of the things that have helped me: