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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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NEP calls for more to become involved in research 18th May 2015 As one of the leading Research Trusts in the region, North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) will be joining in and supporting International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May. NEP is also promoting the national ‘OK to ask’ campaign which aims to encourage more patients or carers to ask about the research opportunities... 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
NEP is backing a new campaign to empower patients and encourage engagement in clinical research. The “It’s OK to ask” campaign launches on International Clinical Trials Day (20 May) and is aimed at encouraging patients and their carers to ask their doctors about clinical research and whether it is right for them. NIHR wants to empower patients to start conversations about research if they want to. To show your support, we are asking you to take a picture of yourself with the “OK to ask” campaign badge and Tweet it to @OfficialNIHR with the hashtag #NIHRoktoask and email it to
In 2015 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to 1 million by 2025. We treat older adults living with dementia as well as adults with early onset dementia. We will be raising awareness at various locations during Dementia Awareness Week. For more information on dementia, visit the Alzheimers Society website at
#icare Colchester, part of the Big Lottery ‘Well-being in the East’ portfolio managed by Enable East, is helping Colchester to improve its mental health and well-being.
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.