Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of NHS mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse (drug and alcohol) services in Derby city and Derbyshire county. They also provide a wide range of children’s services. They employ more than 2,800 staff providing services from a number of community bases across the whole of Derbyshire. Across the county and the city, they serve a combined population of approximately one million people.

They provide a range of services around mental health and emotional wellbeing. They support people with acute needs as well as people with more common mental health problems. They also provide support across Derbyshire’s communities for people with dementia.

Their vision is:

To make a positive difference in people’s lives by improving health and wellbeing.

Their vision is underpinned by four key values, which have been developed in partnership with their patients, carers, staff and wider partners.   

They can only provide good quality services through their dedicated colleagues, working together with a common purpose

  1. People first – They focus on their colleagues, in the knowledge that a well-supported, engaged and empowered workforce results in good patient care 
  2. Respect – They respect and value the diversity of their patients, colleagues and partners and support a respectful and inclusive environment
  3. Honesty – They are open and transparent in all they do 
  4. Do your best – They work closely with their partners to achieve the best possible outcomes for people. 

Their vision is supported by three strategic objectives:

Great care 

Great place to work

Best use of money 

Location and cost of living

Derbyshire and the Peak District offers opportunities for many types of outdoor activity. An extensive network of public footpaths and numerous long-distance trails , as well as large open-access areas, are available for hillwalking and hiking. Bridleways are commonly used by mountain bikers, as well as horse riders.

The region has a huge variety of restaurants serving all kinds of food, from traditional old English to Mediterranean and Eastern cuisine. There is always something different to taste. Many restaurants use quality, locally sourced ingredients.

Derby is the UK’s most central city benefiting from the best of both worlds – a great cultural base situated in the East Midlands on the edge of the Peak District National park. Derby has much to attract the visitor with its excellent shopping facilities, musuems, galleries , theatres, parks, a vibrant cafe culture as well plenty of nightlife making this destination lively and modern.

Peak District National Park, Derbyshire