Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

01332 623700 Trust Headquarters, Kingsway Hospital , Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3LZ

2 out of 5 stars

Based on 13 ratings for this trust



  • Patients say it’s good to receive support from Derbyshire Healthcare
  • Safe Staffing at Derbyshire Healthcare

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse services in Derby city and Derbyshire county. We also provide a wide range of children’s services. We employ over 2,500 staff based in 100 locations across the whole of Derbyshire. Across the county and the city, we serve a combined population of approximately one million people.

Our story
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 February 2011 when Monitor, the independent regulator of health services in England, authorised Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust to become a Foundation Trust.

In April 2011 we became the provider of children’s universal and specialist services for Derby city following a successful tender process.

As part of the Transforming Community Services (TCS) programme, community paediatric services and substance misuse services were also transferred into the organisation from NHS Derby City.

Our vision and objectives
We have a clear vision for the Trust, underpinned by objectives that serve as the basis for decision making and forward planning. Our vision and objectives guide us in how we balance the interests of patients, the local community and other stakeholders. 

Learn more about our vision on our Trust website, and view our specific objectives for 2016-21 in our current strategy document.

Departments and services

Full information on our services can be found on

Each team is listed here, with details of what they do, their opening times and how to refer. Information is also provided on the standards they adhere to, and the principles they use to implement these.

Latest news

Patients say it’s good to receive support from Derbyshire Healthcare

Patients receiving care from Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have given positive feedback about their experiences, rating the care they received as being amongst the best in the country.

The outcomes of the national community mental health survey were published yesterday by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The survey asked patients for feedback on key areas, such as how their care was organised, planned and reviewed.  The Trust scored particularly highly in supporting individuals to build a life beyond illness; for example by taking part in local activities and finding and keeping accommodation.  These are key factors in supporting an individual to recover from a mental illness, by providing support to live independently within the community.

The Trust also received feedback that patients feel staff seek to understand what is important to them in their everyday lives and actively provide help to achieve this.

Carolyn Green, Director of Nursing and Patient Experience at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: “I am delighted with the outcome of the recent patient survey.  Our patients have reported that they are treated with dignity and respect whilst in our services, that they are listened to and helped to make decisions about their treatment and wider issues that affect their mental health.”

Feedback relating to Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust placed the Trust in the ‘best’ or ‘average’ performing categories for Trusts nationally, in each of the 43 areas reviewed.

Last updated on 11 November 2014.

Safe Staffing at Derbyshire Healthcare

It is an NHS England requirement that all Trusts publish thier inpatient nursing staffing levels each day by ward area, showing the Trust's actual and planned staff fill rates. This is in response to the Francis Report, where a commitment was made that all NHS Trusts with inpatient areas would publish full staffing data (by month, by ward area) from May 2014, and then on an on-going monthly basis. The intention is to show how Trusts across the NHS ensure the safety of their staffing levels and skill mix.

To see Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's staffing levels, please visit our website at:

Last updated on 10 November 2014.

Latest reviews of this organisation

Not in the slightest bit shocked...

I attended an initial assessment on a monday mid January. I was told i would benefit from having psychotherapy and was told there will be...

29 January 2018

The serious mistreatment of my daughter

My daughter was admitted to Ash Green learning disability centre under section 2 of the mental health act on December 1st 2017 . This was...

8 January 2018

Not getting help

so i went to doctors an get sent to resource centre. After 4or 5 different tablets off my doctor i get an appointment after 6weeks to be ...

6 November 2017

Came out the radbourne worst than I went in.

I was admitted to radbourne on a voluntary basis. I had a complete mental breakdown. I was very suicidal. I was taken to the rasbourne af...

19 October 2017

did absoloutely nothing to help

After a complete breakdown of my mental health with sucidial thoughts and being a danger to both myself and others, i went to an emergenc...

11 October 2017

Quality of service at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 23 June 2017.

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