Viewing options


NEP and SEPT hosted two annual planning events in December 2016 attended by a variety of stakeholders including services users, carers, commissioners and staff.  The slides and feedback received from each activity can be found on our internet page  under get involved – Planning Days. We recognise that not everyone is able to attend and those that did attend may have more to share, therefore we have a dedicated email address for everyone to send comments to  In order for them to be considered please send them prior to 31 March 2017.


A new prospectus about the proposed merger has been published. Click here to download a copy.


Upcoming member and public events

The Trust is holding local meetings for our members and the public to find out the latest details on the proposed merger. To attend, please email

9 March 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Archer Community Centre
East Street


Merger Update – March 2017

The Trust Boards and Councils of Governors of South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) and North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation NHS Trust (NEP) have approved the proposed merger of the Trusts. Both Trusts will be dissolved on 31 March 2017 and will be replaced by the new Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (or EPUT, for short) from 1 April 2017.

When making the decision to merge, the Trusts considered what serves the best long term interests of local people who use their services and those who care for them. The Trusts also took into account the green risk rating awarded to the proposals by their external regulator, NHS Improvement (NHSI). This is the best risk rating possible and follows a review by NHSI of the plans and the process over the past few months.

This is the first merger between two NHS Foundation Trusts under the current rules. It is a significant achievement by both Trusts to help secure the future provision of local mental health and community health services. It is an excellent outcome for local people who rely on local services. The result has only been made possible through the tremendous amount of hard work by very many of both Trusts’ staff, patients, carers and the support of local NHS and local authority partners.

There will be no immediate changes to services. It will be “business as usual” for service users and carers for the foreseeable future. Clinicians are working together with commissioners and people with lived experience to develop a proposed new clinical model for Essex-wide mental health services. Any changes to current services proposed by this model would be subject to formal consultation. In the meantime, we have established a Stakeholder Reference Group of service users and carers to work with us in a co-productive way. If you would like more information about this, email:

Mosaics for Mental Health 13th March 2017 Finely hand-crafted mosaics created by a Trust Governor and service user are being used to brighten up meeting rooms and reception areas throughout North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP). Cathy Trevaldwyn who is a retired science teacher and Trust Governor donated some of her finest works to the Trust as a way of... Read more » See all News See all News
Inpatient community Involvement Forum – Latton Bush Meeting Room, Harlow 12th May 2017

We have just announced the dates for our Involvement Forums in 2017. Previously the forums have been based around specific locations; the forums will now be split between Inpatient and Community issues.

If you have had experience with our in-patient settings or have a passion to help drive change and keep up to date with the news from the Trust then please come along. A free lunch will be provided; please confirm your attendance.

For more information please contact T: 01206 334012 M: 07866 792295

Further details:

  • All meetings will be held between 10 am – 12pm,
  • A free lunch will be provided
  • Travel expenses will be paid at 45p per mile
  • Reminders will be sent out closer to the time

Location: Latton Bush Meeting Room, Harlow

See all Events See all Events