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North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

The specialist mental health NHS Trust in North Essex


Welcome to the web site of the North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP), the specialist mental health NHS Trust in North Essex.

NEP provides a wide range of specialist mental health services and care to more than 20,000 people. It is a large organisation employing more than 2,000 clinical and other staff and covering north Essex, from Epping Forest into Harlow through to Uttlesford and Stansted airport in the west across to Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers in the east and north to Colchester, Clacton and Harwich.  NEP’s vision is to provide care that is outstanding in its quality, transforming the lives of individuals and families every day.

In this site you can read about our work, including our award winning ‘Veterans First’ service for ex-service men and women, our leading role in research into dementia and our nationally recognised ‘in patient’ centre for young people.  We are always working to improve our care so why not ‘bookmark’ this page and visit often to see what we are doing.

Also we would like to hear your thoughts about the site and contents. In particular is there information you would like which you can’t find; what do you think of the style. Please e-mail us at with your thoughts.

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You are not alone with eating disorders 23rd April 2015 Following the tragic death of a young woman who was reported to have taken diet pills bought from the internet, North Essex Partnership (NEP) is calling on young people to be aware of the help available to them. Doctors at NEP are urging young people not to put their lives at risk by taking diet... Read more » See all News See all News

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A revised Code of Practice for the Mental Health Act 1983 comes into force on 1 April 2015. Since the Code of Practice was introduced in 2008 there have been substantial changes and updates in legislation, policy, case law, and professional practice. The new Code reflects and embeds developments since then in areas including the use of restrictive interventions, seclusion, use of Police powers to detain people in places of safety, and the use of Community Treatment Orders’. The revised code aims to provide stronger protection for patients and clarify roles, rights and responsibilities
A new service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies has launched. Join Dementia Research aims to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, helping researchers find the right participants at the right time. A recent poll showed that 62% of respondents would be willing to take part in dementia research but 81% wouldn’t know how to volunteer. Join Dementia Research is designed to overcome these barriers and give everyone the opportunity to play a role in changing the outlook for people with dementia.
The draft Personality Disorder Health Care Strategy has been developed by the three North Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and has been supported by clinicians from North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP). It sets out the vision and provides a detailed explanation of the course to commissioning and delivering personality disorder (PD) services in North Essex moving from the current time into 2017. The CCGs are keen to receive any comments and would also be happy to discuss the document further with local stakeholders.
Are you the Governor? North Essex Partnership is looking for people who are passionate about mental health and wellbeing to become Governors at the Trust. As a Governor, you will represent the views of local people and help change local mental health services for the better. Are you the Governor we’ve been looking for? Apply today! Email your contact details:
The North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Funds - 1053509 - is a registered charity supporting the work of the Trust, helping its patients and their families during their time in the Trust's services. Our staff organise a wide range of fundraising activities to raise money for various projects. Recent projects include relaxation packs, Christmas parties, new doors and pictures.
Our new strategy needs to be broad enough to cope with changing events but detailed enough to provide overall direction and aid planning and decision making. It needs to contain strategic principles & objectives which can be shared with and owned by everyone.