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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.


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Chief Executive to join NEP at an important and exciting time for the Trust as it moves towards a new organisational form. The post of interim Chief Executive as an 18-24 month contract with a closing date of 14 December with final panel interviews early January. Please click on this link a link to the advertisement.

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Galaxy of Stars 18th November 2015 Shining stars of patient care were celebrated at North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust’s Celebration of Achievements Awards. This year’s theme was a Galaxy of Stars. The annual award ceremony recognises clinical innovation and excellence in patient care. Awards were presented to Nursing staff, Allied Health Professionals, Social Workers and other staff who had... Read more » See all News See all News

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A cheque for an incredible £9,220.72 was presented by friends of Charlottle Cobald (Charley’s Angels) to the St Aubyn Centre in Colchester on Wednesday 19 August 2015. Charlotte who sadly died in 2014 was treated at the St Aubyn Centre, a specialist mental health unit for children and young people aged up to 18. A further £1,400.00 was raised independently in the past year by another member of Charley’s Angels. Their fundraising activities have included: Sky diving, Cake baking, Barn dancing and Sheep dash. Charley’s Angels have campaigned in their colleges and in their local communities raising awareness of mental illness.
The King’s Fund has launched An alternative guide to mental health care in England. This short animation is designed to help people understand mental health services in England and how they integrate with physical health, social care and other public services. It also reminds viewers of the importance of co-designing all health and care services to meet physical and mental health needs - and how all health professionals have a part to play in helping people get the right support at the right time. Released to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October, the animation was produced with valuable input from experts by experience, mental health professionals and mental health charities. To watch the video, please visit:
North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust is a truly exceptional place to work. Whatever your role within the Trust, you will contribute to ensuring that our service users and carers receive high quality, safe and effective services. We are a values driven organisation with a strong reputation for innovation and excellence evidenced by its investment in the education and training of staff, and was recently accredited as a Practice Development Unit through Bournemouth University. We have recently redesigned our community services into a more effective and adaptable system for which we have won national validation from Bournemouth University. We are one of the leading research Trusts outside of London, and are proud of our brilliant staff some of whom are recognised nationally and internationally. We have a number of great opportunities in different roles, across the Essex area.
Cold weather doesn't have to go hand in hand with illness. Visit for more detailed information but here are some simple things you can do to help yourself stay well this winter. Keeping warm - can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia Eating well - to keep your energy levels up which help keep you warm Getting a flu jab - to protect yourself against catching flu and developing serious complications. Flu jabs are offered free of charge to people who are at risk: pregnant women, carers, and some young children Common winter illnesses: Colds - to ease symptoms drink plenty of fluids and try to rest. Prevent colds from spreading by washing hands thoroughly, cleaning surfaces regularly and sneezing and coughing into tissues Sore throats - try not to drink anything too hot and try to eat soft foods Asthma - weather related triggers such as cold air can set off asthma symptoms. Covering your nose and mouth with a warm scarf when you're out can help Norovirus (winter vomitting bug) - drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and take paracetamol for aches or fever Flu - if you're over 65, have a long term health condition such as diabetes or kidney disease flu can be life threatening so it's important to seek early help. However if you're generally fit and healthy the best treatment is rest, stay warm and drink plenty of water. Help is available at various places: 111 Your pharmacist Your family doctor Urgent care service Accident and Emergency
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.